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Holiday Always the best-dressed house on 9th Street! Photo by stockoppphoto.
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Thursday, December 25 is Christmas, and if you’re headed out of town, here’s hoping your travels are safe and easy despite the crummy weather. If you’re sticking around the neighborhood, note that Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, is not an official city holiday, so all city government offices, including courts, are open. Here’s some information you might need…

Food & Drink Happy New Year Hats at Save on Fifth
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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. We’ve rounded up some of the best places to grab dinner before heading out to your local party,…

Holiday Toys For Tots Collection Box
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The annual Toys for Tots drive is currently underway, and there are a lot of local drop-off locations where you can donate a toy, helping to ensure that so many Brooklyn children have a bright holiday. The Park Slope Civic Council has once again organized the event, working with Park Slope Parents to make this the biggest…

Holiday Giftbox icon, via Wiki
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Unsure what to spend on holiday tips this season? Park Slope Parents just released the results from their 2014 survey, providing a Brooklyn average for tips to people like supers, doormen, babysitters, dog walkers, and more. The results, based on 400 responses from neighbors in the community, show that most people will be tipping the same amounts…

Events Grand Army Plaza Menorah
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Join your neighbors for live music, hot latkes, and gifts for the kids as Chabad of Park Slope kicks off its annual Chanukah celebration at Grand Army Plaza this Tuesday. The candle lighting of the world’s largest menorah will take place each night of Chanukah, which begins at sundown on Tuesday, December 16. The Plaza’s 32-foot menorah, the maximum height…

Business menorah
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If you’re in need of artisanal donuts and a brand-new menorah, Chabad of Park Slope is about to launch the pop-up shop for you. The Chanukah Pop-Up Center, which they note is the first ever in Brooklyn, will open this Sunday, December 14 at 107A 7th Avenue on the corner of President Street, the former…

Holiday Photo via 5th Avenue BID
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Even though this is the busiest time of the year for Santa Claus, he’s graciously made some time to visit with kids in our neighborhood over the next two Saturdays. On December 13 and 20, Santa will join roaming bands of carolers from Opera On Tap to stroll along 5th Avenue, and he’ll stop to…

Holiday Photo by Jennifer C.
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How much are you planing to spend on holiday tips this season? Park Slope Parents just opened their 2014 survey to get a Brooklyn average for tips to people like supers, doormen, babysitters, dog walkers, and more. The survey is anonymous, and should only take about two to four minutes to complete. Best of all, you do not…

Events Photo via Jingle Bell Jamboree
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The holiday season in Brooklyn is a great time to be a kid (and a parent!), with the flurry of tree and menorah lightings, abundance of hot chocolate, and, of course, strings and strings of dazzling lights. Here are 15 of our favorite upcoming events around the borough: Sinterklaas at The Wyckoff House Museum When: Saturday, December…

Holiday Thanksgiving turkeys on 5th Ave
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That would be you, dear neighbor. We’d like to thank you for your kindness and generosity, and for being a loyal reader of and contributor to our neighborhood news site. Together, we have kept an eye on what’s going on in the neighborhood, raised money for charity, and celebrated the people that make our community…

Holiday Thanksgiving Turkeys via Brooklyn Public LIbrary
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Thursday, November 27 is Thanksgiving, and if you’re headed out of town, here’s hoping your travels are safe and easy despite the crummy weather. If you’re sticking around the neighborhood, here’s some information you might need to know: Government Offices, Parking, And Sanitation Government offices, post offices, public libraries, courts, and the Department of Motor Vehicles are…

Holiday Xavier Football
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Neighbor Spencer Letizia will represent Park Slope in New York City’s longest-running high school tradition: The 91st annual Xavier High School vs Fordham Prep Turkey Bowl. Spencer, a junior at Xavier High School, will play on the starting offensive line as 5 Guard/Inside Linebacker. Brooklyn Roots Spencer’s Brooklyn roots go back quite a ways. His paternal grandparents emigrated from…

Holiday Photo by Jennifer C.
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Want to help make a child’s holiday a bit brighter this season? Council Member Stephen Levin, whose district covers parts of our area, and the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, are currently running their annual toy drive. On weekdays between 9:30am-5:30pm, you can drop off new, wrapped toys for boys and girls up to age 12 at Levin’s office…

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