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New York's 'Lowline' exhibit shows off naturally-lit underground park of the future

Arianna Huffington Rumored To Have Bought Upper East Side Townhouse

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Arianna Huffington has been apartment shopping in New York City, and it's rumored she has finally purchased a townhouse on the Upper East Side, the New York Daily News is reporting. The NYDN is hearing her new home is on East 80th Street. There are quite a few high-profile townhouses...
Arianna Huffington Rumored To Have Bought Upper East Side Townhouse

Finally an App to Disrupt Dumpster Diving: TrashSwag, Your Treasure Map to 'Just Some Drawers'

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(Photo: Trashswag) Wondering where you might be able to find some greasy old bedsheets to hang as ironic curtains in your Williamsburg loft? Perhaps you want to fashion a termite-infested piece of wood into a “rustic” dinner table. You could pay thousands of dollars at a boutique furniture store, or...
Finally an App to Disrupt Dumpster Diving: TrashSwag, Your Treasure Map to 'Just Some Drawers'
TripAdvisor Acquires Brooklyn-Based Travel Site Wanderfly

Soon You’ll Be Able To Buy New York State’s Old Junk on eBay

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Earlier this afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he's going to be selling New York State's old stuff on eBay, to the excitement of whomever is interested in the state government's old office supplies, furniture, and highway equipment. Why is New York State selling its old stuff? Is New York State...
Soon You’ll Be Able To Buy New York State’s Old Junk on eBay

Crowdfunding Platform Lucky Ant Expands From the Lower East Side to Williamsburg

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Enterprising film students and death trap jellyfish tank builders aren't the only people who could use a little crowdfunding. Lucky Ant, a neighborhood-based crowdfunding platform, has expanded its reach from the Lower East Side, adding Williamsburg to the repertoire of 'hoods with local business in need of funding. Lucky...
Crowdfunding Platform Lucky Ant Expands From the Lower East Side to Williamsburg

Williamsburg Walks Again

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Williamsburg Walks Again

Grand St., an Online Boutique for Electronics, Raises $1.3 Million

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Grand St., a new e-commerce site named after the quirky Williamsburg street where it was founded, is hoping to become the online marketplace for the rising new category of eclectic personal electronics....
Grand St., an Online Boutique for Electronics, Raises $1.3 Million

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on #Yelp: This is a great little airport, and definitely worth flyin... http://bit.ly/cmoa64

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Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on #Yelp: This is a great little airport, and definitely worth flyin... http://bit.ly/cmoa64

Williamsburg Now Just Trolling the Styleblaster Spycam

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(Photo: Styleblaster) The Styleblaster street cam, a project installed by a handful of Brooklyn-based technologists that seeks to chronicle the sartorial choices of Williamsburg’s hip populace, has quickly devolved into trolling. When a Daily Dot commenter used Google Maps to sleuth out the address, it spread across the Internet lightning-fast....
Williamsburg Now Just Trolling the Styleblaster Spycam

Urban Compass Hopes to Make Finding an Apartment in New York a Little Less Terrible

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Launch day. (Photo: Twitter/Made in NY) Hands down, the most miserable part of living in New York City is finding an apartment. The first stop for house hunters is Craigslist, but it’s mostly filled with bait-and-switch brokers, deceptive photos (“That’s what you count as a two bedroom?”), and cryptic locales (LOL...
Urban Compass Hopes to Make Finding an Apartment in New York a Little Less Terrible

For the First Time, Brooklyn’s Hipster Northside Festival Will Devote Two Days to Startups

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via Northside Festival Since 2009, brothers Scott and Daniel Stedman have been hosting the Northside Festival in Williamsburg and Greenpoint as a cultural showcase for emerging indie bands, filmmakers, and other artistic aspirants of the McCarren Park Kickball Guild. In fact, the Stedman brothers have staked their careers on the...
For the First Time, Brooklyn’s Hipster Northside Festival Will Devote Two Days to Startups
Why Maturing Sites Should Go All Gladwell in Their Marketing

Watch People in San Francisco Aimlessly Beat a Google Bus Piñata

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Poor Google bus. (Photo: YouTube) Googlers might follow the company’s mantra of “Do No Evil,” but that good will doesn’t always extend to its neighbors. Nearly 40 people attended an “anti-gentrification block party” in–where else!–San Francisco on Sunday to protest the plush shuttles from various tech companies, like Goog, that stop by the...
Watch People in San Francisco Aimlessly Beat a Google Bus Piñata

Craigslist Poster Wants to Help You Live Out Your 'Girls' Fantasies

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Us. (Photo: Girls Wikia) If you’ve recently moved to New York City solely to live out your Girls-themed fantasies (hi!), your apartment hunt is now over. There's a distressing post on Craigslist looking for one lucky person to fill a $1,500 a month room in Williamsburg. It already comes furnished with...
Craigslist Poster Wants to Help You Live Out Your 'Girls' Fantasies

Quantitative Data Proves What We've All Known Since The Age Of Mesh Trucker Hats: Hipsters Heart PBR

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A new study from content management firm Locu indicates that hipsters really do love their Pabst Blue Ribbon. Willamsburg responds: Dude, obvi. A data analysis firm claims to have found quantitative proof of hipster and student love for Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Locu, a company that markets a proprietary...
Quantitative Data Proves What We've All Known Since The Age Of Mesh Trucker Hats: Hipsters Heart PBR

I went to Williamsburg, where my grandparents lived when they emigrated to the US. Reminds a little of Christiania. http://r2.ly/556j

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I went to Williamsburg, where my grandparents lived when they emigrated to the US. Reminds a little of Christiania. http://r2.ly/556j

Vespa-Riding, Williamsburg-Residing Tumblr CEO Does Not Appreciate Being Called a Hipster

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Hipstblr (Photo: wikipedia.org) Call David Karp anything you want–high school dropout, sidecar sideshow–but the one label he won’t stand for is “hipster.” Unknowingly emulating the first rule of hipstersdom by automatically lashing back at the title, the 26-year-old Ludlow suit-wearing, Vespa-riding,Williamsburg-dwelling, brunch-loving chillwave Tumblr CEO was annoyed when ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos dared to...
Vespa-Riding, Williamsburg-Residing Tumblr CEO Does Not Appreciate Being Called a Hipster

Booting Up: The Eligible Bachelor Now Comes With Island Edition

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Mr. Ellison (Photo: Wikimedia) New York Times notable tech bachelor Larry Ellison has purchased 98 percent of Lanai, Hawaii’s largest island. Hawaii’s governor cited Mr. Ellison’s, “passion for nature,” as a motivating factor in island ownership. [Guardian] Peter Thiel’s plan is already paying off! James Proud, one of the fellows from...
Booting Up: The Eligible Bachelor Now Comes With Island Edition

Last Week in Betabeat: Seven Days of Meetups

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Too busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors. REQUIRED READING: I'm Here to Make Friends: A Spin Through New York's Meetups REQUIRED READING: Big Data Funding Gets Bigger: IA Ventures Raised $105 M, Bouble Its Previous Fund REQUIRED READING:...
Last Week in Betabeat: Seven Days of Meetups
Startup News: Brooklynites Can Now Learn Kickstarter at The Yard; DuJour Debuts

A First Exit For One of Thiel’s 20 Under 20: GigLocator Sells To Brooklyn Bowl’s Peter Shapiro

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That didn’t take long. Just a week after Peter Thiel’s foundation announced its second class of fellows, its first one just had its first exit. James Proud, who hails from South London, just sold his company GigLocator to Peter Shapiro, the owner of the Williamsburg-based Brooklyn Bowl. The price wasn’t disclosed, but Proud...
A First Exit For One of Thiel’s 20 Under 20: GigLocator Sells To Brooklyn Bowl’s Peter Shapiro

Williamsburg Walks Gets Reduced To One Weekend

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Photo via bitchcakes' flickr Williamsburg: of the six Saturdays that were scheduled, you are only getting one weekend for your pedestrian plaza this summer. The good news is, there's someone to direct your anger towards! According to FreeWilliamsburg, A & G Merch's Jill Goldhand is the leader of the...
Williamsburg Walks Gets Reduced To One Weekend
Consumers pay the hidden costs for the 'free' app ecosystem

Smallknot Helps You Invest In Local Businesses

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What do you get when you put an AIDS activist, an actor and two technologists in a coffee shop? An idea to make the world a better place. Their project, part of this year’s TechStars, is called Smallknot and it lets you invest a small amount into local businesses. When...
Smallknot Helps You Invest In Local Businesses

Which Well-Funded Brooklyn Cofounder Is Ready To Raise Again?

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Sorry, startups, but you’re going to have to get better at the Stanford swivel. One local developer wrote in to Betabeat to recount a meeting at a Williamsburg coffee shop earlier today between a well-heeled startup founder, who recently raised a hefty double-digit sum, and what appeared to be...
Which Well-Funded Brooklyn Cofounder Is Ready To Raise Again?

Hey WebMD Addicts: What if You Could Email a Picture of Your Symptoms to a Doc?

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Mr. Parkinson Last August, Betabeat profiled Jay Parkinson, the Williamsburg doctor who first won over New York techies in the late aughts by reinventing annoying doctors visits. The hipster doc hacked together his own system–trading insurance premiums and wait times for a Google Calendar, Skype, and PayPal. He eventually formalized the system...
Hey WebMD Addicts: What if You Could Email a Picture of Your Symptoms to a Doc?
A Startup Founder Takes Us Inside The Funky Williamsburg Crash Pad He Uses Between Business Trips

No, Spoiled Brooklynites, the G Train Actually Doesn't Suck, Data Nerd Says

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Let’s talk about the G train, aardvark of the New York City subway system, the sole major line that doesn’t reach into Manhattan, and the train that Brooklynites love to hate for being too slow, too short, too often suspended and too little loved by the powers that be. Except,...
No, Spoiled Brooklynites, the G Train Actually Doesn't Suck, Data Nerd Says

Surveillance Videos Of Williamsburg Cyclist's Death Don't Match Investigators' Reports

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Under pressure from a lawsuit filed by the family of killed cyclist Mathieu Lefevre, the NYPD has released surveillance video recovered from the scene of the accident last October. And like all the other information that the NYPD has been forced to make public, the videos further underscore the...
Surveillance Videos Of Williamsburg Cyclist's Death Don't Match Investigators' Reports
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