Author Mary Bakija

Events Mortified via Facebook
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We know, we know — they’re all telling you that summer is over, and then the weather is hotter than it’s been all year. So keep enjoying those warm nights by heading out to a fun event in the neighborhood! From embarrassing high school tales to a jazz jam session, there’s a lot to look
Transportation (crop) Subway Love at Atlantic Avenue
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The G train has resumed service through the tunnel following repairs that were needed following Hurricane Sandy, so no more shuttle buses to get you to Greenpoint or Long Island City and back. However, it may be a slower trip late at night this week even so. Details on that and other subway changes along local lines from
Business Russo's on 5th via Twitter
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Russo’s, the Italian specialties shop with a location on 7th Avenue in South Slope and another in the East Village, celebrated the grand opening of its newest spot on 5th Avenue this past Friday. They’ve taken over 312 5th Avenue, between 2nd and 3rd Streets, a space that was formerly occupied by another Italian deli,
Holiday Sunny Day by Dianna
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We hope all our neighbors are enjoying a final summer sendoff this Labor Day. If you’re sticking around the area, here’s some information from the city on what’s open, what’s closed, and what’s running on a different schedule: • Government offices and courts are closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. • There is
News Prospect Park Boathouse
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Keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood all the week — follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter. And if you ever have any news tips, story ideas, questions, or anything, email us at editor@parkslopestoop.com. Here’s a look back at some stories you might have missed this week: • An all-Nutella restaurant
News Park Slope Library Stained Glass
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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 our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend: Sunday’s your last chance to check out 18th
Real Estate 665 Carroll St 4 via Aguayo & Huebener Realty
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Looking for a new place to call home? We’ve rounded up a bunch of one-bedroom apartments — and some that are technically studios, but have enough space to make them feel like one-bedrooms — that are currently available to rent in the neighborhood. Take a look at the details, and let us know what you
Volunteering canned food drive via Widener University School on Flickr
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Council Member Brad Lander is joining other members of the City Council to replenish the stocks of local food pantries around NYC, and you can help. Lander is holding a food drive through the end of next week to benefit CHiPS, the local charity that serves the hungry and homeless regardless of faith, race or ethnicity, and is
Photos Chalk Pizza at Prospect Park
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Enjoying a slice by the lake in Prospect Park. Take any photos in Park Slope recently? 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!
Business Coming Soon: The Chocolate Room
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The Chocolate Room looks like it’s just putting in the finishing touches on its new space at 51 5th Avenue, between Bergen and St Marks. A note on their website says they’ll be opening in August, and since we’re just a few days away from September, we’d say keep an eye on the space in
Sanitation Clothing Donation Bin, Baltic & 5th
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While we wait for City Council to help eliminate clothing donation bins from being repeatedly, illegally placed on public sidewalks, our neighborhood continues to be a target for them, and for the mess they attract. The bin pictured above has been in front of an empty lot on Baltic, just off 5th Avenue, for a
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