A Brooklyn Home Designed With Fun in Mind

To transform his Williamsburg townhouse into a child’s pleasure palace, an architect consulted his own early memories (treehouses were involved).

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Won Ton Soup and Other Essential New York Tastes, Updated at Bonnie’s

Cantonese cuisine is deeply woven into the city’s identity. Its old flavors are brought into this century by Calvin Eng’s new restaurant in Brooklyn.

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How Marlon James, Novelist, Spends His Sundays

The Jamaican-born writer likes to read in bed, watch ‘tear-jerky’ YouTube videos and cook for friends.

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They Rushed to Buy in the Pandemic. Here’s What They Would Change.

A frenzied sellers’ market led some people to make harried decisions when buying their homes that they now regret.

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What NYC Dog Owners Should Know About Leptospirosis

The Health Department could not confirm reports of an outbreak of the bacterial disease, which is spread by rats, linked to McCarren Park, but said it was working with the Parks Department to keep rats out.

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Restaurant Review: Francie in Brooklyn

This Italian-accented restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, makes a convincing, comforting argument for the pleasures of an indoor meal.

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A Quiet Studio With a Home-Court Advantage

Tim Burns, who trains basketball players, including N.B.A. pros, found a studio in Brooklyn for $3,150. His favorite amenity: the basketball court.

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New Buildings Lure Tenants With Free Rent

To fill empty buildings, developers have been offering generous concessions, including up to five months of free rent.

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The Perseverance of New York City’s Wildflowers

A park in Williamsburg awaits the miniature beauty of its spring blossoms.

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$76,000 Birkinstocks Made From Actual Birkin Bags?

Warning: Neither Hermès nor Birkenstock has approved this product.

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$15,000 Fine After Secret Hasidic Wedding Draws Thousands of Guests

“This was amazingly irresponsible,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said of the event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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Inside One Brooklyn Restaurant’s Desperate Fight to Survive the Pandemic

Half of New York City’s 24,000 restaurants could go out of business. Gertie is fighting to avoid becoming one of them.

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10,000 Guests at a Hasidic Wedding in Brooklyn? N.Y. Says No.

The governor warned that the gathering could be a superspreader event; a synagogue representative accused officials of “unwarranted attacks.”

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10,000 Guests at a Hasidic Wedding in Brooklyn? New York Says No

The governor warned that the gathering could be a superspreader event; a synagogue representative accused officials of “unwarranted attacks.”

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Caribbean Food, All Dressed Up to Party at Kokomo in Brooklyn

This celebratory Williamsburg restaurant flirts with chaos, but somehow makes it all work.

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Downsizing From a Two-Bedroom to a Studio

A couple moved from a two-bedroom to a studio late last fall. But even after four months of quarantine, they don’t regret the decision.

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How the Creator of Domino Park’s Social Distancing Circles Spends His Sundays

Mike Lampariello, director of the park, slathers on sunscreen and makes his masked rounds.

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The Pandemic Isn’t Over. New Yorkers Are Acting as if It Were.

All over the city, bars, stores and people themselves are bending or ignoring social distancing rules, irking officials trying to keep the coronavirus curve flat.

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De Blasio Breaks Up Rabbi’s Funeral and Lashes Out Over Virus Distancing

After overseeing the dispersal of hundreds of Hasidic mourners in Brooklyn, Mayor Bill de Blasio called the gathering “absolutely unacceptable.”

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