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At Wyckoff’s Corner Pharmacy in Cobble Hill, It’s Personal

By January 22, 2016 no comments Permalink

The city can sometimes seem like a battlefield for chain pharmacies, where the last vestiges of vintage apothecaries can be found only in kitsch restaurants that open in former pharmacies. But actual mom-and-pop drugstores still exist, even in gentrified Brooklyn neighborhoods like Cobble Hill, where Wyckoff’s Corner Pharmacy has endured for the past decade. On…

At Heights Chateau, a Welcoming Home for Wine Lovers

By November 11, 2015 no comments Permalink

On a recent brisk Saturday afternoon, at the point where the tail of Atlantic Avenue dips toward New York Harbor, wine and spirits buyers ducked into Heights Chateau to assemble their weekend libations. Behind an antique-looking facade, the store is an oenophile’s apothecary. Its owner, Matthew LaSorsa, grew up in Sheepshead Bay, where his parents,…

A Toothy Welcome to a Family Fish Restaurant on Long Island

By August 26, 2015 no comments Permalink

Heading out toward eastern Long Island, just before the patina of the Hamptons’ wealth starts to emerge, the Montauk Highway slips past quaint hamlets and faded farmhouses and watery fingers of Moriches Bay. …

Brownsville’s Unlikely Rugby Dynasty

By June 12, 2015 no comments Permalink

As the physical education teacher at I.S. 392, where he began in the school’s second year, 2005, Mr. Grozav attended a professional development workshop featuring Play Rugby USA. Curious, he studied the game, introduced flag rugby into gym classes and then, during the 2007-8 school year, started the school’s coeducational rugby team. (All the school-age…

Ecuatoriana Restaurant Is a Link to Ecuador in Harlem

By March 25, 2015 no comments Permalink

On a high ridge in West Harlem, a steady wind from the bluffs of the Jersey Palisades reflects the swirling dynamics of the Sugar Hill area of Hamilton Heights, whose identity has been in steady flux since the days when Harlem was in vogue and Duke Ellington dispensed subway directions. One of the more recent…