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Bogart – Extreme Makeover: Hipster Edition

Bogart.No, not the charming actor from Hollywood’s Golden Age or a misspelled variant of a Harry Potter monster; this is a much less mainstream cultural phenomenon. Bogart Street is a growing and thriving center of culture in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, specifically, hipster culture. Of course, hipster-ness is a strange paradox; to
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Historic Preservation: Maintaining the City’s Character for the Elite

xtremely diverse since the 17th century, Williamsburg has hosted residences and businesses belonging to a myriad of European immigrants. A mecca for industry, the area was flooded after the construction of the Williamsburg bridge and later a series of public housing projects. Over the past century, a new type of immigrant flocked to Brooklyn—artists and
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DUMBO: Art or Advertisement?

very fall for the past eighteen years, Brooklyn has hosted a free, public, three day art festival in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, or “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.” The neighborhood, which changed its name from Fulton Landing to DUMBO in 1978, is known for its impressive waterfront view, overlooking the Manhattan skyline and
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The Brooklyn Barbie

ntroducing Brooklyn Barbie: With a cozy beanie atop her tousled tresses she is ready for a crisp fall afternoon in Williamsburg! She wears thick-framed glasses, pre-muddied combat boots, and a worn out flannel. Each Barbie wears a unique t-shirt with an ironic, provocative statement on it. She is radical, rebellious, and different from all other
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