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In Brooklyn, Grand Army Plaza Gets an Intervention

In the moments after the Presidential election was called in favor of Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Nov. 7, a jubilant crowd gathered spontaneously in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza, whooping and dancing around the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch, atop which the bronze allegorical figure of
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When He Bought the Tiny House, He Was Single. That Didn’t Last.

In 2013, when Nick Gavin was still a bachelor, he found a one-bedroom, 1,700-square-foot cottage on Shelter Island that seemed like the ideal personal retreat. The previous owner, Melvin Dwork, a New York interior designer, had created a casually stylish interior with pine-paneled cathedral ceilings and a floor of lagoon-green ceramic tile that was deeply appealing to Mr.