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REPORT CARD: Dubious Standards for Charter Schools

The city’s Office of Charter Schools knows what good education looks like, but just doesn’t think poor, black kids need to have it.

Brooklyn Business Proves That HOM is Where the Heart Is

When Salvatore Forte turned 30, he decided it was time to make a list of things he wanted to do before he kicked the proverbial bucket. On the roster: get a dog, go skydiving, and give back to the community.

Ruminations on Duane Reade

The new Duane Reade on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg is hardly the plain, sometimes dingy New York City drugstore chain that many of us have come to know when buying toothpaste, aspirin, or pretzels.

Spirits of Red Hook

The three stories here relate to a few blocks of waterfront real estate in South Brooklyn. They relate, in spirit, to a theme of transformation this area has undergone in the past 10 years.

On the Job Hunt

Ah, Mediabistro, my old friend. After months of constant scrolling down your minimalist and chronologically-ordered page, I still feel a distance between us. Despite the inordinate amount of time we’ve spent together, you remain an enigma.

"Blind Date, Brooklyn"

December Friday morning, snow cold. My redeye from Burbank to JFK to a taxi stops, at Morgan Avenue. A stranger approached.


The Brooklyn Rail

FEB 2011

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