Monthly Archives: October 2007

NHN’s First Annual Benefit bash at Union Hall! Nov. 5, 6:30pm!

Neighbors Helping Neighbors cordially invites you to our First Annual Benefit Bash at Union Hall!

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a non-profit organization located in Sunset Park. Through our Homeownership and Tenant Programs, we educate first-time homebuyers, engage in tenant advocacy, educate the community about predatory lending, and counsel to prevent foreclosures. To support this good work, we are holding:

NHN’s First Annual Benefit Bash at Union Hall
Monday, November 5, 2007
6:30 – 9:00 P.M.
Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Tickets = $45

In addition to learning more about our important work, guests will enjoy:

    o Union Hall, with its couches, fireplaces, and bocce courts, closed off to the public until 9:00pm!
    o Complimentary beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres!
    o A great silent auction with cool items like a new mountain bike, two nights at the Bellagio in Vegas, Liz Claiborne packages, and a week in a lakeside cottage in Maine! Get some impressive items at great prices, with all proceeds going to charity! Check out some of the fabulous items here!
    o Performances by three talented artists/bands:
         o Tracy Bonham, who has performed and toured with The Blue Man Group and whose Grammy nominated debut album The Burdens of Being Upright went Gold.
         o One Ring Zero, who The Boston Globe writes “have not only embraced their ‘lit rock’ reputation but seem primed to become the movement’s indisputable kings.”
         o Takka Takka, designated ‘a band on the edge’ by Rolling Stone, and called ‘a reason to love New York’ by New York Magazine.

To purchase tickets, click here. If you are unable to attend, we hope you’ll consider making a donation. Click here to donate to NHN. You can also check us out online at

Please feel free to forward this to friends and neighbors!


Hello Slopers,
Our year and a half old Boston Terrier Molly went missing on Friday Oct.19th. She was last seen on south 2nd and Havemeyer in Williamsburg, Brooklyn wearing her burgundy harness. She is apprx. 20lbs, brindle/brown and white with a spot on her head and two more on the upper part of her right paw. She’s also very affectionate and loves humans. Witnesses saw a large dark skinned young man unhook her from her leash while I spent two minutes putting coins in my dryer at the laundromat ( the guilt is immense). The reward for her safe return is $2500, no questions asked. PLEASE PLEASE call 917-583-2626 or 646-249-4539 if you see her anywhere and if possible send us picture messages of the dog you see and where. We are just a couple who loves our dog and are beside ourselves with grief and worry about her.
Thanks so much,

Club Loco – Performance Space for Teens

In operation since January 2007, Club Loco is a performance space for teen bands open only to youth, ages 14-20.
Supervised by young adult volunteers and a paid security guard, Club Loco operates one Saturday evening per month
during the school year, in a space off Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn..
Club Loco is sponsored by the Park Slope Civic Council and the Reformed Church in America as a service
to the community. We are a non profit.

Our next event is October 20th, 2007.
Click here for the poster for this event.

We are looking for additional publicity, volunteers AND donations to keep the space open and available to teenagers…

We’d be interested in having local businesses sponsor the club — it would only cost $350 to sponsor a single show date as the space
is donated and costs are relatively low.

This is a great opportunity for a business to get involved at the ground level with a local project which supports the artistic growth of
our own teens!

Please contact me at the attached email address with any leads, questions, suggestions …



Does anyone know why the restaurant Beso (vic. 5th and Union) has stopped serving dinner and changed its hours to something ridiculous like 10am – 3pm? This used to be my favorite little neighborhood Latin place; their plantain chips and avocado salsa were worth flying out from L.A. for. I really hope this is just temporary, and not a step towards closure for the restaurant. Anyone know the deal?