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Health Brooklyn Public Library Plaza via rittainnyc
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With temperatures hitting the highest they’ve been this summer, the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has opened cooling centers throughout the five boroughs — including in South Slope — and has issued a number of tips to help residents to protect themselves and neighbors during these dangerously hot days. Temperatures are expected to…

Green Photo via DEP
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The Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging people to stay hydrated this summer with its Water-On-The-Go program. Since 2010, the DEP has placed portable NYC water drinking fountains at public plazas and parks to offer NYC tap water as an economical, healthy, and environmentally responsible alternative to bottled water and sugary beverages. This year, in…

Green gowanus canal in the fall
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To raise awareness for the need to hurry up and clean the Gowanus Canal, a man plans on diving into the polluted waterway this Earth Day and taking a swim. Christopher Swain, a clean-water activist who has taken similar swims through other, somewhat less toxic, bodies of water — including the entire 315-mile stretch of the…

Business Photo by Area Yoga
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Start stretching, 5th Avenue, as a new yoga studio is opening close to the Barclays Center end of the street this weekend. The third outpost of Area Yoga hosts its first class tonight, Friday, April 18, at 45 5th Avenue, on the corner of Bergen, in the space previously home to its sister operation, Area Kids. They’re launching with a…

Business Photo by Pure Barre
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Pure Barre, a fitness studio chain focused on the trend of using a ballet barre in a workout, held its grand opening over the weekend at 178 5th Avenue, between Sackett and Degraw, in the space that was most recently home to Guvnor’s, the vintage shop that closed last year. According to its site, workouts “utilize the ballet barre…

Events Photo by get directly down
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Children up to age 16 can get a free dental screening on Friday, February 6 from 9am-3pm during Give Kids A Smile Day, sponsored by the Division of Dental Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital and the American Dental Association. All you need to do is stop by the event at the Hospital’s Division of…

Business Area Yoga, 45 5th Avenue
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The north end of 5th Avenue is getting a new yoga studio this spring. Area Kids, the children’s clothing and toy store with several locations in the area, has closed its shop at 45 5th Avenue, on the corner of Bergen, and the writing on the window says the space will be converted into one…

Development New York Methodist Hospital
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Following a legal challenge by neighborhood group Preserve Park Slope, New York Methodist Hospital’s proposed new Center for Community Health will be built, but will be significantly different than planned. This morning the two parties announced the settlement of litigation brought on by Preserve Park Slope following the approval of variances by New York City’s Board of Standards…

Health (crop) bkfit
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The Brooklyn Chamber’s week-long wellness initiative is underway, and there’s still time to take advantage of a deal at a local gym. Through November 16, you’ll have the chance to check out a number of fitness spaces across Brooklyn, and by mentioning “BK Fit” at participating venues, you can get a sweet discount to kick-start a…

Business Coming Soon: Pure Barre, 178 5th Avenue
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Pure Barre, a fitness studio chain focused on the trend of using a ballet barre in a workout, will take over the space at 178 5th Avenue, between Sackett and Degraw, that was most recently home to Guvnor’s, the vintage shop that closed earlier this year. Though there’s no indication of the incoming studio at…

Health West Nile Spraying map via DOH
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The Department of Health says it will be spraying pesticides to reduce mosquito activity and the risk of the West Nile virus in Prospect Park, Green-Wood Cemetery, and surrounding areas tonight, Tuesday, September 16 between 8pm and 6am. If this morning’s rain continues, the spraying will be postponed until tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17. However, the…

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