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Cats In Covid Crisis

Since mid-March, I’ve been delivering cats. Not in the “giving birth” kind of delivery, but in the “ordering delivery” sense, when someone wants/needs something and someone else brings it to their door. As people began working from home, they wanted a furry companion beside them, or they had the time to devote to a new […]

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Jack the Horse Fundraiser Update

Earlier this month we posted a report from Eater about the controversy surrounding Jack the Horse’s online fundraiser, which centered on how the funds were being used. While originally understood to be going directly to the restaurant’s employees, the money was also used by owners Tim and Micki Oltmans to pay off expenses associated with the restaurant. […]

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A New Brooklyn Bridge?

Scene: You, deciding to take a scenic, leisurely stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge. You, impeded by selfie-taking tourists. You, side-swiped by Tour-de-France-in-training cyclists. (I kid! I kid! Kind of.) Who among us has not grimly wished that SOMEBODY please do SOMETHING about the non-vehicular traffic on the Bridge? Fret not, neighbors: Our City Council has […]

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Controversy and Closure at Jack the Horse

Eater reports that the staff at Jack the Horse are furious at the owners for using GoFundMe donations to pay bills instead giving the money to workers unemployed when the restaurant closed as part of the Covid-19 shut-down. Update: several former JtH employees have commented on the Eater piece, calling it unfair and not representative […]

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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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