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Living on the Edge in Brighton Beach

[simpleviewer gallery_id=”72″] Sol and Marilyn Weltman never thought of themselves as poor. And statistically speaking, they are not. But that doesn’t mean that things aren’t tight, as they are for all those aging Americans who, while not technically below the poverty line, live lives in which income never quite keeps up with costs. Call them...


The Hatter’s Mad Ball

Top hats, fedoras, bowlers, flannel hats, wool hats, leather hats, and fur-lined hats line the shelves of Goorin Bros. Hat Shop in Park Slope. Antique-looking hatboxes line the store’s perimeter. Relics are tucked between displays – an old-fashioned camera, a typewriter, wooden bowling pins, and magnifying glasses. Two old barbershop chairs sit next to the...


Officials to break ground on $30M renovation of Strand Theater

Today, city officials will start a $30 million renovation of Strand Theater in Fort Greene, which was originally built in 1918. Estimated to be finished in 2013, the renovations include three galleries, a television studio, an artist performance/work space, and a glass working facility. Read the full story at the New York Post.


Congressman Michael Grimm is Romney’s Newest Backer

New York Congressman Michael Grimm, who represents part of Brooklyn and Staten Island, announced today that he backs Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential elections. Grimm is the first in New York’s delegation to express his opinion about the GOP primary, and he says he wants to choose a candidate who can beat President Obama...


What’s Happening on Wall Street?

While we’re reporting on the protests, we thought we’d check in on what’s actually occupying Wall Street. As of 3 p.m. today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has dropped 38.41 points (-0.34%), Reuters reports. The Nasdaq Index is up 7.37 points (0.29%). Meanwhile, in Washington, the Senate is preparing to vote on President Obama’s jobs...