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Baklava and brownstones — that’s a magical combination for a real estate nerd and dessert fan like me. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Try this Brooklyn baklava crawl

April 22 | Lore Croghan

Pub crawls are for amateurs. How about a baklava crawl? It takes real single-mindedness to eat dessert all day long. Brooklyn’s got many shops, bakeries and cafes of varying ethnicities that dish up this crispy, crunchy phyllo-dough treat. I decided to embrace my baklava obsession and devise a tour that incidentally also takes you to […]

The fur industry is often operated through family businesses, like Thomas Lax’s De Lax Fur in Midwood. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Fur ban sparks fury for Brooklyn businesses

April 22 | Paul Frangipane

One safety pin hangs out of Mitch Cohen’s mouth as he stabs another into a mahogany cuff of mink fur, labeling the fur coat with a sticky note for storage until next winter. The 63-year-old Brooklynite has been working in the fur business for over 30 years. Now, he says, a proposed bill in the […]

A fire erupted under the Brighton Beach boardwalk Sunday night, FDNY confirmed. The fire was sparked by a dropped cigarette. Eagle photo by Steve Solomonson

Brighton Beach boardwalk fire sparked by dropped cigarette

April 15 | Noah Goldberg

A raging fire sparked by a dropped cigarette burned a part of the historic Riegelmann Boardwalk in Brighton Beach alongside an iconic neighborhood restaurant Sunday night, FDNY said. The blaze started when someone under the boardwalk dropped a lit cigarette onto a mattress, FDNY said. The mattress was set aflame and the fire extended from […]

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