On the second Tuesday of every month, the meeting room above the Park Slope Food Coop fills with neighbors interested in the industry, politics, and culture of food. They gather to watch a thought-provoking film, take part in a Q&A, and enjoy some delicious refreshments — all for free, and for members and nonmembers alike.
Pickle Shack, the much-anticipated Brooklyn Brine/Dogfish Head culinary collaboration on 4th Avenue, opened quietly just about three weeks ago. Excitement has been brewing since we first spoke with Brooklyn Brine owner Shamus Jones back in June, and after stopping in for lunch we can confidently say it was worth the wait. The beer and pickle
The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter, and it’s just about that wonderful time of year: comfort food season. Luckily for us, Brooklyn Porridge Co. has come to town, a new concept by co-owners and chefs Emily Hannon and Karyn Seltzer. It opened for a sneak preview this past Sunday and will resume
There’s something strange about the sign shop at 72 4th Avenue. The calendar in the window has every day marked “Today;” the address is painted on both the sign and front door as “Forth Avenue;” and, come to think of it, it’s hard to tell if it’s called ESPO’s Creative Outlet or ICY Signs. These
The Park Slope that Kevin McPartland remembers in his newly-released novel Brownstone Dreams is one that most current residents wouldn’t recognize. It’s a working-class world of stickball tournaments and street gangs, hidden handguns and unspoken alliances. It’s, and it follows the young Bobby Dutton as he falls too deep into the violence of the
Local artist George Horner is more than happy to move our chat to the bar when we find the coffee shop too loud and bustling at 3pm. He lives in the same brownstone that he and his wife bought (a decision he refers to as “the best [he]ever made”), which he decorates with
In the middle of the afternoon on Friday, September 27, Mark Robertson grabbed a folding chair, a bike wheel, and some art supplies, and set up camp on the corner of 7th Avenue and 9th Street. With his headphones in and a vague artistic vision to guide him, he got to work — calmly twisting
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New York Methodist Hospital revealed its revised proposal for their expansion project at the Community Board 6 meeting last night, and though it garnered some noteworthy supporters- Council Member Brad Lander among them- it’s left many neighbors skeptical. According to DNAinfo, the new design moves the highest point of what will be an outpatient service
The weather is cooling down, but stoop sales are still in full force. We’ve got a lot this weekend, filled with clothes, furniture, a cowboy hat, comic books, and European board games. Check it out! Planning a stoop sale of your own? Post the details in our classifieds section, and we’ll help spread the word by highlighting
The Barclays Center celebrates its first anniversary tomorrow, marking a year from Jay Z’s opening night show. And it’s been an interesting year, filled with sold-out shows, community events, and all of the crowd, traffic, and sanitation issues that come with them. The community continues to figure out how to evolve around this new and massively
It’s something of a dry weekend for open houses, but you do have a chance to check out the much talked about Landmark luxury building as well as a spot right at the Park Slope/Boerum Hill border. 267 6th Street Price: $4,300 Details: The Landmark Park Slope building is being described as “a majestic rental residence that
Watch out for some street closures and transit changes this Sunday September 29, making way for both the Atlantic Antic Street Fair and Tunnel to Towers 5K. From 11am to 6pm, Atlantic Avenue will be closed between Hicks Street and 4th Avenue, meaning a few of our local bus routes will be rerouted: B61 buses
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Robbery incidents decreased recently in Park Slope and its surrounding areas, according to the latest Compstat report for the 78th Precinct, though one neighbor was the victim of a violent mugging just this past weekend. Details below, with more information from the 78th Precinct blotter: September 14 - A crook stole a woman’s wallet while she