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New York City

The Original Urban Cheapskate Meets His Brooklyn Neighbor, Whole Foods Gowanus. Part 1 of A Continuing Tale

  It finally happened.  I patronized the long-in-arriving Whole Foods in Gowanus Brooklyn. WhF-G has been scheduled to open in a lovely location at 3rd Ave and 3rd St right on the edge of the Gowanus Canal Superfund site since before I moved here almost nine years ago, so it was a bit of a surprise […]

Nostalgic for 80's NYC, Longing for Cannoli & Thoughts About NYC Green Festival

Nostalgic for 80’s NYC, Longing for Cannoli & Thoughts About NYC Green Festival

Maybe its because I used to drive a cab in Manhattan in the 1980’s when the city was broke and tranny hookers and sex clubs commandeered the late night meat market streets long before the Apple Store, Japanese designer boutiques and oh-so-haute hotelier sprouted from the loins of the 1%.  Like more and more of […]

Best-Selling Author John Berendt's New York Kitchen

Best-Selling Author John Berendt’s New York Kitchen

Our featured celebrity is the man who made history with his non-fiction masterpiece, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. While best known for his literary blockbuster, the non-fiction Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt began his career as a classic New York City journalist. At Harvard he worked on the […]

NYC Union Expands Campaign Against Whole Foods

‘Right Wing’ Views Of WFM CEO To Be Publicized If you read NBN regularly, you know we love calling Whole Foods, America’s glitziest non-union grocer. When WFM’s second store launched on Union Square the site of many important battles in America’s labor movement, that the ghost’s of labor past were likely shaking their heads. Well […]

They’ll Take Staten Island? Brooklyn Turns Back Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is batting 0 for 2 in its quest to finally open a location in New York City.  Plans this spring to open a store in the Rego Park section of Queens failed and recent efforts to open a store in Brooklyn were rebuffed by the same combination of union, civic and small business activists […]

Trader Joe’s—They’ll Takes Manhattan? Union Square Store to Open Near WFM

Trader Joe’s announced plans for it’s first store on the isle of Manhattan. The 15,000 sf store is reported to be on the ground floor of an NYU Dormitory. No word on whether the store plans on selling term papers or Cliff Notes. Look for more two stop shoppers, waltzing between WFM and TJ’s while […]