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Tuesday morning, 20 people from 17 different countries became American citizens during the first ever naturalization ceremony at the Old Stone House in Washington Park. The proceedings were presided over by Magistrate Judge Steven Locke, the keynote speaker was U.S. Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez, and New York State Assemblywoman Jo Ann Simon led everyone in the Pledge of…

Neighbors Christina Summers
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Dolce Vite owner Christina Summers, also known as Princess Chocolatto, is selling her late grandmother’s home in Maryland for $100 and a winning chocolate recipe. Christina says her grandmother was an excellent cook and that they used to make all kinds of homemade chocolate desserts together. Her grandmother is the reason Christina started Dolce Vite Chocolatto and…

Art & Music Jonathan Blum
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Local artist Jonathan Blum is turning 50 and to celebrate he’s hosting is own retrospective at ShapeShifter Lab at 18 Whitewell Place between 1st and Carroll streets. “I’ve always sold my art directly to the public — I’ve never really done many gallery shows — so it makes sense to do my own retrospective,” explains…

Neighbors This year's Brooklyn Pride Parade
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In honor of Pride Month New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has released his office’s 2015 issue of the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Guide of Services & Resources,” and an accompanying website. The guide is a comprehensive resource including contact and background information for nearly 600 programs and non-profits serving the city’s…

Neighbors Sammy Cohen Eckstein memorial by Right of Way
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Sammy Cohen-Eckstein, the 12-year-old boy who was hit by a car and killed in 2013, will get a permanent memorial bench near the spot where he was killed. A spokeswoman told DNAinfo that the Parks Department and Prospect Park Alliance “worked closely with the family to determine a more permanent way of memorializing their son. As…

Art & Music dizzys_june
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On Saturday, June 20th, BossB!tch Productions presents the premier of “The FRIZZY DIZZY Comedy Show” at The Room @ Dizzy’s (http://dizzys.com/) on 5th in Park Slope. The new monthly stand-up show features some of New York’s best up-and-comers as well as seasoned pros. The Park Slope based production company puts on weekly open mic nights as well as the popular…

Neighbors George Constantinou and Farid Ali, the co-owners of Bogota Latin Bistro
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Spouses Farid Ali and George Constantinou are delighted to celebrate their decade-long ownership of one of Park Slope’s most praised restaurants—Bogota Latin Bistro. Ali and Constantinou are also well-known community leaders, dedicated to serving the growth and prosperity of the greater Park Slope area. Their community involvement, coupled with their steadfast dedication to gay rights…

Neighbors Alexandra Kalmanofsky
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Neighbor Alexandra Kalmanofsky, who has been battling the disease for 16 years, says that once you have had cancer, it remains a part of your life. Because of this belief, in 2008 she began an annual walk for cancer survivors at Burning Man to celebrate that “we are alive, we are fighting, and we continue to do…

Neighbors pizza crusts by sirpatstew
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Our favorite pizza-loving neighbor is back with a question for the ages: https://twitter.com/SirPatStew/status/603899878939430912 Actor and Park Slope neighbor Patrick Stewart first made his name in the pizza game when he shared a photo of himself enjoying a slice at 7th Avenue’s Smiling Pizza, and now he’s back with a philosophical question all New Yorkers can…

Education PS/MS 282 Royal Panthers Chess Team! Photo by Jeremy Amar
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Local students continue to make our neighborhood proud by bringing home impressive trophies from chess tournaments! This past weekend, kids from PS/MS 282 (180 6th Avenue) and PS 321 (180 7th Avenue) headed up to the New York State Scholastic Championships in Saratoga Springs, and they came back with some impressive results. The 282 Royal Panthers chess team, which has an amazing track…

Art & Music Photo by Acme Hall Studios
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A husband-and-wife team with local roots and a whole lot of experience in the music world have opened a new recording studio and lesson space, and it seems destined to bring a lot of song to 9th Street. Rebecca Pronsky, a Park Slope native, and Rich Bennett, who grew up in Staten Island, recently celebrated…

Art & Music Sasha Winters, Greg Hildreth, and Emma Jane Gonzalez in Back to the Land. Photo courtesy of Eat Our Feelings.
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https://vimeo.com/118147110 The ladies of Eat Our Feelings, a relatively new web series that’s a scripted comedic cooking show, really get around. They’ve shot the series all over Brooklyn — they tackled brunch in Ditmas Park recently — and, just in time for Valentine’s Day, they’re in our neighborhood, causing awkward, but loving, vibes in Back to the Land…

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