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Viva Menchaca?

Many Sunset Park residents see Carlos Menchaca, councilperson Sara González’s current challenger, as new blood.

Vice Squad Targets Williamsburg

Sometimes the Vice Media honchos orchestrate a promotional stunt with former basketball star Dennis Rodman and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. And sometimes they give large money to the campaign of Daniel Squadron.

Weiner’s Most Dangerous Fetish?

Anthony Weiner surely has many warped inclinations, but in my view his most peculiar fetish does not involve sex at all.

Welcome Back, Spitzer?

As with any wealthy and politically well-connected white male in American society, disgrace wasn’t so bad for Spitzer.

The Wages of Dignity

Gripes about low wages and difficult-to-deplorable working conditions have sparked a nationwide movement by fast food employees.

Mike’s Labor Legacy

In his 2006 inaugural address, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg vowed to avoid “partisanship and prejudice.” Over the next three years, he would leap up a hundred spots on Forbes’s Billionaires List, the single largest increase by any individual in the world.

Seaside Stories

Most barbecues around Brooklyn take place in inconspicuous backyards, with friends and neighbors keeping to themselves amidst the smoky aroma of grilled meats. In Manhattan Beach, though, crowds come to grill and mingle along the beach, conjuring up huge weekend food fests for everyone around to see, smell, and, if you’re lucky, taste.

Unlikely Sparks in Brooklyn D.A.’s Race

Why 1199 is backing Ken Thompson’s bid to unseat Joe Hynes

Bill de Blasio, John Liu, and the 99%

There may be only one “true progressive” in the mayor's race, but there’s also only one real populist.


The Brooklyn Rail

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