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Bushwick is booming, but it hasn’t always been that way

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Bushwick may be considered one of the coolest and artistic neighborhoods in Brooklyn, but that wasn’t always the case. Founded by Dutch settlers in the 19th Century, the neighborhood was primarily used to farm food and tobacco. Along with the growth of Brooklyn came the growth of the goods manufactured in Bushwick. Soon Eastern Europeans…

Experience Industry City, Brooklyn’s New Design District!

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You might have heard about Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn’s 3.5 acre, 6 million square foot mixed used complex with amazing restaurants, shops, artist studios, co-working spaces and more. We were lucky to have been give a tour of the entire campus and we can’t wait to…

New Indoor Brooklyn Food Market!

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For anyone who wanted to try Katz’s Deli food and potentially skip the nonstop insanity that is their Houston Street location, we’ve got your answer! DeKalb Market Hall!  Dekalb Market Hall showcases 40 vendors, that, according to their website, “reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the borough.” They also reflect the latest in food…

Experience Brooklyn Like A Local

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Last month we partnered with Localgrapher and shared our insight on how to “Experience Brooklyn Like A Local”.  Here are the highlights: Did you know that Brooklyn is the 4th largest city in the US (if you separate it from New York City)? The borough has experienced an explosion of popularity in the last 10…

Summertime at Brooklyn Bridge Park & DUMBO

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The Brooklyn Heights Promenade will take your breath away. If you’ve watched Annie Hall and Moonstruck, you’ve seen this iconic spot. According to the NY Harbor Parks website, it is one-third of a mile long, it offers a vista of the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline and the majestic Brooklyn Bridge. Lined with flower beds,…

Calling all wine, cheese and history buffs!

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Crown Finish Caves is a cheese aging facility located in an 1850’s lagering tunnel thirty feet below the street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. According to their website, “We are located in the historic former Nassau Brewery building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Our caves are the old lagering tunnels of the brewery, and at approximately 50…