Daily Archives: December 7, 2012

Holidays 24 Hour Gingerbread
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This gingerbread house, found at La Dolce Cafe and Bakeshop (461 5th Avenue), was completed in 24 hours. That’s impressive and all, but the Angry Birds sitting in the midst of all the Santa and snowmen characters are what make this a true South Slope holiday sight to behold. Have a neighborhood photo to share?
Business Help Wanted Sign at Thistle Hill
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Thistle Hill Tavern, like its sister restaurant Talde, is also serving brunch on Fridays in December, and they’re looking for a few extra hands to help making all their great meals. A sign in the window says they’re hiring experienced line and prep cooks. Stop by the restaurant at 441 7th Ave for more details.
Neighbors WNYC's New New Yorkers Map
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When someone moves to New York City from another state, it looks like most of them find a place to live in Manhattan, according to census survey data from 2007-2011 that was mapped by WNYC. But when they move to Brooklyn, quite a few end up in South Slope. They estimate that 9% of the
Education Preschool
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It sounds crazy, but preschool registration for the 2013-2014 school year has started at a number of South Slope locations. Have you signed up yet? Beansprouts Nursery School, 453 6th Avenue Applications: Deadline is TODAY, DECEMBER 7 ($75 Fee). The online application can be found here. Upcoming Tour Dates: January 3, 4, 7 and 8 from
News Telephone Booth
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New York City has 11,412 payphone kiosks – including this one on 5th Ave – and as we all know, they’re becoming somewhat obsolete. And since the city’s current payphone contracts expire in 2014, they decided to launch the Reinvent the Payphone contest to get your ideas about what to do with them. The guidelines are pretty
Holidays Hanukkah TN
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Hanukkah is once again upon us, but it’s important to remember that the holiday is not all about gifts. Instead of raiding the isles at Target for eight nights of Fisher-Price-Leapfrogging-Nerf overload, focus on more meaningful, but still fun and festive, activities for the family. 1st Night: Create something. Make your own menorah. Apartment Therapy
Food & Drink Brunch at Talde, via Facebook
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If you need a reason to play hooky on a Friday in December, this might be it. Starting today, Talde will be open for brunch every Friday this month, serving a sausage, egg, and cheese fried rice, breakfast ramen, apple pancakes with Edwards Surryano H.A.M., the famous pretzel, pork, and chive dumplings, and more. Talde (369