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It looks like straphangers made a mistake when they named the Q train the dirtiest of the lot. Bed bugs have now been found on at least three subway trains on the N line, as well as in lockers of two N train crew members and at the home of one conductor. The Daily News reports
Health Prospect Park YMCA Pool via Twitter
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After years of delays, the Prospect Park YMCA Aquatic Center is open, bringing a new option to the neighborhood for swimmers looking to do some laps, lessons for kids and adults, and exercise classes. Ground was broken for the space, a former parking lot on 8th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, back in 2007
Health Grilling in Prospect Park by Kristin Resurreccion on Flickr
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When you head out to enjoy a nice afternoon in Prospect Park, does the smoke from barbecues bother you? For one 14th Street neighbor, it’s been getting to be too much, so she’s started a petition calling for an end to barbecuing in the park by 2015. Neighbor Daz Ryan tells the Daily News that the smoke has
Health Breast Cancer Mobile Van via the American Italian Cancer Foundation
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A great free service for women’s health is coming up later this month, but you need to sign up in advance to take advantage of it! The Italian American Cancer Foundation’s Mobile Care Clinic will be in front of Assemblymember Jim Brennan‘s offices on Wednesday, June 25: here in the neighborhood at 416 7th Avenue from 9am-12pm, and
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We’ve all been there. You’re a feverish, achy, coughing mess, and the idea of walking to the bathroom, let alone to the store for food, leaves you in a cold sweat. Your significant other is at the office, your mom is 1,600 miles away, and the only thing in the world you want is a
Health prospect park
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We’re supposed to hit the 40s this weekend, so break out those shorts and head over to Prospect Park’s Audubon Center on Sunday at 1pm for a hiking adventure with the Urban Park Rangers. The event is free, but the park website does note that the program is “vigorous, with long distance, hills and rugged terrain,”
Health kids toothbrushes
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Children up to age 16 can get a free dental screening on Friday, February 7 from 9am-3pm during Give Kids A Smile Day, sponsored by the Division of Dental Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital and the American Dental Association. All you need to do is stop by the event at the Hospital’s Division of Dental Medicine, located on
Events deb goldstein gluten free eat up
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Whether you have Celiac Disease, a gluten intolerance, or pursued a gluten-free lifestyle for other health reasons, finding accessible and tasty food can sometimes be a big challenge. Enter The Gluten-Free Eat Up, a monthly market set to premiere at Freddy’s (627 5th Avenue, between 17th and 18th Streets) on Sunday, February 9. We sat
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Cold and flu season is upon us, and families across the city are a coughing, sniffling, miserable mess. While it’s tough for adults to deal with a cold, watching your kids suffer is the absolute worst, so we sat down with Dr. Hai Cao, pediatrician at South Slope Pediatrics, to talk about the differences between
Events Valentines Day Run
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If you enjoy a good run with your love, don’t miss the annual Valentine’s Day 5k, sponsored by Brooklyn Road Runners, and scheduled for February 9 in Prospect Park. Runners can register as individuals, or race as a couple and compete for gift certificates to a romantic restaurant in Park Slope. Registration is $25, and
Events PSABJJ fitness seminar
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If your New Year’s exercise resolution is off to a slow start, mark your calendars for the Park Slope Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu‘s free fitness seminar on Thursday, February 20, from 7pm to 8:30pm. The class, located at 518 5th Avenue (between 13th and 14th Streets), is open to the public, and no reservation is required. For
Health prospect park runner
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If one of your goals for the new year is to start running, don’t miss the new Couch to 5k sessions in Prospect Park. The group class meets every Monday evening at 7pm on the porch of Lefferts Historic House, and combines walking,running, and conditioning exercises to help you shape up for long distance running.
Health frozen prospect park lake
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Even with our fancy new LeFrak Center at Lakeside, there may be some among you that are tempted to tread onto the park’s frozen waterways. Not a good idea. In addition to being against the rules, it’s extraordinarily dangerous. Here are the safety guidelines regarding ice from NYC Parks: • Never go on frozen waters (unless clearly marked otherwise
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