Brooklyn

Branching out

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In Jackie Battenfield’s world, it’s always springtime. The Brooklyn-based artist – represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont – has developed a unique process of painting leaves, branches and blooms on Mylar to stunning effect.

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The Tiffany story, in full

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The cachet of owning tabletop or decorative goods by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) remains to this day. Lyndhurst is exploring the decorative-arts legend, including his ties to Irvington, with “Becoming Tiffany: From Hudson Valley Painter to Gilded Age Tastemaker,” through Sept. 24.

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Down in Dumbo

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One of the most expensive neighborhoods in New York City, Brooklyn’s Dumbo is a synergistic place where stylish artists, actors, designers, musicians and filmmakers can showcase their works in understated galleries like SmackMellon and performance spaces like St. Ann’s Warehouse. Bars and cafés coexist peacefully with luxurious new condos housing celebrities, families and young executives in an intimate space between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges that extends east into Vinegar Hill.

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Hello, Brooklyn!

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Sports meets culture meets fashion meets neighborhood rivalry meets celebrity support. It may not get juicier than the New York Knicks versus Brooklyn Nets competition, which will debut in the season opener on Nov. 1 at the Barclays Center. The battle was made for TV and the confrontational blogosphere. Let the games begin.

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Inside the jeweler’s studio

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After spending 20 years apprenticing with a master French jeweler and then designing custom-couture jewelry in Manhattan with a stint in Stamford, David Alan Wegweiser opened his jewelry salon in Manhattan in 2000. David Alan Jewelry quietly designs and manufactures unique, high-end pieces for savvy, high-profile clients.

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