Brooklyn has always been a dynamic borough filled with a diverse population, but the process of change has perhaps never been as rapid and deep as it has been in recent years and months. To get a feel for at least some of these changes, our reporters fanned out to several Brooklyn neighborhoods, looking for […]
A look at what Brooklyn’s residents are cooking and eating.
Fourth of July, Brooklyn USA
Dear. Mr. Bratton, Welcome to New York. Much has changed since your first tour of duty. For one thing, the murder rate is down dramatically—both citywide and in Brooklyn. But in certain poor neighborhoods they grind on and on. This special report is a look at the grim and stubborn problem in Brooklyn, and we […]
Brooklyn rents swing upward as Manhattan gets cheaper, leaving only a $300 gap between the two.
A first-term councilman in Brooklyn’s 45th district, Jumaane Williams sets his sight on the New York City Council Speaker position.
Photo via Flickr You don’t necessarily need dollars to buy a slice at Lean Crust Pizza at 737 Fulton Street in Brooklyn. Lean Crust is one of Dan Lee’s family-owned businesses that accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. What is Bitcoin? Well, I’m so glad you asked! Bitcoin is a form of […]
After the typhoon; worrying, hoping for news, and collecting donations.
In the wake of the murder of two members of an Iranian emigre rock band, the Yellow Dogs — as well as a musician friend — we wanted to offer a second look at a 2010 video on the band by Jay Irani.