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Transportation
0 Funds Collected From Traffic Fines Decrease, Despite City’s Expansion Of Speed Camera Enforcement
While the news that New York City will expand speed camera enforcement across the five boroughs was met with conspiratorial sneering from local drivers, revenue data suggests that the overall amount of funds collected for traffic fines has declined every year for the past four years despite the expansion of camera-enforcement programs. That’s not to say there’s not
Business
0 Sweet Charity Alive And Well On The Web
Sweet Charity’s life as a brick and mortar store (located at 411 7th Avenue, between 13th and 14th Streets) has officially come to an end. The shop’s manager, Alison, confirmed the news via email on Monday. “Due to high overhead costs,” she explained, “and the fact that the retail model is changing so drastically for businesses,
Photos
0 Photo Of The Day: Riding Into The Sunset
It wasn’t just dogs that stole the spotlight at the first Summer Stroll on 5th Avenue this past Friday. Photographer Tom Prendergast shares this shot of some sweet rides lined up over the Prospect Expressway. Take a photo in the neighborhood lately? Share it with us! Add it to our Flickr group, tag it #southslope on Instagram, or email
Events
0 South Slope Weekday Events Spotlight: July 21-24
Don’t wait until this weekend for a little neighborhood fun! With everything from Rally Caps, Rain Delays, and Racing Sausages to a musical journey at Freddy’s, South Slope is definitely the place to be through Thursday. Shape Up NYC: Couch To 5k When: Monday, July 21, 7pm Where: Meets in Prospect Park on the porch of
Transportation
0 No G Train Service North Of Nassau Avenue July 25-September 2
Beginning at 10:30pm this Friday, July 25 until 5am on Tuesday, September 2, G trains will run only between Church and Nassau Avenues to allow for thorough reconstruction of tunnels damaged during Hurricane Sandy. This means that at all times, trains will not be running to or from Greenpoint, 21st Street, and Court Square in Long Island
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Discovering Karate, Community & Hope At Amerikick Park Slope

“We’re a family here,” program director Ada Vargas reassuringly told us during our son’s Amerikick Park Slope class, located at 529 5th Avenue and 14th Street. “Just give it some time. We’re all here to help, and will do whatever we need to do to make this work.” As I stood there and watched my
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Beat The Afternoon Heat With A Green Kitchen Watermelon Drop

If the news of JuceLand’s impending arrival has you craving something fresh and fruity, Green Kitchen (486 5th Avenue, between 11th and 12th Streets) has a tasty treat with your name on it. The refreshing Watermelon Drop ($6.50 for a 20 ounce serving) is made with sliced watermelon, strawberries, and lemon. It’s naturally sweet enough to
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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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South Slope Locals Ride A Whole F’ing Subway Line

Looking to explore the city a bit beyond their own terrific (in our humble opinion) neighborhood, local residents Chelsey and Loes decided to take a ride on the F train. But not just any ride — they ventured out and stopped at every one of the 45 stations along the line, a trip they took
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Sweet Charity Alive And Well On The Web

Sweet Charity’s life as a brick and mortar store (located at 411 7th Avenue, between 13th and 14th Streets) has officially come to an end. The shop’s manager, Alison, confirmed the news via email on Monday. “Due to high overhead costs,” she explained, “and the fact that the retail model is changing so drastically for businesses,
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South Slope Weekday Events Spotlight: July 21-24

Don’t wait until this weekend for a little neighborhood fun! With everything from Rally Caps, Rain Delays, and Racing Sausages to a musical journey at Freddy’s, South Slope is definitely the place to be through Thursday. Shape Up NYC: Couch To 5k When: Monday, July 21, 7pm Where: Meets in Prospect Park on the porch of
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South Slope Open House Roundup

It’s time once again for a peek inside some of the open houses that are taking place around the neighborhood, and this weekend, we’ve got everything from incredible rooftop views and washing machines, to central AC and bike storage. Check ‘em out and let us know what you think. 481 12th Street, between 8th Avenue and Prospect
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78th Precinct Commanding Officer Leaves For Highway Patrol

Deputy Inspector Michael Ameri, who’s been the Commanding Officer at our 78th Precinct since December 2011, is leaving the position to head up the NYPD’s Highway Patrol Unit. DI Ameri’s move, as reported by the Daily News, comes after a busy year with a big focus on street safety. They took on drivers who failed