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City to Immigrants: English Only!

You just decided to read this article. If you’ve gotten this far without too much trouble, then you probably have a proficiency in the English language.

In Conversation

CHARLES BARRON with Theodore Hamm

Since taking office in January of 2002, City Councilman Charles Barron has constantly been at the center of controversy for his outspoken views.

Latinos Transform the Hamptons

Following up on a tip from a neighbor, a team of East Hampton code enforcement officers paid a surprise visit to a modest house in a working class neighborhood halfway between the harbor and the town dump.

We Just Call Him Marty

"Wear it with pride," said Brooklyn's Borough President Marty Markowitz as he handed me a "Brooklyn" lapel pin. We both sat down in his spacious Borough Hall office, complete with lacquered wood floors and a chandelier.

Manhattan's Loss Is Our Gain

One of the advantages of living in Brooklyn is that our borough is filled with restaurants headed by chefs and restaurant managers who trained in the haute kitchens of Manhattan. If you read a lot of restaurant reviews, this much will become clear to you.

A Festival Grows in Brooklyn: Celebrate Brooklyn Turns 25

Celebrate Brooklyn, the outdoor summer festival that features music, dance, film, and spoken word. Marking its 25th anniversary, Celebrate Brooklyn—which now attracts 200,000 spectators each year—kicks off with a gala on June 12.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUN-JUL 2003

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