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History Brooklyn Best Preview video still via WNET
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What makes Brooklyn the greatest place in all the land? WNET is putting together a new documentary, Brooklyn Best, and they want to hear from you. Whether you’ve lived in Brooklyn your entire life, or recently fell in love, the producers are compiling memories from Brooklyites about ”growing up, living in, and experiencing the culture of New
Jobs Teens & Tech via Prospect Park Zoo on FB
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If your teen is interested in sustainability and technology, be sure to check out an upcoming program from The Wildlife Conservation Society. Creative Activism in Climate Change will bring together talented teens to conduct research in urban ecology and climate change at the city’s four area zoos. Each zoo will have it’s own program, combining instruction in
Transportation 4th Avenue
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From condos to traffic calming, there’s no doubt that 4th Avenue has seen a number of significant changes over the past few years, and with the de Blasio administration settling in at City Hall, the Forth on Fourth Avenue committee thought this would be the perfect time to take a closer look at one of our neighborhood’s
Events Sledding in Prospect Park by emmmparker on Instagram
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If you haven’t already, it’s time to dig those sleds out! NYC Parks has announced that Saturday, January 4, is an official Snow Day. Kids (and kids at heart) are invited out to Prospect Park for “supervised safe sledding (there will be sleds available at each snow day site), snowman building contests, best snow angel contests, friendly snowball fights, music,
Weather Prospect Park Clouds by pondblue on Instagram
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It might not look like much out there right now, but we’ve got a pretty intense winter storm on the way. In addition to 4-8 inches of snow accumulation, wind chills are going to range from 0 to -5 degrees from Thursday evening into Friday, according to the National Weather Service. In order to prepare for
Events Fireworks by martymarkowitz on Flickr
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Friends and neighbors, there’s no need to crowd into Times Square to watch a ball drop! Go Brooklyn this New Year’s Eve and make your way to Prospect Park for their annual fireworks display. Starting at 11pm, there will be hot chocolate and music at Grand Army Plaza, and before the clock strikes midnight, Brooklyn Borough
Business Gowanus Whole Foods Bread Breaking
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It may have taken ten years, but Gowanus officially has their Whole Foods Market. “I still dream of Gowanus one day becoming the mini Venice of Brooklyn, but with Whole Foods, we can well become a mini mecca of mangia,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, as he declared today Brooklyn Whole Foods Market Third
Volunteering Canned Food Drive via City Harvest on FB
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Three cheers are in order for the kids over at PS 124, who recently collected and donated over 400 pounds of food to City Harvest. If you’d like to follow their lead, and help ensure that every New Yorker has enough to eat this holiday season (and beyond), non-perishable foods can be dropped off at NYPD and FDNY stations across
Art & Music Bike Bells by jonny2love on Flickr
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It’s almost time for Make Music Winter, a series of 12 participatory (and free) musical parades that “turn audiences into music makers.” This year’s event brings the magic to Prospect Park with Blink, a new piece for bicycle bells by composer Merche Blasco. Those interested in participating in the parade are invited to bring their bicycles to Grand Army Plaza
Neighbors Bill de Blasio acceptance speech
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After much speculation over where the de Blasios would live after January’s inauguration, it was announced on Wednesday that the mayor-elect and his family will head up to Gracie Mansion. “For a variety of reasons, like logistical and security concerns, we’ve decided to move to Gracie Mansion,” the de Blasios wrote on their Transition NYC website. “It’s a practical choice
Weather Snow on Christmas Trees by brooklynowl on Instagram
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The snow is falling pretty steadily, and a snow alert has been issued, with 2 to 4 inches of snow anticipated. Alternate side parking regulations have been suspended for Tuesday to facilitate snow removal (you still need to feed the meters though). Trash and recycling collections are still scheduled to occur, but DSNY says to expect delays. Keep these rules
Holiday Giftbox icon, via Wiki
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How much are you planing to spend on holiday tips this season? Park Slope Parents just released their 2013 survey to get a Brooklyn average for tips to people like supers, doormen, babysitters, dog walkers, and more. The survey is anonymous, and should only take about 3 to 5 minutes to complete. Best of all, you do not have
Transportation R Train
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Trains will run on a Sunday schedule for Thanksgiving on Thursday, but area subway lines are otherwise looking mighty fine this week. No R trains between Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn. All times until October 2014 Weekday service affected as follows: Rush hour/Middays/Evenings R service operates in two sections: 1. Between 71 Av, Queens and Whitehall St,
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