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  1. Woman Who Died in Brooklyn Is Being Tested for EbolaShe had recently traveled to West Africa.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | New York Magazine

    On Tuesday a 40-year-old woman died of an apparent heart attack at a hair salon in Brownsville. While she showed no symptoms of Ebola, city heath officials are testing her remains out of "an abundance of caution" because she returned from West Africa 18 days ago.


  2. Drunken, Vomiting Santas Relocating to BushwickSorry, Brooklyn.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | New York Magazine

    SantaCon, the "convention" that turns the most wonderful time of the year into a piss parade characterized "by sexism, drunkenness, xenophobia, homophobia and enough incidents of public vomiting and urination to fill an infinite dunk tank," is bidding farewell to its East Village roots and heading to Brooklyn this year. Batten down the hatches! Bushwick Daily reports that SantaCon will be held on December 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bushwick.


  3. Best Bets: Week of November 17, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 | New York Magazine

    David Yurman , he of the signature twisted-metal-jewelry motif, on his brand's downtown flagship , debuting November 24. 'It wasn't till halfway through this project that I realized, 'I'm actually going to have a store in Soho.' In the late '60s, early '70s, I had a basement studio on Thompson where I welded bronze statues: Two of my bronze angels will be on display in the store, standing five feet tall by the entrance.


  4. Your Weekend AgendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | New York Magazine

    2. Or snuggle up to some art. The Renegade Craft Fair offers go-getters a jump on their holiday shopping ... 3. While Independent Projects , the smaller cousin of the edgy independent art fair, wraps up ten days this weekend.


  5. galleryA Photographer Finds Psychedelic Beauty in the Filth of the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | New York Magazine

    In the spring of 2010, around the same time the Gowanus Canal was declared an EPA Superfund site, photographer Steven Hirsch visited the fetid, dead-end waterway for the first time. "I'm not an environmentalist, and I wasn't going there to do any project, it was a just a day trip with a friend," recalls the Brooklyn native.


  6. Someone Tried to Shoot Rapper Freddie Gibbs in Williamsburg Last...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 4 | New York Magazine

    Two men were shot and injured outside year-old Williamsburg record store and venue Rough Trade NYC last night, in an attack rapper Freddie Gibbs says was meant for him. "They tried to kill Tupac.


  7. Andrew Cuomoa s Next Campaign Is Just Getting StartedThe battle for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 | New York Magazine

    It was a standard campaign stop, a visit to the voter-rich Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Borough Park in Brooklyn six days before election day. The only reason Governor Andrew Cuomo's appearance got much attention was the colorful choice of words one of the local elected officials used to describe Cuomo to the crowd.


  8. New York's Ebola Response Gets Political Will de Blasio and Cuomo...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 25 | New York Magazine

    On Thursday night New York started grappling with the medical challenges of Ebola. But as if that weren't complicated enough, the disease's arrival in the state has set off some political drama too.


  9. CMJ Music Marathon GuideRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | New York Magazine

    Dej Loaf 10/21 at Rough Trade The Detroit native may be diminutive, but she's living large with subversively sweet vocals, spitting murderous rap on her breakout, the grimy and cool 'Try Me,' which earned her a signing to Columbia and, more important, got her quoted by Drake . Listen: " Try Me " The C stands for Comedy There are a few shows around town that incorporate laughs into their lineups.


  10. Brooklyn Home Prices Hit a Crazy New RecordAbove pre-financial-crisis levels.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | New York Magazine

    It may be the most basic economic principle in the books - low supply, high demand - but it's having its way in Brooklyn's real-estate market. Though the number of sales practically plateaued at 2,077 transactions, according to third-quarter reports released today by Douglas Elliman, the median price for the borough now sits at a new record - $587,515 - above pre-financial-meltdown levels from 2007, a feat even Manhattan has yet to accomplish.


  11. Brooklyn Coffee Shop Owner Posts Anti-Semitic Rants on Facebook, InstagramAnd then it got worse.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | New York Magazine

    Why is this new, artisanal coffee shop mad at the People of the Bagel? Because they're gentrifying, silly, and pushing out real Bushwick residents, like proprietors of fancy coffee shops. Hello, pot.


  12. The Average Out-of-Network ATM Fee Is Now $4.35Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | New York Magazine

    An ATM machine on Third Avenue is viewed in New York on May 10, 2013, just one of the many that were used as cyber thieves around the world stole $45 million by hacking into debit card companies, scrapping withdrawal limits and helping themselves from cash machines, US authorities said May 9, 2013. The massive heist unfolded "in a matter of hours," said the US prosecutor's office for Brooklyn, New York.


  13. Brooklyn Teacher Arraigned for Sexual Abuse of 5 StudentsAt P.S. 249 in Brooklyn.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | New York Magazine

    A science teacher at P.S. 249 the Caton School is being arraigned by the Kings County district attorney on charges of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Omil Carrasquillo, 36, allegedly groped or fondled five girls ages 9 to 11 in seven separate incidents, according to a press release from the D.A. The school removed Carrasquillo from the classroom and fired him Friday as soon as it learned of the charges.


  14. NYPD Slams Pregnant Woman Onto the Street in Latest Rough Arrest VideoTough to watch.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | New York Magazine

    The NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating the 72nd Precinct in Brooklyn for the second time in two weeks - the first was for this uncalled-for kick - after a tough-to-watch video surfaced on Facebook of an officer throwing a pregnant woman onto the ground and holding her stomach-down. Sandra Amezquita, five-foot-four and visibly five months pregnant, attempted to intervene in the arrest of her 17-year-old son for possession of a knife when she was manhandled.


  15. Rock Paper Scissors Champion Hustling Unsuspecting Brooklynites Out of Beer MoneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | New York Magazine

    If a random thirtysomething dude in a hoodie sidles up to you at Union Pool and asks you to play Rock Paper Scissors, what the hell are you doing at Union Pool anyway? Thirty-two-year-old IT guy Brian Bennett once placed second at the 2006 World Rock Paper Scissors Championships. Now he spends his time trying to hustle unsuspecting Brooklynites out of beer money by challenging them to drunken rounds of the game.


  16. Rare Photos of Debbie Harry From the Early Days of BlondieRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 23, 2014 | New York Magazine

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Blondie, and to celebrate, the band's co-founder, guitarist, and songwriter, Chris Stein, has released a new photography book remembering its glory days. A Brooklyn native, Stein studied briefly at the School of Visual Arts before dropping out "to be a hippie," he writes in the book's introduction, and first met Debbie Harry in 1973.


  17. The Former President of Georgia Now Enjoys a Charming Hipster...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | New York Magazine

    Just because you used to be the leader of a small Eurasian nation doesn't mean you can't enjoy the simpler things in life, like drinking from a coconut at Smorgasburg or hanging out on the rooftop at the Wythe Hotel. Mikheil Saakashvili, who served as the president of Georgia for nine years before being voted out in 2013, now lives a charming existence in a cozy Williamsburg high-rise, rumored to be the same building where Tumblr founder David Karp resides.


  18. What If Williamsburg Had an 'Urban Gondola' to the City?Read the original story

    Sep 16, 2014 | New York Magazine

    A new proposal for something called the East River Skyway imagines a world in which 5,000 people per hour could get from gentrified Brooklyn to downtown Manhattan in four minutes flat without going underground. Sure, why not! The "urban gondola system" is the brainchild of CityRealty president Daniel Levy, who sees the futuristic cable-car pods traveling first from Williamsburg to the Lower East Side, and eventually connecting South Street Seaport, Dumbo, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Greenpoint, Long Island City, and the United Nations.


  19. You Can't Afford BrooklynRead the original story

    Sep 13, 2014 | New York Magazine

    Manhattan who? Real estate database just released a report comparing median prices in Brooklyn to Manhattan's, and it proves something many of us have long suspected: Brooklyn is expensive, yo. So expensive, the price of real estate in some of its neighborhoods easily surpassed Manhattan's median sale price of $890,000.


  20. Just in Time for the End of Summer, Five New Yorkers Come Down With...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | New York Magazine

    While some West Nilecarrying mosquitoes were discovered in New York City back in July, it took until now for them to pass the virus along to local people. On Monday, the Health Department confirmed five human cases of the disease: two in Brooklyn, and one each in Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan.


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