Paul Lukas

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  • 2 days ago

    The usual trajectory for disused industrial buildings in gentrifying neighborhoods goes something like this: First they're turned into squats, then lofts, and finally condos. But in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus, some canny entrepreneurs ha...

  • 2 days ago

    You want to go to the beach, but you're sick of Coney, bored with Brighton, and over the Rockaways. So here's a tip: Check out Manhattan Beach — which, counterintuitively, is located in Brooklyn, not Manhattan. To get there, start by taking the Q ...

  • 2 days ago

    People who own boats are different from you and me. They talk about things like barnacles on their hulls, outboard motor repairs, and dock fees. You can hear lots of chatter about these and other seafaring-related topics at Tamaqua (think "tame wa...

  • 3 days ago

    See if this sounds familiar: You love seafood, but you don't love to cook, and you especially don't love to deep-fry. So you've accepted the fact that you'll eat seafood only in restaurants. But good restaurant seafood tends to be pricey. As a res...

  • 2 years ago

    Curling — or, as most Americans think of it, "that funny sport with the rocks and the brooms" — tends to fall off people's radar except when it makes its quadrennial appearance at the Winter Olympics. But there's a bit of a curling boo...

  • 13 years ago

    The big news in the NHL this season is that teams are wearing their colored jerseys at home and white on the road, a reversal of the rule that's held sway since 1970. The league says teams "wanted to give a new generation of fans the opportunity t...


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