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How baristas really feel about tip-free service

October 26 | Lindsey Scharold

In the Summer of 2022, an idealistic coffee shop — aptly named Principles — opened in Gowanus. This shop serves up specialty coffee and vegan baked goods in a bike-friendly storefront, all without the expectation of tipping. Principles is the second of two gratuity-free coffee shops in Brooklyn, along with East Williamsburg’s hustling and bustling […]

Subway puncher who targeted light-skinned women gets 12-24 years

October 20 | Rob Abruzzese

EAST WILLIAMSBURG — A Brooklyn man who targeted light-skinned women in and around an L-train subway stop in East Williamsburg was sentenced to 12 to 24 years in prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to seven separate attacks. Khari Covington, now 31 years old, lived in an East Williamsburg transitional housing center when he […]

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says police are going to crack down on people violating the coronavirus social distancing guidelines, and fines are increasing from $500 to $1,000. The Brooklyn Bridge walkway was much emptier than usual on Sunday, however. Photo: Mary Frost

Cuomo extends coronavirus PAUSE order, bashes New York City rule breakers

April 6 | Mary Frost

Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the state’s PAUSE mandate on Monday, ordering all nonessential workers to stay home until April 29. He also bashed New York City residents who congregated outside over the sunny weekend, breaking coronavirus social distancing rules. While today’s figures give some hope that a plateau in novel coronavirus cases may be near, […]

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