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0 Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this week? Celebrate Earth Day with activities in Prospect Park, enjoy several interactive storytimes, participate in a LEGO contest that could lead to a pizza party, and some other great stuff to do is coming up in the neighborhood. Details on those events and more: Disco
Gardens
0 Enter For The Title Of Greenest Block In Brooklyn 2014
This year’s Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest is already rolling, but luckily for all you gardeners, registration is open until June 1! The competition evaluates by residential and commercial entries across the borough on the way they’ve employed cooperative cleaning, greening, and sustainable practices near their homes and businesses. In addition to the Greenest Block prize, categories
Photos
0 Photo Of The Day: Sun Dog
We spotted this pooch soaking up some rays on 4th Street this afternoon! 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 Dead Body Found In The Gowanus Canal
A dead body was found floating in the Gowanus Canal on Monday afternoon at about 3pm, according to the FDNY. The NYPD reports that the body, whom they’ve only identified as a man, has been removed from the water near the Union Street bridge, and was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. A spokesman for
Events
0 Weekday Fun: The Best Events April 21-23
Get out and enjoy some of the great events coming up in the neighborhood this week — just don’t forget an umbrella tomorrow night, when we’re supposed to see some rain! From a town hall meeting on Vision Zero to a TV trivia night and a screening of a Park Slope-set film, there’s a lot
Animals
0 “I’m The Queen Of Park Slope” Declares Local Bodega Cat
You may already know Victoria and Sheeba, two local bodega cats, but now thanks to WNYC, you can know what they’re thinking — or, well, what their shop owners think they’re thinking. “I have a happy, happy life in this store,” Victoria says. “I hate aggressive dogs,” says Sheeba, who’s about 16 years old and
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Vegan Vs. Regular Gelato At L’Albero Dei Gelati

Flowers are in bloom and the weather is just starting to warm up, which can mean only one thing: It’s frozen treats season. So far in Park Slope, we’ve seen the return of popsicles, pop-up Italian ice shops, and the ice cream man. But what about those wonderful places that stay open and serve up
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Park Slope Planner: The Best Events April 24-27

After a little early rain, this weekend looks like it should be a nice one to get out and about in the neighborhood. If you’re looking for something to do close to home, some of the fun events include a giant book sale, a funny reading series, free lattes and sex tips, and a drunken
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Family Fun At The Prospect Park Fair This Saturday

Interested in a day of games, food, shopping, and entertainment for the whole family? We thought you might be! You’re in luck, since this coming Saturday, April 26 is the second annual Prospect Park Fair. From 11am-4pm, revelers of all ages can enjoy nature activities at the Pop-Up Audubon, dance to music by DJ Steve
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Rob Feingold Celebrates Memories Of Brooklyn With Local T-Shirt Line

You’ve likely seen Rob Feingold’s handmade t-shirts before. They spill out of the Mailboxes store at 172 5th Avenue, where the Brooklyn native sets up shop daily, and decorate the sidewalk with their simple but striking images: a hopscotch grid, a cassette, Adidas sneakers, Double Dutch, even late rapper Notorious B.I.G., to name just a
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Dead Body Found In The Gowanus Canal

A dead body was found floating in the Gowanus Canal on Monday afternoon at about 3pm, according to the FDNY. The NYPD reports that the body, whom they’ve only identified as a man, has been removed from the water near the Union Street bridge, and was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. A spokesman for
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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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Rob Feingold Celebrates Memories Of Brooklyn With Local T-Shirt Line

You’ve likely seen Rob Feingold’s handmade t-shirts before. They spill out of the Mailboxes store at 172 5th Avenue, where the Brooklyn native sets up shop daily, and decorate the sidewalk with their simple but striking images: a hopscotch grid, a cassette, Adidas sneakers, Double Dutch, even late rapper Notorious B.I.G., to name just a
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If J. Crew Comes To Park Slope, Where Would It Go?

In a brief mention in a WWD article about the 15th anniversary of local boutique Bird, J. Crew‘s chairman and CEO Mickey Drexler revealed that the company plans to open a location in Park Slope. As Racked reports, the story says the Park Slope outpost should be open by August. We’ve reached out to J.
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Weekend Subway Service Changes To Local Lines

If you’re hoping to ride the rails to or from the neighborhood this weekend, things aren’t looking too bad! As of right now, the F and G will be running normally in our area, making all regular stops, which is a big improvement over recent months. Some other things to look out for though, from
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Rob Feingold Celebrates Memories Of Brooklyn With Local T-Shirt Line

You’ve likely seen Rob Feingold’s handmade t-shirts before. They spill out of the Mailboxes store at 172 5th Avenue, where the Brooklyn native sets up shop daily, and decorate the sidewalk with their simple but striking images: a hopscotch grid, a cassette, Adidas sneakers, Double Dutch, even late rapper Notorious B.I.G., to name just a