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Jake Mooney grew up on Long Island and got his start in journalism covering local governments for the Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Virginia. He moved to New York in 2002 to attend Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He spent five years as a regular writer for the City Section of the New York Times, including a year and a half writing the section's front page column, Dispatches. He and his wife live in Brooklyn.
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The snazzy high-rises of downtown might obscure the history, but Brooklyn wasn't always the place to be. Chapter two of City Limits' Brooklyn issue explores how the biggest borough also became the hottest.
The 2007 closure of a Pfizer factory in Brooklyn was a milestone in manufacturing's retreat from the borough. Chapter three of "Brooklyn: The Borough Behind The Brand" looks at what it's meant for a neighborhood and its residents.
Chapter four of "Brooklyn: The Borough Behind The Brand" visits East New York, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and other neighborhoods whose story over the past 20 years differs from the standard narrative of Brooklyn's growth.
From Neil Simon to Spike Lee and the Dodgers to Jay-Z, Brooklyn has long enjoyed an international reputation. The new issue of City Limits magazine looks at how that rep matches reality.
In the final chapter of City Limits' "Brooklyn: The Borough Behind The Brand," a look at whether recent economic and demographic changes have altered the fundamental character of the place.
As environmentally laudable as Green Mountain’s Energy's product may be, the company has long had corporate ties to the fossil fuel industry, and those ties have only gotten closer.
Power companies with a stake in natural gas are among Cuomo's largest campaign contributors, raising questions about how he'll handle the statewide debate over hydrofracking.
A year after the collapse of a plan for new transmission lines to New York City, questions remain. Was the need for new infrastructure a myth? Or are tougher choices ahead for consumers?
Everyone who rides buses or subways knows that service is down and fares are heading up. But why is this happening? And does it spell danger for the city's economic future?
Transit service reductions will inconvenience millions of commuters. But for thousands of people in a few neighborhoods, the cuts will be more deeply felt.