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History Colson by Nooney via BPL
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Peeking into your neighbors’ homes is tempting anytime, whether it’s to get a glimpse of the home of a celebrity or to walk in for a house tour. Add a touch of nostalgia to that, and it’s a pretty perfect way to while away from time on a rainy Friday afternoon. So we were glad
Green Textile recycling at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket by Wearable Collections on FB
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Looking for a place to drop off clothing and other textiles that’s not a donation bin placed illegally on a sidewalk? As you make room in your closet for new winter duds, and in the future when you start thinking about spring cleaning, here’s a list of some local options: • Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
Home Fall: construction paper leaves in a door
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If you’ve got some holiday travel on the horizon, it’s important to give your apartment a little extra attention before hitting the road: • Burglars often target homes that look empty, so make sure to have a trusted neighbor pick up your mail and any newspapers that would otherwise pile up on the stoop. • Lights are
Home Thermometer, cold
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Did you know that from October 1 through May 31, building owners are required by the city to keep the heat in their buildings at certain temperatures? • Between the hours of 6am and 10pm, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit. • Between the hours
Home roof pool party via megzzzzk
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megzzzzk knows how to party. Captured a Park Slope moment recently? Send pictures to editor@parkslopestoop.com, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag them #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post them here. Also, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our daily newsletter!
Business susie kurkowski
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Interior design shop Items Of Interest has officially opened on Fifth Avenue, but the beautiful items that fill its space are just a taste of what owner and Park Slope resident Susie Kurkowski has to offer. “I’d really like to be a go-to person in the community for home design,” says the interior designer and
Business Items of Interest Storefront
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In recent conversation with some friends and fellow Park Slopers, we came to the conclusion that for all of our many and varied shops, furniture and home goods aren’t incredibly well-represented. We’ve got a healthy market and at least a couple options for most purchasable goods, but if you’re looking for furniture? Not so much.
Health free full shot
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It’s no secret that New York is a haven for bed bugs, and a serious pest infestation can wreak havoc on properties for years. Of course, it’s also no secret that Park Slope loves its hand-me-downs. Having coveted many a chippy gilt frame on the street, we have often considered that someone must be cleaning
Home electric heater via loungerie
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Winter is definitely making its presence known this week, and with the FDNY saying that more than 33% of home fires occur during the months of December, January, and February, it’s a good time to review some winter safety tips. If planning on using an electric space heater: •  Never use an extension cord with a space
Home planters on stoop via instagram
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It’s refreshing to see some colors that aren’t in the red & green scheme. Photo via jessperezsays Captured a Park Slope moment on camera? Send it to editor@parkslopestoop.com, add it to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag it #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post it on the blog.
Home joshua henkin brownstone, via l magazine
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L Magazine has released a very thorough look inside the home of Park Slope resident and novelist Joshua Henkin (Matrimony). The 30-photo slideshow walks you through the charming brownstone, and is accompanied by a Q & A with the writer (who is also the director of the MFA Program in Fiction Writing at Brooklyn College).
Home Pink Townhouse painted brown, e-mailed by reader
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The iconic pink townhouse of Garfield Place is bubble-gum-colored no longer. Former owner Bernie Henry, 96, painted the building a pale pink when he bought it in 1961, and it’s gotten attention (both positive and negative) ever since. We were warned when it sold for $2 million back in early October that the “Pepto-Bismol pink
Holiday Inflated Nativity Scene
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Halloween’s history. Thanksgiving’s over. It’s time for Christmas. For some, Christmas is a joyous season, a celebration of Jesus and America. For others, it’s a time to avoid department stores, put up with over-the-top yard decor, and endure ceaseless Christmas music. Nothing to be done about the music (note to Toys R Us: mixing in
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