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Xtend Barre And Black-Owned Businesses: Teaming Up

In response to the recent incidents of police brutality and nationwide protests, Xtend Barre on Remsen Street is encouraging our community to take a step further and support local black-owned businesses. In an e-mail to members, Xtend’s owner Kristine Storie and the rest of the team wrote, The road to meaningful and lasting change is paved with […]

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Long Island Bar Owner’s NYT Op-Ed: Will They Be Back?

Toby Cecchini, co-owner of Long Island Bar at the corner of Henry and Atlantic, penned a despairing op-ed in The New York Times, pondering the future of New York City’s restaurant and bar scene. Cecchini was diagnosed with Covid-19 in March and spent a month in various stages of physical and emotional distress. While he is physically […]

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New York’s Finest Save A Life

Many of us were startled on Friday afternoon by the prolonged noise of low-flying helicopters, and I learned this morning on NY1 that the cause of the surveillance was a man threatening to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Though NY1 hasn’t put the story or any footage online, the New York Post reports that the […]

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Setting–And Reaching–A High Barre

For the second time in four years, Xtend Barre BK is saving my life. OK, that’s hyperbole. But it’s not an exaggeration to say that the exercise studio on Remsen Street has saved my sanity and my soul during two life-threatening crises. In the autumn of 2017, I was coming off six months of chemotherapy […]

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Sahadi’s Makes NPR’s Marketplace

Earlier this week, in need of a whole slew o’ spices that I couldn’t seem to find listed online, I ventured down to the Sahadi’s store in Industry City…and I found an oasis. I parked right in front. There was no line to get inside. The store was big and airy–not Big Box Store big, […]

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Stretching & Snuggling With The Cat Café

While the good folks at the Brooklyn Cat Café have continued to rescue and care for animals over the last month, it has, like so many other neighborhood businesses, been closed to the public and suspended its popular classes. But no more! In partnership with AirBNB Experience, the Café will begin offering its popular Stretch and Snuggle […]

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Trader Joe’s News You Can Use

A glimpse of the budding trees? An Atlantic Avenue devoid of cars? A peek to see which local businesses are still open? None of the above. No, my friends, what you are looking is the view from Jacob Shwirtz’s window, and more specifically, the length of the line at Trader Joe’s. An employee of WeWork, […]

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Brooklyn Cat Café Launches Emergency Foster Network

For the last several weeks, I’ve been transporting cats from the Café to and from foster and adoptive homes. As people have been required to stay home, many have decided that it’s the perfect time to foster or adopt a new pet. Now, the Café is providing support for people who already have pets and who may […]

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Helping Cats in the Time of Coronavirus

Working from home? Schooling from home? What better time to bring a furry friend in as a foster? You definitely need some company now that you’re cooped up, and now that the kids are home, they can learn all about the care and feeding of a foster feline (or four). Our own Brooklyn Cat Cafe […]

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Gage & Tollner Re-Opening Delayed

Those of us who have been eagerly awaiting the re-opening of Gage & Tollner are going to have to wait a little longer. Covid-19 strikes. Photo: Steven J via Wikimedia Commons. Used with permission. View this post on Instagram It’s with heavy hearts that we share the news that Gage & Tollner will not re-open […]

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