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Gary Reilly
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RIP Clinton Apothecary
Sad news as we lose another local small business to rising commercial rents.  From a local listserve last night, which generated a flurry of comments: I just heard today that Clinton Apothecary , a local pharmacy that has been around for 80 years, is closin...
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Pope Francis To Visit NYC In 2015
Just a few years ago this is not something that would have gotten me excited.  But Pope Francis has been a breath of fresh air to the Catholic church, and his message has been inspiring.  Millions will be looking forward to his visit to NYC .   On Thursday,...
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Not Just Carroll Gardens - Privatization Vote In Mitchell-Lama Buildings Rends Community
The board members of the Southbridge Towers, on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge in downtown Manhattan, have voted to leave the program.  From the Times : In a neighborhood like the financial district, where the average sales price is $1.1 million, acc...
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Landing On A Comet
I tip my hat to the engineers and astronomers behind the Philae mission .  I consider myself a smart guy, but what they accomplish just blows me away. The lander has been in space for over 10 years!  Talk about long term planning.
Landing On A Comet
Landing On A Comet
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As Carroll Gardens Old-timers Age and Pass On, Next Generations Cash In - Observer
I've been in the neighborhood ten years now, and Mrs. Firstandcourt for fourteen.  Everybody knows a story like this (at least one) from their block.  It's not a story unique to Carroll Gardens, though the astonishing rise in property values here certainly ...
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Encouraging Stance From Obama On Net Neutrality
If the corporate powers that be are able to gut net neutrality we are well and truly fucked.  So I was gladdened to hear President Obama restate a commitment to continued net neutrality this week: An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and i...
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Fulton Street, now with more light and less urine.
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NY Drivers Getting Away With Murder: This Video Will Rip Your Heart In Two
I am trembling with rage and literally nauseous at the injustice here : Liao Family Testimony in Support of 19-190 and Crash Video from Vaccaro and White on Vimeo . I have a three year old daughter and I don't think I could be responsible for my actions in ...
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Vote! November 4 Is Election Day
What a year it's been.  As for the Governor's race: it didn't have to be this way.  But Andrew Cuomo has decided that he can kick progressives, kick the mayor, kick teachers, kick brownstone Brooklyn and the people who depended on LICH, and embrace Chris Ch...
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Upcoming Meeting On Long Term Control Plan for Gowanus CSOs
Our antiquated combined sewer system regularly puts the "anus" in Gowanus.  Come out and learn what the city's plans are to fix it, and contribute your own ideas.  Should be ab interesting follow-up to the September meeting on the siting of potential CSO re...
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