Category: Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods
2004 Jul Mermaids in Dreamland

Arline Zatz grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, just a short distance away from Coney Island. She recalls that every summer she and her friends would take a short jaunt to the popular beach and amusement parks to lie on the sand and enjoy t…

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Neighborhoods
2004 Jun The Hook Up

If you take a look at a map of Brooklyn, you'll see that nestled between the Buttermilk Channel and Gowanus Bay, there's a funny kind of hook-shaped spur of land that protrudes off the mainland and encloses the Erie Basin. That's Red Hook,…

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Neighborhoods
2004 May Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

There was a saying in the 1950s that went, "Southampton for the sporting rich; Bridgehampton for the nearly rich; East Hampton for the filthy rich," and while the saying may hold more true than not, there's more to the Hamptons tha…

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Neighborhoods
2004 May The Hamptons

While most full-time residents of New York City love their big, scrappy town, sometimes the crowded streets, the cacophony of aromas and sounds that waft from restaurants and apartments, and the hectic pace - particularly in the summer mon…

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Neighborhoods
2004 Apr Beauty in the Bronx

Situated in the far northwest section of the Bronx, Riverdale is bounded on the west by the Hudson River and the north by the Westchester County line but to many it feels like a suburban enclave within the city. Marked by a landscape …

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Neighborhoods
2004 Mar The Long and Short of It

It all started with a man and a dream. The man was William H. Reynolds, a young tycoon and New York's youngest state senator at only 24 years old. The dream was to turn an unsung barrier island in Nassau County into the next playground for…

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Neighborhoods
2004 Jan More Than Just MoMA

What makes a city or town appealing? Is it the people who live in the area, the residents who imbue their surroundings with different cultural influences? Is it the geography of the place, the nearness to or separation from a major metr…

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Neighborhoods
2003 Dec On The Waterfront

Cobble Hill, Brooklyn has undergone a tremendous transformation from its days as a waterfront marketplace. The commercial makeover of Smith Street has transformed the locale into a thoroughfare of popular restaurants and today, it's consid…

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Neighborhoods
2003 Nov A Little R & R in DUMBO

The area of Brooklyn known as DUMBO, short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, has been named renamed and named again throughout its history. As early as 1642 as the Dutch settlers moved into Long Island and began establishing fa…

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Neighborhoods
2003 Oct The Once-Forbidden City

Of the many distinct neighborhoods in New York City, a select few have established their reputation to such a degree that they've become urban entities of literary proportion. Greenwich Village is one, Harlem is another. Manhattan's Chinat…

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