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Wednesday
Oct122011

[What To Do In Park Slope When...] Your Manhattan Friends Come For A Fall Staycation.

Image via Eric Ryan Anderson

The word "staycation" is maybe the worst atrocity that marketers have committed in the last hundred years, but I'm using it here because it's the only appropriate word for when your friends from Manhattan "come all the way out" to Brooklyn for some rest and relaxation time. Fall is a particularly frequent time for Manhattanites to travel the full fifteen minutes it takes to get to the Slope, expecting a full on autumn Festival as soon as they haul their asses off the R train. 

Rightfully so. People actually decorate shit for harvest/Thanksgiving/Halloween in these parts, and no one loves a cornucopia like this girl. 

SO, what do you do when you being asked to provide a relaxing fall-themed day for your Manhattanite friends?

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Tuesday
Oct112011

Brooklyn Public Library waiving overdue fines for you damn kids

When I was a kid, I dreaded the moments my mom told me I had mail. Usually, it meant that the library was sending me a late fee. I was always getting in trouble by the library: taking out books and forgetting to return them until weeks past the due date. I'm kinda' surprised they never took away my membership. Or that my mom never found out. I mean, I basically spent all of my allowance on late fees. Didn't she wonder where that money went?

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Tuesday
Oct112011

6th Ave Public Library Not Opening Any Time Soon 

Photo via the Brooklyn Paper

The renovations on the library at 6th ave and 9th street have been going on since 2009 and, much to the dismay of local residents, will last at least another year. This is going to be Park Slope's Big Dig project, isn't it? 

[Via The Brooklyn Paper]

Tuesday
Oct112011

My Gear To Go Hiking Adventure

 

This past weekend I checked out one of Park Slope's Gear To Go Outfitters organized trips. Even though my outdoorsy experience as a kid was limited to backyard tents and a two hour trail into Appalachian Mountains, I was game for a new adventure.

This past Sunday morning I set out with 2 liters of water, sunscreen and a camera in a borrowed backpack. Aside from organized trips, Gear To Go Outfitters is the only full-service outfitter in the area that sells and rents everything you could possibly need for hiking and backpacking. I didn't need many supplies, for the nine mile trek along the Shawangunks was low on elevation change but long in distance.

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Tuesday
Oct112011

Great Lakes For Sale 

Photo via Here's Park Slope

In the market for a bar? Here's Park Slope reported yesterday that Great Lakes, located on 5th ave and 1st street, is up for grabs:

According to the man who answered the phone at the number on the sign, the bar is still open, but if someone decides to rent the space it'll be last call.