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Neighbors (crop) via Robert Lopez on Twitter

A huge congratulations to Park Slope’s own Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who took home the Oscar for Best Original Song at Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards! They won for Let It Go, the song they wrote for the animated movie Frozen, which they’ve said was inspired by a walk through Prospect Park. That makes Bobby the 12th
Business Albert Cabbad, via Community Board 6

Park Slope lost a longtime advocate for small businesses when Albert Cabbad passed away on February 18, 2014. A Syrian native who made his way to New York City via Latin America — becoming fluent in Spanish there may have been just one of the qualities that helped him be a unifying figure in our
Neighbors Love Your Block, Citizens Committee for New York City via FB

Does your area have a project that needs some love — maybe a vacant lot that needs cleaning up, a street that needs more trees planted, walls that need graffiti removed? Show your love for your block by applying for a $1,000 grant to transform and beautify it. The Love Your Block Grant from the
Neighbors Keith Williams

“The only way to get better at something is to go out and do it,” says Keith Williams, the Park Slope local behind The Weekly Nabe, a website where, among other things, he chronicles his research of and visits to each of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods. In fact, that theory is part of the reason he started the
Business Amaro Spirits & Wine Coming Soon to 272 5th Ave

Steve Fromhart, a Park Slope resident for the past decade, has a love of all things Italian — particularly when it comes to liquors. In part, it’s his fascination with herb-based digestifs and aperitifs that inspired him to create Amaro Spirits & Wine, a new shop coming to 272 5th Avenue in the former Lucia space. While he’s
Neighbors Sammy Cohen-Eckstein Memorial via ckoh on Instagram

Soon after 12-year-old Sammy Cohen-Eckstein was hit and killed by a van near his home on Prospect Park West in October, a memorial of signs, stuffed animals, and flowers was arranged nearby at the 3rd Street entrance of Prospect Park. While his family, friends, and the community still grieve, apparently one woman decided that it
Events Ian Olasov

A new discussion series called the Brooklyn Public Philosophers (BKPP) is meeting monthly at the Central Library, and Park Slope native Ian Olasov is the big thinker behind it. Currently residing in Ditmas Park, he’s a philosophy professor who has organized this forum for philosophers working in the greater Brooklyn area to discuss their work with a general audience. If it sounds like it
Neighbors Rynn Berry via Veggie Pride Parade NYC on Flickr

We’re sad to hear that Rynn Berry, the 68-year-old man who collapsed while jogging in Prospect Park on New Year’s Eve, passed away not long after being identified by his half-brother following a wide-reaching effort to figure out who he was. A health-conscious man who lived in Prospect Heights, he was known for books on