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Destinations Prospect Park Lakeside LeFrak ice skating rink
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The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park was just awarded with the highest honor in the field of architecture, with the facility that opened last year after an extensive, and much-celebrated, renovation project edging out hundreds of other candidates for the American Institute of Architects’ 2015 Honor Award, the LeFrak Center…

Destinations Swimming Pool by Alexa Hoyer via Brooklyn Bridge Park on FB
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Outdoor public pools in New York City reopen following the last day in session for public school, which means they’re already revved up and waiting for swimmers! There are 15 outdoor pools in Brooklyn that are open through Labor Day on September 1, so you don’t need to go too far to jump on in.…

Destinations 5 Boro Bike Tour via Bike New York on FB
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Always wanted to ride your bike on the BQE? The TD 5 Boro Bike Tour is your chance to do just that, and more, as about 32,000 cyclists enjoy a route that takes them through 40 miles of the city, passing through each borough, on roads completely free of cars. The 2014 event is scheduled…

Destinations Photo by nycbeachbus on Instagram
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If you liked being able to catch a bus to the beach directly from Park Slope over the summer, you might be interested in hopping on one that will take you to the snowy hills this winter. NYC Beach Bus is running as NYC Snow Bus starting on December 13, with four pick-up locations (including the…

Destinations apple picking
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New York’s state fruit is the apple, and boy do we New Yorkers love our apple picking. We’ve rounded up 15 apple orchards within a 2-hour drive of Brooklyn for you to enjoy this fall. Got any favorites that aren’t on this list? Let your neighbors know by sharing suggestions in the comments! Long Island…

Art & Music SummerScreen screen
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We know as well as anyone that there’s enough to do in Park Slope to fill every day and then some. But sometimes– hear us out!– it’s nice to venture beyond Flatbush Avenue and see what the rest of the world (or at least the rest of New York) is doing. At McCarren Park in…

Destinations Duke of Montrose exterior
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It’s been a long time coming, but Scottish pub Duke of Montrose finally opened at 47 Fifth Avenue last night, and the Park Slope crowd was quick to welcome them. Patrons eager to check out the highly anticipated spot came streaming in off the street, and co-owners Michael Ferrie and Steven Owen– coming off a…

Business Culture Froyo
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The frozen yogurt masters behind Culture are bringing their creamy, tart, and perfectly constructed cups and cones to an even wider audience. This past weekend, the Park Slope favorite opened a new Manhattan shop at 60 W. 8th Street. It is their second location. The new spot will run much like the original, though serving…

Business Terrace Books
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Community Bookstore announced that they would be moving into the former Babbo’s Books spot at 242 Prospect Park West back in May. Apparently the transition from one neighborhood institution to another has been a fairly quick one– Terrace Books officially opened over the weekend. This second shop is stocked with carefully curated used books, some…

Destinations Red Hook Pool via Parks/Daniel Avila
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Public schools had their last day yesterday, which means outdoor public pools in New York City reopen today! There are 15 outdoor pools in Brooklyn that will be open through Labor Day, so you don’t need to go too far to jump on in. With the forecast for rain for today, you might not get…

Destinations Rockaway Beach, via NYC Parks/Daniel Avila
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Summer means barbecues, drinking outdoors, and, for many of us, spending as much time as possible out in the sun. If you want to get to the beach this season, you’re going to want to know the basics — how to get there, and what to expect once you’re there — so we’ve put together this…