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0 South Slope Events Spotlight: April 24-27
From poetry and coffee to community cleanups and celebrations of life, South Slope is the place to be this weekend. Check out some of our favorite events from around the neighborhood: Reading & Discussion: Ameriscopia by Edwin Torres When: Thursday, April 24, 6:30-8pm Where: Powerhouse on 8th, 1111 8th Avenue What: Acclaimed poet Edwin Torres will be at
Transportation
0 Changes To Look Out For On The N & R This Weekend
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
Photos
0 Photo Of The Day: Air Catditioner
This cat’s got something a lot of us dream of — outdoor space — as he lounges in a window grate on 6th Avenue. Snap any South Slope photos lately? Share them with us! Add them to our Flickr group, tag them #southslope on Instagram, or email them to us at editor@southslopenews.com, and we’ll post them on the blog. Looking for an
Food & Drink
0 Afternoon Bite: Corn Chowder From Mezini
There was definitely some excitement when Mezini (492 5th Avenue, between 11th and 12th Streets) opened their doors in June of 2013, but readers have commented that, more often than not, the restaurant appears empty. Recently, they’ve introduced a new lunch menu, and are even trying to lure folks in with hookah, but it’s difficult
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Food, Entertainment & Family Fun This Saturday At The Prospect Park Fair

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 Papa, see a
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History At Home: Berkley Coats In The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

We are completely nerding out over the Brooklyn Public Library’s expanded Daily Eagle archives. Prior to the new release, the collection only spanned from 1841 to 1902, but now it runs all the way through 1955. We’ve already found a number of crazy cool neighborhood flashbacks, like the below ads from 5th Avenue’s Berkley Shop,
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Join Neighbors To Remember Dottie The Dog In Prospect Park This Sunday

The story of Dottie the dog is a sad one, but if there’s one good thing that’s come out of it, it’s all the people who have come together because of her, which is certainly something to celebrate. Dottie was found abandoned, looking emaciated and neglected, near 17th Street and 7th Avenue back in February by
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Discovering Heritage In The Oranim Jewish Early Childhood Program

Five years ago, neighbor Karin Feldman (pictured above) and her mom, Dalia Abrahamian, began a new journey in Windsor Terrace when they opened the Oranim Jewish Early Childhood Program, a bilingual preschool offering Brooklyn families the opportunity to explore a traditional, but non-denominational, Jewish education for their young children. “We wanted to open a place
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South Slope Rental Roundup

On the lookout for a new apartment? You’re in luck, because we’ve rounded up five homes that have recently hit the market. Check out the details below, and let us know what you think. Calder Place Studio Price: $1,920 Size: Studio, 1-bath Available: Now Details: First up is a 500-square-foot studio, located in an elevator building constructed in 2006,
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Man Charged With Assault In Local Attack On A Senior

Police have arrested a man for the attack on an elderly woman on the 4th Avenue/9th Street R train platform that occurred last month. They NYPD reports they’ve arrested 54-year-old James Showell of Bedford-Stuyvesant and have charged him with assault following the attack on 70-year-old Judith Maroney, who was hit in the head while sitting on a bench on the