Park Slope

Climbing on girders to glimpse the view from the Brooklyn Bridge

With the view from the Brooklyn Bridge walkway now blocked by construction, tourists are climbing onto the girders to catch the sights.  … Full Article

Hills & Gardens: October 11, 2012

Barbra Streisand and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus performing together at the Barclays Center—you can’t get more Brooklyn than that!  After joining the legendary singer in Philadelphia, the chorus, based in Cobble Hill, will perform with Streisand Oct. … Full Article

Lightstone Group’s Gowanus Plan faces CB 6 vote tonight

As the final vote by Community Board 6’s full board nears — the meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Park Slope — a petition against the Lightstone Group’s proposed housing development along the Gowanus Canal is gathering signatures from area residents.
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Israeli ambassador Michael Oren addresses synagogue in Park Slope

A lively discussion on United-States-Israel relations is expected next Monday when Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren speaks at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope. … Full Article

No place like home: Nets settling into new digs at Barclays Center

Avery Johnson had no problem drilling his jump shot at the Barclays Center's spanking new herringbone-designed court this past Sunday. … Full Article

Free Wi-Fi coming to Cadman Plaza Park

The Parks Department is installing free Wi-Fi (wireless Internet) in Downtown Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza Park for users of computers and other smart devices. … Full Article

Park official responds to criticism on Pier 1 `yards’

An official of Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday responded to recent criticism, spotlighted in a Brooklyn Paper article called “Yards in the Park,” of the fact that there will be small, fenced-off enclosures outside three of the five structures that are to be built on the uplands of Pier 1. … Full Article

Sunset Park waterfront development on target, councilwoman says

A new waterfront park under construction in the Sunset Park community is coming along beautifully, according to Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez, who recently led a tour of the recreation area that is taking shape. … Full Article

Dancing with the Torah in Brooklyn Heights

Members of Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights celebrated Simchat Torah, or the feast of the giving of the Torah, on Remsen Street yesterday. The festival comes at the end of the eight-day holiday of Sukkot. Seen center, holding a child: Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin. … Full Article

Homeless shelter planned for Carroll Gardens?

A company run by the former Commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services in the Bloomberg administration wants to put a homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens. … Full Article


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