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0 Photo Of The Day: Leap Dog
“A leaping dog and an admirer,” writes neighbor Steve McGill, who shares this photo he took in Prospect Park over the weekend. 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
Art & Music
0 TV Series ‘Gotham’ To Film In Park Slope On Wednesday
The FOX television series Gotham, about, yep, Batman’s fair city, will be filming in the neighborhood on Wednesday, July 30, and you’ll have to move your cars to make way for Commissioner Gordon by 10pm tonight. On Location Vacations describes the new series, which stars Ben McKenzie from The OC: Gotham will follow James Gordon’s rise from
Kids & Family
0 Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events
Looking for something fun to do with the whole family this week? Build some simple machines at the library, celebrate all things Frozen, row a boat in the Prospect Park Lake, and hear a story while you shop for fruits and veggies! Details on those and more upcoming kid-friendly events: Story Play When: Wednesday, July 30,
Events
0 Vegan Cooks Invited To Show Off Your Best Balls This Sunday
Do you cook up some mean balls? And vegan ones, at that? Then there’s a cooking competition coming up this weekend that you should enter, because there’s a chance of winning some cold, hard cash. The NYC Vegan Cook-Off: Best Balls Competition from the skint will take place on Sunday, August 3 at 2pm at
Sanitation
0 Illegal Donation Bin Spotting: Degraw & 4th Avenue
It seems our area is a prime one for these for-profit clothing bins to be illegally placed on sidewalks. Another one was recently dropped on Degraw just off 4th Avenue, which has happened time after time, and was tagged by the Department of Sanitation for removal on July 24 — once tagged, the company has 30
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0 Photo Of The Day: Summers Passed
Neighbor Dianna shares this photo she shot one morning over the weekend on 3rd Avenue at President Street. “I opened my window to be hit with the scent of summers passed,” she says. “Some things never change.” Take any photos in Park Slope recently? Send them to editor@parkslopestoop.com, add them to the Park Slope Stoop Flickr group,
Events
0 Weekday Fun: The Best Events July 28-30
It’s a gorgeous night for a jog, and there’s help if you’re not a runner! From that Couch to 5k program in the park, to Arrested Development trivia, to a storytelling series about how people have learned to live in New York, there’s a lot of fun stuff to do in the area this week.
Transportation
0 Weekday Changes To Local Subway Lines
This week, we’ve got the first weekdays without G train tunnel service, some FasTrack work ends B service early, the 2 and the 4 are skipping some local stops in one direction, and more. Details from the MTA: Flatbush Av-bound 2 trains run via the 4 after Chambers St to Franklin Av Late nights, 11:45pm
Events
0 Join The 78th Precinct For The National Night Out Against Crime
Get to know our local officers when the 78th Precinct hosts their 2014 National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 5 at Grand Army Plaza from 5-8pm. Developed in 1984, National Night Out began as an effort to “promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals letting them know
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Cemita’s Mexican Sandwiches & Tacos To Replace Yuji Ramen In Whole Foods

Looks like we’ll be getting some new cemitas around here after all. Popular Smorgasburg vendor Cemita’s Mexican Sandwiches & Tacos will be setting up a permanent shop inside the Gowanus Whole Foods (214 3rd Street), taking over the space that Yuji Ramen is leaving. In the prepared foods department, you’ll be able to swing by
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Park Slope Planner: The Best Events July 31-August 3

We’ve got a weekend packed with fun (and a lot of free) events in the neighborhood, from a chance to dance to Latin rhythms at Celebrate Brooklyn, to a gathering of Harry Potter fanatics, to a vegan balls cook-off. Details on those and more below. Looking for more family-friendly things to do? Check out our roundup
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Free Family Arts Day At Washington Park On Thursday

Spellbound Theatre is hosting a free Family Arts Day on Thursday, July 31 from 10am-12pm at Washington Park/The Old Stone House with free storytelling, art making, and community building. The theme is “city life,” and you and the kids will enjoy building a busy city out of recycled materials (which you can take home or
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Join The 78th Precinct For The National Night Out Against Crime

Get to know our local officers when the 78th Precinct hosts their 2014 National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 5 at Grand Army Plaza from 5-8pm. Developed in 1984, National Night Out began as an effort to “promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals letting them know
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Kentile Floors Sign Coming Down, Letters Going To Gowanus Alliance

About a week after scaffolding began going up around the iconic Kentile Floors sign, the owner of the building that it sits on has confirmed it is indeed coming down. However, the letters will live on at another location after they’re donated to the Gowanus Alliance. Council Member Brad Lander and the Gowanus Alliance announced an
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Cemita’s Mexican Sandwiches & Tacos To Replace Yuji Ramen In Whole Foods

Looks like we’ll be getting some new cemitas around here after all. Popular Smorgasburg vendor Cemita’s Mexican Sandwiches & Tacos will be setting up a permanent shop inside the Gowanus Whole Foods (214 3rd Street), taking over the space that Yuji Ramen is leaving. In the prepared foods department, you’ll be able to swing by
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Park Slope Open House Picks

Looking for a new place to call home? From a 3-family brownstone with an owner’s duplex to a 1-bedroom with a little bonus room, we’ve rounded up a few places for sale that are hosting open houses this weekend and have broken down the offerings below. What do you think? 427 6th Street Open House: Sunday,
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Local Subway Service: Weekend Advisories

Work on the G train tunnel continues, so getting to Greenpoint and Long Island City remains a bit of a pain, but doable (anyone do it yet — how’d it go?) Details on that and more to look out for this weekend via the MTA: Coney Island-bound F trains run via the A from W 4 St to Jay St-MetroTech Weekend,
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Park Slope Stoop Sales: June 28-29

It’s stoop sale season! With a nice weekend ahead of us, and because it’s the end of the month (which means folks moving and looking to unload), this should be a good one to find some bargains in the neighborhood. Here are a few that are coming up: Where: 55 Montgomery Place, between 8th Ave &