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July 24th, 2014
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Park Slope as we currently know it begins with its mid 20th century decline and subsequent rapid gentrification. Similar to nearby neighborhoods like Sunset Park or Flatbush, Park Slope withstood a mad exodus of middle class during the Fifties and Sixties. But unlike the other neighborhoods, Park Slope gentrified almost overnight. Artists and counterculture residents

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July 10th, 2014
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The East Village neighborhood has undergone quite a renaissance over the years. From the cramped tenement buildings of the 19th century to one of the hottest neighborhoods in Manhattan, the East Village has seen it all. The area was once generally considered to be part of the Lower East Side, but began to develop its

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June 7th, 2014
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The new Bed-Stuy is happening one restaurant, bar and shop at a time. With new residents and higher real estate prices have come new businesses, everything from a restaurant serving foie gras and jelly donuts to a tiny tot boutique selling organic baby lotions. In the past five years, the change went from slow to

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May 20th, 2014
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In 1978, Dumbo was named by the artists who lived there as a way to make the area sound silly and unattractive to people looking to buy real estate there.  They wanted to maintain the artist community that thrived there. Flash forward to today and the artists that started Dumbo are replaced by upscale apartment

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