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    New Book about Red Hook

    Some of you may be interested to know that I just published a book about Red Hook titled: IMAGES OF RED HOOK, BROOKLYN. Its primarily a photo book but also features some history and interviews with...
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    I wonder if Obama's infrastructure spending plan...

    I wonder if Obama's infrastructure spending plan will address the LaGuardia access problem?
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    The Historical Atlas of New York City

    This book is one of my favorites. I refer to it constantly.

    http://www.amazon.com/Historical-Atlas-New-York-City/dp/0805078428/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229453928&sr=8-1

    The...
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    Whenever you are certain that you are on speaker...

    Whenever you are certain that you are on speaker phone and others can hear you, say something that really embarasses her. That will teach her!
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    There's another obstacle I've never seen...

    There's another obstacle I've never seen mentioned.

    Where are they going to put the toll plazas? Since the East River bridges were built long before the BQE was built, most of the approaches to...
  6. Purchase Building

    Here are a couple of photos of the Purchase Building.

    I have no idea what the building is being used for now, but I was forbidden from photographing it from the other side on several occasions...
  7. Another good thing to remember is that the...

    Another good thing to remember is that the traffic on most even-numbered one-way streets leads east, and odd-number streets usually head west.
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    If you are looking for books with current photos...

    If you are looking for books with current photos of NY, there are an awful lot of them and its hard for me to recommend one without knowing more about what you are interested in seeing.


    For...
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    One of the best books about NY

    THE ISLAND IN THE CENTER OF THE WORLD by Russell Shorto

    This is a fascinating look at Dutch-era NY, an era that generally gets little attention. The book is based on newly-discovered documents,...
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    Are there any hotels near Coney Island now?

    Are there any hotels near Coney Island now?
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    Sticky: My local store, Thrifty Beverage Center in Cobble...

    My local store, Thrifty Beverage Center in Cobble Hill, is probably the best beer retailer in the city. They also sell kegs.

    256 Court Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11231
    (718) 875-0226

    some reviews:...
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    I have tried this. I do not recommend it. Its...

    I have tried this. I do not recommend it.

    Its quite dangerous since the Kosciusko Bridge has virtually no shoulder so its hard to find a place to pull over. Worst of all there is too much...
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    This is very true. Although I can't think of any...

    This is very true. Although I can't think of any footwear less appropriate for Manhattan than flip-flops. I was always told that when visiting NYC, never wear shoes that you can't run in.
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    It was taken in Brooklyn, probably from a private...

    It was taken in Brooklyn, probably from a private building in DUMBO. I doubt you'd be able to get easy access to the building used to take that shot.
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    This is one of the most exciting and vibrant...

    This is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities on the planet. Why someone needs an Ipod to entertain themselves while walking around is mystifying - as well as dangerous. Occasionally people...
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    Here's a few tips on how to avoid looking and...

    Here's a few tips on how to avoid looking and acting like a typical tourist:

    - Don't wear a fanny pack and sweatpants at the same time.

    - Try not to walk four across on the sidwalk, blocking...
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    Developer to put Red Hook buildings up for sale

    http://www.carrollgardenscourier.com/site/tab9.cfm?newsid=16664193&BRD=2384&PAG=461&dept_id=552855&rfi=6

    Imlay Street Properties Put Back On the Market: Developer Expects to More Than Triple...
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    Fairway opens its doors Wide

    http://www.carrollgardenscourier.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16664246&BRD=2384&PAG=461&dept_id=576289&rfi=6

    On the waterfront…

    A former Civil War-era warehouse in Red Hook has become home to a...
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    For Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill, take the F to...

    For Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill, take the F to The Carroll St stop, and get off at the back of train. This lets you off on President St. That street alone has dozens of brownstones, and some of the...
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    Sticky: When I was in college I worked in a beer...

    When I was in college I worked in a beer distributor and one time my boss let me take home a can of every single cheap beer that they sold for a taste test.

    We had eveything from Golden...
  21. I know of at least 4-5 of them that fit the bill...

    I know of at least 4-5 of them that fit the bill nicely in the Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill/Red Hook area.
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    Prospect park photos:
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    Red Hook Photos

    Here's a couple of of photos of the new Fairway building before they started work on it, and after. And here's some more Red Hook photos; they're mostly industrial shots:
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  24. Here's a shot of those buildings. I was right,...

    Here's a shot of those buildings. I was right, that is the old Aperture building.
  25. I coulbe be wrong but I think that grey building...

    I coulbe be wrong but I think that grey building is where the Aperture gallery and retail store used to be. I work nearby and I will take a photo the next time I remember to bring my digicam to work.
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