Does Brooklyn Need Another Smoke Shop?

Feb 20, 12 Does Brooklyn Need Another Smoke Shop?

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Pretend naiveté is not savvy.   Green Leaf Smokes, a roll-your-own cigarette shop at 1326 Sheepshead Bay Road, has just opened.   They’ve done so, even though there is an ongoing — and quite vocal — Law Department campaign to eliminate places of this sort that allow customers to pack their own loose tobacco and to avoid the steep...

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Toilet Paper Troubles and Many Others at Brookdale

Feb 16, 12 Toilet Paper Troubles and Many Others at Brookdale

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Come on people – we can do better than this.  A recent article in the New York Daily News featured a story about the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center hospital and the struggles it is facing.  Employees there have been complaining as of late that they don't have such common products as toilet paper, hand...

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Woman Offering Great ‘Dos to Unemployed

Jan 17, 12 Woman Offering Great ‘Dos to Unemployed

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If you’re unemployed and need a lift before that next job interview — a Bedford-Stuyvesant hair salon has just the thing for you.   Donna’s Hair Salon at 481 Nostrand Ave. is offering a special for out of work women.   Owned by Deivin Jemmott and her mom, the special is intended to help women to get back on their feet. To their...

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Nazi Chic in Greenpoint Boutique

Jan 11, 12 Nazi Chic in Greenpoint Boutique

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Apparently taste and business have no bounds, at least when it comes to the sale of earrings in the shape of a swastika in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. The small earrings, which are available at the Bejeweled Boutique, are on sale for $5.99. When the shopkeeper was asked why the store carried such symbols of inhumanity to...

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Sugar Plumb Fairy Too Plump for Her Part?

Dec 14, 10 Sugar Plumb Fairy Too Plump for Her Part?

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In his review of the New York City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, leading ballet critic Alastair MaCaulay stated that Jenifer Ringer, the Sugar Plum Fairy, “looked as if she’d eaten one sugar plum too many.” Ringer, 37, has battled various eating disorders in the past, including anorexia and compulsive eating. After...

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