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Education
0 Stock Up On Fresh Tomatoes At Thursday’s PS 295 Market
School may be out for the summer, but the PS 295 Farmers Market continues to fill neighborhood bellies with fresh fruit and veg from around the area. The market, run by the teachers, parents, and students of PS 295, was launched in 2013 and offers a vast array of produce grown in the school’s garden,
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,
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
News
0 South Slope Rewind
Keep up to date with the neighborhood all week: Subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, join our Flickr group, and if you have questions or tips, email us at editor@southslopenews.com. Now for some of the stories you might have missed: • We discovered karate, community, and hope
Volunteering
0 Volunteer Alert: Help Beautify Joseph Mayrose Park Saturday
Looking for a fun way to give back to the community this weekend? Join neighbors from PS 295, MS 88, and the Gowanus Canal Conservancy on Saturday, July 19, from 11am to 3pm, as they weed Detective Joseph Mayrose Park (17th Street at the Prospect Expressway) and plant native wildflowers. The resulting pollinator garden will be
Real Estate
0 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
Business
0 Sweet Charity Closes 7th Avenue Store
Neighbor Leslie Albrecht sent word last week that gift and home goods store Sweet Charity (411 7th Avenue, between 13th and 14th Streets) would soon be closing its doors, and when we peeked through the window on Wednesday, a large portion of the space was already cleared out. While signage above the business still says Sweet
Events
0 South Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: July 17-20
Looking for something to do this weekend? With everything from the return of South Slope Summer Strolls, to science projects at the library, you won’t have to go far for fun. Here’s some of our favorite events from around the neighborhood: Animal Encounter When: Thursdays and Fridays, 3-4pm Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park What: Want
Food & Drink
0 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
Business
0 Gates Down At 4th Avenue’s Brooklyn Finest Market
A neighbor sent word on Monday that Brooklyn Finest Market, located at 550 4th Avenue, at 15th Street, had closed its doors. Sure enough, the gates have been down every time we’ve walked by this week. As noted on the city’s Department of Buildings website, the store had been undergoing a deli renovation for the past several
Events
0 South Slope Weekday Events Spotlight: July 14-17
Don’t wait until this weekend for a little neighborhood fun! With everything from the sultry sounds of Miss Ida Blue to unusual creatures at the library, South Slope is definitely the place to be through Thursday. Shape Up NYC: Couch To 5k When: Monday, July 14, 7pm Where: Meets in Prospect Park on the porch of
Business
0 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
News
0 South Slope Rewind
Keep up to date with the neighborhood all week: Subscribe to our newsletter, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, join our Flickr group, and if you have questions or tips, email us at editor@southslopenews.com. Now for some of the stories you might have missed: • Green-Wood Cemetery appears to be the
Real Estate
0 South Slope Rental Roundup: $2,100 And Under
On the lookout for a new apartment? You’re in luck, because we’ve rounded up four homes that have recently hit the market and are available to rent. Best of all, they’re all $2,100 or less a month. Check out the details below, and let us know what you think. 21st Street, between 6th and 7th
Events
0 South Slope Weekend Events Spotlight: July 10-13
Looking for something to do this weekend? With everything from Prospect Park’s creatures of the night, to “barn-burnin’ revelry” from some locals, you won’t have to go far for fun. Here’s some of our favorite events from around the neighborhood: Animal Encounter When: Thursdays and Fridays, 3-4pm Where: Audubon Center, Prospect Park What: Want to
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