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Health (crop) Derrick Adkins with Nicoletta  and Panagiotis

As the weather warms up, we’ll see more and more runners enjoying Prospect Park, because as adults, many turn to jogging and running as a form or exercise and fitness. But what if you’d been exposed to running at an earlier age? Say, six years old? Many kids in Park Slope have already felt the
Neighbors via Michael Joyce

Comedian Michael Joyce is a Park Slope neighbor originally from Ohio, who did his first open mic while attending the University of Dayton. But he tells us he really got his start at an early age. “You have to be funny as the youngest of four and an overweight child/adult,” he says. After college, he
Art & Music (crop) Our Hen House: Jasmin & Mariann

The women behind Our Hen House keep themselves busier than most, but their efforts in animal advocacy make it worth it. New Park Slope residents Jasmin Singer, co-founder and executive director, and Mariann Sullivan, co-founder and program director, have just gotten even busier though, as they’ve added to a long list of work with their non-profit organization
Neighbors (crop) via Robert Lopez on Twitter

A huge congratulations to Park Slope’s own Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who took home the Oscar for Best Original Song at Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards! They won for Let It Go, the song they wrote for the animated movie Frozen, which they’ve said was inspired by a walk through Prospect Park. That makes Bobby the 12th
Business Albert Cabbad, via Community Board 6

Park Slope lost a longtime advocate for small businesses when Albert Cabbad passed away on February 18, 2014. A Syrian native who made his way to New York City via Latin America — becoming fluent in Spanish there may have been just one of the qualities that helped him be a unifying figure in our
Art & Music The Roving Typist video still

In the internet age, a picture can still be worth a thousand words — unfortunately, sometimes those words are hateful comments. But when the right person takes a look at the picture, they can help tell the story in a new way. That’s how the new short film, The Roving Typist, came to be. When
Neighbors Love Your Block, Citizens Committee for New York City via FB

Does your area have a project that needs some love — maybe a vacant lot that needs cleaning up, a street that needs more trees planted, walls that need graffiti removed? Show your love for your block by applying for a $1,000 grant to transform and beautify it. The Love Your Block Grant from the
Neighbors Keith Williams

“The only way to get better at something is to go out and do it,” says Keith Williams, the Park Slope local behind The Weekly Nabe, a website where, among other things, he chronicles his research of and visits to each of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods. In fact, that theory is part of the reason he started the
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