Browsing: Neighbors

Art & Music (crop) Dean of The Mars Bonfire
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Neighbor Dean Perry has been playing bass in his band, The Mars Bonfire, for the past decade. They’ll be headlining a show at Union Hall (702 Union Street) this Friday, August 15, and he promises “you will wake up Saturday morning singing one of the songs to yourself.” Before you check them out on Friday,
Neighbors South Shiner
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A few weeks back, did you happen to help out a neighbor? If it was July 24, you’re a guy named Chris, and you attend Grace Epsicopal Church, the woman is looking for you to return the favor. “I had an unfortunate mishap with the sidewalk and you came to my rescue,” she writes in
Food & Drink (crop) Stacy Blundell, Savor the Slope
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Stacy Blundell has been living in South Slope for the past five years. In this time, she has seen many changes within the neighborhood — particularly what’s been occurring in the food scene here. Earlier this summer Blundell launched Savor The Slope, a food blog that explores many of the culinary gems and hidden treasures
Neighbors F train with Chelsey and Loes via The NeoPioneer
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Looking to explore the city a bit beyond their own terrific (in our humble opinion) neighborhood, local residents Chelsey and Loes decided to take a ride on the F train. But not just any ride — they ventured out and stopped at every one of the 45 stations along the line, a trip they took
Neighbors DaveD Portrait 2
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“The psychological part is the most important part of being a wilderness guide,” said David DiCerbo, owner and operator of Destination Backcountry Adventures, as we drove through the Catskill Mountains. “Actual outdoor skills, hard wilderness skills, don’t come into play much in most of our trips.” Dave founded the South Slope-based company four years ago
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13th Street was the place to be on Saturday as PS 124 pulled out all the stops for their annual spring festival. The school’s dance troupe took the stage early in the afternoon to perform two student-choreographed numbers. Afterward, Councilmember Brad Lander came out to congratulate the girls, and the school, on a fantastic year.
Neighbors Colson Patisserie, 374 9th Street
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Macchiatos, the mayor, and a marriage! A sweet interaction over pastries between a barista at Colson Patisserie (374 9th Street) and our resident Mayor Bill de Blasio led to his honor officiating a wedding this past weekend. The Post reports that the cafe’s Edouard Houilliez, who proposed to his girlfriend Emily Shevenock in January, popped an almost
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It’s quite possible that you’ve walked by the faded entrance to VFW Post #9485 hundreds of times, and never known what it was. For over 50 years, the hall, nestled below the elevated F train station on the corner of 4th Avenue and 10th Street, was a gathering place for veterans of foreign wars, but according
Neighbors south slope pediatrics jonah team
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Much of last weekend may have taken a gray and chilly turn, but warm and generous neighbors could be found all over South Slope giving their time to help others in need. At Bartel Pritchard Square, over 30 families joined the South Slope Pediatrics team (shown above) for Sunday’s Cinco de Mayo 5k. The group
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After spending her childhood playing the violin, South Slope neighbor Deborah Monlux began to notice her passion for the instrument was waning. “The push to perfect classical musicianship was just not in my heart,” she told us, “so I closed the case and it stayed closed for 30 years.” Little did she know, a 2010
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Caleb Sande was only 6 years old when he was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, a rapidly growing form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, in the winter of 2013. By September of the same year, the PS 10 first grader had passed away. Through their heartache, though, was a shining light that helped the Sande family along this
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