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Holiday American Flag on 9th Street
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Break out the buns, franks, and fireworks — the Fourth of July weekend is right around the corner. If you’re sticking around the city to see the Macy’s fireworks display, which will launch from the East River, you may want to watch from a friend’s rooftop and avoid the crowds on the Brooklyn Promenade. Or…

Holiday American Flag on 4th Avenue
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If you’re hanging around the neighborhood this Memorial Day weekend, we’ve put together a list of places and services that will either be closed or operating under a limited schedule on Monday, May 25: • Government offices and courts are closed. • There is no mail delivery. • All city public schools are closed. • Alternate…

Holiday Photo by jennydouglas_
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Wishing all our neighbors a peaceful holiday weekend, whether you’re celebrating Passover, Easter, just enjoying this warmer weather, or all of the above. We’re taking the weekend off, but will be back on Monday — but as always, if you notice anything happening in the area that you think neighbors should know about, send us…

Events Photo by Rob Hoey
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The Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns for its 40th year on Sunday, March 15, and neighbors are invited to come celebrate all that is Irish, as bands, bag pipes, step dancers, and more take to the streets. Prior to the parade’s big start, a “re-dedication ceremony” to 9/11 heroes and victims will take place in Bartel-Pritchard…

Holiday American Flag on 4th Avenue
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This Monday, February 16 is Washington’s Birthday, also referred to these days as Presidents’ Day. In observance of the holiday, the city will see some changes to services. Here’s what you need to know: Government Offices, Parking, And Sanitation Government offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles and courts, are closed on Monday. NYC public…

Holiday Window Hearts
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We love you, dear neighbors, and loyal advertisers (double the love for neighborhood advertisers!). Thanks to your support we continue to bring you the news you really care about daily. We have put together a list of some wonderful deals and specials to spread the love across the neighborhoods we cover – from Sheepshead Bay, to Bensonhurst, to Ditmas…

Holiday Christmas Trees Trash Curbside Mulch Collection
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Want to make sure your Christmas tree becomes mulch, but don’t want to drag it to one of the MulchFest locations? If you live close to 4th Avenue, you’ve got a great alternative coming up this weekend. On Sunday, January 11 from 9-10:30am, GreenSpace on Fourth, the Park Slope Civic Council’s Forth on Fourth Avenue…

Holiday Christmas Tree Pile
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Now that we’re back to the daily grind following the holidays, it’s also time to consider how to grind up that Christmas tree. The city offers a couple of options that will take your tree and turn it into mulch, which will provide cover for trees around the five boroughs — though neighbors can also…

Holiday happy new year 2015
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Wishing all our neighbors a healthy and happy 2015! Here are a few things to know today about parking, mail, subways, and more. And if you’re looking for a place to grab brunch, here are some options.

Food & Drink Dizzy's Pancakes
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After you ring in 2015 on Wednesday night, you might wake up hungry to start the new year off right– or perhaps looking to soak up a bit of that excess champagne. And where better to do that than over brunch? Here are some local spots that are open this Thursday, January 1: Alchemy, 56 5th Avenue…

Holiday wreath on 5th avenue
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Thursday, January 1 is New Year’s Day, and if you’re in the area, here are some things you’ll need to know for the holiday. Note that New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, is not an official holiday, and all city government offices are open. Government Offices, Parking, And Sanitation All government offices are closed on New…

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Friends and neighbors, there’s no need to crowd into Times Square to watch a ball drop! Go Brooklyn this New Year’s Eve and make your way to Prospect Park for the annual fireworks display. Starting at 11pm, there will be hot chocolate and music at Grand Army Plaza, and then it’s on to the big show…

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