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CHOCOLATES & CHEATERS
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Leaving His Shovel Behind
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Bill de Blasio has yet to say when he will make the move to Gracie Mansion official, but when he does, the mayor will give up one of his signature displays of everyman appeal: shoveling his own sidewalk.
Mr. de Blasio, who has been spotted and photographed shoveling snow in front of his three-story Park Slope row house repeatedly this winter, shared his thoughts on the matter during yet another storm briefing today at City Hall.
Daniel Kummer, chairperson of Brooklyn’s Community Board 6, appeared weary at last night’s meeting before debate even began on a motion concerning zoning variances requested by New York Methodist Hospital, in connection with a planned expansion of its Park Slope campus. Though the board would approve the plan by the end of the night, the meeting, like the expansion itself, proved somewhat contentious. (Some neighbors have implied that the expansion would lead to nothing less than the destruction of the neighborhood.)
Brooklyn, as we all know, is not merely a place, but an idea, an image, a brand. The borough’s most attractive and—depending on who you talk to—annoying qualities and products have been exported out of state and across oceans, over hill and dale, to far flung regions of the earth. There are no doubt many parties responsible for this phenomenon, but Lara Fitch, CEO and founder of the website, retailer and lifestyle chronicler Strolby, is certainly among them.
Offering twee clothing, tchotchkes, toys and home goods from Kings County’s most local and authentic boutiques, Strolby “helps little shops reach big audiences so our neighborhoods can still feel small.” Given her commitment to the borough where she has lived for some 10 years, we can only guess that she and her husband Ted Lazarus, a lawyer for Google, will not abandon it now that they have sold for $1.75 million their condo at 659 Carroll Street, in Park Slope.
Escape From Park Slope
Bill de Blasio was officially sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City just after midnight this morning outside his Park Slope home.
“I want to say to all of you how grateful we are,” Mr. de Blasio told the small group gathered on what he called ”the most wonderful block in all of Brooklyn,” where he was joined by his wife, Chirlane, and his children, Dante and Chiara.
Hamlet on the Slope
Bill de Blasio’s announcement yesterday that he and his family intend to move into Gracie Mansion come January will mean major life changes for the mayor-elect.
The stately East River-side mansion is a world away from the modest Park Slope row house where Mr. de Blasio has been living for the last 13 years.
flew the co-op
To move or not to move? That, for Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, is still the question.
Not even those organic bulk beans are safe these days—the Park Slope Food Co-op reports that thefts are on the rise in their members-only supermarket.
The sneaky shoppers apparently have an MO: The Co-op’s manager, Joe Holtz, describes watching one customer on the supermarket’s security cameras sorting their items—some went to a basket to Read More
French-born decorative painter Pierre Finkelstein is a graduate of the lofty-sounding Van Der Kellen Painting Institute, in Brussels, and the 1990 recipient of the title “best craftsman in France,” according to his website. (We’re not really sure how official any of these rankings are.) His skill? Painting modest surfaces to resemble more exalted ones—like marble or wood.
But from the looks of the Park Slope co-op at 378 Fourth Street that he’s acquired for just over $1 million ($33,750 more) according to city records, he won’t have to ply his trade in his new home.