Golden Gate Fancy Fruits and Vegetables in Brooklyn Still Looks Like 1939, When John Cortese First Started Working There

 Posted by on 2016-07-13 at 23:23  brooklyn, cities, food, history, new york, nyc, Reblog, travel, urbanism  Comments Off on Golden Gate Fancy Fruits and Vegetables in Brooklyn Still Looks Like 1939, When John Cortese First Started Working There
Jul 132016
 

“You better tell me what you’re looking for, because I haven’t got anything set out yet,” John Cortese calls out from his perch by the cash register, his back against stacks of Barilla pasta and jars of tomato sauce. It’s around 9:45 a.m.

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NYC Council passes bill to crack down on Elmos in Times Square

 Posted by on 2016-04-07 at 19:14  new york, nyc, Reblog  Comments Off on NYC Council passes bill to crack down on Elmos in Times Square
Apr 072016
 

  
NEW YORK The topless women, Elmos and other costumed characters who work for tips in New York’s Times Square will no longer be free to roam the area under a bill passed by the City Council on Thursday.

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Renting hell in New York City: how my hoarder landlady ruined my life

 Posted by on 2016-04-07 at 13:48  health, hoarding, mental health, new york, nyc, Reblog  Comments Off on Renting hell in New York City: how my hoarder landlady ruined my life
Apr 072016
 

Steven W Thrasher paid $1,000 a month for a Brooklyn renter’s dream – 2,400 square feet of space on a beautiful tree-lined block – that was too good to be true For five years, I lived on the most beautiful block in the five boroughs of New York City, occupying two full floors of a

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The Reality of New York City Commutes

 Posted by on 2016-04-01 at 17:30  cities, new york, nyc, public transportation, Reblog, urban, urban planning, urbanism  Comments Off on The Reality of New York City Commutes
Apr 012016
 

  

With its extensive subway and rail systems and well-developed bike lanes, one would expect New York City to be something of a commuters’ paradise. But the reality is that the length of a New York City commute depends a great deal on where you live and work, and what kind of job you do, according to a report released Thursday by the Center for an Urban Future. The report, by senior researcher Adam Forman, takes a deep dive into the commuting patterns of New Yorkers based on where they live and work using data from the 2014 American Community Survey. Here are some of its most interesting findings.
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“There Goes the Neighborhood” Provides a Street-Level View of Brooklyn’s Rapid Gentrification

 Posted by on 2016-03-27 at 00:53  brooklyn, economics, gentrification, housing, new york, nyc, Reblog, urbanism  Comments Off on “There Goes the Neighborhood” Provides a Street-Level View of Brooklyn’s Rapid Gentrification
Mar 272016
 

In the last 10 years, Joshua, a 29-year-old Dominican from East New York, Brooklyn, has moved 15 times within the same neighborhood.

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