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Business A'Putia: Our Mezzaluna Quiche
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A’Putia sends word that they have started serving brunch, and have added savory dishes to their lineup of authentic Sicilian pastries at their new 5th Avenue cafe. We’ve tried the cannoli (and yes, they are delicious) and owner-chef Giacomo goes to extreme lengths to procure ingredients like sheep’s milk for the cannoli from Italy. They
Business Corner News Media First Anniversary
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It has been almost a year since we launched Corner News Media and its first site, Ditmas Park Corner, and what a fabulous year it has been. We now have three more sites, Park Slope Stoop, South Slope News, and KensingtonBK, tens of thousands of loyal readers, some of the best local businesses advertising, and we think it is
Business sewer maintenance
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Last week, many houseowners in the neighborhood received a letter from the city’s Department of Environmental Protection about sewer maintenance and signing up for a protection plan serviced by American Water Resources. Many wondered, should we sign up? Why? Sewers are not really on most people’s mind until the basement has backed up. So we decided to ask
Business Hiho Batik (184 Fifth Avenue)
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It has been only three months since they got the lease, and the owners of Hiho Batik could not be happier with the decision. “It’s funny how everyone has a batik story,” neighbor Robyn Stylman says as we meet at the new studio-store on 5th Avenue and Sackett that she opened with Julia Gordon in September.
Education John Jay High School
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Mayor Bloomberg just announced that due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, NYCDOE schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, November 1, 2012 and Friday, November 2, 2012 for students.
Food & Drink emilys-1st-bday
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Du Jour Bakery  (365 Fifth Avenue @ 6th Street) gets written up in the New York Times today: Du Jour, a new Brooklyn bakery, offers a collection of well-made cookies, muffins, scones, cupcakes, cakes, brioches, croissants and desserts like butterscotch pudding. The simple but inviting brick-walled space is a largely do-it-yourself project by T. J. Obias; his wife,
Art & Music logo
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Dizzy’s Diner (on 5th) is adding another show by City Stomp Live to their Wednesday dinnertime entertainment.  Starting September 5, show times are at 6pm and 7pm. You will need to make a reservation for dinner, but the music is free. City Stomp Live was founded by Kevin MacCallum, a musician and a father of three, and the songs
News velazques
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Primaries are next Tuesday, June 26th. Park Slope got redistricted this spring, old 11th District is now 9th, bisecting Park Slope along 6th Avenue. This New York Times map makes it easy to see where the new district lines are. You may also need to know: Your Congressional District Your polling place Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (CD7,
Photos Obama 2012
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Park Slope voted overwhelmingly for Obama four years ago. The 52nd Assembly District, which includes Park Slope, in 2008 gave Obama/Biden ticket 57,229 votes, and only 5,154 votes went to McCain/Palin. This time, with elections four months away, neighbors are yet to show the love. I noticed a lone Obama 2012 sticker on a car the other
Gardens Figs
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Because every Brooklyn back yard needs one? Spotted these Brown Turkey Figs from Monrovia for sale on 7th Avenue the other day. If you want local figs though, short of asking your neighbor for a cutting, your best bet is Flatbush Fig Farm. Nelson Ryland and his sons sell potted up Flatbush Dark and Flatbush White cuttings
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