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News Park Slope Streets: 7th Avenue from 9th Street
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For the first time in New York City’s history, the Rent Guidelines Board voted Monday night to green-light a rent freeze for the city’s approximate two million residents living in rent-stabilized homes, eliciting cheers of approval from elected officials and neighbors who have long called for relief for tenants. The board, which regulates rent for…

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Keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood all week — follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter. And if you ever have any news tips, story ideas, questions, or anything, email us at editor@parkslopestoop.com. Here’s a look back at some stories you might have missed this week: • Help police track down this…

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After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of the most interesting recent stories from our sister sites that are worth a read this weekend: Fort Greene’s favorite sandwich shop gets The New York Times Magazine spotlight. [Fort Greene…

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…

Education Lunar New Year in Sunset Park, Photo by Michael Vito
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Tuesday that New York City will become the second major urban school district in the nation, after San Francisco, to close on Lunar New Year in the official school calendar. In the upcoming 2015-16 school year, schools will close on February 8 for the Lunar…

News No Parking sign for Seventh Heaven
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We all know how hard it can be to park in the neighborhood, but a new app called SpotPog, which launched on Monday, hopes to make the struggle a bit easier. SpotPog is launching in Park Slope, Boerum Hill, and Fort Greene to start. Drivers in these neighborhoods will be the first to be able…

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The New York Times has discovered Park Slope again. This time for their Block By Block Real Estate videos. The Times shows the requisite images of Prospect Park, brownstones, the Park Slope Food Co-op and moms pushing strollers. The video also mentions the nickname, “No Park Slope,” and points out some of the more obvious…

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After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of the most interesting recent stories from our sister sites and other local media that are worth a read this weekend: A cop fatally shot a man in Brighton Beach after…

News Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing traffic changes in Prospect Park Thursday. (Photo courtesy Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office)
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No more cars in Prospect Park — most of the time, anyway. At a press conference in Prospect Park on Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced permanent changes to car traffic in the park. Prospect Park’s West Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Park Circle, previously open to motor vehicle traffic for two hours during weekday afternoons,…

News Photo by Tom Prendergast
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A man was roasting what he told police was a guinea pig in Prospect Park Saturday morning, according to DNAinfo. Officers responded to an emergency call about someone mistreating a squirrel in the park, police said. The man, who told DNAinfo, he was from Ecuador, was roasting the squirrel-sized animal on a wooden skewer over…

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Keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood all the week — follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter. And if you ever have any news tips, story ideas, questions, or anything, email us at editor@parkslopestoop.com. Here’s a look back at some stories you might have missed this week: • A 5-year-old boy was…

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After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of the most interesting recent stories from our sister sites that are worth a read this weekend: Dead whale on Brighton Beach most likely struck by ship, experts say. [Sheepshead Bites]…

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Jumble Juice & Salad Bar at 322 5th Avenue, between 2nd and 3rd streets, opened its doors on Friday. So if you are craving something healthy, there’s a new place to go. And if you are too lazy to go out and get your salad or smoothie, they offer free delivery. Their menu of salads and…

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New members of the Brooklyn Community Boards were inducted by Borough President Eric Adams at the end of May and among the new recruits for Community Board 6 were three neighborhood teenagers. The new members got their first taste of membership Wednesday night at the CB6 General Meeting. The teenage appointees, the first ever, are…

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