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    P.S. 230 & P.S. 130 Parent 311 Call-in Campaign Today

    by Deirdre on 12/19/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Kensington BK and are reporting that parents from P.S. 230 and P.S. 130 are organizing a 311 call-in campaign today, Friday December 19th, to demand street safety for the children. P.S. 230 and P.S. 130 are on the border of Windsor Terrace and Kensington and call-in day was organized after 14 year old Mohammad Naiem Uddin […]

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    Neighborhood News: Closings Around Brooklyn

    by Deirdre on 12/17/14 | 2 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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    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services in Brooklyn 2014

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

    Once all the presents have been bought and all the food prepped and stocking stuffed and pills popped, ‘cause Jesus this is stressful, it’s time to celebrate the man, the baby, the Big Baby. Jesus, the eternal birthday boy, reminds us that, as the Who’s down in Whoville say, “Christmas doesn’t come from a store. […]

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    Summer Camp at The 92nd Street Y’s Camp Yomi, with Brooklyn pick-up!

    by Sarah on 12/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The 92nd Street Y has provided the solution of how to get your kid out of the city this summer…on a daily basis. The 92nd Street Y’s Camp Yomi in Rockland County will be offering a NEW pickup location in Brooklyn to transport Campers to their location just 20 minutes from the George Washington bridge. […]

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    Dyker Heights Lights: The Holiday Spirit Electrified

    by Sarah on 12/10/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      There is nothing so festive as Christmas lights twinkling from windows or rooftops on cold nights. But this is America people, so let’s super-size that holiday magic. You want it big? You want your dose of holiday cheer to fry the retinas then you must, you need, to see the lights of Dyker Heights. […]

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    What is Happening to the NYC Playgrounds?

    by Deirdre on 12/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I remember the old days when you could play on a seesaw and a merry-go-around in addition to swings, slides and monkey bars.  Now most playgrounds are just swings, slides and monkey bars and padded ground.  I have two school age children and we went on many adventures this past summer exploring playgrounds far from […]

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    No More Electronics in the Trash in NYC in 2015

    by Deirdre on 12/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Have you heard about the change in the disposal of electronics that is going into effect January 1st? In the new year people living in NYC will no longer be able to put electronics like televisions and computers out on the curb for pick up.  The website has a full list of the electronics […]

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    First Christmas in Philly: Top Six Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

    by Sarah on 12/05/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows in Philly is poised to launch, but we wanted to give our loyal brooklynites the first look.  Mollie Michel explores all things Philly!   Well, parents, it’s that time of year already. And with a slightly later Thanksgiving, there’s not even a moment to breathe before the holiday insanity begins. My family, […]

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    Black Lives Matter: How to Talk to Kids About Ferguson and Eric Garner

    by Sarah on 12/04/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    My mother has a saying about parenting, “If a kid asks a question, then they are probably ready to hear the answer.” Of course, that answer might need to be tailored depending on the age of said kid, but still it is an answer. I’ve been thinking about this saying a lot lately because of […]

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    Brooklyn Pre-school of Science: New Location Opening in Park Slope!

    by A Child Grows on 12/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The New York Times calls him the Rock Star of Science Class and you’ve probably heard of him as Carmelo the Science Fellow. Carmelo Piazza has a loyal and devoted fan base of parents and kids who pour into his after school programs and summer camps and book months ahead to celebrate their birthdays at […]

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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 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 […]


    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 […]


    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 […]


    Recall: 11 Models of Graco Strollers

    by Deirdre on 11/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Yesterday a recall of about 4.7 million Graco strollers in the United States was announced because the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger causing a laceration or amputation. The recall involves Graco Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel […]


    AltSchool in Brooklyn Heights: New School Opening Fall 2015

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

    A Child Grows is always excited to announce the opening of a new school in Brooklyn. We are still having babies like nobody’s business and sticking around longer to raise them in the city. More quality school choices, more after school programs, more activities and classes? Yes, please! Keep ‘em coming! AltSchool comes to us from […]

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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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    Giving Back

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

    Have you ever heard of Giving Tuesday?  I must confess I actually was not aware of it.  I know all about Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday and have been getting event emails for #givingtuesday on December 2nd and decided to check it out.  I discovered that it was started in 2012 on […]

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    The Leaves are Falling!

    by Deirdre on 11/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I’ve noticed we are walking to school slower since we have had to kick all the leaves on the sidewalk or stop and collect leaves.  There will be even more leaves down with the wind gusts today.  So what do people in NYC do with their leaves? The NYC Department of Sanitation suspended the annual […]

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    Help Your NYC Library Branch Win Money!

    by Deirdre on 11/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Do you love your library?  Nominate your library by writing a story explaining how your library helps you, your family and you community and the branch could win $20,000! Nominations are open now until December 12th for The Charles H. Revson Foundation’s 2nd Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. There are a total of 207 libraries […]


    What is BASIS Anyway? The Woman Behind BASIS Independent Brooklyn Explains

    by Sarah on 11/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Lisa Roth of Roadmap Brooklyn sat down with Rosalind Thompson, BASIS head of school, to learn more about what makes BASIS unique in the educational landscape.   BASIS Independent opened this fall in Brooklyn, the first of two private schools in an otherwise charter school operation. (The second private school is in San Jose, Calif.) The founders, Michael and […]


    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 Kids Academy: A New Daycare/Preschool in Crown Heights!

    by A Child Grows on 11/06/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Great news for Crown Heights parents: Brooklyn Kids Academy is now open and accepting enrollment! This new daycare and preschool is located on Utica Avenue, one block north of Eastern Parkway, and provides care for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old. “At Brooklyn Kids Academy in Crown Heights, our teachers and administrators have […]