06/12/15 11:31am

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It’s a stupidly familiar story–Jesse’s Deli on Bond and Atlantic in Boerum Hill is being forced out the neighborhood by a rent hike of more than double the current rate. Locals have rallied to try and save the bodega, and their morning bacon, egg and cheeses, to no avail. According to Evan Vetere, the photographer who took these shots, the landlord (who DNAinfo reports as being Karina Bilger, of Bilger Design & Development) mailed back a petition that more than 1,000 neighbors signed, pleading for a more reasonable rent increase. Didn’t just throw it away and ignore it, mailed it back. Here’s a video from NY1, for more info on the neighborhood effort to keep the store open.

It seems that’s Jesse’s final appeal comes down to humor, with the help of a large format printer. Sign us up for all the brunch meats, please.

04/11/14 11:37am

Is this your car or do you know whose it is?

There are so many “Only in New York” aspects of this story that I don’t even know where to begin, but here goes. Last night, a friend alerted me to this flyer posted at Fort Defiance and my curiosity about the backstory was immediately piqued. I emailed the address provided to set up a phone call with “Nekisia,” the mystery woman behind it all. Here’s what I found out. (more…)