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Food & Drink
0 Dish Of The Week: Brunch Tagliarini At Marco’s
More restaurants should offer pasta for brunch, especially when it’s as perfectly prepared as at Marco’s. The restaurant from the folks behind Franny’s, which opened in their old space at 295 Flatbush Avenue last fall, launched brunch service last month, and the tagliarini ($15) is a highlight from a menu full of delicious dishes. The
Library
0 Volunteer For The Park Slope Library Book Sale
The spring book sale at the Park Slope Library is coming up on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-5pm, which is free to attend, with preview sale on Thursday, April 24, from 5-7pm, which has a $10 entry fee. The Friends Group is still accepting donations — bring gently used books of all genres, CDs, and DVDs to the library
Art & Music
0 Join Ground Floor Gallery To Celebrate Their First Anniversary
When Ground Floor Gallery opened at 353 5th Street in April of last year, curators Krista Saunders and Jill Benson hoped to connect the Park Slope community to emerging artists from all over Brooklyn. Now, on their first anniversary — which they’re celebrating with the Ground Floor Gala on Thursday, April 17 — the pair say they’re proud of
Food & Drink
0 Uncle Louie G Locations Back Open For The Season
Another sure sign that winter is over, despite what the weather may be up to: Uncle Louie G locations start slinging Italian ices and ice cream from their part-time shops! Our three local spots are all back up and running. The one at 319 7th Avenue near 9th Street (pictured above) is back open and scooping
Photos
0 Photo Of The Day: Overcast
April showers bring May flowers, right? Take any photos in Park Slope recently? Send them to editor@parkslopestoop.com, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag them #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post them here. Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and subscribe to our daily newsletter!
Police & Fire
0 Man Charged With Assault In Local Attack On A Senior
Police have arrested a man for the attack on an elderly woman on the 4th Avenue/9th Street R train platform that occurred last month. They NYPD reports they’ve arrested 54-year-old James Showell of Bedford-Stuyvesant and have charged him with assault following the attack on 70-year-old Judith Maroney, who was hit in the head while sitting on a bench
Kids & Family
0 Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events
Are you hanging out with the kids in Brooklyn during spring break this week, and looking for some fun events to enjoy together? Give back to the community by volunteering to spruce up Prospect Park, enjoy a puppet show, hear stories and make crafts, and more good stuff is coming up in the neighborhood. Details
Business
0 Ume Ume Is Bringing Together Children & The Arts On 4th Avenue
A brother and sister with backgrounds in music and arts are hoping to inspire those passions in neighborhood kids with their new children’s enrichment program at Ume Ume Music & Arts, which recently opened at 319 4th Avenue, just off 3rd Street. Sotiria and Christos Stavropoulos, the siblings and co-founders, have both had a love of music
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Dish Of The Week: Brunch Tagliarini At Marco’s

More restaurants should offer pasta for brunch, especially when it’s as perfectly prepared as at Marco’s. The restaurant from the folks behind Franny’s, which opened in their old space at 295 Flatbush Avenue last fall, launched brunch service last month, and the tagliarini ($15) is a highlight from a menu full of delicious dishes. The
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Make Your Voice Heard With Our New Feature, Park Slope Perspective

One of our goals at Park Slope Stoop is to represent a wide range of neighbors, interests, and experiences, and we’re inviting those who’d like to share their opinions, tips, and more to let us be their megaphone with our new feature column. Park Slope Perspective is designed to present the story straight from the
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Man Charged With Assault In Local Attack On A Senior

Police have arrested a man for the attack on an elderly woman on the 4th Avenue/9th Street R train platform that occurred last month. They NYPD reports they’ve arrested 54-year-old James Showell of Bedford-Stuyvesant and have charged him with assault following the attack on 70-year-old Judith Maroney, who was hit in the head while sitting on a bench
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Then & Now: From Boarded Windows To Luxury Apartments

With the rapid development we’re currently experiencing along 4th Avenue, it may be difficult to imagine what the street looked like 80 years ago, but thanks to the New York Public Library’s Digital Collection, we don’t have to. The photo above was taken by Berenice Abbott, a photographer hired as part of the 1935 Federal
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Design The New Park Slope 5th Avenue BID Logo And Win $5,000

Calling all artists! The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District, which covers the area between Dean and 18th Streets, has announced a contest that will award the winning designer of the BID’s new logo $5,000. Here’s what they’re looking for: A new logo that reflects the Park Slope Fifth Avenue area — a vibrant mix of independently-owned
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The Bergen Tile Building Is Gone

The former Bergen Tile building at 215 Flatbush Avenue on the corner of Dean Street has been completely demolished, to make room for an apartment building. Everything has been torn out, down to the foundation. The most recent plans for the building that’s supposed to go up in its place are from 2012, and show a
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No 4 Trains, F & G Running Normally & Other Weekend Subway Changes

We’re hoping this isn’t like last week, where we get excited about normal service along the F and G lines, only to find out tomorrow that actually they’ll be skipping local stops again. Still, we’re cautiously optimistic! There are some other service changes to local lines you should look out for this weekend, however. Here’s
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Level2 Kids Now Open On Flatbush Avenue

Level2 Kids, the children’s clothing boutique that closed up its space on Bergen Street in February, is now open in its new location not too far away, at 252 Flatbush Avenue. They’ve been in the new space for a few weeks, and they’re currently stocked with cool clothes for spring and summer for the tweens and