He's very passionate about the strollers

He’s very passionate about the strollers

He’s only lived in Park Slope for a couple years, but give Sir Patrick Stewart credit for immediately recognizing that you stake out one side or another in the Park Slope stroller battle. In his case, the good professor has taken a firm stand on the anti-stroller side, like any good neighborhood crank. And just like your classic neighborhood cranks, P-Stew is bothering public officials to do something about it, claiming that he’s sent Mayor Tall a bill that would create a specific lane for strollers in the baby-friendly neighborhood. (more…)

the gate brooklyn

That’s a whole lotta fives. via Facebook

Ah, 1997, a much simpler time. The economy was humming along, built on a rickety claptrap of cheap money that would in no way come back to bite us. AOL was king of the internet. Our mayor stood behind the police when they killed a guy, instead of mildly suggesting they were wrong sometimes. And in Park Slope, a dog-friendly bar was opening their doors and their yard to the world. That bar was The Gate, and to celebrate their 19th year in business, they’re rolling back prices on 20 of their draft beers to $5 all month, just like they were pricing them in 1997. (more…)

tea lounge

Not ready for the good, er quiet and productive, times to end. via The Tea Lounge

When the Tea Lounge announced their sudden closure last week, regulars were stunned by the news that the cavernous coffee shop would be calling it quits. Now a handful of them are committed to keeping the space open as a coffee shop and community space, starting an online petition asking the landlord to hand the lease to the space over to them so they can re-open it as a coffee shop called The Meeting House. And you thought people here only petitioned to split off from Williamsburg. (more…)

tea lounge park slope

The coffee shop stayed busy on its final Thursday open. Photo by David Colon

Turns out that the Winter of Closings (free thinkpiece right there) will extend from out of Williamsburg into Park Slope, as the Tea Lounge suddenly announced with a message on Facebook they would be closing on December 14. No reason for the closure was given, and in a call last night to the coffee shop, a barista told us that even the employees had no idea the Tea Lounge was closing until they got to work that day. A request for comment from the Tea Lounge’s owner hasn’t been returned as of now. (more…)

two boots park slope

Do you want to pay for this? No, great, good news, you won’t have to this one day. via Facebook

Have you been waiting patiently for the Park Slope Two Boots to open again? Hey, good for you, patience is nice. The thing is, we’ve got news that’s really gonna test your patience, namely that when Two Boots does their Park Slope opening at 6pm on Tuesday, November 25, they’re going to celebrate with free pizza for everyone according to DNA Info. Sorry, wait. We meant to write FREE PIZZA FOR EVERYONE. (more…)

jimmyjane bullet

Way, way better than fun-size Jujubees

It’s kind a bummer that now that we’re adults, people are less into the idea of giving us free stuff in exchange for dressing as Superman or Aquaman or Slutty Jon Stewart on Halloween, but we guess that’s just part of life. What’s this though? Babeland in Park Slope (462 Bergen Street) is getting into the spirit of the holiday tomorrow, giving away vibrators to the first 25 people who show up the the store tomorrow. You don’t have to show up in a costume, but there’s a potential reward in it. (more…)

the gate

Who could object to this? via Facebook

There’s nothing like a dog-friendly bar, at least for most of us out there. Drinking and beer and petting dogs, it’s just a great way to live. Some people apparently can’t handle that kind of awesomeness though, as Park Slope Stoop and DNA Info reported, some monster called 311 to complain about the fact that Park Slope’s The Gate lets people bring their dogs in. Obviously there are worse people in the world, but we’re gonna put you in the top 5 this week, anonymous 311 narc. (more…)

skylark

Look at all these do-gooders. via Facebook

We know that you’re all a bunch of ethical consumers out there, who take very seriously where you’ll be drinking your next Golden Spike or Trend Piece. So in that spirit, let us recommend you do as much weekend drinking as you can at Skylark (477 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope) in November, because they’ve just announced they’re giving 10% of their weekend sales to Doctors Without Borders. (more…)

How you'll feel if you miss this party

How you’ll feel if you miss this party

It must be because it’s fall that everyone is stuck on school stuff, that or we’re caught in some kind of inescapable nostalgia trap Still, here it is, because we’ve taken you to homecoming and now Mary’s Bar in Park Slope wants to take you to prom. Mary’s Bar isn’t having just any prom though, they’re having a prom on Halloween itself. A Carrie-themed Halloween prom. Wear something nice, but not so nice that you can’t get it covered in blood or burnt up in it. (more…)

park slope two boots

More of this in Park Slope? Sure, sounds good.

It’s no surprise with the sky high rent in this city that restaurants are constantly opening and closing, and from time to time they seem to be playing their own version of musical chairs. To a certain degree that is what’s happening in Park Slope with Cajun pizzeria Two Boots Pizza, which Park Slope Stoop noticed is coming back to Park Slope. (more…)