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One Russian Latte at a Time

By Jack Mirkinson Brighton Beach was driven inside by the rain and the cold last Thursday. People sought refuge in the all-Russian music stores and delis and kitschy clothing shops, with their displays of fur or corsets. And they also sought refuge in Starbucks, the chain that makes every neighborhood just that tiny bit alike....

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The Auction

By Katerina Valdivieso “Then, we’ll open at $415,000. Any one gives anything else?” said Judge Betsy Barros to nearly 40 bidders. The house on 437 Waverly was been auctioned in the judge’s chambers, in Brooklyn’s Supreme Court. For a decade the house had been vacant. Had it had eyes, it would have been passively watching...

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Photo for 11/16/09: Foreman vs. Santos

Yuri Foreman, an Orthodox Jewish boxer raised in Brooklyn, became the first Jewish World Champion since 1932. On Saturday night in Las Vegas he defeated champion Daniel Santos to win the WBA Super Welterweight title. Foreman is studying to be a rabbi.

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A Regal Life for Brooklyn’s Homeless

Once a prison, now a shelter to 350 of New York's homeless, the Bedford Atlantic Armory in Crown Heights proves that not every man's home is his castle. Nathania Zevi takes us on a tour of the grounds, with two of its more sardonic residents.