Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn’

Trendy Brooklynites Wage Sneaker Battle

Written by NY Press on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

The Frshr Than Your Avrge Sneaker Battle By Ben Kassoy How can you identify a sneakerhead? “My bedroom, all around my bed—I crawl over sneakers to brush my teeth every day,” says Red Hook Mike, a Brooklyn-based clothing designer. “I have a little brother, and [my sneakers] took over his closet as well.” Mike, who [&hellip
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Low Wage Workers Rally to Support Paid Sick Leave

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

Dozens of low-wage, Spanish-speaking workers descended on Councilman Erik Martin Dilan’s district office in Brooklyn yesterday afternoon to deliver 1,800 postcards from his constituents declaring their support for a paid-sick leave bill. But the councilman said he would have been happy to talk to them, had he knew they were coming. “They showed up unannounced,” [&hellip
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NYU Gets All Clear For BK Expansion

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, Uncategorized

nyuinside_1 Mayor Bloomberg, joined by a myriad of other officials including House Speaker Quinn and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, announced the go-ahead for New York University’s new satellite campus located in downtown Brooklyn. The new building, located in the old MTA headquarters of 370 Jay St., will be the Center for Urban Science and Progress [&hellip
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In Brooklyn, Peace Between Rival Democrats Is Rejected

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Politics

In Brooklyn, peace between rival factions of the county Democratic party is hard to come by. Recently, Brooklyn district leader Lincoln Restler proposed a non-aggression pact with Councilman Steve Levin that would help both young politicians win re-election, according to an account of the conversation Levin provided to City & State. Levin alleges that Restler, [&hellip
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The Show Fuels the NYC Bike Boom

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Bike Show, Breaking News, Our Town, West Side Spirit

PaulSteele By Paul Steely White Welcome to the New Amsterdam Bike Show! Biking is booming in our great city. And as you and I know, this is something to celebrate.  Bicycling makes our streets, our neighborhoods and our city more enjoyable. Every year for the past five years, bicycling has enjoyed double-digit growth. From the continued [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 2011

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For all articles, please go to: Best of Manhattan: Arts & Entertainment Best of Manhattan: Living Best of Manhattan: City Services Best of Manhattan: Eats & Drinks Contributors to the Best of Manhattan issue: Nancy J. Brandwein, Wickham Boyle, Thomas Chan, Shoshana Davis, Leonora Desar, Sharon Feiereisen, Danny Gold, Matt Harvey, Andrea Hilbert, Regan Hofmann, [&hellip
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A MANHATTANITE GROWS IN BROOKLYN

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

I recently ventured to a foreign land where many Manhattanites dare not go: Brooklyn. There can be something daunting about going to another borough. I’m OK with The Bronx since that’s where I’m from and comfortable with Queens because we have family there. My brother-in-law is married to a Staten Island girl, so for her [&hellip
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