0 Is The Algae In Prospect Park Making Dogs Sick?
A local dog group is spreading the word about the possibility that toxic algae in Prospect Park Lake is making pups sick. FIDO recently noted on its Facebook page that one of its member’s dogs “appear to have been showing mild symptoms from their daily swims” at the park, where the New York State Department
0 Photo Of The Day: Hopped Up
We might hear them a bit, but how often do you see a grasshopper in Brooklyn? (Okay, maybe every once in a while.) Photo by futterbug. Take any photos in Park Slope recently? Send them to, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group, or tag them #parkslope on Instagram, and we’ll post them here. Also, follow
0 Park Slope Planner: The Best Events September 25-28
There are a whole bunch of fun events coming up in the neighborhood this weekend — from a talk about ancient Egyptian mummification, to a fun dance party, to a live stream viewing party of a Latin music act. That, and so much more, so get out there and enjoy something interesting. And if you’re
0 What To Look Out For On Local Subway Lines This Weekend
If you’re planning to hop on the D train this weekend, you’ll want to watch out past Atlantic Ave, as trains won’t be heading into Manhattan. Plus, the 2/3/4 skips stops again, the G goes slow, the N goes local, and more changes to note, via the MTA: Flatbush Av-bound 2 trains and New Lots Av-bound 3 and
0 Photo Of The Day: Looking For A Unicorn?
Hard to tell whether it’s lost, found, or sexy. Photo by mcbreen. Take any photos in Park Slope recently? Send them to, 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!
0 7th Avenue Shop Lisa Polansky To Close
The clothing and shoe store Lisa Polansky, located at 121 7th Avenue between Carroll and President, will be closing at the end of the year after 40 years in business. A sign reading “Retirement Sale – Everything Must Go – Thanks For 40 Great Years” recently went up in the window, and, as FiPS first
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Weekday Fun: The Best Events September 29-October 1

Looking for something fun to do in the neighborhood this week? From an author reading, to trivia about ’80s movies, to a cocktail party and benefit at the library, there are plenty of interesting events within walking distance. Details on those, and more: Donal Ryan Reads From The Thing About December When: Monday, September 29, 7pm

Park Slope Named One Of The Top Neighborhoods To Raise A Family

Though it may be a bit of a stereotype, it’s always nice to be reminded that we live in an area of New York City that is great for bringing up kids. So when real estate site Brick Underground recently put together a list of the top 10 NYC neighborhoods for raising a family, we

FDNY Investigating Mysterious Odor On Sterling Place

UPDATE: After we checked back in, the FDNY tells us they closed this case out, but they were unable to confirm the smell with us, saying it was “just some other kind of odor” and noting they did not investigate it further. EARLIER: The FDNY says it responded to a call about a smell of

“Henrietta’s” Ghost Sign Revealed On 9th Street

The 9st Laundrette Cleaners recently closed at 334 9th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, after nearly 20 years in business, and now that the awning has been removed, it’s revealed an old ghost sign for a long-gone business. The outline of the letters are for Henrietta’s, a bridal gown boutique, which we know was there, but

Park Slope Open House Picks

Looking for a new place to call home? We’ve rounded up a few places that are for sale and are hosting open houses this weekend, and have broken down the offerings below. What do you think? 630 Union Street, #5B (Sponsored Listing) Open House: Sunday, September 28, 12-3pm List Price: $850,000 Details: Don’t miss seeing this open

Park Slope Stoop Sales: September 20-21

It’s still stoop sale season! With a nice, cool weekend ahead of us, this should be a good one take a walk and find some bargains in the neighborhood. Here are a few that are coming up: Where: 426 5th Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues When: Saturday, September 20, 9am-1pm What: If you’ve got a fast-growing teen,