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De Blasio Time

Celebrations of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s defeat of the establishment candidates in the Democratic mayoral primary indicate that paradise is around the corner.

The Legacy of Occupy Sandy

Finally cooling off from a bike ride on a 100-degree summer day in an air-conditioned coffee shop with a cup of water, Shawn Carrié takes a moment before he offers his eulogy.

Faith + Action = Justice

“The faith community in New York has never been challenged to deal with economic inequality,” says Rev. David Rommereim of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Bay Ridge.

Seaside Stories

Residents of the close-knit beach communities in and around Sheepshead Bay interact with the water that surrounds them in myriad ways. Many fish, others set sail, a few kite-surf—while a handful of hearty souls sleep on their boats year-round. All who frequent Brooklyn’s marinas hold a distinct sense of ownership over one of the last unspoiled landscapes in the city.

In Homestretch of NYC Mayor’s Race, Watch for John Liu

Why John Liu's poll numbers are a sucker's bet.

Antonio Reynoso's Fight for Williamsburg

Reynoso is a young up-and-comer who is the antidote to someone like Lopez. Even so, the landscape of the neighborhood has been irrevocably altered over the last decade.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2013

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