Tag: Bushwick (Brooklyn, NY)

The Chefs Reinventing the Midwestern Supper Club

THE LIGHTS ARE dim, set to eternal dusk. You enter and blink. If there are booths, they should be plush: Naugahyde or brocade limned in gold. Napkins are linen, tables likely cloaked. Maybe a Persian rug lies underfoot. Taxidermied animal heads peer from the walls. From your seat, you might see a living white-tailed deer […]

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So Your House Wants to Be a Star

ImageAlan Bennett and Melanie Oser’s Dutch Colonial in the West Midwood section of Brooklyn was cast as the Bridgeport, Conn., residence of Julia Bowman (played by Marin Ireland), on the Amazon Prime series “Sneaky Pete.”CreditRobert Wright for The New York Times Ms. Ireland played the cousin of the title character, an ex-con played by Giovanni […]

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A Gentler Way to Gentrify?

Don’t call the real estate development company Venn a developer. Its founders prefer “neighboring start-up.” And don’t call the company’s tenants, who are scattered across 20 buildings in the quickly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, renters. They are “members” or “Venners.” “We describe ourselves as a new way of living,” said Or Bokobza, the chief […]

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The Chef on a Mission to Bring Soulful, Healthy Food to All of Brooklyn

On a Tuesday morning in June, the chef Francesca Chaney decided to scrap the vegan artichoke and heart of palm “fish” cakes that she had been intending to serve that day at Sol Sips, her Brooklyn juice bar. “I wasn’t feeling it in my spirit,” she explains. So, with only a few hours left before […]

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Why Some of the Country’s Best Urban Schools Are Facing a Reckoning

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When the charter school movement first burst on to the scene, its founders pledged to transform big urban school districts by offering low-income and minority families something they believed was missing: safe, orderly schools with rigorous academics. But now, […]

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Losing Your Dream Apartment

Sarah Abramson Cusick was smitten the moment she laid eyes on the beaded Victorian screen door outside the garden apartment of a mammoth brownstone in Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn. “Before I even crossed the threshold, I was like, ‘Yes, this is my home!’” she said. The apartment was immense and adorned with Victorian woodwork. The kitchen […]

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71-Year-Old Woman Is Killed, and Her Husband Is Wounded, in Stabbing Attack

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A routine visit by a home attendant led to a gruesome discovery over the weekend in Brooklyn, where a woman was killed and her husband was wounded in a knife attack, the police said. The woman, Maria Rodriguez, 71, […]

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