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 their annual fireworks display. Starting at 11pm, there will be hot chocolate and music at Grand Army Plaza, and before the clock strikes midnight, Brooklyn Borough
Whatever you’re doing today, we hope all our neighbors have a chance to relax, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy a peaceful day. As a reminder, here’s some of what’s open and closed in the area, and a few places where you still might be able to snag a table for a meal tonight.
Sticking around Park Slope this week? Here’s a breakdown of what’s open, what’s closed, and what’s running on a different schedule on Christmas Eve and Christmas. Government Offices, Parking, and Sanitation Government offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, are closed. Courts are also closed. There is no mail delivery. Public schools are closed through
Forgot to get a gift for someone on your list, and now you’ve got no time to run out to a store to find something? Not to worry! There are several Park Slope spots that offer gift certificates, classes, subscriptions, and more online, so you can buy it today and look like you’ve been planning
One of the most festive spots in the neighborhood every year, chieffymac11 snapped a shot of this 9th Street home located between 6th and 7th Avenues. Take any photos in Park Slope recently? Send them to email@example.com, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag them #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post them here. Also, follow
If the festive lights hanging above 5th and 7th Avenues are not enough to inspire the holiday spirit in you, Kathy Smelyansky, owner of Video Gallery at 316 7th Ave, offers some feel-good movie suggestions that will shoo away even the grinchiest of Grinches. “I’m Jewish and I really love Christmas. What’s not to love?” says Kathy, who has
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and if hanging out with throngs of tourists in Times Square isn’t your thing, stick close to home and reserve your spot at one of our Park Slope restaurants: Aperitivo, 279 5th Avenue, 718-369-1123: They’ll have a four-course dinner with wine pairings at $95 per person with seatings
So let’s just say you’ve done a great job crossing all the items off your gift list early this year. What about extra tips for folks who provide services to help your life run smoothly? Maybe that’s not enough to say. Maybe they’ve become, in certain ways, like members of an extended family to you–but in any
Plan ahead for while the kids are out of school or get into the holiday spirit over the next few weeks! In addition to visits from Santa, there are some great family-friendly events coming up around Park Slope: A Charlie Brown Christmas Where: Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue, firstname.lastname@example.org When: Thursdays & Fridays December 12, 13 & 20
The Prospect Park Alliance is scrapping the traditional Christmas tree that normally stands under the arch at Grand Army Plaza for the holiday season (last year’s is pictured above) in favor of a modern interpretation: They’ve created a 35-foot-tall tree made entirely of exterior LED lights. The Alliance says they calculated the shape of a
Not only can Santa deliver presents all over the world in one night, but he manages to make guest appearances around the city as well. And if you still want to meet the big guy, but don’t want to wait in line at Macy’s, take a breather and let the kids visit with jolly old Saint
Sweet antlers on 6th Avenue. Take any photos in Park Slope over the weekend? Send them to email@example.com, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag them #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post it here. Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and subscribe to our daily newsletter!
The Gowanus Alliance is set to unveil a very special Christmas tree near 16th Street and 3rd Avenue on Friday, December 13, honoring the work of neighborhood non-profit CHiPS, which has generously provided needy families in our community with food, clothing, and other means of support since 1971. “In the spirit of Gowanus manufacturing, the Gowanus Alliance is
Though the temperature yesterday made us wonder, it is in fact December, which for a lot of people means decking the halls for Christmas or setting a new scene at home for wintertime. And when it comes to decorations, they’re pretty much limitless, and countless stores in the neighborhood are currently stocked with strings of
The gift-wrapped collection boxes are popping up around you. They’re there when you pay for your groceries, when you drop your kids off for school, when you stand in line for the teller. Toys for Tots is up and running again! The Park Slope Civic Council and Park Slope Parents are teaming up to make this year the biggest