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0 Photo Of The Day: April Snow
While most of us may have woken up surprised to see snow this morning, neighbor Dennis Gronim, who shares this gorgeous photo he took of Prospect Park in a blanket of white, says he wasn’t taken too off guard. “I was born in April and I know it snows in April all the time,” he
Food & Drink
0 Dish Of The Week: Brunch Tagliarini At Marco’s
More restaurants should offer pasta for brunch, especially when it’s as perfectly prepared as at Marco’s. The restaurant from the folks behind Franny’s, which opened in their old space at 295 Flatbush Avenue last fall, launched brunch service last month, and the tagliarini ($15) is a highlight from a menu full of delicious dishes. The
Library
0 Volunteer For The Park Slope Library Book Sale
The spring book sale at the Park Slope Library is coming up on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-5pm, which is free to attend, with preview sale on Thursday, April 24, from 5-7pm, which has a $10 entry fee. The Friends Group is still accepting donations — bring gently used books of all genres, CDs, and DVDs to the library
Art & Music
0 Join Ground Floor Gallery To Celebrate Their First Anniversary
When Ground Floor Gallery opened at 353 5th Street in April of last year, curators Krista Saunders and Jill Benson hoped to connect the Park Slope community to emerging artists from all over Brooklyn. Now, on their first anniversary — which they’re celebrating with the Ground Floor Gala on Thursday, April 17 — the pair say they’re proud of
Food & Drink
0 Uncle Louie G Locations Back Open For The Season
Another sure sign that winter is over, despite what the weather may be up to: Uncle Louie G locations start slinging Italian ices and ice cream from their part-time shops! Our three local spots are all back up and running. The one at 319 7th Avenue near 9th Street (pictured above) is back open and scooping
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0 Photo Of The Day: Overcast
April showers bring May flowers, right? Take any photos in Park Slope recently? Send them to editor@parkslopestoop.com, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag them #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post them here. Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and subscribe to our daily newsletter!
Police & Fire
0 Man Charged With Assault In Local Attack On A Senior
Police have arrested a man for the attack on an elderly woman on the 4th Avenue/9th Street R train platform that occurred last month. They NYPD reports they’ve arrested 54-year-old James Showell of Bedford-Stuyvesant and have charged him with assault following the attack on 70-year-old Judith Maroney, who was hit in the head while sitting on a bench
Kids & Family
0 Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events
Are you hanging out with the kids in Brooklyn during spring break this week, and looking for some fun events to enjoy together? Give back to the community by volunteering to spruce up Prospect Park, enjoy a puppet show, hear stories and make crafts, and more good stuff is coming up in the neighborhood. Details
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Dish Of The Week: Brunch Tagliarini At Marco’s

More restaurants should offer pasta for brunch, especially when it’s as perfectly prepared as at Marco’s. The restaurant from the folks behind Franny’s, which opened in their old space at 295 Flatbush Avenue last fall, launched brunch service last month, and the tagliarini ($15) is a highlight from a menu full of delicious dishes. The
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Weekday Fun: The Best Events April 14-16

The weather is going to be a bit up and down over the next few days, but don’t let that hold you back from enjoying some of the great events coming up in the neighborhood this week! From a workshop for authors of children’s fiction, to a classic cocktails course, to a TV trivia night,
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Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events

Are you hanging out with the kids in Brooklyn during spring break this week, and looking for some fun events to enjoy together? Give back to the community by volunteering to spruce up Prospect Park, enjoy a puppet show, hear stories and make crafts, and more good stuff is coming up in the neighborhood. Details
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Kids Inspired By New Run4Fun Team, Get Tips From Olympian

As the weather warms up, we’ll see more and more runners enjoying Prospect Park, because as adults, many turn to jogging and running as a form or exercise and fitness. But what if you’d been exposed to running at an earlier age? Say, six years old? Many kids in Park Slope have already felt the
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Man Charged With Assault In Local Attack On A Senior

Police have arrested a man for the attack on an elderly woman on the 4th Avenue/9th Street R train platform that occurred last month. They NYPD reports they’ve arrested 54-year-old James Showell of Bedford-Stuyvesant and have charged him with assault following the attack on 70-year-old Judith Maroney, who was hit in the head while sitting on a bench
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Then & Now: From Boarded Windows To Luxury Apartments

With the rapid development we’re currently experiencing along 4th Avenue, it may be difficult to imagine what the street looked like 80 years ago, but thanks to the New York Public Library’s Digital Collection, we don’t have to. The photo above was taken by Berenice Abbott, a photographer hired as part of the 1935 Federal
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Design The New Park Slope 5th Avenue BID Logo And Win $5,000

Calling all artists! The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District, which covers the area between Dean and 18th Streets, has announced a contest that will award the winning designer of the BID’s new logo $5,000. Here’s what they’re looking for: A new logo that reflects the Park Slope Fifth Avenue area — a vibrant mix of independently-owned
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The Bergen Tile Building Is Gone

The former Bergen Tile building at 215 Flatbush Avenue on the corner of Dean Street has been completely demolished, to make room for an apartment building. Everything has been torn out, down to the foundation. The most recent plans for the building that’s supposed to go up in its place are from 2012, and show a
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Vision Zero Town Hall Coming To Park Slope Next Week

Join the Park Slope Street Safety Partnership and Councilmember Brad Lander for a Vision Zero Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 21 at 6pm at PS 321 at 180 7th Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets. If you’ve got questions or concerns about traffic calming measures in our neighborhood and around the city, you’ll have the opportunity to
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Level2 Kids Now Open On Flatbush Avenue

Level2 Kids, the children’s clothing boutique that closed up its space on Bergen Street in February, is now open in its new location not too far away, at 252 Flatbush Avenue. They’ve been in the new space for a few weeks, and they’re currently stocked with cool clothes for spring and summer for the tweens and