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Tiny House Movement Coming to Minnesota

"The “tiny house’ movement is catching on in communities around the country, including Seattle, New York and even Madison, Wisconsin. And now Brainerd is moving in that direction as well.
The Brainerd City Council on Monday approved the idea of allowing very small houses to be built on some small vacant lots in the city, the Brainerd Dispatch reports. The council asked for some changes in the proposed ordinance, and it will consider final approval of the measure next month.
Tiny houses – typically 400 square feet or less – are being promoted as a way to provide less expensive and more energy-efficient housing.  The smallest of the tiny houses are often built on trailers, so they can be easily moved from one location to another.…"
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Graffiti in Bushwick, Surf at Rockaway


I took the subway out to Bushwick yesterday. I'd read that it's the new Williamsburg, but it's not nearly as gentrified and cute. A lot of the area is still industrial, graffiti (huge murals) abounds, the art is edgy, sidewalk vendors have interesting objects, many unique. Then I caught the train out to Rockaway Beach, where the surf happened to be about as good as it gets on the east coast. Took a lot of photos, here are a couple. Gotta get to JFK for the flight home.