Brooklyn Courier

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Williamsburg

GAVEL TO GAVEL

Four decades Comment.
Williamsburg

NOT FOR NUTHIN’ - Back to work — I need a rest

Vacations have been around as long as people have worked and wanted a little R&R. Pharaoh kicked back, removed his headdress and let the sandals hang loose, Caesar rested between chariot races and Henry VIII took vacation breaks between each merry wife. But the official start dates back to about the 17th century. As aristocrats felt the need to partake in rest and relaxation after a grueling schedule of riding their workers into the ground and watching all the commoners struggle to stay alive, vacations proliferated. Comment.
Williamsburg

IT’S ONLY MY OPINION - ‘Mr. Globetrotter’ weighs in on ‘Fleeced’

One of my favorite readers, Joan Applepie, has dubbed me “Mr. Globetrotter.” That handle has absolutely nothing to do with my basketball skills. I attribute those to my height. She calls me “Mr. Globetrotter” because every time we communicate I’m either heading towards or coming back from somewhere special. Comment.
Williamsburg

A BRITISHER’S VIEW - RIP: Paul Newman (1925-2008)

“Beauty is truth, truth is beauty – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know,” [John Keats, 1795-1821]. Comment.
Williamsburg

CONSUMERS’ CORNER

It’s hard to ask people to just get out there and shop considering all the challenges the country faces nowadays. But we here at the Consumer Corner will try our best to continue to help shoppers find the best bargains Brooklyn has to offer. From Greenpoint to Sea Gate, from Red Hook to Cypress Hills, we’ll scout out shops that pride themselves in service and affordability. And if we come up short in our attempts, we can also blame the government. Let’s see what’s out there this week. Comment.
Williamsburg

BUSINESS BROOKLYN STYLE - The Hutch: Your gift HQ

Weddings, graduations, barbecues, bridal showers, baby showers, and get-togethers are on the horizon all summer. Comment.

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