You don’t have to be an adult to love your library, and 11-year-old neighbor Laura Sternbach is certainly proving that. A member of the Friends of Park Slope Library since about May, the incoming 6th grader has organized her first fundraiser for the group — a bake sale that she’s hosting at the library (431 6th
By now you’ve probably heard about the awesome Brooklyn metal band Unlocking the Truth, whose young members — bassist Alec Atkins, 13, guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13, and drummer Jarad Dawkins, 12 — have been taking not just the city, but now the country, by storm, traveling as part of the Vans Warped Tour, opening for Guns
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
“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
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.
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
Windsor Terrace neighbor Alex Klein was in his late 20s, quickly climbing the corporate ladder of success, when his sister Alison was diagnosed with cancer. “I was overseas when she was going through the whole thing with the chemo,” he told us. “She was 18 or 19 when she died, and it was like a
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
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
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
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
They call him the “Pizza Nazi.” “Yeah, I’ve heard that,” T. J. O’Connor, chef and owner of Pauline & Sharon’s Pizza on 4th Avenue, says with a smile when asked about his neighborhood nickname. “Doesn’t bother me. It means they like the pizza.” Seinfeld’s famous Soup Nazi made the best soup around, and plenty of customers feel the
Five years ago, neighbor Karin Feldman (pictured above) and her mom, Dalia Abrahamian, began a new journey in Windsor Terrace when they opened the Oranim Jewish Early Childhood Program, a bilingual preschool offering Brooklyn families the opportunity to explore a traditional, but non-denominational, Jewish education for their young children. “We wanted to open a place
One of our goals at South Slope News is to represent a wide range of neighbors, interests, and experiences, and we’re inviting those who’d like to share their opinions, tips, and more to let us be their megaphone with our new feature column. South Slope Perspective is designed to present the story straight from the
Just days after reporting the wondrous news of Dottie’s adoption, we’re devastated to share that the sweet dog has suddenly passed away. Neighbors Brett and Ashley Affrunti announced her passing on Facebook Thursday morning. It is with a very heavy heart that we have to inform all of you that Dottie unfortunately passed away last night.