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.
Memorial Day weekend marks the official opening of New York City beaches for the season, and right now the forecast doesn’t look too bad for a little sun and sand. And once again this year, if you’re in the neighborhood and want to get to the beach quickly but you don’t have a car, there’s
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
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
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
The end of summer is nigh, as public school students report for roll call on September 9. The question now is: How do we make the most of the remaining summer days? We’ve created a bucket list of exciting free or cheap activities for you and the kids. Which is your favorite must-do summer activity?
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
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
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
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
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
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