This matador is Sidney Frumkin, born in 1903 on Jackson Place off 16th Street near Seventh Avenue. It seems that at the age of 19, Frumkin took off for Mexico after a fight with his police officer father, and on a whim, he looked up a famous matador and asked him [...]
Anne-Katrin Titze writes: ”Not a healthy lakeside environment – The danger of becoming entangled in snagged fishing lines and barbed hooks has increased ten-fold for all wildlife, including egrets, herons, hawks, gulls, waterfowl, turtles, and other creatures large and small that inhabit the lake.”
“This is harming the wildlife habitat and clearly shows the lack of [...]
Streetsblog New York City highlights a The Brooklyn Paper’s “trademark neighbor-vs.-neighbor” story on the public workshop talking about the potential 20 mph zone in Park Slope. The y quoted “Greenwood Heights activists” who apparently fear the Park Slope slow zone would dump unsafe traffic on Greenwood Heights. In fact, when [...]
This six-bedroom, limestone-fronted townhouse, built in 1909 by E. Carlson, is on the market for $4 million. That beats the $3.75 million asking price for the Park Slope townhouse put on the market by J. Crew creative director Jenna [...]
So the Tea Lounge in Park Slope, a hangout where breast-feeding is a common site, has been censoring some artwork depicting nipples. They used canvas strips to cover the nipples, apparently due to concern and/or complaints that the art was inappropriate for children coming into the cafe.
Some customers were “puzzled and occasionally [...]
How quickly things change. Earlier this week, Reno Provisions was going to be Park Slope’s first full-fledged barbecue joint. Now, Eater NY reports that the New York chain Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is moving in on the same block as Reno Provisions.
Dinosaur, which you may have [...]
Remember when there was little reason to go out on 5th Ave., unless it was to go to Aunt Suzie’s? Well, now Aunt Suzie’s is closed, and there are dozens clamoring to take its place. WSJ reports that a 31-block span [...]
Park Slope’s only full-fledged barbecue restaurant, Fort Reno Provisions, could open as soon as this coming weekend, reports suggest. Pictured is a test run of Fort Reno’s new smoke pit.
Partners in the restaurant are Anthony Laudato, Lia Forman, and Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo. “Anything Gautier touches turns [...]
Following all the buzz around Prospect Heights potentially becoming one of Brooklyn’s first “Slow Zones,” Park Slope may now trying to get in on the action, too.
Is 20 (mph) Plenty for Park Slope? That’s the question the Park Slope Civic Council is going to debate on Saturday, Jan. 21, [...]
The Daily Mail just posted 12 huge and stunningly horrific photos of the 1960 Park Slope airline collision. It’s hard to imagine this post-apocalyptic carnage is on the corner of 7th Avenue and Sterling Place:
The collision took place on December 16, 1960, about 2 weeks before Christmas, and involved [...]
Grub Street reports that Barrio restaurateur Spencer Rothschild, who had planned to relaunch as Barrio Plates, made a last-minute decision to call his new place Mix. The idea is that the menu MIXes different flavors and cuisines (get it?) and you can mix it up with a light bite [...]
If you’re done with Hunan Delight or Mr. Wonton, gear up for Park Slope’s newly authentic Chinese restaurants, of which there are at least two good options. Brooklyn Vegetarian writes: “For years we have been content with [...]
Gothamist just posted a series of great photos of The Montauk Club courtesy of New York Public Library’s old image archive. Park Slope’s private social club founded in 1889 by Charles Pratt, Richard Schermerhorn, and Edwin C. Litchfield. In its heyday, it hosted prominent politicians including [...]
Via Daily Heights: Emily was in Joyce Bakeshop and found this flyer of Bubu, the cat of murder victim Deloris Gillespie who was burned to death in an elevator in December. Who can help this cat find an adoptive family?
Until now, oxycontin (oxycodone) abuse has been a phenomenon associated with states like Tennessee and West Virginia. But now, a new report shows that prescriptions for oxycontin, a highly addictive and frequently abused narcotic painkiller, are up by 82% in New York state. State attorney general Eric Schneiderman released the report to support his [...]
According to Brownstoner, this week’s Community Board 6 meeting included an appearance by Rachel Nash, daughter of the owner of 187 7th Avenue, the famously dilapidated Park Slope building.
Apparently Rachel started talking about plans to launch an art gallery and artist housing, but CB6 members quickly steered the conversation to “foreclosure pressure” on [...]
In Brooklyn, Martin Luther King is memorialized at Martin Luther King Jr. Playground in East New York, and Martin Luther King Place in Bed-Stuy. In the summer, at Wingate Field, on the other side of Prospect Park, the long-running
As reported on Grubstreetand elsewhere, the Park Slope Mexican restaurant Barrio will reopen Monday as Barrio Plates, with a whole new look (goodbye, pink paint job; hello, blown glass and antiqued mirrors). The new menu, created with the help of chef Martell Fonville (al di là) will be Latin-tinged [...]
Photo: New York Street Food
About a week ago I ordered a “wideband” internet upgrade from TWC. Yesterday, at two minutes before the end of the [...]
So Brooklyn hipsters are an easy target, and hating on them may be passe. But you have to admit–this xtranormal video is inspired, relevant, occasionally humorous … and a bit eerily familiar. Here’s an approximate and partial transcript of some highlights, below. Troll alert: some of the dialogue is deliberately inflammatory (duh).
Pool sharked: “A crook jacked a fancy cellphone from a bar-goer on Vanderbilt Avenue … The 29-year-old victim told cops that he set his iPhone on a table at Branded Saloon near Bergen Street at 1 am, then headed to [...]
So guess what – all that publicity embarrassed Prospect Park into cutting down those rotting, hollow trees that homeless people were using to store their stuff and take shelter. And to be honest… now it feels a little bit awful to see this happening without any clear indication of what’s going to happen to [...]
Photo Source: Coffices II (Brooklyn Based)
Sick of laptopping it off your kitchen table? Check out this new rough guide to sussing out libraries, cafes, and bars in Prospect Heights, Park Slope, and Gowanus for (relatively) distraction-free work:
With the recent Department of Health crackdowns, those letter grades are bought—by that, I mean every restaurant that has an A has either an in-house specialist or a specialist [...]
On Brooklynian, 8thandprez (no longer at 8th and Prez) reports discolored/yellow tap water in South Slope for the past week or so (cold water only): “It’s happening to all of the units in our apt building.”
There are a couple of possibilities here:
A pipe that is corroded and needs to [...]
Park Slope Patch has dug deep into Bill de Blasio’s annual 2011 Worst Landlord Watch List and found Park Slope’s four key offenders, according to the Public Advocate’s office. Check out Patch for more details: http://parkslope.patch.com/articles/worst-landlords-in-park-slope-named-in-annual-list
Source: Brooklyn Daily
This is the work of Laurie Russell, a 58-year-old painter who hung up at least 4 tree sweaters so far this season to encourage passersby to “rethink their environment,” according to Brooklyn Daily. [...]
According to the New York Post, “snatch-and-run” thefts of iPhones and designer accoutrements like purses are on the rise in “trendy” Brooklyn neighborhoods including Park Slope. The 78th Precinct, which serves Park Slope, has reported a 32% uptick in this type of robberies. May be [...]
So this has been going on for a while now. NY Daily News interviewed one of the co-op’s 14,000 members about this Gosling Tumblr blog:
Casey Horvitz, 26, a Park Slope resident [...]
Anne-Katrin Titze writes in:
The wildlife habitat of Prospect Park is treated as if it were an abandoned lot -
Prospect Park Lake is used as a garbage dump by the Alliance/Parks and the lakeside as a sewer.
Everything left uncollected ends up in the lake, polluting further the already filthy, debris littered watercourse.
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