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Art & Music Roots

Looking for something do to tonight? Roots Cafe (639 5th Ave) is holding a benefit show for Sandy Relief, featuring musical guests, Gypsy George, Bryan Nebel, Greg Cornell, Brother Hamm & Rabbi Darkside, Justin Kilburn, and Ryan Lamm. Photographer Thomas Rupolo will also be there selling and signing copies of his book, Images of Red
Business Almondine Rent

We’re sad to report that the South Slope Almondine space (442 9th Street) is for rent. The bakery, owned by renowned chef, Hervé Poussot, has been shuttered since Sandy destroyed the kitchen in its Dumbo location. Friends and neighbors formed the group, Friends of Almondine, to help Chef Poussot rebuild, but it appears that the
Events almnodine flier TN

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, South Slope’s Almondine Bakery has been shuttered since Sandy devastated their Dumbo kitchen. Friends and neighbors pulled together and formed Friends of Almondine to help chef and owner, Hervé Poussot, rebuild, and to date, the group has raised over $18,000. They’re not stopping there, though. This weekend, the best
Food & Drink Good Fork TN

If you haven’t had a chance to stop by Skylark (477 5th Avenue) recently, now is definitely the time. The Good Fork, whose Red Hook restaurant sustained severe damage at the hands of Sandy, has been operating out of Skylark since early November. Although they’re not offering a full menu, with choices like maple bacon deviled
Neighbors Almondine Dumbo

With things so normal here in South Slope, it’s easy to forget that parts of the city are still in dire straits because of Sandy. The owner of South Slope’s Almondine is one of those struggling to recover. The cozy French bakery’s older sister in Dumbo was completely flooded when Sandy struck last month, causing
Education Students

Sandy may have brought local school kids an unexpected weeklong vacation, but it looks like they’ll have to pay the piper for those days come February. Schools Chancellor Walcott announced Monday evening that students will attend class February 20-22, previously scheduled as the last three days of winter break. Additionally, an early release day on
Transportation Battery Tunnel Flooded

Good news for those driving into Manhattan this morning. Three weeks after Sandy dumped ridiculous amounts of water into the Hugh L. Carey/Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, both tubes are again open to traffic. Keep an eye on that gas tank, though, if you’re planning on using the car. Gas rationing remains in effect through Friday, November
Volunteering Sandy Food Distribution Rockaways

Good morning, South Slope. Congregation Beth Elohim (274 Garfield Place) is looking for both drivers and passengers who can take food down to Coney Island and the Rockaways this morning at 11am. If you’re available and looking to lend a hand, email Photo via The Atlantic
News Obama Jersey Tour

President Obama will be in the city today to tour communities ravaged by Sandy. If you’re planning on being in Staten Island or the Rockaways, definitely prepare for some traffic snarls. Photo via White House
Volunteering Armory1

With the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving approaching, it’s easy to forget that a number of evacuees are still housed down the street at the Armory. Volunteers (especially those who speak Russian or Spanish) are still needed for four to eight hour shifts tomorrow and Friday. Sign up online and help make our guests as
Art & Music Storm Support

Life in South Slope quickly returned to normal after Sandy. Yes, public transportation was a mess, gas stations were empty and ATM machines were wonky, but our homes were intact, businesses were operating and families were safe. Whether it’s a form of survivor guilt or just an overwhelming sense of humanity is difficult to say,
Volunteering Sandy Donations by sway6 on Instagram

If you’re looking to take advantage of our beautiful weather and join the Sandy relief effort, there are plenty of opportunities around Brooklyn this weekend. Anything we’ve missed?  Please let us know in the comments or email and we’ll be sure to add it to the list.   The Armory needs volunteers Sunday and
Sanitation Recycling

Get those bottles out on the curb, because recycling pickup resumes on Sunday. From the Department of Sanitation: The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced today that it will resume storm delayed recycling collections of paper and cardboard, metals, plastic and glass on Sunday, November 11th.  Recycling collections on Sunday will start with
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