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Grand St: View towards Williamsburg, Brooklyn (East River Park and Promenade)

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Past Co-op Village, we reach a very narrow strip of parkland at the very edge of Manhattan.  Just beside it, is the Gigeresque expanse of the Williamsburg Bridge; and across the water is Williamsburg, Brooklyn – home to yuppies, expatriates … Continue reading

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Manhattan in 12 Sts: Grand Street – The Many Tribes of Manhattan

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“The summer air, the bright sun shining, and the sailing clouds aloft, The winter snows, the sleigh-bells, the broken ice in the river, passing along up or down with the flood-tide or ebb-tide, The mechanics of the city, the masters, … Continue reading

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New Urban Precincts III – Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

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Ok, clearly I’m taking a little creative liberty with the description “New.”   Williamsburg is hardly a “New Urban Precinct.”  It’s been gentrifying for some time now. In fact, it is often used as a textbook case of gentrification in … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures Make A City

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Took a week off from Dream of a City to focus on 100 Ways to See A Street, but I’m back. It snowed yesterday, just light feathery bits of snow that didn’t last long on the pavement.  But on the … Continue reading

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Dream Of A City 2011… Winter(冬)

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The final installment of my Best of 2011 covers late Autumn in November 2011 till mid-winter in January 2012. During this atypically warm Winter season, I stayed mostly in New York, checking out art exhibitions in the major museums and … Continue reading

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On London’s Diversity

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After a week in Berlin, I’m back at my friend’s flat in Hackney, East London, where I’m staying for the duration of my time here. The flat is in an old, Georgian building, just off Clarence Road. This was the … Continue reading

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A Street Art Tour of South Williamsburg, New York

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So I read somewhere that Williamsburg, Brooklyn (where I live in New York), is a street art junkie’s nirvana.  You can’t walk down two blocks without encountering a surprising piece of work. I decided to test that hypothesis out myself … Continue reading

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