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It’s 2014 & There’s Still a Blacksmith Working in Central Park

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Larry Hagberg looks like a guy who hammers steel for a living. He’s tall with large tattooed arms and a barrel chest. His hair and beard are silver, his hands black with soot. He’s a throwback to a forgone era of ruggedness, not just the kind of guy who has a workshop but one who tightens bolts by hand. He was bending scrolls for the fence at Peter Detmold Park in Midtown when I visited his workshop.

The Reanimation Library: A Home for Misfit Books

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Of the countless obscure facts that fill the pages of the Reanimation Library’s many esoteric volumes, the first that jumps to Andrew Beccone’s mind is about hermaphroditic snail orgies. He slides an open copy of The Sex Lives of Animals Without Backbones across the table. Diagrammed at the center of the page is a daisy-chain of three round slugs curving over each other in flagrante delicto.

Bait & Switch: 5 Books That Sound like They’re About Food but Totally Aren’t

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Fernando Peña had been working in restaurants since his early 20s, but when he saw a “For Rent” sign in a vacant shop on the corner of Crescent Street and Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, he knew he wanted to build a restaurant of his own. He began envisioning Fatty’s Cafe (45-17 28th Avenue, Queens).

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