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A Man with No Plan

He has been nominated for an Oscar as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has written for the New York Times and the Rolling Stone. He has worked with Spike Lee and Philip Kaufman. He is the Fall 2010, Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College. Richard Price stands in front of a packed […]

Bedford-Atlantic Armory Homeless Gym

As it stands now, the Bedford-Atlantic Armory presents a conflict within Crown Heights. However, if New York City has its way, it may become a bigger conflict in the community. The Armory is a single-male, homeless shelter located on the corner of Atlantic and Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. It is a well known […]

Burger, or Beer Garden?

On the weekends, this bar is packed wall to wall with a diverse collection of Crown Heights residents. It is more than just a bar however—it is Franklin Park, the official beer garden of Crown Heights. Differing from most bars and even most beer gardens, Franklin Park offers more than just beer.  Dutch Boy Burgers–homage […]

Fisher Avenue

Fisher Avenue For first time visitors, the busiest avenue in Crown Heights is Franklin Avenue. For those who make Franklin Avenue part of their daily routine, it has another name—Fisher Avenue—unofficially of course. As soon as you step foot off of the 2, 3, 4 or 5 trains on Franklin Avenue, Fishers Supermarket and The […]

Neighborhood Backgrounder- Crown Heights

Crown Heights is a small neighborhood located in the center of Brooklyn, NY. The neighborhood is known for its aesthetic row houses and tree-lined avenues. The neighborhood seems to be next on the inevitable list of neighborhoods being gentrified in Brooklyn. The gentrification appears to be spilling over from Manhattan and eastward into Brooklyn, Crown […]