Brooklyn

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The Self-Described 'Hermit' Who Took Some of History's Most Unforgettable Pictures of Coney Island

Photographer Aaron Rose spent a lifetime hiding in plain sight. 

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Kara Walker's Sendoff for the Old Domino Sugar Plant: A Giant Sphinx

The artist built a 75-foot-long humanimal inside the soon-to-be-demolished refinery.

Zachary Tyler Newton (Van Alen Institute)

The Quest to Measure the Brain's Response to Urban Design

"It's the holy grail for architects."

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This Brooklyn Restaurant Goes All Out for Valentine's Day With a Beyoncé-Themed Menu

How about some Jay-ziti?

A Photographic Tour of 1970s Brooklyn

Portraits of a borough in transition.

Sarah Goodyear

In a Noisy Brooklyn Park, the Best New Feature May Be a Wall

Combating the legacy of Robert Moses requires creative solutions.

'I Survived the Bloomberg Administration and All I Got Was This S****y Snow Globe'

A Brooklyn artist says good riddance to Mayor Michael Bloomberg with a fairly unusual art project.

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How New York's Toll System Got Completely Busted

High tolls can keep a transportation network efficient and equitable. Right now, the city's system accomplishes neither.

On a Mission to Help Neighborhoods With Scarce Resources for Pets

You've heard of food deserts, but what about pet food deserts?

Brandon Bloch and Tim Sessler

The Hidden Art of Dive Bar Bathrooms

"A multitude of intermixed colors that provide a visually stunning experience."

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How Old Media Helped Spur New York's Tech Boom

The city's tech and information sector has been pulling away from the rest of the country since 2009.

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The Brooklyn Bridge, Painstakingly Redesigned in Letterpress

One of America's most iconic bridges, letter by letter.

Elena Olivo

The 4 Basic Factors to Brooklyn's Rise

According to Robert K. Steel, New York's deputy mayor for economic development.

A CSA Where the 'A' Stands for Art

Brooklyn CSA+D connects people interested in collecting art at a reasonable price point with artists who want their work to find a home.

A Block-by-Block Map of Brooklyn, in Garbage

No, Jennifer Maravillas is not crazy. But she does walk the streets picking up interesting pieces of trash.

Can You Spot the Wild Animals Hidden Behind Brooklyn's Windows and Grates?

The borough appears to have suffered a zoo break, with gorillas, chimps, and even an iguana inside building ventilation shafts.

Daniel Campo

'The Accidental Playground': Why What We Need in Our Parks Is More Freedom

It was paved in broken concrete, overgrown with weeds, and strewn with broken glass. In other words, it was the perfect urban recreation space.

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Adorable Runaway Kittens Shut Down Part of the New York Subway

A train delay you can get behind.

Backyard Chickens May Have Jumped the Shark

$1,500 coops, $20 ceramic eggs, and other absurdities.