Author Mary Bakija

History Photo by The Brooklyn Eagle, via Brooklyn Visual Heritage
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Today’s dreary weather has us daydreaming about spring in Prospect Park — the picnics, the lazing about, the dogs and children and frisbee tossing! To remind us all what’s just around the corner (we hope), we’ve gathered some great old photos from Brooklyn Visual Heritage. 1. Blossoms! Just remember your allergy meds, last year was…

Education A crowd packed the sidewalk in front of PS 321 at a recent rally. Photo courtesy of Emma Murphy.
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With a vote on the New York State budget set for April 1, parents, teachers, and administrators from local schools are ramping up efforts to fight Governor Cuomo’s proposed education reforms — which they argue would, in part, provide too little funding to schools and put too much emphasis on standardized tests. During recent rallies at…

Photos Photo by lprincerose
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An awesome pop of color for this otherwise gray day, courtesy of lprincerose. 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 by rpavich
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It’s time to dance, dance, dance, and eat chili! We’ve got some fun events that will get you moving and grooving and noshing this weekend around the neighborhood — see all the details below. Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Check out our children’s events listing! Kings Of Karaoke When: Thursday, March 26, 10:30pm…

Business open & closed
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It’s been a busy few weeks for businesses in the neighborhood, with several new openings, closures, changes in ownership, and spaces moving to new locations. Here’s a look back on what’s happened in over the past month: NOW OPEN: Buttermilk Bakeshop 260 5th Avenue, between Garfield and Carroll Chef Katie Rosenhouse has introduced her second area bakery (the first opened…

Business don chingon, 216 flatbush ave
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In Park Slope, 2015 is quickly becoming the year of the Mexican restaurant, with several new spots opening or coming soon — including Don Chingon, which opened Wednesday on Flatbush Avenue, where Fish & Sip closed this past fall. The space, located at 216 Flatbush Avenue near Bergen, has gotten a bit of a makeover, including…

Photos ironic graffiti
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Someone’s taken issue with this tagged wall on 5th Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets. Zoomed in: Serious request, or ironic addition? 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,…

News Classified Ads, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Got something to buy, sell, or trade? We’ve got a classifieds section for you! If you’re looking for an apartment to rent, trying to get rid of your kids’ outgrown clothing, hosting a stoop sale, or lost something around the neighborhood, post an ad with us on EverythingBK! It’s free to list in the Community, Lost…

Food & Drink Photo via Bonnie's Grill
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When you’re feeling like a spicy, meaty indulgence, there’s not much better than a pile of buffalo wings. And luckily, we’ve got some of the best right here in Park Slope — if not THE best in all of New York City. The Daily Meal recently proclaimed the wings at Bonnie’s Grill (278 5th Avenue,…

Greenmarket & CSA grand army plaza greenmarket cell phones
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It’s been a long, cold winter, but we’ve got some promising signs of spring from the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket! First off, this Saturday, March 28 is your last chance to stamp your Winter Warrior card — if you’ve gone to the market 10 times this winter, you’ll be eligible a coupon for a reward from one…

Food & Drink The Israeli breakfast
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With so many places in the neighborhood to grab a mimosa and a plate of eggs on the weekend, how can you decide which is the best spot to take your visiting in-laws or where you’ll want to sit quietly for a couple hours with the hair of the dog? The Park Slope Brunch Beat…

Events New York Methodist Hospital
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Following an agreement earlier this year between New York Methodist Hospital and Preserve Park Slope regarding the size, scope, and more of Methodist’s upcoming expansion project, you may still have questions about exactly what to expect. Tomorrow night, Preserve Park Slope will be hosting a meeting to help guide neighbors through it all. On Thursday, March…

Photos Photo by ndresaurelie
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Our favorite house on 2nd Street, just off 7th Avenue, always puts a smile on our faces — but with all its painted flowers, as shot here by ndresaurelie, it also gives us a bit of hope for spring! Take any photos in the neighborhood lately? Send them to editor@parkslopestoop.com, add them to the Park Slope Stoop…

Kids & Family ArtsPower National Touring Theater
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Looking for something fun to do with the whole family this week? From a live musical and a chance to invent stuff, to storytimes and crafts, there are a lot of great kid-friendly events coming up in our area: Babies & Books When: Wednesday, March 25, 10am Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10 Grand Army Plaza What: Kids ages birth to 18…

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