A. Ware

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Brooklyn Flea’s Ice Cream Fest Will Hit Two Locations With More Than 50 Flavors

On July 19 and 20, Brooklyn Flea will host its annual “Creme de la Creme” ice cream festival at its Fort Greene and Williamsburg Fleas, respectively. …

Levi's Is Bringing You A Laidback Alternative to the L Train

<b>Levi's</b> is launching the fifth season of its menswear collection of urban cycling attire by erecting a <b>Commuter Workspace</b> in <b>Williamsburg</b>, loaded up with services and events for the bikers the line is designer for.<p>The raw space, which will be popping up from July 8th through the 26th at <b>261</b> …

Top summer art shows in NYC

Summer was once considered the sleepy season for New York’s art world, but no longer as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the …

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Three Places to Park Yourself on Cinco de Mayo

One fine place to park yourself on Cinco de Mayo. Photo: Taco Santo<p>There’s only one way to bounce back from a Mint Julep binge on Derby Day, and …

25 Things to Look Forward to This May

May is a tipping point in the year, with things definitely heading in a hotter direction. Expect to find more outdoor activities to take advantage of …

Celebrate Brooklyn's 2014 Dance Parties: Same Killer Views, Sweet New Bands

Outdoor concert season begins next week with Celebrate Brooklyn’s dance parties in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo: Ryan Muir<p>Bringing free dance parties …

31 Outstanding Coffee Shops in New York City

While New York is full of great coffee, the sea of cafes can be hard to navigate. Here to help is a freshly updated guide to New York's coffee shops. This map shares where to find the brightest espresso, the best-made cappuccino, or just a really good drip coffee. Don't expect to find a list of all …

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Super Social Sunday

This Sunday, when you’ve finished your coffee, bagel and church-going activities, and you’re out of ideas for the day, head over to Passenger Bar to …

A Celebration of "Art Into Music" and the BRIC Artist Registry

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Escape New York with Three Spring Day Trips to Peekskill, Beacon and Greenport

You can hit the trail in Peekskill after just an hour on the train. Photo: Gabrielle Sierra<p>Every once in a while you’ve got to spirit yourself out of …

70 things you’ll never hear a New Yorker say

1. Cash only? Cool!<p>2. You know, I wish <i>more</i> people would take their bicycles on the subway.<p>3. Stop-and-frisk has been such a vital and evenhanded …

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Granny’s Gone to Brooklyn: Grandparents Invade the Hipster Haven

Watch real estate prices rise in their wake!<p>Barbara Standley went through the usual frustrations when she first moved from Phoenix to Greenpoint in …

Brew and Improved! Brooklyn Brewery Cracks Top Ten National Honors

Spread love that's the Brew-klyn way.<p>We all know Brooklyn is becoming so much of a brand it might as well be Nike at this point. On the upside, it …

A Coffee House Catering to Construction Workers and Budding Novelists Opens in Bed Stuy

In the popular imagination, the mechanisms of gentrification generally follow a rough pattern. We tend to assume that fair-trade coffee shops, bakers …

25 reasons we're thankful spring is finally here

1. NO. MORE. SNOW. (There better not be, or else!)<p><b>"Oh there is nothing like New York in the spring!"</b><p>2. You know that feeling where the wind blows …

Cinco de Mayo

Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg's Outdoor Season Starts April 5

BROOKLYN — Brooklyn Flea and food market Smorgasburg are ready to face spring with their outdoor season kicking off the weekend of April 5 and 6.<p>The …

Brooklyn Based

From the opening of Books are Magic, author Emma Straub’s new bookstore here in Brooklyn, to the slew of excellent memoirs, novels and non-fiction …

Chili Cook-Off at The Gate

We saw this banner in front of The Gate today. They're hosting a Chili Cook-Off on Saturday at 2 pm. You probably don't want to miss this!<p>Posted …

De Blasio’s Rent Freeze For Rent-Stabilized Tenants Could Actually Be Happening

<i>(Pratt Area Community Council's Flickr)</i><p>On the campaign trail, Bill de Blasio reinforced the "tale of two cities" appeal of his candidacy with a …

The Narrative Month in Brooklyn: Biggie's Block, Greenpoint Drama and the Cupcake ATM

Have a free minute, or hour, this weekend? Catch up on what everyone is talking about with our monthly primer on NYC’s top 10 in-depth reads.<p><b>1.</b> …

A Guide to 5th Avenue, a.k.a. Not Your Father's Park Slope

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Spring's Returned, As Will Brooklyn Flea's Outdoor Markets

Here's a friendly notice that <b>Brooklyn Flea</b> will be unleashed to the wilderness that is outside <b>next weekend</b>, according to Brokelyn. Markets in <b>Fort Greene</b> and <b>Park Slope</b> will be open on Saturday, April 5, while <b>DUMBO's</b> market is slated for Sunday the 6th. <b>Yay, spring!</b><p><b>Smorgasburg</b> is also returning to the …

75 Essex Closer to Landmarking; New Gallery in Greenpoint

· <b>75 Essex Street</b> inches closes to being landmarks [TLD]<br>· Port Authority Chairman resigns amid Bridgegate scandal [NY1]<br>· <b>Russian buyers</b> may be prevented from buying in Manhattan [NYT]<br>· A modest proposal to eliminate the real estate agent profession [Gawker]<br>· Art gallery and event space <b>Succulent</b> …