Park Slope

Video: Brooklyn Neighborhoods To Have Reduced Alternate Side Parking


After keeping their streets clean, some Brooklyn residents will have an easier time parking. 

Local leaders and city lawmakers gathered on Tuesday to mark reductions in regular street cleaning in areas served by Community Board 7. 

The number of days of street cleanings are cut in half. This is all due to a recently-passed bill that allows for the revisions when a community achieves a certain level of cleanliness and agrees to the changes. Read more »

About Shop Local

Dear Friends,

Local, independently owned businesses are a hallmark of our community, an essential part of the urban landscape, and an appealing and vital part of the 39th District’s neighborhoods.

Small business owners frequently live in the community and remain invested in our neighborhoods economically and socially. Small business owners frequently provide jobs to local residents, take the "high road" in how they relate to neighbors, workers, and the environment, and also have a proud record of supporting local not-for-profit groups. Read more »

Local Reviews of Businesses in Park Slope

Click on a link of any small business for a review by a local publication.


'sNice, 314 5th Avenue, (718) 788-2121

4th Avenue Pub, 76 Fourth Avenue, (718) 643-2273 Read more »

About Other Shop Local Projects

Shop Brooklyn: Shop Brooklyn is Borough President Marty Markowitz' campaign for local residents and visitors, emphasizing service and individuality in Brooklyn's neighborhoods and shopping corridors. The initiative has forged strategic partnerships with Business Improvement Districts, Merchant Associations, and Local Economic Development Organizations throughout Brooklyn to showcase independently owned businesses with added-value marketing efforts and educational outreach. Read more »

Shop Local Brooklyn 39

Shop Local bannerWe encourage members of our community to patronize independent, locally owned, neighborhood shops, restaurants, cafes and stores.  Local businesses provide goods and services with a personalized touch, keep jobs and money flowing in our community, contribute to support local causes, and help keep our neighborhoods vibrant and livable.  

Please take a minute to check out our "Shop Local" resources: Read more »

The Education Mayor? Some Local Schools Think Not

Park Slope Patch

At a rally that drew nearly every South Brooklyn school to Grand Army Plaza on Friday afternoon, hundreds of protestors issues myriad complaints against Michael Bloomberg’s proposed budget cuts to New York City’s public schools.

Councilmember Lander encouraged the kids to organize, calling 311, tweeting, signing letters, handing out flyers and marching down Prospect Park West to inform the Celebrate Brooklyn goers of the woes of the New York City school system. Read more »

Prospect Park West to Be Co-Named for a Fallen Soldier

Julian Brennan with his parents
Park Slope Patch

Later this year, one block of Prospect Park West may be getting a new name.

A City Council proposal aims to co-name a block of Prospect Park West between 14th Street and Bartel-Pritchard Square "LCpl. Julian T. Brennan, USMC Way," after Julian Brennan, a Marine and Park Slope resident who perished in 2009 while fighting in Afghanistan.

“He loved his country and expressed a deep empathy for the Afghan people. He grew up in South Park Slope and was an avid cyclist, and we wish to preserve the memory of this exemplary New Yorker for future generations by naming a beautiful South Park Slope block with a bike lane on it after him,” said Councilmember Brad Lander of Julian. Read more »

Locals Say 'Fuhgeddabout' Closing Engine 220

Councilmember Lander speaks to crowd at rally to save Engine 220
Park Slope Patch

Midway through a rally against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to shutter Park Slope’s Engine 220, the 11th Street firehouse got a call – it was time for action.

Hundreds of locals – from the little ones at PS 107 to Public Advocate Bill deBlasio – quickly scattered from the fire station’s driveway as a fire truck pulled out and turned on its sirens.

The chaotic scene demonstrated precisely the point that so many had turned up to make: Engine 220 is vital to the safety of this neighborhood. Read more »

Press Release: Elected Officials, Community Leaders, and Firefighters Rally to Save Engine Company 220 in Park Slope

Brooklyn, NY — Councilmember Brad Lander, Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio, Borough President Marty Markowitz and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley joined Park Slope and Windsor Terrace residents today to rally against the closure of Engine Company 220, at 530 11th Street in Park Slope. Read more »