Emotive hearts by Chris Uphues on display at Cocoa Bar. Captured a Park Slope moment on camera? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, add it to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag it #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post it on the blog.
Monthly Archives: February, 2013
Can you feel it, guys? Spring? It’s coming. The sun was shining today. Flowers are at the markets. Spring styles are coming into the store windows. I bought a pair of high-waisted pleated denim shorts from Hooti Couture, which may end up being ridiculous, but are so symbolic of BBQs and warm days and cold
OVERHEARD ON SEVENTH AVENUE Girl 1: John Turturro turns 56 today. Girl 2: Oh yeah? Girl 1: Yeah, Facebook told me. Girl 2: Huh. Girl 1: So, you know, make sure to say hey or happy birthday if you see him on the train. Thanks for the heads up, Girl #1! And now we honor
Informational Meeting on 7th Avenue BID Reveals Plans for Improved Sanitation, Security, and Business Marketing
Business owners, residents, and community leaders came out this morning to gather information on the proposed 7th Avenue BID and show support for the district’s improvement. So what exactly is a BID? Mark Caserta, BID consultant, explained. The BID is a public and private partnership in which property owners, merchants, and residents elect to assess themselves.
Hey remember when the MTA decided to increase public transit fares and tolls on bridges and tunnels? Yeah, that’s going into effect this Sunday, March 3. Here’s how it breaks down: Public Transit New fare rates for subways, buses, Staten Island Railway (SIR), and Access-A-Ride will go into effect at 12:01am on Sunday, March 3. Base fare for subways, local
Between their eBooks, new logo, and other digital media expansions, the Brooklyn Public Library is rocking the 21st Century updates lately. They’re not stopping there, though. If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “I wish I could keep a library in my pocket,” you’ll want to take a look at the new My BPL mobile app. The new app, with versions for iPhone and Android devices,
Can you believe someone just left a free umbrella, right on the street, in the middle of all this rain? Captured a Park Slope moment on camera? Send it to email@example.com, add it to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag it #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post it on the blog.
If you’ve ever been curious about Brooklyn Boulders but are yet to give it a shot, stop by this weekend and support a local cause. On Saturday, March 2, the rock-climbing gym is hosting a Climb-a-Thon fundraiser to benefit Genesis: An Aerial Play. You can either pay a flat $20 to get in and climb at your
Root Hill Cafe, where do I begin? With your steel-cut oat muffin? Yes. That is exactly where I will begin. It’s where I begin whenever I stop by, ever since one of your lovely baristas suggested it at my first visit. And oh boy. That muffin is some serious business. A little crisp on the outside,
It’s almost time for our district to join together, and vote on this year’s participatory budgeting projects. The 2013 expo, where delegates will present their ideas to the community, is scheduled for March 21, at the Park Slope Branch Library (431 6th Avenue), and Councilmember Brad Lander is looking for volunteers to help spread the word on this
A local confectioner is setting up shop at 315 Fourth Avenue, in what used to be half of Two Moon Art House & Cafe. Construction is currently in process, with shelves and cubbies lining the walls of the cozy space, and a source at the site says the store will sell handcrafted chocolates and candies
Endearing conversations and childish laughter are part of the background music in Park Slope, a town populated with happy families. Like little kangaroos, bunny-eared babies smile (or bawl) from Mommy’s front pouch, while teenagers converge at the local pizza joint to grab a slice and the latest gossip after school. I saw an actual stroller
Vintage shop Guvnor’s begins a storewide blow-out sale today in effort to clear the space before upcoming renovations. The sale will run through Sunday, March 3. All of the store’s vintage men’s and women’s clothing and accessories are 20-90% off. Knick-knacks, books, and CDs are also available, starting at $1. They’re even pulling boxes (“upon
Takers? Captured a Park Slope moment on camera? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, add it to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag it #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post it on the blog.
People who like whiskey tend to love whiskey, and people who love whiskey will want to listen up: on Thursday, March 14, Aperitivo is hosting Brooklyn Whisk[e]y Society Tasting, an Adventure into the world of American Whiskies and American Game. The tasting will consist of 1-oz pours of each rare American whiskey (including Balcones Texas Single Malt,