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As we stood in the doorway of the new Artist and Craftsman Supply store, located at 307 2nd Street (between 4th and 5th Avenues), three little girls walked in, gazed around the shop with wide-eyed wonder, and immediately declared: “This is amazing. It’s an artist’s wonderland!” Being certified craftaholics ourselves, we were admittedly a little verklempt,
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Do you find New York City’s accessibility to live theater so promising, but the prices a bit prohibitive? Enter Letter of Marque Theater Company. The ensemble, founded by Nolan Kennedy, Scarlet Maressa Rivera, and Welland H. Scripps in 2013, decided that it was time to bring some talent out of the expensive city theaters, and into a place
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The restaurants and bars of 5th Avenue brought their A game to A Taste of Fifth 2014 from the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID on Wednesday night, and as a sold out crowd descended on The Grand Prospect Hall, it quickly became apparent that organizers knocked this year’s event out of the park. We spent the evening catching up
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When one door closes, another door opens. Pitas and Sticks, a “fast casual Greek grill” is on its way to the former Atomic Wings space at 321 9th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Owner John Stamos (no, not that one) tells us that, in addition to a selection of draught beers, the new restaurant will feature “a fresh
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The official Taste of Fifth restaurant list has been released, and Mark Caserta, Executive Director of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID, tells us that attendees have lots of delicious treats to look forward to, including samples from the recently announced Luke’s Lobster. The 2014 participants are: 200 Fifth ACME Wine and Spirits featuring Brooklyn Republic Vodka Al Di La Aperitivo Backyard
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The Brooklyn PTA 5k Fun Run, sponsored by Brooklyn PTAs, Council Member Brad Lander, and Council Member Laurie Cumbo, is scheduled for Saturday, May 10, and families are invited to come “run/walk/stroll/toddle” through Prospect Park to raise money for area schools. Participants can chose to race individually, or form a team with others from their school. School teams of 20+ racers will
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Get ready to rock! Registration for Make Music New York, the free outdoor festival that gives artists an opportunity to take their music to the streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks, and gardens of NYC, is now open. The eighth annual event will take place on Saturday, June 21, from 10am-10pm, and everyone from high school bands
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Ever wanted to explore Prospect Park after dark? Now is your chance with this month’s family-friendly Moonlight Walk, scheduled for Thursday, March 20, from 6-8pm, at the Audubon Center. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in both hiking and stargazing, before finishing up the evening with hot chocolate and s’mores. The cash only admission is $10 per person,
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If you love food, we bring tidings of great joy. A Taste of Fifth returns to The Grand Prospect Hall on Wednesday, April 9, from 6:30-9:30pm, and tickets are officially on sale. This year’s event has a little something for everyone, with some of the best food offerings in the Slope (a complete list of participating restaurants is coming soon), complementary
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The International Uranium Film Festival will make its NYC debut at The Pavilion (188 Prospect Park West, between 14th and 15th Streets) February 14-19. The festival, originating in Rio de Janeiro, will present more than 60 documentary, sci-fi, and animated films all related to nuclear issues, in an effort to “inform the public, from a neutral position, about nuclear
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