Mile End Deli: Noshing in Boerum Hill

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Delicatessens are as much a part of New York City as the subways, taxis, and the New York Knicks struggling to have a winning season.  There’s Katz’s Deli in the Lower East Side, 2nd Avenue Deli on the east side, …

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Crif’s Dogs: Williamsburg’s Hippest Hot Dogs!

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You know what one of my favorite words in the English language is: Serendipity.  It is the art of finding simple pleasures and happiness when you least expect it.  That is the case whenever I set out on the open …

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Brooklyn Farmacy: The Best Jerks in Brooklyn!

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You step through the doors.  You hear The Big Bopper and Fats Domino playing back-to-back.  You see big scoops of ice cream dripping from steel bowls sliding across a marble countertop.  And no, this isn’t about some retro diner from …

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The Hawkesbury River Part IV: Anklebiters on a Floating School Bus

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With my stomach full from lunch, and the day still sunny and warm, I headed down towards the edge of the Hawkesbury River Marina to do something I neglected to do the first time I was here in 2009: take …

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The Hawkesbury River Part III: Remember to Bring Your Swimsuit!

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And so, we return to the present: September of 2013 in the town of Brooklyn, NSW, Australia.  I was most fortunate to come back to this idyllic region, especially on such a sunny, warm day!  No really, it was one …

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The Hawkesbury River Part II: In Search of the Oyster Farmer…

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To really get this story on the Hawkesbury River moving forward, we must go back to the beginning.  To a place, far, far way.  To a time, a long, long time ago.  To New York City, in August of 2005! …

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L&B Spumoni Gardens: Where the Best Pizza Grows!

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Situated in the neighborhood of Bensonhurst in south Brooklyn lies an oasis of pizza and spumoni.  Since 1939, L&B Spumoni Gardens is a favorite Italian pizzeria that offers all sorts of Italian eats, from pizza to pasta, and everything in …

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