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Making it up on Myrtle Avenue

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Jonah leading his “un-tour” to a bunch of naive neighborhooders. One of the best things about being a tour guide is the ability to say anything you want and people will take it as truth. However, the Tour Guide Credo prevents us from just making everything…

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Bike Brooklyn Beer Blitz Bonanza!

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Matt talks about the awesomeness of the Bike Brooklyn Beer Blitz tour After months of planning and weeks of preparing and hours of research, it was time. The media had been alerted, the blogs had been hollering it from the rooftops, the…

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City Boy Becomes Brooklyn Farmer

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Mark and the Beanstalk! I’m a city boy from The Bronx, born n’ bred near Yankee Stadium (during the Mickey Mantle years)  and dirt lots were for stickball, not growing things. But now, half a century later I’m a farmer in Brooklyn. I’ve owned a…

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Birthday Kidnapped! A Brooklyn Boy Discovers the Genius of the Jersey Shore

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Matt and Emily celebrating his 30th. I’ve never been one for a quiet birthday. In my tweens, I was known for having a birthmonth, which by my teens had shrunk to a birthweek. But in taking the leap from my rock-and-roll 20s to my…

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Pennsylvanian Foodies Tour Brooklyn!

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The busload of 25 Pennsylvanians were hungry. They drove 3.5 hours from Hunlock Creek, near Wilkes-Barre, to Brooklyn and they needed a nosh. But first, they needed a bathroom. Luckily for them, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, across from Borough Hall has bathrooms aplenty, and the front desk staff is gracious. We…

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One Family’s Brooklyn Junk is Another’s NYC Treasure by Matt Levy

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Every once in a few decades, us Levys realize the need for a collective space clearing. This generally means we straighten the living room. Not today. Today was a banner day. Today we were clearing out (half of) the basement. This basement isn’t any old basement. Well, it is 106 years old – Mark owns…

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