Only 5 Days Left to Help Save the Planned Greenpoint Community Garden Space

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As we mentioned last week, there’s a wonderful Kickstarter project that needs the community’s support. The clock is ticking to help Trish And Maureen save a vacant lot on India St in Greenpoint. Co-founders of Domestic Construction, an alternative design firm that was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine in publication’s list of the 100 “Most Brilliant more…

Natural Wine: A Welcome Throwback

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We heard about his progress throughout that year: “I found a book on making natural wine… I ordered a personal-sized oak barrel from California… I started the fermentation process… I’m aging the bottles on an Ikea rack….” One day, a bottle mysteriously appeared on my desk.

Baci & Abbracci: Dreaming of Life in Sorrento

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By         Mimmo Cappiello says he likes fresh, simple Italian food, seasoned with a touch of garlic, not too much oregano or basil. He doesn’t like things heavy and overly spiced. The restaurant he owns and runs with his brother Paolo and business partner Rocco Caldolini—Baci & Abracci (translated: Hugs & Kisses)—prizes more…

Who Owns New York? 3 New Documentaries

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A compelling documentary, “The Vanishing City,”contains a startling quote from Mayor Michael Bloomberg: “If New York is a business it’s a high-end product, it isn’t Wal-Mart…It’s a luxury product. New York offers tremendous value, but only for those companies able to capitalize on it.” The statement stings like a slap in the face to tax-paying residents …