Monthly Archives: May, 2014

Animals via Go Fetch Run

If you’re in Prospect Park this Saturday and you notice a bunch of people doing push-ups while their faithful dogs offer moral support, that’s a fun event called Foster Fitness, which is happening in cooperation with Foster Dogs NYC and Go Fetch Run, a fitness class for dogs and their owners. The event is sold…

Real Estate 92 7th Avenue

Rents on commercial storefronts in Park Slope have, not surprisingly, been on the rise, which means that some stretches of our business areas can occasionally feel a bit empty for long periods of time (some longer than others). Along 7th Avenue from Flatbush Ave to 9th Street, and just off 7th, there are currently more…

Real Estate 647 President St via Swythe

If you’re looking for a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment in Park Slope and you don’t want to break the bank, we’ve rounded up a few that are currently available in the neighborhood for under $2,500 per month — take a look at the details, and let us know what you think. Lots of luck in your…

Business Coming Soon: O Live Brooklyn, 140 5th Avenue

O Live Brooklyn, the specialty olive oil and balsamic vinegar shop, will be opening its Park Slope location at 140 5th Avenue on Saturday, June 7. It’s a soft opening, with a grand opening celebration coming at a later date, but you’ll have a chance to stop in for olive oil on tap and more…

Photos Park Slope Pony

The most common breed of pony found in the neighborhood, spotted by Christine on 2nd Street. Take any photos in Park Slope recently? Send them to, 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!

Transportation 4th Av-9th St subway station renovation poster

Better late than never! News is that renovation of the 4th Avenue-9th Street F/G/R subway stop is only months away. “The renovations at the 4th Ave-9th St subway station are scheduled to be completed in July 2014,” MTA spokeswoman Marisa Baldeo tells us. The renovations include repairs to platforms and aluminum panels, new lighting, new…

Events via What Cheer? Brigade on Flickr

We’ve got a weekend packed full of fun, informative, and rewarding activities, so you don’t have to go messing with the messed up subway lines if you don’t have to! From info about great volunteering opportunities to a family-friendly volunteer event, from a big brass band to playing a round of Super Mario Kart, you’ll…

Business City Sub closed

Oh City Sub, how you’re playing with our hearts (and stomachs). The sandwich shop located at 450 Bergen Street, which has never had long enough hours in our hero-loving opinion, is now apparently temporarily closed up — but what’s coming up next for them is a bit of a mystery. Last week a sign popped…

Business Sandwich via Parm

Back in April we heard that Parm, the Manhattan hero shop whose meatballs have gotten some high praise, might be moving into a space near the future Shake Shack. And now it looks like that is in fact going to happen — work is underway, and it looks like we’ll just have to wait out…

Photos Photo by John Casson

Always open, except when not. Photo by neighbor John Casson, who spotted this sign at the entrance to one of the garages on Union Street. Take any photos in Park Slope recently? Send them to, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag them #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post them here. Also,…

Politics Community Board 6 coverage map via CB6

Have you been looking for a way to get involved with local government? Community Board 6 is currently inviting interested members of the public to consider applying to join a standing committee for its upcoming annual session. Being a member of a committee is an interesting and rewarding glimpse into New York City processes, and your participation…

Events Arepa Benedict Bogota Bistro

Early next month you can support CHiPS, the 4th Avenue organization that provides hot meals and more to families in need, just by eating dinner at a local restaurant. The CHiPS Night Out 2014 takes place on Tuesday, June 10 at several local restaurants, which will donate 15% of your dinner checks to CHiPS. So far, participating restaurants in…

Food & Drink Oaxaca Tacos

There’s rarely a time when we’d say no to a taco, and thankfully we have several options in the neighborhood so that it can be taco time all the time, if we feel like it. One solid option is Oaxaca Taqueria, a small spot on 4th Avenue — though there’s a very specific hour that…

Kids & Family Family volunteering via Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Looking for a fun and interesting way for your family to give back to the community? There’s a chance to learn about our local environment while helping to restore it this Saturday, May 31 from 11am-2pm at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s first ever Family Clean & Green Event at at the Salt Lot, 2 2nd Avenue. Families…

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