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Brooks Brunson joined the Gothamist/WNYC newsroom in May 2022, after two and a half years at The New Yorker. She previously spent many years as an editor, digital producer, and reporter at The Post and Courier in South Carolina, her home state. She now lives in Brooklyn, where she enjoys going on long bike rides and hanging out with her cat, Curtis.

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It's too expensive to date in NYC, but we do have some tips for saving on groceries. Also: more rat stuff, weed delivery could be legal soon, and more stories from the Big Apple.


A study shows that rats can dance, a report says New Yorkers would still rather live alone than save money even in this market, there's a new official neighborhood map, and more stories from around New York City and beyond.


James Corden gives his perspective, American Horror Story NYC on TV and in the East Village, the background of Brooklyn-Queens Day, and more links from around the city and beyond.


Analyzing U.S. News & World Report's best places to live rankings, the Adderall shortage is official and hitting NYC, New Yorkers find unity over a shared rat hatred, plus more headlines from the city and beyond in your Friday link round up.


New York makes more wine than almost any other state, but NYC residents aren't interested in buying local wine. In fact, French wine bars are all the rage right now. Plus, where to find the best view of the city, United Airlines ending service at JFK, some news on highly paid government officials, plus more stories from around town.


Upper East Side establishment, Papaya King, is getting a "cash mob," bad news for Mayor Adams's favorite restaurant, Newark gets a new direct flight, and more stories from New York City and beyond


Last Week Tonight took aim at Dick Wolf's close relationship with the NYPD, why Newark airport was evacuated, a party update from NYC's mayor, plus more links to start your week.


The subway disruptions to expect in NYC over Labor Day weekend, why the city might have the most stressful commutes in the country, vacationing in Bushwick, and more links from around the city and beyond.


Another update on NYC's "nightlife mayor," a farm stand to find A-list celebrities (but only on Tuesdays), and more stories from around the city and beyond.


With Manhattan rents soaring, New York City's next up-and-coming neighborhoods could be in Queens and unexpected parts of Brooklyn. The latest on housing, the Prospect Park dog attacker, Gov. Kathy Hochul and more.


In today's New York City news round up, the latest on Mayor Eric Adams' nightlife plans.


Because 10 grand ain't it what it used to be, here are your afternoon links.


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