Robbery incidents decreased recently in Park Slope and its surrounding areas, according to the latest Compstat report for the 78th Precinct, though one neighbor was the victim of a violent mugging just this past weekend. Details below, with more information from the 78th Precinct blotter: September 14 – A crook stole a woman’s wallet while she
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club wants to bring the world’s first shuffleboard night club to Gowanus, but they need your help to do it. Co-founders Ashley Albert and Jonathan Schnapp, leaseholders on a 17,000-square-foot warehouse on Union Street between Third Avenue and Nevins Street, have spent the past two years garnering a liquor license, scouring for
The New York Methodist Hospital expansion project has been controversial since its initial announcement back in June. Council member Brad Lander has now added his voice to the heated dialogue, in a letter written to VP for Communication and External Affairs Lyn Hill. In it, he thanks the organization for their outreach to his office,
Man, is Fall 2013 just killing it so far or what? This weekend we’ve got the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree, the return of roller skating at the Lyceum, and much, much more. Check it out! Simchat Torah Across Brooklyn When: Thursday September 26, 6:30-11pm Where: Grand Army Plaza What: The Jewish community from all
There’s hardly any scheduled work on our local lines this weekend, so travel around to your heart’s content! Just know that it might take you a little longer on the 2 and 3. 2/3 trains run local in both directions between 34 St-Penn Station and Chambers St Weekend, 11:30pm Friday September 27 to 5am Monday September
Prospect Park has been providing one of the best ways to celebrate Halloween since its first “ghoulish makeover” in 1981, and this year you can help keep the costumed crowds happy by signing up to volunteer! The celebration takes place on October 26 and 27, and it provides some of the most creative volunteer opportunities
Applications are now open for the Lyceum Holiday Marketplace! This will be the sixth annual fair, which features food, crafts, art, clothing, and more. The fair will be held on December 21 & 22 from 11am to 7pm, and in years past have accepted applications through November. But why wait? Vendors can sign up here.
Morgans Barbecue celebrated its grand opening this past weekend with the arrival of its liquor license, rounding out what has become an impressive and somewhat surprising collection of barbecue joints in the Park Slope/Gowanus area. Our little section of Brooklyn is becoming a bonafide destination for people passionate about smoked meats, and we’ve got some
There’s a lot of temptation on our Park Slope streets in the form of catchy chalkboards and wafting aromas, but one announcement recently made us do a double-take. Every Monday and Wednesday night from 4-10pm, Faros– the two-storied Greek restaurant at 7th Avenue and Berkeley Place– offers a free bottle of wine with the purchase
Take the kids out this weekend for fun and learning, whether it’s about food, drawing, or story time. History In Your Hands: Playing With Food When: Saturday September 28 & Sunday September 29, 2 & 3pm both days Where: Lefferts Historic House, Prospect Park What: Come to Lefferts for the final weekend of this “History In Your Hands,”
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Slope Wellness will be hosting a free networking event tonight, from 6-8pm, catered to local business owners and managers who are interested in making a positive impact on our community. Grow Forward offers a chance for like-minded entrepreneurs to connect face to face, and to enjoy some free food, wine, raffles, and a gift bag.
The French television show Taxi: Brooklyn is filming in South Slope this week, and it looks like next week is our turn. The action-comedy procedural, which follows the relationship between a French-born NYC cab driver and a female NYPD detective, is filming next Monday September 30, on 8th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues and 8th Avenue
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is holding its 5K Walk/Run on Sunday September 29 at 9:30am, in honor of the heroes who died in 9/11. The route begins at IKEA Parking Lot 9 in Red Hook and travels through the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel to Ground Zero. More information is available here. The foundation was
The annual Park Slope Civic Council Halloween Parade is back this year, and it’s getting literary. This year’s theme, To Boo or Not to Boo, invites neighbors to come dressed up as favorite fictional characters. The parade, which was cancelled last year due to Hurricane Sandy, brings elected officials, Civic Council trustees, and of course