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0 Photo Of The Day: Our Favorite Mister
Succumming to his siren song! Photo by tasheffka. Take a photo in the neighborhood lately? Share it with us! Add it to our Flickr group, tag it #southslope on Instagram, or email it to editor@southslopenews.com, and we’ll post it on the blog. To to keep up with the site all week, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Events
0 South Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: July 31-August 3
Looking for something to do this weekend? With everything from a gangster film version of a Shakespeare play to a free ballet performance in the park, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of our favorite events from around the neighborhood: Animal Encounter When: Thursdays and Fridays, 3-4pm Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park What:
Food & Drink
0 Stacy Blundell Is Eating & Writing Her Way Through The Slope
Stacy Blundell has been living in South Slope for the past five years. In this time, she has seen many changes within the neighborhood — particularly what’s been occurring in the food scene here. Earlier this summer Blundell launched Savor The Slope, a food blog that explores many of the culinary gems and hidden treasures
Transportation
0 Weekend Changes To Local Subway Lines
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,
Photos
0 Photo Of The Day: City Of Gold
Gorgeous view in this photograph by neighbor Tom Prendergast! Take a photo in the neighborhood lately? Share it with us! Add it to our Flickr group, tag it #southslope on Instagram, or email it to editor@southslopenews.com, and we’ll post it on the blog. To to keep up with the site all week, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Ask The Fire Department For A Spray Cap, Don’t Just Open Hydrants!

In the middle of a hot July day, we can understand wanting to do whatever it takes to cool down — just don’t waste water! The New York City Department of Environmental Protection just launched their 2014 Hydrant Education Action Team (HEAT) program to remind people about the dangers of illegally opening fire hydrants —
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Stacy Blundell Is Eating & Writing Her Way Through The Slope

Stacy Blundell has been living in South Slope for the past five years. In this time, she has seen many changes within the neighborhood — particularly what’s been occurring in the food scene here. Earlier this summer Blundell launched Savor The Slope, a food blog that explores many of the culinary gems and hidden treasures
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History At Home: This Day In The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Prom season is upon us, and if we have any South Slope teens out there looking for some tips on etiquette, the 1954 Brooklyn Daily Eagle has you covered: As we wander about our modern neighborhood, caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to ignore the long and vibrant history
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Being A Zookeeper At The Prospect Park Zoo Is Just As Cool As You Thought

For this year’s National Zoo Keeper Week, some of those working at zoos in the city shared some really incredible stories on the Wild View photo blog – including James Gottlieb’s reminiscence about getting Dory, an orphaned California sea lion pup in Prospect Park, to trust her keepers. Dory, who James noted was unable to survive in the
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Stacy Blundell Is Eating & Writing Her Way Through The Slope

Stacy Blundell has been living in South Slope for the past five years. In this time, she has seen many changes within the neighborhood — particularly what’s been occurring in the food scene here. Earlier this summer Blundell launched Savor The Slope, a food blog that explores many of the culinary gems and hidden treasures
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South Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: July 31-August 3

Looking for something to do this weekend? With everything from a gangster film version of a Shakespeare play to a free ballet performance in the park, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some of our favorite events from around the neighborhood: Animal Encounter When: Thursdays and Fridays, 3-4pm Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park What:
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Seven-Story Apartment Building Coming To 5th Ave

It’s not just 4th Avenue that’s growing taller by the day. The corner of 5th Avenue and 17th Street, where there’s currently a parking lot that used to belong to the now-defunct women’s department store Aaron’s, will soon be replaced by a seven-story apartment building. Brownstoner spotted the new-building permit, which was filed with the
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Join The 72nd Precinct For National Night Out Against Crime On August 5

Mark your calendars, because the 72nd Precinct will host their 2014 National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 5 in Sunset Park (44th Street and 6th Avenue entrance) from 4-8pm. 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