Daily Archives: December 19, 2012

Photos TN you would even say he glows
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We spotted Giant Santa during the day, but had no idea he glowed at night! Thanks to reader, Thom Widmann, for sharing the picture. Have a neighborhood photo to share? Send it to editor@southslopenews.com, add it to the South Slope News Flickr Group, or tag it #southslope on Instagram, and we’ll post it to the site.
Sanitation Fence Prospect Ave 4th Ave
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Heads up if you’re walking around 4th Avenue and Prospect Avenue. What is left of a construction fence, which was damaged during Sandy, finally appears to be on its last leg. The thing was blowing around in the wind when we spotted it earlier today, and looked like it might smack an innocent pedestrian on
Transportation Metrocard
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It’s official, South Slope, the MTA has approved a fare hike for next year that’s going to bump your single ride Metrocard up to $2.50, a 7-day card to $30, and a 30-day unlimited ride card to $112. Additionally, there will be a $1 replacement fee anytime you purchase a new Metrocard. The new fares
Politics Jim Brennan, via Assembly Site
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Assemblyman Jim Brennan of the 44th Assembly District has been appointed to NYS 2100, a commission created by Governor Cuomo to strengthen New York State’s infrastructure following Hurricane Sandy, said the Assemblymember in a press release this morning. Brennan was appointed by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. “I am honored to serve the state of New
Food & Drink Mint Mocha and Cranberry Bread
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If you’re in need of a cozy afternoon pick-me-up, look no further than Has Beans (620 5th Ave). The cold wind blew us into cafe this morning, where we snagged a chocolate mint mocha and, because it looked so amazing, a slice of their cranberry loaf. They were both heavenly. The menu also boasts an eggnog latte,
Food & Drink Breaded dayboat cod at Soigne, via FB
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Another local spot got a mention in a year-end best of list, this one in Eater from food writers and experts who picked the best meals they ate during the year. It spans the globe, and yet our own Soigne (486 6th Ave) is one of the few in Brooklyn that’s highlighted. Kat Kinsman of CNN Eatocracy says
History Liberty from 24th Street
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Many are familiar with Green-Wood’s Minerva, and how she’s offering up hearty wave to the Statue of Liberty. Did you know, though, that there are several other places around South Slope that offer great views of the Green Lady? If you walk down to the very end of the Manhattan bound F platform at 4th Avenue/9th
Animals Donation Basket at Park Slope Veterinary Center, via Facebook
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Want to help a homeless animal at Animal Care & Control, but unable to adopt? The kind folks at Park Slope Veterinary Center are collecting toys, treats, and clothing for the animals this holiday season. You can drop them off at 639 4th Ave (on the corner of 19th St) when they’re open on Mondays-Fridays, 9am-7pm,
Events 600px-Mayan_Zodiac_Circle
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Unless you’re one of those people who have ponied up $100,000 for an underground armageddon shelter, you’ll need something  to do when the fire and brimstone start falling on Friday. Why not drink with friends? We’ve already spotted a couple of bars in the area hosting end of the world parties, but let us know