Author Mary Bakija

Photos lilacs in front of a townhouse in park slope
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One of our favorite times of the year for walking in around the neighborhood — when it smells really amazing on almost every block! 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…

Real Estate Photo via Velsor Realty
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On the hunt for a new 1-bedroom apartment to rent? We’ve rounded up a bunch of intriguing Park Slope listings — take a look at the details, and let us know what you think. Lots of luck in your search! 286 5th Avenue, #3B Available: July 1 Price: $1,900, plus broker fee Details: This might be a…

Events a taste of sheepshead
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There’s less than one week left for tickets to Sheepshead Bay’s biggest food event, The BITE: Sheepshead, featuring more than 50 dishes from 20-plus restaurants, on Thursday, May 28 at 3000 Emmons Avenue (Baron Dekalb Knights of Columbus) at 7pm. Have you bought your ticket yet? It’s not too late. You can still enjoy tasty…

Transportation bikes in prospect park
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When a neighbor recently launched a petition asking that cars be banned from Prospect Park, it renewed interest in the proposal, which has been floated many times in the past. And today our local Community Board is making another push. The petition, which now (at post time) has nearly 1,200 signatures, voices concern that the cars in the…

Holiday American Flag on 4th Avenue
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If you’re hanging around the neighborhood this Memorial Day weekend, we’ve put together a list of places and services that will either be closed or operating under a limited schedule on Monday, May 25: • Government offices and courts are closed. • There is no mail delivery. • All city public schools are closed. • Alternate…

Photos Photo by Rich Klein
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The leaves are absolutely glowing these days, as this shot, captured by neighbor Rich Klein on 7th Avenue and 6th Street, shows. Be sure to check out more of his photos here! 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…

Events Comic by Adrian Tomine, via Bergen Street Comics
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Sticking around the neighborhood for this long weekend? If you’re looking for something fun to do, local venues are not taking a holiday, so there’s plenty to do, from a Xanadu skating party, to a trivia night, to a free outdoor Memorial Day concert. Details on those, and more, events below. Looking for something fun to…

Business yogurtland in park slope has closed
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It would appear that the fro-yo mania that descended on Park Slope a few years back is definitely starting to melt away. Frozen yogurt shop Yogurtland closed its doors for the final time on Tuesday, according to a sign posted in the window, and as Here’s Park Slope first noted yesterday. The chain, which has locations around…

Business Photo via rosesbklyn
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If you love Franny’s and miss Marco’s, and you’re looking for a casual, comfortable spot to grab a burger — or just a drink — on Flatbush Avenue, look out for Rose’s. The owners of Franny’s are setting up the new bar and grill at 295 Flatbush Avenue, between St Marks and Prospect, in the former home…

Photos baby in sunglasses in park slope
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A very cool customer spotted on 5th Avenue. 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!

Food & Drink iced coffee and everything bagel from bagel pub in park slope
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We know there’s a lot of debate, deservedly so, about who makes the best in Park Slope. But at least one thing that’s hard to argue is which bagel place has the best backyard — that would be Bagel Pub, no contest. The shop, located at 287 9th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues, is…

Business sumi sushi at 287 flatbush avenue
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A new sushi place is coming to Flatbush Avenue, joining a stretch that’s got a few already. Construction has been underway at 287 Flatbush Avenue, between St Marks and Prospect, where Sumi Sushi will replace the former Udjat Salon. According to permits with the Department of Buildings, they’re redoing the interior to change it into…

Photos Photo by mitzpa
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Or in the fog, anyway. Have you seen the new sculpture in Prospect Park (near the Prospect Park West/3rd Street entrance), captured here by mitzpa? It’ll be there through November — when you stop by, just be sure to try to keep the kids off it… Take any photos in the neighborhood lately? Send them to editor@parkslopestoop.com,…

Food & Drink coney-island-taste-ceviche-1-3-702x439
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On Thursday, May 28, our sister site Sheepshead Bites and our publisher, Corner Media Group, are hosting The BITE 2015: Sheepshead, where more than 20 restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and markets will be serving up 50-plus dishes that showcase the wide variety of cuisines available in the area. Curious about what the neighborhood on the water has to offer? Well,…

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