We’re living in a time when all our stuff seems so disposable — we replace cell phones when a new version comes out, we place chairs with busted legs at the curb without a thought, and we toss a shirt when it loses yet another button. But Pop Up Repair, an itinerant repair service that
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
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
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
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
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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
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.
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
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
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
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 email@example.com, add it to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag it #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post it on the blog.
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).
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
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