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As more and more iconic properties get gobbled up and regurgitated as condos, and street art gets more and more popular, the real estate and art industries continue to intersect and seem to be doing so more frequently. And they’re both ripe for affiliation. Savvy developers know that urban art can cheaply provide great cover […]

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Norte Maar settled in Bushwick in 2005, back when the property boom was just a gleam in a developer’s eye and long before Bushwick Open Studios was an enormous corporate-sponsored block party. The not-for-profit arts organization, which promotes and presents multidisciplinary artistic collaborations, set up a permanent location in an apartment on Wyckoff Avenue in […]

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Neighborhood staple Jesse’s Deli has served up sandwiches and bodega staples on Atlantic Avenue since 1989. But recently the landlord more than doubled the rent, and the business may have to close, leaving the people of this part of Cobble Hill without a bodega, a New York necessity as vital as a laundromat or a […]

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In 2012, the city planned to redevelop Bedford Atlantic Armory, an imposing 120-year-old building at the intersection of Bedford and Atlantic Avenues on the border of Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy. But now, Crain’s has learned, those plans were quietly shelved. Why? The city needs the armory to continue to serve as a homeless shelter, as […]

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It feels like the city is so crowded that there isn’t even room to breathe. You step out of your apartment into a swarm of people and you’re jostled and squeezed until you go to bed at night. You assume that now that New York is safe and formerly blighted neighborhoods are being repopulated, the […]

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You knew Trump Ferry Point, Donald Trump’s overpriced golf course in a low-income and relatively isolated part of the southeast Bronx, was dumb. But did you realize it’s directly across the street from a housing project? That’s right! As you can clearly see in the video, shot from ANIMAL 3, the fancy name for ANIMAL’s […]

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UPDATE: Joel and Aaron Israel pleaded not guilty to seven charges on Thursday afternoon, including fraud, burglary, grand larceny, submitting false documents and unlawful eviction, the New York Times reports. The burglary charge, the most serious of the allegations, comes from a 2014 incident where an employee deputized by the Israels entered an apartment at […]

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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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Novelist Alan Kaufman is drumming up support for the victims of the East Village fire, including getting a sizable $36,000 donation from musician Sting and his wife Trudy Styler. The donation was made as part of a larger effort to engage both celebrities and the local community in rehabilitating the Second Avenue block that lost […]

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A group of small business owners in Willets Point, the rugged shanty town of auto body shops across the street from Citi Field slated to to be leveled and redeveloped into a luxury mall and condos, settled their lawsuit against the developers and the city on March 19, removing one of the last impediments delaying […]

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