Margaret Bortner

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Dear Penny, I’d like some advice on how to help a close friend of mine who may be in a dangerous situation. So my friend lost her father...

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In 21st-century New York City, the search for something as mundane as a decent job can seem like questing for the holy grail. We are the heroes of...

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Rape whistles have long been mocked for their purported function. Not only are 82 percent of sexual assaults perpetrated by someone known to or trusted...

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Once upon a Brokelyn many years ago, Dear Penny, an advice column dedicated to tackling readers' recession-related inquiries, graced our virtual pages until Penny got...

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My fellow Brooklynites, I come to you today in anticipation of the world's 616th Valentine's Day. It's not a holiday created by Hallmark, or...

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I happen to be a Brooklyn dating pro, because I naively choose to believe that I will find my love and together we will...

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Brooklyn (the movie, based on the novel of the same name by Colm Toibin) is a stunning portrait of Brooklyn in the early 1950s and...

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Ah yes, fall. The season when it gets cold and everything dies. Why essentially everyone loves this miserable season is beyond me. The top...

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In April, we introduced you to our new Cocktail Book, the junior partner to Brokelyn's ever-popular Beer Book series. Packed with great places including Erv's,...

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We all know that a crowded subway car is no excuse for sexual misconduct (or sexual conduct, for that matter; get a room, guys). We've all been...