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The Way Station, a bar in Prospect Heights previously best known for its Doctor Who-themed bathroom, had a very special promotion last night, 7/7: the bar only charged women 77% of their tab, to draw attention to the fact that women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. “I have three sisters. The […]

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A group of disgusted witnesses is suing four rabbis, several Hasidic congregations, and New York City in order to stop an annual religious ritual that features gruesome, highly public slaughtering of chickens, the Daily News reports. The ritual, called Kaporos, occurs in the 10 days before Yom Kippur. A person’s sins are transferred into the […]

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Susannah Mushatt Jones was born on July 6th, 1899 in Alabama, and she’s still alive and living in a nursing home in East New York. Guinness World Records bestowed her the title of World’s Oldest Person on June 17, and is one of just two people remaining on Earth confirmed to have been born in […]

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Filmmaker Justin Brooks took a trip to Brooklyn’s Dead Horse Bay on a foggy day and shot some moody, pretty footage. Dead Horse Bay, named for the waste produced by the glue factories that used to surround it, is polluted with garbage from an old, ruptured landfill. Some of the debris on the beach is […]

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Queer, today, is an indefinable term. But in Brooklyn, queer culture takes physical form as people unite in more than just thought – a host of events thrive day and night to celebrate all that the queer experience is and can be. These events reach beyond the “attend-to-be-seen” mentality that inflicts much of New York […]

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Cops in Fort Greene are handing out tickets to cyclists like Oprah giving out cars, probably yelling, “You get a ticket! And you get a ticket! And you get a ticket!” to riders caught running red lights. Summons for bicycle-related offenses have increased 600 percent in the 88th Precinct this past month, DNAinfo reports (from […]

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Felix and Meira, a film about a Hasidic woman’s illicit affair with a secular man, has been hailed by IndieWire as “the first satisfying romance of 2015” and is a New York Times Critics Pick, but some in New York’s Hasidic community apparently disapprove. Luzer Twersky, an ex-Hasidic man and actor who plays Meira’s Hasidic […]

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Hours ahead of her announcement for presidential candidacy on Sunday, street art about Hillary Clinton’s campaign cropped up in Brooklyn Saturday night, reported The Weekly Standard. Clinton recently opened her campaign’s headquarters in Brooklyn. The art was well organized, mounted with hooks at impressive heights, including in-line with a traffic light. The posters read “Don’t […]

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An old man wearing a full New York Knicks sweatsuit was terrorizing straphangers on the subway with a gigantic dildo last weekend. Here’s the story, according to ANIMAL’s Aymann Ismail, who witnessed this around 9 PM on Saturday night aboard a Flatbush Avenue-bound 2 train: An older man of indeterminate ethnic origin boarded the train […]

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Portrait artist Rusty Zimmerman, who has painted Governor Andrew Cuomo and has appeared in the New York Times, is opening up his services for the people who lives in Crown Heights. DNAinfo reports that the 5-year Crown Heights resident is launching “The Free Portrait Project: Crown Heights,” in which he will attempt to paint portraits […]

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