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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…

Neighbors Photo via Prospect Park
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Do you know a someone who’s doing something great in our neighborhood? Nominate them for an award from Community Board 6! Each year CB6 honors youth and adults “who have made a substantial contribution to improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods through direct action or by serving as a positive role model for others.” The Youth…

Neighbors Photo via Facebook
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The tragic loss of a local businessman casts a pall over Flatbush Avenue this week, following a terrible fire early Wednesday morning that claimed the life of 46-year-old Bassam Awad. Awad, whose family has owned the building that had the fire and the one immediately adjacent to it, passed away after he reportedly fell as he tried…

Neighbors Park Slope Streets: 7th Avenue from 9th Street
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The Gray Lady takes a look at what it’s like to live in Park Slope this week, telling those of us who love it what we already know — that it’s a comparatively tight-knit community where people love to settle in with families, where the price of real estate has grown in leaps and bounds. The…

Neighbors Image via Community Bookstore
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Looking for something fun to do with the whole family this week? From a story about a snow-removal truck that saves the day to a multimedia tech maker party and more, there are a lot of great kid-friendly events coming up in our area: Babies & Books When: Wednesday, January 21, 10am & 10:30am Where: Central Library, Youth Wing, 10…

Neighbors 2014 Park Slope 100
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In a neighborhood where you can easily find several inspiring new stories every day of the year, it’s hard to choose just a few that represent how Park Slope is such a special place to live. But annually for the past eight years, Louise Crawford of Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn has managed to do just…

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…

Art & Music Photo via DreamStreet Theatre Company
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Brooklyn is chock full of talented artists, musicians, and actors, and Park Slope’s Dream Street Theatre Company is no exception. Now in their 16th year of celebrating our borough’s performers with special needs, Dream Street is preparing for Radio Dreaming — a holiday show debuting in front of audiences this weekend. Ahead of the show’s opening night, we spoke with…

Neighbors Cerulean Ozarow on Jeopardy, via YouTube
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http://youtu.be/a1VFEa9oMP0 A local young Jeopardy! fan got his chance to compete on the game show last night, and he walked away a big winner. Cerulean Ozarow, an 11-year-old Park Slope neighbor who attends The Anderson School on the Upper West Side, won the first night of the annual Kids Week, where 10- to 12-year-olds get…

Neighbors prospect park turkey trot 2014
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Did you spend Thanksgiving morning running around Prospect Park and falling in love? If so, that guy you were just a bit faster than is looking for you. A man posted a Craigslist missed connection titled “Melissa!” where he admits he’s been thinking about his time at the annual Turkey Trot since Thursday: So we…

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…

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