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The key to any Park Slope move is saving space. When planning what to do with your stuff, it’s very easy to under- or overestimate how many boxes you’ll need to pack as efficiently as possible. You don’t want to damage anything by packing too tightly, but too many boxes means a stressful moving day…

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Moving day can be a stressful one. Actually, one of the most stressful ones. But having your most important items on hand at your new place will definitely go a long way in taking the edge off. That’s why an open-me-first box is essential for any move, big or small. Check out this handy infographic…

Home Sheets and Blankets

Now that winter has made its official debut and we brace ourselves for plummeting temperatures, we wanted to pass on some tips to make your heating bill a little less scary during these coming months. From adding a couple blankets to your bed and turning your thermostat down at night to sealing air leaks, there…

History Colson by Nooney via BPL

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

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

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…

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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

megzzzzk knows how to party. Captured a Park Slope moment recently? Send pictures to, 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!

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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

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.…

Home Sewer Overflow Garfield Place via CBS

It turns out local businesses aren’t the only ones who are suffering from the recent heavy rains. Park Slope homes dealt with overflowing sewer water seeping into basements, through the floors, and even out of the sink this past weekend. CBS 2 reports: It all started with the heavy rain Friday and Saturday, up and down the…

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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

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

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, add it to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag it #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post it on the blog.

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