Browsing: Brooklyn

Destinations Sunset Park Pool by Robyn Lee on Flickr
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Outdoor public pools in New York City reopen following the last day in session for public school, which means they’re already revved up and waiting for swimmers! There are 15 outdoor pools in Brooklyn that are open through Labor Day on September 1, so you don’t need to go too far to jump on in.
Art & Music Brooklyn Pic Dan Greenberg
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What makes Brooklyn the greatest place in all the land? WNET is putting together a new documentary, Brooklyn Best, and they want to hear from you. Whether you’ve lived in Brooklyn your entire life, or recently fell in love, the producers are compiling memories from Brooklyites about “growing up, living in, and experiencing the culture of
Transportation D Train
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The theme for travel on the B, D and N this week? Give yourself a little extra time. B service ends early Late evenings, Monday, November 4 to Thursday, November 7 The last 145 St-bound B leaves Brighton Beach at 9:06pm; the last Brighton Beach-bound B leaves 145 St at 9:23pm. Take the D or
Events marathon
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The 2013 ING New York City Marathon is this Sunday, November 3, and you should plan very carefully before trying to get around the day of. The closest, longest-stretching, and potentially most disruptive road closures in Brooklyn will begin at about 7am, and include: • 4th Avenue between 92nd Street and Flatbush Avenue • Flatbush Avenue between
Transportation Prospect Avenue Platform
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The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign issued its third annual State of the Platforms report today, and the news is, well, not particularly shocking. Turns out subway stations are gross! “We found what many riders know from bitter daily experience: Many subway platforms are grim and dreary,” said Jason Chin-Fatt, the Straphangers Campaign field organizer. From June through August (arguably the
History school waiting2
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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
Real Estate roof deck 340A 9th Street
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In the market for a new rental? You’re in luck, because we’ve found three area homes that have recently been added to the market. Check ‘em out and let us know what you think. 17th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue Price: $2,200 Size: 1-bed, 1-bath Available: Now Details: This 750 square foot apartment from Douglas Elliman features new
Politics Carlos Menchaca
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Congratulations are in order for Carlos Menchaca, council member-elect for District 38, who was recently named one of City & State’s rising political stars under the age of 40. Menchaca, 33, defeated incumbent Sara Gonzalez in the September primary with 57.6% of the vote. With no Republican candidate on the ballot, he will officially take office
Politics Register to Vote South Slope
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This Friday, October 11, is the last day to register to vote in the November 5 general election. Here’s what you need to know: • If you’d like to print off and mail your registration, the form can be found here in English and here in Spanish. Applications must be postmarked no later than October 11th and received by a board of elections no later
History Brooklyn names2
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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
Green organic waste bins
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Starter kits for the city’s organic waste recycling pilot, set to begin October 7, were delivered to participating homes in South Slope, Greenwood Heights and Windsor Terrace this week. The kits include a brown organics bin, a small kitchen container, and a starter supply of DSNY-approved compostable liners. Already operating in Staten Island, the pilot allows residents in single family
Greenmarket & CSA ps 295 market pears
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With everything from sirloin steak to pears (only $2 a pound this week), the P.S. 295 Farmers Market is a one-stop grocery shopping destination on Thursday. We’ve got a full breakdown of available goodies below: Corn Pears Apples Kale Swiss chard Spinach Lettuce Carrots Broccoli Peppers Green beans Honey Milk Maple syrup Apple cider French herb chèvre Pork spare
Transportation R Train Sign
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Here’s a refreshing change. With the exception of those pesky R train disruptions, we’ve got a week of smooth sailing on the area subway lines. No R trains between Lower Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn. All times until October 2014 Weekday service affected as follows: Rush hour/Middays/Evenings R service operates in two sections: 1. Between 71
Animals bird bath
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Business Spirit Halloween
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We ran into the folks from Spirit Halloween (5th Avenue, between 9th and 10th Street) on Thursday, and learned that the costume superstore will “hopefully open Friday morning, but definitely by 2pm at the latest.” You know you’re already thinking about it, so you might as well share. What are your brilliant Halloween costume ideas
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