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Free outdoor events for families in September and October
Our overview of socially-distanced outdoor activities features free family dance classes, stargazing, kayaking, scavenger hunts, a photo exhibit and more in DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, Governors Island and local parks.   Journey to the Stars in Brooklyn Bridge Park | 9/25 Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds. Members ... (read more).
Vinegar Hill food news
Vinegar Hill House is back open with garden and sidewalk dining, they also turned the restaurant into a wine and cheese shop. Hours are Wednesday to Friday 5 to 9 pm, brunch is served until 3 pm and dinner until 9 pm on weekends. Reserve your table ... (read more).
11 Hoyt Luxury Condominiums | NYC’s Top-Selling Condo in 2019 (sponsored)
11 Hoyt sets Brooklyn’s new standard for architecture and design. Located at the crossroads of Downtown Brooklyn and brownstone Brooklyn, 11 Hoyt is a collection of studio to four-bedroom luxury condominium residences priced from $715,000 to over $3,400,000. The graceful 57-story tower is an extraordinary work of architecture and design. A true collaboration among three celebrated ... (read more).
DUMBO public library opening 9/14
The Brooklyn Public Library is opening more branches for limited grab and go service including the library at 1 John Street in DUMBO. The Annex will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Monday 9/14. Patrons will be able to make ... (read more).
4 Crucial Elements to Correct “Summer Slide” in a Pandemic World (sponsored)
The problem of “summer slide” has taken on a whole new dimension this year: With three months in Emergency Learning mode, a longer-than-usual summer, and an uncertain fall ahead, concerns about atrophying academic skills are intensifying. What does the research say about bolstering children’s skills and expanding them in this ... (read more).
Latest public school news
The annex of PS 32 is complete and will be open for this school year. The school’s main office will now be located in the new building, along with the library and cafeteria. Students in Pre-K and K will have a bathroom in each of their classrooms and all of ... (read more).
City Point center in Downtown Brooklyn reopening and welcoming new tenant lululemon
Now that malls in New York State are allowed to reopen, City Point is back with a 50% occupancy limit and strict safety protocols. The center itself is open from 9 am to 9 pm daily, the DeKalb open air food market from 11 am to 9 pm weather permitting. ... (read more).
Save up to $38K a year on a new 2 & 3 BR luxury apartment in Greenpoint along the Brooklyn waterfront (sponsored)
An affordable housing lottery has opened for 235 lucky applicants in Greenpoint’s sister waterfront towers, One Blue Slip and Two Blue Slip. The Towers are located at the heart of Greenpoint’s promenade and feature spectacular views of the city’s skyline, modern interiors, and top amenities.  The ... (read more).
Brooklyn snapshots and end of summer neighborhood news
Local bakeries have closed for good, the outdoor dining scene is spectacular, new businesses are opening, there is still a line at Trader Joe’s, gyms are back open and the loss of some neighborhood institutions. Our roundup of neighborhood news: Bad news for bread lovers! Pain Quotidien on Montague Street, Maison ... (read more).

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