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  • 7 days ago

    Most of the year, Plumb Beach is just another of the little pocket beaches scattered around New York's waterways, a thin strip of sand accessible by a lonely ramp off the Belt Parkway. If the tide is out, you can wade far out into Jamaica Bay muck...

  • 7 days ago

    You are walking through the park one day when you happen upon a game. It looks somewhat like bocce, but on a sandy dirt playing surface strewn with autumn leaves. The few onlookers are tense, engrossed; when you ask, you are informed that the spor...

  • 7 days ago

    There will never be another place like Maxwell's, the legendary Hoboken restaurant backroom that closed in 2013 after helping spawn indie rock during its 35-year lifespan. While we're still waiting for Maxwell's impresario Todd Abramson to open a ...

  • 20 days ago | Transportation

    Last Tuesday, on the heels of his worst week as governor, Andrew Cuomo unveiled yet another new plan to renovate the catacomb of misery known as Penn Station. On the surface, Cuomo’s announcement to build a new station using the Farley Post Office...

  • 1 month ago | Education

    When the incoming kindergarten class arrived on September 8 at Brooklyn New School, long one of the most sought-after public elementary schools in rapidly gentrifying brownstone Brooklyn, it marked a significant change from recent years. About hal...

  • 1 month ago | MTA

    On the corner of Franklin and Varick streets in Tribeca, kitty-corner from the Ghostbusters firehouse, sits a prototype of the main weapon in the MTA's war against water. It looks like a normal subway entrance, except the railing at the back of th...


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