Author Mary Bakija

News red wire bench
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After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of the most interesting recent stories from our sister sites and other local media that are worth a read this weekend: A cop fatally shot a man in Brighton Beach after…

Real Estate Photo via Corcoran
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We’ve rounded up some of the more interesting Park Slope open house listings for this weekend. Any thoughts on these places? 647 Warren Street List Price: $2,600,000 Size: Five bedrooms, three bathrooms Details: This three-story brick townhouse is currently set up as a three-family home, with a kitchen and full-bath on each floor, though you could always change that…

Food & Drink Banhmigos' Da King banh mi (photo by Park Slope Stoop)
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Everyone who loves a good sandwich in Park Slope is hurting a bit these days, with the closure of Zito’s, and Bierkraft reportedly temporarily shuttered for construction (and let’s not even talk about our lingering pain over City Sub). But guys, don’t worry! We’ve still got some pretty fantastic sandwiches in the neighborhood, and we’ve…

Events The Dan Joseph Ensemble plays Barbes on Sunday (Photo via Dan Joseph)
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Summertime fun is definitely getting into full swing this weekend, as we’ve got three Celebrate Brooklyn shows in Prospect Park, plus the Brooklyn Pride Parade marches through the neighborhood and there’s a concert on an outdoor Sing for Hope piano! Details on those, and more, events below. Looking for something fun to do with the kids?…

Food & Drink backyard seating at backyard in park slope
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Park Slope has so many great restaurants that it can be hard to choose where to grab a bite, but in these gorgeous warmer months, you might think your decision is made a little easier: Which place has outdoor seating? Well, turns out there are more choices than you may have realized! We’ve rounded up…

Announcements shannon geis, editor of park slope stoop
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Please join us in welcoming Shannon Geis to the Park Slope Stoop team. You may have noticed her byline on a few stories recently, and you’ll see it more often now — as of this week, she is the new editor of the site. Shannon has been living in Brooklyn for five years, working as a a freelance reporter and…

Photos art at the union street subway station
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We always love this bit of art at the Union Street subway station (except when we’re waiting forever for a train…). Take any photos in the neighborhood lately? Send them to editor@parkslopestoop.com, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag them #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post them here. Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram,…

News The GreenSpace @ President Street
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After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of the most interesting recent stories from our sister sites, and others outlets, that are worth a read this weekend: A campaign launched to help support the parents of a 2-year-old…

Business Boing Boing, 204 6th Ave
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When the mom-centric shop Boing Boing closed last summer after 18 years in business on the corner of 6th Avenue and Union Street, it left a vacancy that’s apparently been tough to fill — but progress has been spotted, and a new space is getting ready to open there. The storefront at 204 6th Avenue…

Neighbors pizza crusts by sirpatstew
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Our favorite pizza-loving neighbor is back with a question for the ages: https://twitter.com/SirPatStew/status/603899878939430912 Actor and Park Slope neighbor Patrick Stewart first made his name in the pizza game when he shared a photo of himself enjoying a slice at 7th Avenue’s Smiling Pizza, and now he’s back with a philosophical question all New Yorkers can…

Photos stacked bike
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A sweet ride spotted recently on 3rd Street. Take any photos in the neighborhood lately? Send them to editor@parkslopestoop.com, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag them #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post them here. Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and subscribe to our daily newsletter!

Events Photo via Leo Sidran
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Yay, short work-week! If you’re already ready to get right back to the weekend, we’ve got some fun stuff to do starting tonight, from a big food event to karaoke, and from a chance to learn to tango to an improv workshop. Details on those, and more, events below. Looking for something fun to do…

Art & Music Art by Paul Behnke via Ground Floor Gallery
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You don’t have to head out to Bushwick to see some of its artists — though once you check out this upcoming local exhibition, you may want to. Ground Floor Gallery, located at 343 5th Street, just off 5th Avenue, is once again hosting its annual tribute to that neighborhood with Hello Again, Bushwick, where…

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