Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Art & Music president street creature via reddit

If you live on or near President Street, you’ve likely encountered this street creature between 7th & 8th Avenues. He came into our lives (and hearts) shortly after Sandy hit, livening up what had otherwise been a bit of a nuisance. First we walked around the raised concrete. Soon we adapted, eventually mastering the walking-sideways…

Animals gowanus dolphin via gothamist

The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation has released the necropsy results of the dolphin who sadly died in the Gowanus Canal on Friday, and the findings show that the water’s pollution was most likely not the cause of death. The preliminary findings of the five-hour procedure, released in a statement on Facebook, indicate an overall…

Style ulla and linus

Maybe one day we can be as cool as 3-year-old Linus Diaz-Berg, zipping around town by Razor scooter. Or, for that matter, maybe one day we can be as effortlessly stylish as his mother, Ulla Berg, professor of anthropology at Rutgers University. Either will do!

Art & Music rolling river day camp via fb

If the summer camp list left you with some questions, stop by PS 321 this Saturday, February 2, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. for School’s Out: Summer Camp and Afterschool Expo. The afternoon event is designed to give parents of school-aged and preschool-aged children in Brooklyn the chance to meet directly with summer camp and afterschool program representatives.…

News bruce ratner via craig warga/daily news

Crain’s New York announced yesterday that Bruce Ratner will be stepping down as chief executive of Forest City Ratner. Current executive vice president MaryAnne Gilmartin will rise to take his place. Perhaps to the dismay of some, this won’t be a real goodbye, though. He will continue in his role as chairman, and one anonymous source maintains…

Photos ice ornaments via elena_morado

Photo via Elena Morado Captured a Park Slope moment on camera? Send it to, add it to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag it #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post it on the blog.

News ask me another via fb

So it’s January 28th. I know, right? Where did the time go? Let’s take this moment to assess 2013 so far. Has it been fun? Sick? What have been your highlights/lowlights? I think my highlight was probably Justin Timberlake’s announcement that he would be debuting a new song, and then my lowlight was actually hearing…

News de blasio announcement via ozier muhammad/NYT

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has officially entered the mayoral race. He declared his candidacy in front of his 11th Street home yesterday, accompanied by his wife Chirlane McCray and 15-year-old son Dante (whose hair, the New York Times notes, was “the subject of considerable fascination”). Throughout his tenure as Public Advocate,…

News fastrack changes

Late night subway travel might be a little complicated this week, especially if it involves riding to or from Manhattan. Fastrack work is rerouting Q trains in Manhattan, and service changes are in effect for late night travel between Queens and Brooklyn on the N and R trains: R train service ends early between 36…

Education 910 union street via brownstoner

Get ready for a new Park Slope preschool. The Commercial Observer reports that Mozarts and Einsteins, an integrated arts and academics school, has signed a 10-year lease for the 6,200-square-foot space at 910 Union Street. The school will take residence in the ground floor of the new condo building. “We are very excited to be opening our…

Neighbors julianna forlano coffee

Julianna Forlano wants to show us how ridiculous this whole thing is. “If you look around your life, in the neighborhood, in other people’s lives, in politics, wherever– there’s a lot of stuff that’s totally absurd going on,” the Park Slope based comedian tells me over coffee. “But we need to keep our mind in…

News 4 ave train via the cool quest

The NYPD tells us this morning that a male in his 50s, stuck by a southbound R train at the 4th Avenue/9th Street station on Sunday morning has died. Although initial reports indicated that an M train was involved, police confirm that it was the R train. The victim was witnessed jumping onto the track around 11:10am.…

Photos puppy snow day via kenguroo

Photo via kenguroo. Captured a Park Slope moment on camera? Send it to, add it to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag it #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post it on the blog.

Police & Fire 4th avenue station via sodapop81

A man was struck by a train at the 4th Avenue-9th Street Station this morning. Gothamist reports that the incident happened just after 11:30 a.m., when the person was reportedly struck by an M train. The individual was taken to Methodist Hospital, but initial reports indicate that the victim may have been DOA on scene. Train…

Art & Music snow sidewalk via meghan corridan

It snowed! Did you have fun in it? Did you hate it? Did you just like seeing it? However you found it, we can all agree that this week was incredibly cold, at times almost absurdly so, and we got through it. Good for us! Now can we just bring on the warm weather? Make…

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