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Entries Tagged as 'Holidays'

The Holidays Are Very Over: Ye Olde Discarded Christmas Tree

January 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Oh, just a few shots we took here and there of discarded Christmas trees, which are sad and compelling in their own way.

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Better Late Than Never: Prospect Park New Year’s Eve Firworks

January 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Here’s a vid we shot of the fireworks in Prospect Park on New Year’s Eve. Better late than never, as they say.

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Yup, It’s That Time: Christmas Tree Recycling Starts Monday

January 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

We’ve already noted Mulfchfest, which will take place next weekend, but the Sanitation Department will also be recycling trees left at curbside. Here’s a bit from their email: Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced that the Department will begin its annual Christmas tree curbside collection and recycling program on Monday, January 5, 2009. The program […]

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GL Pre-Year Ender: Brooklyn Bridge Walk into 2009

December 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Brooklyn Bridge Walk into the New Year! Dr. Phil’s New York Talks and Walks is presenting guided tours of the City Hall area and across the Brooklyn Bridge. Multiple walks will start tonight between 10:15 PM and 11:15 PM and ending at midnight. NYC’s best tour guides will lead you around the City Hall area […]

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GL Day Ender: First Comes Christmas, Then Mulchfest

December 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

We got an email from a reader asking what to do about recycling Christmas trees, which reminded us that we refused to run information about Mulchfest before Christmas. (Trees left at the curb are also supposed to be recycled by the Dept. of Sanitation.) This year, Mulchfest will take place on Saturday, January 10 and […]

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays From GL

December 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

From our lounge to your house, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! There’s holiday stuff below if you’re in the mood.

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Great Vid: Christmas in Brooklyn

December 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We’ve had this one on the server for weeks and, well, today is the day for it.

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A Holiday Greeting from Councilman David Yassky

December 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We had a very long and very pleasant chat yesterday evening with New York City Council Member David Yassky, with whom we have had some strong policy disagreements over the years and whose intellect and public policy credentials we have always respected. We will write more about our conversation with Mr. Yassky, when more people […]

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GL Day Ender: A Holiday Wish List for Sick Children

December 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off

A reader forwarded this listing to us from a Park Slope Parents Classified. It’s yet another opportunity to do some good this holiday season: The Child Life office at NYU, which provides toys and games to sick kids year round, is woefully underfunded and in need. If you haven’t already maxed out your holiday giving, […]

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Christmas Carolers Caroling in Carroll Gardens

December 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

[All photos by JP Pagán/flickr] Say that ten times fast. In any case, GL Contributor JP Pagán ran into some Christmas carolers in Gardens last night and got some nice shot of them. They were on Third Street in the Gardens.

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Ah, the Holiday Spirit in Carroll Gardens

December 20th, 2008 · Comments Off

A GL reader sent this to us for GL, but we thought it was so amusing that we posted it on Curbed late yesterday afternoon, figuring a lot of people would get a chuckle out of it. We wrote: Don’t the holidays bring out the best in people? Let’s take this sign, a photo of […]

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Borough Toy Drive: Great Success

December 19th, 2008 · Comments Off

There is so much need in Brooklyn amidst a lot of affluence, that it does our hearts good to see giving. The borough president who likes everybody to call him Marty took part in handing out hundreds of toys that were donated at this year’s annual Borough Hall Toy Drive. Many Brooklyn-based service organizations, including […]

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Park Slope Surprise: There’s Incredible Generosity Here

December 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

We poke a lot of fun at Park Slope, and will be the first to admit that a lot of it is stereotyping and, well, maybe unfair. On the other hand, we don’t write the stuff–we just copy and paste it–and sometimes people say what they say and it doesn’t reflect well. Just to show […]

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GL Day Ender: New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Prospect Park, Etc.

December 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Brooklyn’s New Year’s Eve at Grand Army Plaza will include the usual: fireworks at midnight! Free hot Starbucks beverages, from 11pm, for revelers and the sound of R&B and Mountain from Blacksmith and Friends. Also we should note: Special Holiday Hours at Wollman Rink is open for skating Christmas Eve day, Christmas day, New year’s […]

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The Holidays, Seventh Avenue Park Slope Style

December 17th, 2008 · Comments Off

The Old First Reformed Church was doing brisk Christmas tree business this weekend. This man carried his tree, hopefully just around the corner, while others wrestled their trees into their trunks or lashed them to the roof of their car. The smart owners of the distinctive Wafels and Dinges truck was parked out front of […]

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Do You Give a Holiday Tip to Your City/Public Workers?

December 16th, 2008 · 7 Comments

It’s the gift giving season and if you thought everyone on your list was covered, you might want to think twice. It seems there’s been some talk over on the Brooklynian board about what, if anything, you tip your sanitation workers, postal carriers, supers and even landlords, with many stating that tipping is out of […]

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Deborah Matlack Photo Du Jour: GAP at Christmas

December 15th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo for GL Courtesy of Deborah Matlack] Veteran and dedicated GL Contributor and talented photographer Deborah Matlack dropped this one into our inbox over the weekend. It show the tree under the arch at Grand Army Plaza. Sadly, once again, there are no Prospect Park in Lights. We sure wish a corporate sponsor would have […]

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Cast of Characters Gather to Light Up Borough Hall For Christmas

December 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

What with it being the holidays, now, you may notice the dullness of the cold cast over our fair borough (especially today)… but, that’s a good reason for the lights and colors and decorations to come out. And boy is the Borough Hall a beaut this fine season! The lights and 40-foot tree have been […]

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Holiday Cheer: Music on Fifth Ave. in Sunset Park Doesn’t Uplift Everyone

December 9th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Yesterday, the one-and-only Brian Lehrer had Renee Giordano, executive director of the Sunset Park Business Improvement District, on his WNYC radio show. Giordano talked about how the neighborhood is trying to boost holiday shopping, including playing holiday music. Per an email from Dave Buckszpan at the radio station: “As usual, they’ve hung speakers from the […]

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Toy Drive at Bed-Stuy Domestic Violence Shelter

December 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Our hearts break about a half-dozen times a day this time of year when we come across appeals like this. Here’s one from a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Bed-Stuy. This is from Bed-Stuy Blog and we want to help try to get word out. Even though these are tough and scary times, […]

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Sloper Wants to Explain Jesus Without Being “Too Religious”

December 8th, 2008 · 7 Comments

We may get kneecapped by our dear friends at Park Slope Parents for this one, but one of their members forwards this simple email to us that does raise a fascinating Slopian conundrum: I found this one on Park Slope Parents this morning: “I’d love to find a book (appropriate to read to a 4 […]

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Today: Myrtle Holiday Windows Contest

December 6th, 2008 · Comments Off

If you’re awake and not too hungover after your night of relief from a horrendous week, today (12/6) from noon-5pm, Myrtle Ave is a host of the beginning creation of seventeen window displays created by local artists in celebration of the first annual Myrtle Holiday Windows Contest.Whether your a resident or in need of shopping […]

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Tree Time: Annual Cub Scout/Boy Scout Christmas Tree Sale

December 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

As we move into December, the Christmas tree stands are starting to pop up all around. But wouldn’t it be better to get a tree and help out the Cub and Boy Scouts of America in the process? (Maybe?) Well, from 10am-6pm for the next three weekends (12/6-7, 12/13-14, 12/20-21) at the Old Stone House […]

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GL Thanksgiving TV: Brooklyn Thanksgiving Vids

November 27th, 2008 · Comments Off

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By the Way, Happy Thanksgiving from Red Hook

November 27th, 2008 · Comments Off

Happy Thanksgiving y’all!, originally uploaded by HelenaBXL. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without an appropriate wish from Red Hook, would it?

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