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Sponsored Photo by Atlas Steakhouse
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Atlas Steakhouse, located at 943 Coney Island Avenue, brings the upscale food and fun of dining out in Manhattan to Ditmas Park for an affordable price. This brand new steakhouse is all about the experience. Taking inspiration from the Mediterranean steakhouse model, Atlas makes quality meat and customer comfort its priority. Diners have a chance…

Education CEC 20 annual meeting
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By Megan McGibney Members of Community Education Council [CEC] 20 gathered in Bay Ridge for their annual meeting Wednesday to elect new members, discuss the yearly budget, and address the 2015-2016 academic calendar. Here are some highlights from Wednesday’s meeting: The meeting commenced with the election of five officers, who will hold their positions for the next two years. The CEC…

Animals & Nature a raccoon lounging at calvert vaux park in brooklyn
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By Daniel Frazer Calvert Vaux Park has gotten a pretty bad rap lately with the city’s failed revitalization promises and an ongoing homicide investigation after body parts were found there. However, so often, instead of embracing and claiming a park or neighborhood when things get a little sketchy, we abandon it, only making the problem that…

Events Photo via wwworks via Flickr
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By Melissa Akar Summer is officially here and, with only one week left of school, the events calendar is filling up quickly with some great outdoor activities for the kids. On Saturday, head to Kaiser Park for the Catalyst Community Festival and then stick around for City Parks PuppetMobile’s Tales of Brier Rabbit. On Sunday, take…

Events Homecrest Flier
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Homecrest Health Center, an extension of Coney Island Hospital, will be holding an open house on Tuesday, June 23 between 4pm and 6pm. Come meet representatives from WIC, Family Planning and MetroPlus. Our pediatricians and nurses will be available to answer your questions. Homecrest Health Center is located at 1601 Avenue S.

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By Melissa Akar It’s a week of family-friendly performances in Southern Brooklyn! On Friday, check out the students of I.S. 96 performing Annie Jr., or take in some arias with The Italian Opera Company at the New Utrecht Library. Want to see dad get in on the action? Head to Coney Island on Sunday for…

Events A photo from the 2014 Cure Cancer marathon. (Courtesy of DHAA)
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By Steven Girgenti Hundreds of neighborhood children laced up their sneakers and toed the starting line in preparation for the 9th annual Cure Cancer Marathon hosted by the Dyker Heights Athletic Association (DHAA) on Saturday, June 6. The kids were not just there to compete against each other, but also for a great cause – to beat cancer. The DHAA is…

Events Photo via justycinmd via Flickr
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By Melissa Akar We are another week closer to summer break, but apparently the weather has not gotten the message. Thankfully, with their full calendar of activities, the library is the place to be this week. While your little one is singing along to some tiny tunes, don’t forget to pick up a Summer Reading…

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by Daniel Frazer Recently, I was taking a stroll around Seth Low Park, when a little girl came running toward her friend with an absolutely adorable baby squirrel in her hands. The baby squirrel, like many animals in New York City, was just starting to strut around the world to see what’s what. The little…

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