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Business The Modern Chemist staff

Neighbors on the growing 4th Avenue now have a pharmacy, as The Modern Chemist opened its new location at the corner of 4th and Sackett this week. It’s been quite a transformation. The folks behind The Modern Chemist, which continues to share its first space at 189 7th Avenue with Pure Essentials (which is also
Events Bike The Branches via Brooklyn Public Library

Start thinking spring and all the nice, warm-weather bike rides ahead of you, then sign up for the 2nd annual Bike the Branches, a one-day bike ride that lets you discover parts of Brooklyn you may not have seen before while supporting the Brooklyn Public Library. The ride takes place on Saturday, May 17, with a
Health Neon Tooth by get directly down on Flickr

Children up to age 16 can get a free dental screening on Friday, February 7 from 9am-3pm during Give Kids A Smile Day, sponsored by the Division of Dental Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital and the American Dental Association. All you need to do is stop by the event at the Hospital’s Division of
Events Valentine's Day 5K via Brooklyn Road Runners

If you enjoy a good run with your love, don’t miss the annual Valentine’s Day 5K, sponsored by Brooklyn Road Runners, and scheduled for Sunday, February 9 in Prospect Park. Runners can register as individuals, or race as a couple and compete for gift certificates to a romantic restaurant in Park Slope. Registration is $25, and the first
Health Snowy Run by NYCRUNS

If cold January temperatures (and possibly snow) don’t faze you when it comes to a run, then you may want to sign up for a new race from NYCRUNS. The Brrr-ooklyn Half Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, January 25 in Prospect Park with an 8am start time.  Once you’re finished with the chilly race, you’ll leave
Events Fireworks by martymarkowitz on Flickr

Friends and neighbors, there’s no need to crowd into Times Square to watch a ball drop! Go Brooklyn this New Year’s Eve and make your way to Prospect Park for their annual fireworks display. Starting at 11pm, there will be hot chocolate and music at Grand Army Plaza, and before the clock strikes midnight, Brooklyn Borough
Health Toxic Sites Map via Property Shark

If you like cool maps and you’re curious about what potential health hazards might be right below your feet, you’ll love this one of toxic sites by Property Shark, which Gothamist noticed yesterday. It shows where there are fun things like brownfield sites, leaking tanks, gasoline spills, and more things that will make you consider
Health Lung, via Public Domain/Wikimedia

Meet New York Mets and Yankees legend Lee Mazzilli and Mets prospect L.J. Mazzilli at New York Methodist Hospital‘s Fred L. Mazzilli Lung Cancer Screening Awareness Day on Saturday, November 16 from 11am to 4pm. There will be free health screenings — including spirometry (lung function), blood pressure and blood sugar, and podiatry and dental
Business Natalie Hanukov Park Place Pharmacie

Many of you will recognize the friendly face of Natalie Hanukov. For over three years, she was your pharmacist at Duane Reade on 7th Ave and Flatbush, right across the street from her new pharmacy. While Natalie enjoyed working at Duane Reade, she always knew that she wanted to run her own business. When the lease
Health Free Flu Shots

Assemblyman Jim Brennan has teamed up with Maimonides Hospital for a free flu shot event on Wednesday, October 30, at his district office (416 7th Avenue, between 13th and 14th Streets). If you haven’t had your vaccination this season (and are planning to get one), call 718-788-7221 to sign up for an appointment. Can’t make the event on October 30? Here’s a
Health NYC HANES via FB

Over the next few months, 3,000 New Yorkers — including residents of many Brooklyn neighborhoods — who were randomly selected based on their address will receive a letter or someone with identification will knock on your door to have you answer survey questions and take a physical exam that will provide a picture of the city’s health. They’re