Author Mary Bakija

Announcements Donny Levit, editor of Park Slope Stoop

Please join us in welcoming Donny Levit to the Park Slope Stoop team. You may have noticed his byline on a few stories recently, and you’ll see it more often now — as of this week, he is the new editor of the site, taking over for Shannon Geis, who is now covering our sister sites Ditmas…

Photos the sky over a building and lamppost in park slope

When you’re walking down 5th Avenue, remember to look up every once in a while! Take any photos in the neighborhood lately? Send them to, 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 Smorgasburg

If you’ve been thinking the one thing missing from Prospect Park is ramen burgers, you’ll be glad to know they’ll soon be available, along with many more food options, as the uber-hip Smorgasburg is setting up shop in our big backyard. Starting August 30, the outdoor eating extravaganza will be moving from its current home…

Police & Fire Photo via NYPD

Police are looking for a man they say fondled a woman while she was asleep on the subway. Cops say that on Monday, August 10 at about 5:30pm, the 25-year-old victim was asleep on a southbound N train, near the Atlantic Avenue stop, when the suspect touched her buttocks. A witness reportedly woke the victim…

Photos chalkboard that read 'cool off with a cold beer' in park slope

It’s about to get hot again — we’re looking at some 90s during the weekend — so we’ll likely be taking the advice of this chalkboard. Take any photos in the neighborhood lately? Send them to, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag them #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post them here.…

Events events calendar screenshot

Hosting a class for locals, having an art opening nearby, or planning a block-wide yard sale? List it in our events calendar! From support groups and meet-ups to concerts and film screenings, you can add a one-time event or import your iCalendar feed of events in the community, for the community. Or, check out what’s…

Destinations Photo via NYC Parks Department

We’re right in the middle of a steamy New York City summer, and if you’re looking for some relief, our outdoor public pools could very well be the answer. There are 15 outdoor pools in Brooklyn that are open through Labor Day, so you don’t need to go too far to jump on in. Here…

News red wire bench

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

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)

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)

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

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

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…

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