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    Neighborhood News: Closings Around Brooklyn

    by Deirdre on 12/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    There have been so many changes happening around Brooklyn lately and with this busy time of year it is even harder to keep up with everything! Sadly last weekend the Cobble Hill restaurant and indoor play space, The Moxie Spot, shut it doors after seven years.  Also this past weekend a well loved coffee shop […]

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    5 Tips for A Stress Free Holiday Celebration

    by Sarah on 12/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     Jeanene Mack, wellness coach and stylist, gives us a guide to back to school shopping, because we are tired of making lists. We need someone to just tell us what to do, or the only thing we’ll buy is a plane ticket, for one.  (read: I’m ready to take a vacation from my summer “vacation.”)     […]

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    One Day, One Neighborhood: An Insider’s Guide to Fort Greene

    by Sarah on 12/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert.   In a couple of months, I will have lived in New York City longer than anywhere (but you’ll always be my first, Billings) and will have been in […]

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    Brooklyn is Losing Another Indoor Play Space!

    by Deirdre on 12/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Earlier this fall DNAinfo.com reported that the indoor play space, Frolic, located in Williamsburg was closing it doors in September.  Cobble Hill’s restaurant and indoor play space, The Moxie Spot, announced last week that they are closing on Sunday December 14th. A Child Grows had written a profile of The Moxie Spot earlier in 2014 […]

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    5 Ways Brooklyn Parents Can Save Money

    by Sarah on 12/01/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Raising kids is expensive. Living in Brooklyn is expensive. Combine them and your bank account is really just a whirlpool draining directly into the coffers of Target and Fresh Direct. So amid all the normal expenses of life—rent, cell phone, cable, what my husband refers to as the “New York City Walking Around Tax” which […]

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    Happy Snowsgiving Eve!

    by Sarah on 11/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert.   I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I am giddy at the prospect of a snow-filled Thanksgiving weekend. So yes, it probably goes without saying that […]

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    How to Stop Fighting With Your Kids About Food

    by Sarah on 11/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Donna Fish, author of  Take the Fight Out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child’s Eating Problems, clinical social worker and expert on children’s relationship with food, gives it to us straight. Finally we have a resource not just for information, but for practical answers to our specific questions. So please send your questions to:  […]

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    Shop Brooklyn Style: Industry City Holiday Market

    by A Child Grows on 11/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Visit Industry City in Sunset Park this weekend and be reminded why Brooklyn is known as a hub of creativity, innovation and style.  This renovated factory and warehouse complex is the home to artist studios, tech companies, food and event businesses, design firms, manufacturers and more. Check out two of their shopping events taking place on […]

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    Do You Want to Volunteer This Holiday Season?

    by Sarah on 11/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Here is a startling statistic from USA Today: The number of Americans attending food pantries and soup kitchens has increased by 46% over the last five years. Thanksgiving is one of many occasions when those soup kitchens and food pantries get inundated with large numbers of people wanting a special meal. They also get inundated with volunteers (thankfully). While […]

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    Adventures with Food: The Stuffing Matrix

    by John on 11/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      John Proctor, writer, teacher and our Dad For All Seasons, brings us all his foodie wisdom. Vicarious cooking is my favorite kind.   I’ll admit it. For first twelve years of my life, I thought stuffing was a magical concoction that came pre-made in a red box. I remember believing with great conviction that […]

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    One Day, One Neighborhood: A Guide to Prospect Lefferts Gardens

    by Sarah on 11/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    In our search for neighborhoods that we may one day want to move to, we decided to check out Prospect Lefferts Gardens (just plain Lefferts Gardens to most). First of all, everyone I know who lives here loves it, raves about it obsessively. I wasn’t really sure what the appeal was beyond mind-blowing West Indian […]

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    AmazonFresh is Expanding in Brooklyn!

    by Deirdre on 11/07/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    A Fort Greene Focus article reported that AmazonFresh is expanding their NYC launch by now doing deliveries to Fort Greene and Clinton Hill in addition to Park Slope.  The delivery service is available in the following zip codes:  11201, 11205, 11217, and 11238.  AmazonFresh has been servicing Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco and launched […]

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    Brooklyn is Halloweenland

    by Sarah on 11/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert. One thing I didn’t expect in moving to Brooklyn five years ago? A rekindled (recandled?) love of Halloween. As a little kid, Halloween was awesome because a pillow case full […]

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    Ample Hills Creamery is Zagat’s Top Ice Cream in New York City!

    by Deirdre on 10/28/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Congratulations to Ample Hill Creamery on being voted the Top Ice Cream in New York City in the 2015 Zagat Survey!  Ample Hills Creamery opened in Prospect Heights in 2011 and they make all their own ice cream with the freshest ingredients and have always been popular which can be seen with their Google reviews. […]

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    What Are You Bringing To The Table When You Serve Dinner?

    by Sarah on 10/22/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Donna Fish, author of  Take the Fight Out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child’s Eating Problems, clinical social worker and expert on children’s relationship with food, gives it to us straight. Finally we have a resource not just for information, but for practical answers to our specific questions. So please send your questions to:  […]

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    Amazon is Delivering Groceries in Park Slope!

    by Deirdre on 10/21/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    It was announced last week that Amazon is launching a grocery delivery service called AmazonFresh in NYC.  Per the Re/code article the service will only be in Park Slope at this time and for Amazon Prime customers.  AmazonFresh first started servicing Seattle and expanded to Los Angeles & San Francisco, California last year. Per the […]

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    Pizza: The Fifth Food Group

    by Sarah on 10/15/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Let me introduce myself. Hellllllloooooooo. My name is Patrick Sauer and for the last four years I’ve been a Fort Greene stay-at-home-dad, who writes a little bit. I used to be a full-time freelancer, but between the magazine industry vanishing like so many authentic Brooklyn dive bars, and you know, the whole kid thing, it’s more […]

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    One Day, One Neighborhood: An Insider’s Guide to Park Slope

    by Sarah on 10/05/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    I’ve lived in this neighborhood a long time, long enough to feel like everyone must know every little secret or interesting thing about this hood, but I will try to look at it with fresh eyes and give you non-Slopers the scoop. First of all, everything you hear about Park Slope is true: the kids, […]

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    Upstarts!: The Mompreneur Behind Edamama, The Kids Salon with A Soul

    by Sarah on 10/02/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    At some point your progeny will need a haircut. You have a few options: go for the Shaolin look and just buzz it all off yourself, or hit one of those local kiddies salons with the dizzying pink walls and the correctional lighting where you get to stand awkwardly in the corner or sit on […]

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    Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes! Where to go near Brooklyn!

    by Nicole on 9/29/14 | 9 Comment(s)

    There’s nothing more fun than picking your own apples, pumpkins and veggies in the fall. There’s something special about carving a pumpkin that you chose from the ground- not in a box at the supermarket.  And applesauce from the apples you picked? That’s divine. You don’t have to travel too far out of Brooklyn to […]

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    Tips for the Restless Eater: Sitting Still As a Frog

    by Sarah on 9/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Donna Fish, author of  Take the Fight Out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child’s Eating Problems, clinical social worker and expert on children’s relationship with food, gives it to us straight. Finally we have a resource not just for information, but for practical answers to our specific questions. So please send your questions to:  […]

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    Check It Out: Brooklyn Public Libraries Extended Hours and Menu

    by Sarah on 9/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Public Libraries are extending their hours just in time for the gearing up of homework assignments. The Central Branch leads the way staying open as late as 9 pm Monday through Thursday. Many other branches across Brooklyn will keep their doors open later as well, many until 8 pm on specified weekdays. While this […]

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    Rock Out at the 2014 Little Essentials Benefit Concert!

    by Sarah on 9/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      The good people at Little Essentials are inviting you to their annual benefit concert: The annual Little Essentials benefit event is on Saturday September 27th 6-10p at Saleya restaurant in Tribeca. Tribeca Pediatrics’ We Care for Our Kids Foundation is co-hosting the event and Martha Redbone and her band will perform. There will be […]

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    Luna Park NYC Giveaway!

    by Sarah on 8/27/14 | 15 Comment(s)

    We all love Coney Island and we all love Luna Park NYC. Only Coney Island can make you feel like you are living on the edge of some strangle time portal, on the one hand you have the Cyclone, which hasn’t really changed since 1927, and go-karts, which are basically as they have always been. On […]

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    How to Find The Suburban Summer in the City

    by Sarah on 8/14/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    I might be city-obsessed. I might think that New York in the summertime is heaven. But I also know that my daughter is missing out on some key childhood experiences because we don’t live in the ‘burbs. So I’ve been compiling a list of activities that approximate all that backyard fun. I’m bringing the mountain […]