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The last time we sat on a Park Slope rooftop and watched the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show over the East River was in 2008, but we can get ready for the return of the summertime tradition as Mayor de Blasio and Macy’s are expected to announce their return to our side of Manhattan
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Passover is almost here, and if you’re already planning a wine list, consider ordering from Manhattan’s 67 Wine. The store has teamed up with our very own Park Slope Jewish Center (1320 8th Ave, between 13th and 14th Streets) for a fundraiser this year, and in addition to offering some fantastic bottles, will give 10% of
Holidays beer drinking at the dram shop

Hope everyone has a fantastic night, but just in case your night gets a little TOO fantastic, here are some of our local experts offering up a bit hangover help. You’re welcome. Photo by The Dram Shop. Snap any neighborhood photos lately? Share them with us! Add them to our Flickr group, tag them #southslope on Instagram, or email them to
Holidays 2014 St. Patricks Parade

Photo by Tom Prendergast. Snap any neighborhood photos lately? Share them with us! Add them to our Flickr group, tag them #southslope on Instagram, or email them to us at, and we’ll post them on the blog. Looking for a way to keep up with the site all week? Sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, and Twitter.
Events Brooklyn St. Patricks Day Parade

The Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns for its 39th year on Sunday, March 16, and neighbors are invited to come celebrate all that is Irish, as bands, bag pipes, step dancers, and more take to the streets. Prior to the parade’s big start, a “re-dedication ceremony” to 9/11 heroes and victims will take place in
Events masquerade ball

Get ready for music, dancing, face painting, puppets, costume contests, and more at the Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace (1224 Prospect Avenue at Vanderbilt Street) from 10:30am to 12:30pm on March 16, as they celebrate Purim with a family-friendly masquerade ball. Admission is free, and there are fabulous prizes to look forward to if you’re
Animals WCS Valentines Day Cards

If you’re looking for a crazy cute way to show your valentine that you care this week, look no further than the Wildlife Conservation Society. The group has a series of Valentine’s Day cards on their website that you can email to your sweetie. Best of all, they’re free! The Wildlife Conservation Society operates the
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Whether you’re looking for gift for your sweetheart, or perhaps a little deal on something for yourself, the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District is hoping you’ll “Love, Shop, Eat, and Drink Local” this Valentine’s Day. They’ve organized a Valentine’s Week celebration, which started on Monday, February 10. Just look for red tinsel hearts on the doors of some
History valentines day

As we wander about our modern neighborhood, caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to ignore the long and vibrant history of our community. Let’s remedy that. Every weekend, we’ll take a step back, with the help of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives, and explore what was happening around South Slope
Holidays Juguemos a Cantar

Presidents’ week mid-winter recess is fast approaching. We’ve found 14 Brooklyn camps that still have spots available and are sure to be tons of fun. Arts Barking Cat Studio 216 Greenwood Avenue, Windsor Terrace, 718-686-1132 Ages 5-10 Artists use the city as inspiration. In the afternoon artists rejoin at the studio to relax with yoga. Brooklyn
Food & Drink Valentine's Day

We’ve taken the stress out of finding the perfect Valentine’s Day restaurant. Here is a short list of romantic but casual restaurants perfect for a quiet date. To find these restaurants, I picked the brains of three Park Slope and South Slope neighbors. These ladies travel to the far reaches of Brooklyn chasing restaurant reviews
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If you’re looking for a way to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the kids on Monday, January 20, consider visiting Lefferts Historic House for Community Conversations with Kids: A Conversation About Service and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Sponsored by New York Council for the Humanities, and geared toward children in elementary
Holidays Christmas trees on curb

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Holidays Happy New Year Balloon

Have a fun, joyous, and safe New Year’s Eve everybody! And when you wake up tomorrow hoping for a big plate of pancakes, a bottle of painkillers, or your mail to be delivered, here’s what you’ll need to know about what’s open, closed, or running on a different schedule: Government Offices, Parking, and Sanitation Government
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