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Health Prospect Park YMCA Pool via Twitter

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

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

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

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,”
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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

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

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

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

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

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
Health Jaya Yoga via FB

Looking for a way to relax through the craziness of the holidays? Jaya Yoga Center, 1626 8th Avenue at Windsor Place, will be open for special sessions and some regularly scheduled days this week and next, so you can unwind and find some peace: Tuesday, December 24: 9:30am all levels with Ramit Wednesday, December 25:
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If your 2014 resolutions list includes getting into shape, head over to Leathernecks Tattoo (667A 5th Avenue, between 19th and 20th Streets) this month, where they’ll be raffling off one free month at neighboring Cross Fit 718 (712 5th Avenue, between 22nd and 23rd Streets). Raffle tickets are $15 each, and all proceeds benefit the Huntington’s
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