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.
It’s not often we get to spend the afternoon with an actual garage band, especially one whose members are ages nine to eleven, but the kids of Blue Lightning are quickly making a name for themselves around Brooklyn, and after a much talked about PS 295 Brooklyn Boogie Brunch performance, we wanted to learn a
Last week, L Magazine released their list of the 50 best street corners in Brooklyn, and if you’re looking for a place to make a dramatic exit, or show a corporate giant who’s boss, you’re in the right neighborhood. Has somebody gotten on your last nerve, and you’re itching to “storm off in a huff?”
We have some fantastic news that is sure to start your Monday off with a smile. Dottie, an abused and abandoned pup that was rescued from the streets in February by neighbors Brett and Ashley Affrunti, has been adopted. The couple posted the following message to Facebook on Monday morning: We have some VERY exciting
South Slope musicians Rob Farren and Colin Behram from the band Isle of Rhodes have been rocking stages around the country since 2012. They released their latest album in February of this year, and have a big concert coming up at The Rock Shop on April 12. We sat down with Rob to learn a bit
After a recent wifi search, we discovered that South Slope is home to some seriously fun network names. Here’s ten of our favorites from around the neighborhood: The indecisive one: The show off: The zen one: The Whovian: The one you don’t want to come across on the B63: The one that is only following
Voting for District 38′s first ever year of participatory budgeting begins this weekend, and you have several opportunities to make your voice heard around the neighborhood. The most convenient location is at Greenwood Park (555 7th Avenue, between 19th and 20th Streets) on Sunday, March 30, from 12pm to 5pm. Voting does run through April
Did you recently lose your Washington Bullets 1978 NBA champions commemorative ring? A Craigslist user found one on 8th Avenue, (between 16th Street and Windsor Place) earlier this week, and is hoping to find the owner. “Ring is likely a replica,” the posting notes, “as it does not have players name on it, but we would
If you were planning to attend the March 72nd Precinct Community Council meeting, take note of an important date change. From this month forward, all community council meetings will take place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, as opposed to the second Tuesday. The next meeting is scheduled for 7:30pm on Tuesday, March 18,
We have sad news to report from 7th Avenue this morning. Signs posted outside of Parco (427 7th Avenue, between 14th and 15th Streets) reveal that owner Alex Pozzan has passed away. The cafe’s gate is down, and neighborhood regulars have started to leave flowers and notes in front of the building, to honor the memory
Neighbor Bethany Donithorn left 5th Avenue’s Lullaby Baby store around 12:30pm on Thursday, and pushed her stroller up 11th Street. Unfortunately, somewhere between 5th Avenue and Prospect Park, she lost her wallet. Bethany tells us the wallet is large, black, with a blue lining, and has cards in her name inside. If you’ve spotted it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An abandoned South Slope dog has found her angels. Ashley Affrunti and her husband spotted Dottie the dog, who she described as “emaciated, neglected and most likely abused,” wandering around 17th Street and 7th Avenue earlier this week. After the area shelters explained that they were all full, the couple took Dottie in, and have
Every week, we post photos of animals in need of a loving home, but have you ever found yourself wondering what happens to those pets after they’ve been adopted? Neighbor Suzanna Schumacher’s new project, The Sidekick Series, sheds light on animal adoption, and tells the stories of how homeless pets find their owners, and what their
Does your area have a project that needs some love — maybe a vacant lot that needs cleaning up, a street that needs more trees planted, walls that need graffiti removed? Show your love for your block by applying for a $1,000 grant to transform and beautify it. The Love Your Block Grant from the Citizens Committee for