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Weather Photo by Beth
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These frigid temperatures mean dangers of all kinds, but one you might not think about involves natural gas — and it’s really easy to stay safe, as long as you know what to look out for. National Grid sent along some safety tips so neighbors can stay protected as the cold weather continues: Remove snow…

Business Photo by porkslope
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As the afternoon rolls on, the list of business closures is growing, but if you’re looking for some last minute provisions, or even a mid-blizzard beer, a number of stores and bars around the neighborhood will remain open tonight and tomorrow. Be sure to check out the details here, and let us know any additions in…

Weather Shoveling Snow
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The snow is already starting to pile up, and while shelves at local shops may be light on milk and bread as people stock up for the blizzard, we wanted to remind you about some things you should avoid through the storm, which is forecast to end around midnight on Tuesday. 1. Don’t drive! As of…

Education Photo by spiraljettyclub
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Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that all public schools are closed tomorrow, January 27, due to the potentially “record-breaking” blizzard headed our way. Additionally, tomorrow’s high school Regents exams — Global History and Geography, Integrated Algebra, Writing (special education), and Mathematics (special education) — have been rescheduled for Thursday. https://twitter.com/NYCMayorsOffice/status/559773961882701828 As for today, all…

Weather Snow Boots, Snowy Sidewalk
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Get ready for a cozy weekend indoors if you can manage it, as a cold and snowy mess is headed our way. A winter weather advisory is in effect from midnight Friday through 6pm Saturday, and the Department of Sanitation will have plows at the ready for a snow alert that begins on Friday at 10pm. The…

Weather Photo by worldtravelergirl
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Get the shovels and salt out because the New York City Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert for Tuesday, January 6, starting at 9am. Fortunately, it’s not expected to be of blizzard or traffic-snarling proportions: approximately one to two inches is expected in our area today. As for the rest of the week, the U.S. National…

Home Sheets and Blankets
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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…

Weather angry snowman by Emil on Flickr
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If you haven’t already heard it through the Twitterverse, we’re sorry to be the ones to tell you: the NYC Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert starting at 8pm tonight (Thursday, November 13). We’re guessing you, much like us, have the whole “What? Yesterday was 60 degrees!” – slash – “Ugggghhhh, why?” thing…

Events prospect park lake
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If you love Prospect Park and you want to help keep it clean and safe for local wildlife, join W.I.L.D. for Prospect Park on Saturday, April 19 from 11am-1pm for its first Lakeside Cleanup and Visitor Outreach of the year. Volunteers will gather by the side of the lake near the Vanderbilt Street/Prospect Park Southwest…

Animals Con Ed Cones and Car
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Now that the snow is melting, it’s causing even more problems than manhole fires. Con Edison is dealing with reports of stray voltage all over the city, and there’s at least one area to be cautious around in our neighborhood. If you notice an area with Con Ed cones and a car with a cone…

Politics Snow Boots, Snowy Sidewalk
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A proposed amendment to existing laws about sidewalk snow and ice removal could mean heftier penalties for those who don’t shovel, but clear walks for pedestrians. Councilmember David Greenfield is proposing that the city use municipal workers to clear a sidewalk they would normally ticket (fines currently start at $100 if a sidewalk isn’t cleared within four…

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