A Hotel Grows in Brooklyn

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

There’s a hotel boom in the city, and Brooklyn is the new frontier. The borough is becoming a haven for travelers who want to avoid the costs, and the crowds, of Manhattan. We look at why it’s happening now. Also, Wayne Barrett believes "Choppergate" has been overblown, Dow Jones' new owners, and we talk to the director of a musical about finding and losing things in the city.

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Lost & Found: The Musical

Lost & Found: The Musical

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Colleen Werthmann, performer with The Civilians theater company, and Steve Cosson, artistic director of The Civilians theater company, pose outside ...


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