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Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

#13: It's East 23rd Street, not 23rd Street and Place, not place (obviously just typos?)

#24: The triangle's name, though most people seem not to know it, is Fowler Square.

Posted by Anonymous on 03/27/2013 at 2:04 PM

Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

South Brooklyn is the old name for all of Brooklyn below Atlantic and west of 4th Ave: Boreum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, and Red Hook. Hasn't been in vogue for 40-50 years. Smith Street is the smack in the middle of what used to always be referred to as South Brooklyn.

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Posted by Jo Reynolds on 03/27/2013 at 1:30 PM

Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

Hey, do you realize that the title of this piece is "the 50 best blocks in Brooklyn" while the article is actually "the best, worst, and most unusual blocks in Brooklyn" that's kind of poor journalism, no?

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Posted by Syed Ashraf Meer on 03/27/2013 at 12:53 PM

Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

On my block, I have the entrance to the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and Mt. Prospect Park, I also have three, that's right, three curbs we can park on. A 2/3 subway station that is clean and culturally significant, an improvised skate park, and a row of beautiful gilded age apartment buildings known as the "grey old ladies" This spring, after a two year restoration project, we also have beautiful seperated bike lanes, wide sidewalks, and historically accurate lamposts. I think my block is easily as good if not better than most of these... do you know where it is?

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Posted by Syed Ashraf Meer on 03/27/2013 at 12:38 PM

Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

Stagg street really isn't the bad. I live a couple blocks from there.

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Posted by Chris Gampat on 03/27/2013 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

"Worst Block to Live On: Stagg Street, between Bushwick Avenue and Troutman Street, Bushwick" doesn't exist. Do you mean Stagg between Buchwick and Waterbury?

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Posted by Kate Melvin on 03/27/2013 at 12:16 PM

Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

Smith St is not really South Brooklyn...I would consider it North or Northwest. And there are plenty strip malls - Neptune and West 5th, Nostrand and Ave Z, and plenty more.

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Posted by Eszter Tsvang on 03/27/2013 at 10:36 AM

Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

*based on where are editors live.

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Posted by gascloud on 03/27/2013 at 10:29 AM

Re: “A Traveler's Nightmare: Couchsurfing in NYC

My first CS experience as a guest was quite weird and almost unpleasant. But no everyone is the same and I still felt grateful (though a bit scared) and I have met WONDERFUL people both, as a guest and as a host. I have mostly hosted and I have to say i've been anything but interested in my guests and I do not receive people unless I know I can spend some time with them and I do not receive travelers who I do not feel I have something in common or who are just interested in getting free lodging (which seems to be the case with this writer and his gf). I am in CS because of the eye-opening experience that interactions with other adventurers and travelers can bring. I love listening to the stories of their trips and life struggles and the ways they live their lives and they manage to succeed at fulfilling their dreams are at times really inspiring. If I can get 1 friend out of 20 couch surfers I interact with, I consider myself really fortunate. it's because of the valuable human exchanges that Cs can contribute to my life that I am a member and I contribute the yearly fee. CS is not for everyone. And you shouldn't have getting something in exchange for nothing in your mind when you subscribe. if that is your main priority when you are about to create your account, I would strongly suggest you abstain. Because most likely neither your experience nor your hosts' will be pleasant. Being a Couch surfer requires time and energy and a great disposition. Be honest with yourself and what you want before you apply. Save us all a headache.

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Posted by keyl on 03/25/2013 at 2:23 PM

Re: “8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30

What's so great about being an artist under 30? The lack of life experience? #noTnoShade

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Posted by Jacob Fossum on 03/24/2013 at 3:52 PM

Re: “8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30

Its a shame they didn't include more artists. These seem like the minority. I have seen some really amazing art in Brooklyn its a shame L Mag didn't do more research. Who chooses just 8?

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Posted by anna on 03/17/2013 at 9:47 PM

Re: “8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30

Well Paddy Johnson has gone from hawking grad matter from Columbia down to the undergraduate level. If any of these lightweights will be remembered in 6 mos. ...

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Posted by Hilary on 03/16/2013 at 10:40 PM

Re: “A Traveler's Nightmare: Couchsurfing in NYC

You should have tried to network with others on the site in NY and spend the day with different people. There are tons of couch surfing parties in NY and even though some many not be able to host, they will offer to show you around. So, not sure why you found yourself bored trying to kill time.
As far as your hosts are concerned you probably just caught them at a bad time. Also you are staying for free in their place, so you can't expect a comfy bed or couch all the time. I always go out of my way for my hosts. Taking out the trash and cleaning should be voluntary before you hit the sack. Also, you should have talked to them as to what time you needed to wake in the morning. It's mostly your responsibility to find out all the info you need from them.
Keys are also not always given, at least for most hosts in America. People have given me keys in other countries though. They seem to be more trusting.

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Posted by Anna Wu on 03/15/2013 at 11:25 PM

Re: “8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30

Art is always to be celebrated. Join us for an evening of music, dance and networking. July 5th 2013 www.randbreloaded.com

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Posted by Gabs on 03/15/2013 at 7:37 AM

Re: “8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30

Watch all the haters come out.

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Posted by whaaaaa on 03/14/2013 at 1:11 PM

Re: “8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30

Can't tell which is more jaded: the featured works or the comments people make about them.

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Posted by jjj on 03/14/2013 at 1:08 PM

Re: “8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30

Good stuff looks weird; bad stuff looks the same :p

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Posted by Jennifer Chan on 03/14/2013 at 3:16 AM

Re: “8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30

The only worthwhile art that is coming out of Brooklyn are by graphic designers and small record labels; fuck contemporary art.

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Posted by NC on 03/14/2013 at 1:16 AM

Re: “8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30

Was allll of this art made by opening ceremony?? Seems like they were so worried about it looking like they care or contrived, they instead went the polar opposite and made some bored looking junk. This has all been done, there's a good reason nobody remembers.

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Posted by 303 on 03/13/2013 at 10:04 PM

Re: “What to Expect When You're Expecting Butt Sex

You can only enjoy anal if you want it. If you're ho-hum, it'll feel like you're shitting backwards and it will look like it too. If you want it, there is no sexy-pain, no pain-pain, and best of all, no nuggets of surprise. And only use oil based lube, not water-based. You want that hole greasy. And please people, rim that butt, smack it hard, and tease it before you boink "the forbidden fruit". It's the only way to get it primed for slamming, which you'll ask for. And yes, it's fucking amazing. Your eyes will cross. You will make noises like a farm animal.

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Posted by Shaun Johnson on 03/13/2013 at 9:06 PM

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