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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 […]


    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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    Prospect Park: Brooklyn’s Favorite Backyard Year Round!

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

    November is here and the days are shorter but the good news is that this week we have some nice weather so everyone should get outdoors and Prospect Park is the place to be!  Spend today, Election Day, at Prospect Park with the events they have planned. Even though the summer is over we don’t […]

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    Will There be “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Brooklyn Lyceum This Year?

    by Deirdre on 10/31/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    Last week Here’s Park Slope reported that the Brooklyn Lyceum was in foreclosure and was up for auction.  My first thought was what about “A Charlie Brown Christmas” which was done yearly at the Brooklyn Lyceum and is a hit with Brooklyn families.  The Brooklyn Lyceum also did family events like roller skating, the Legend […]


    What to Read Right Now: The Barter

    by Sarah on 10/30/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    In honor of Halloween you must immediately read this book: The Barter by Siobhan Adcock. The Barter is a unique beast, a literary ghost story. I am not someone who enjoys being scared. I don’t watch horror movies or like rides or games where people jump out at me. I am terrified enough of serial […]

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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. […]


    What’s Up With BASIS Independent Brooklyn?!

    by Shayna Gehl on 10/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    For those of you who may have noticed the Red Hook location of BASIS Independent Brooklyn still looking…well, a little undone, I’ve got news for you- it’s because it’s not done! That may not be shocking to learn but what may be surprising, is the fact that not only is BASIS up and running at the temporary 15 Snyder […]

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    Apply Now for a Free Ice Skating After-School Program at the LeFrack Center

    by Deirdre on 10/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Ice is a free after-school skating program for children in Brooklyn that was founded in 2004.  They are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make ice skating an accessible sport to children living near Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Starting in November Brooklyn Ice will be running a free after-school ice skating program in […]


    A Taste of A Child Grows in Philly: Stack That Paper!

    by Sarah on 10/23/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows in Philly is poised to launch, but we wanted to give our loyal brooklynites the first look. In her Editor’s Post Mollie Michel talks about Philly life and a great cause that is close to our hearts. A Child Grows in Philly is already mixing it up!   We hear it everyday […]

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    Head to Prospect Park Zoo for a Boo-Tastic Time!

    by A Child Grows on 10/23/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Grab the family and head to Prospect Park Zoo where Halloween fun awaits! The annual Boo at the Zoo weekend is jam-packed with fun activities such as a Costumed Character Scavenger Hunt, face painting, and other Halloween-themed games and crafts and, of course, there’ll be plenty of animals to visit. There will also be a Spooky Barn for […]


    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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    More Lunch Scraps Being Put to Good Use!

    by Deirdre on 10/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    My children have been learning about saving the planet and we try to reduce, reuse & recycle what we can.  We own a very large collection of reusable shopping bags that I ‘usually’ remember to take to stores.  We have variety of reusable sandwich pouches for their lunch boxes and our picnics.  I LOVE taking […]


    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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    BPL’s Ready, Set, Kindergarten Fall Program is Starting Soon!

    by Deirdre on 10/14/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    I am a regular user of the  Brooklyn Public Library calendar and I noticed there are a lot of Ready, Set, Kindergarten dates on the calendar.  I did some research and found a flyer that lists the 25 branches of the Brooklyn Public Library will be running RSK program and the session times and dates […]

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    Tennis Remixed for Kids: Court 16 Now Open in Brooklyn!

    by Sarah on 10/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are thrilled to welcome the first kids tennis club of it’s kind to Brooklyn! This fall, Court 16 opened their doors at 526 Baltic Street (near The Barclay’s Center) unveiling their state of the art, 15,000 square foot, light-filled facility which includes five kid-sized, USTA-sanctioned courts thoughtfully designed for child athletes (ages 3-11). The […]


    Registration is Now Open for G&T Testing

    by Deirdre on 10/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It is that time of year again!  Per the NYC DOE website the Gifted & Talented (G&T) Request for Testing period started Wednesday, October 8th and registration is open until Friday, November 7, 2014. Families with children who are entering K, 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade in the fall of 2015 in NYC can submit […]

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    Betty & Veronica Are Moving to Manhattan!

    by Deirdre on 10/07/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Great news!  Sadly last year Gus, Central Park Zoo’s beloved polar bear died but now his empty exhibit is getting some new residents.  NYC Park’s tweeted that two brown bears named Betty & Veronica will be moving to the Central Park Zoo from their current home in the Bronx Zoo in late 2014! My family […]


    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, […]