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The Morning After the Night Before

Brooklynites were relieved at President Obama’s showing in last night’s presidential debate. But many were still frustrated by the “style over substance” approach of both candidates and cited the exchange about Libya as a particularly tense moment. With 80% of Brooklyn voters opting for Obama in 2008, no one is pretending that this Democratic borough, in a Democratic state, reflects America’s...


Countdown to the Showdown

Countdown to the Showdown By Iris Mansour   The second Presidential debate takes place tonight at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. and the stakes – and tension – could not be higher. President Obama has seen his polling advantages decline in the wake of a lackluster performance in the first debate at Denver, and Mitt...


Robots Lend A Hand

Back in 2010 when Ashley Zelinskie first moved to Bushwick as a fresh-out-of-school, diploma-wielding artist, the economy was at a low. Fast-forward to the present day—Zelinskie has the freedom to make the art she wants. Sales are up, her gallery has visitors and her day job is no more. A renaissance woman who is equal...