Author Christine Bush

Education a child smiles as he is about to enter a school building
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It’s been said that children grow up in the blink of an eye, but I really didn’t connect with that sentiment until registering my son for kindergarten. How can my baby be old enough to navigate this gigantic school? With so many kids in his classroom, how in the world will he stay cool, calm,…

Kids & Family Meirah Korval of Child's Pose and a student
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The world can be an overwhelming place for children with diagnoses such as Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). While most can appropriately organize the pandemonium of a subway station during rush hour, a noisy lunchroom, or even a gentle kiss from mom at bedtime, the neurological signals become tangled and…

Transportation nostalgia train via MTA on Flickr
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If you’re looking for fun outside of the neighborhood this weekend, and have a young (or old) train fan in your life, be sure to catch the MTA’s Holiday Nostalgia Train, running along the M line between 2nd Avenue and Queens Plaza on Sundays (10am to 5pm) through December 28. The cars, originally in service…

Business Pitas & Sticks inside
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Pitas & Sticks, located in the former Atomic Wings space at 321 9th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), officially opened their doors to the public on September 5, and employees tell us that business over the last few days has been hopping. The interior is nice and crisp, with an industrial mix of metal, brick,…

Business Coming Soon: Pitas & Sticks
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If you’ve had a hankering for some Greek cuisine, we bring good news from 9th Street. Pitas & Sticks owner John Stamos tells us that the new restaurant, taking over the Atomic Wings space at 321 9th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), is scheduled to open sometime this week. The menu, which you can find here, promises everything from…

Business JuiceLand
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Calling all juice fans! Austin-based JuiceLand recently opened their first Brooklyn store in the former We Buy Gold space on 9th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. The bright space is small, with only a few seating options near the back wall, so don’t plan on hanging around for a leisurely morning at the juice bar. The selection is…

Business Mr Lime Sign.jpg
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If the above sign is any indication, the neighborhood’s coolest produce will soon be found at Mr. Lime Fruit and Vegetables, which is currently setting up shop in the former Kim’s Grocery space at 313 7th Avenue, between 8th and 9th Streets. Kim’s closed their doors in May after 30 years in the neighborhood, and the…

Business artist and craftsman interior.jpg
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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,…

Art & Music Letter of Marque Theatre Company
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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…

Business A Taste Of Fifth Video Still with Du Jour
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLIHWosKjBE 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…

Business Now Closed: Atomic Wings
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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…

Events Taste of Fifth 2013, V-Spot
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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…

Education Photo via Brad Lander
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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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