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Month: January 2016

Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m not much of a sweets person, but if I hear the words “sea salt” and ‘chocolate” in the same sentence, I swoon. So, when the blizzard hit the Northeast last weekend and I realized I needed to entertain the kiddos for 2-3 days (there are only so many snow angels you can make in the impassable street outside), I started digging through my cookbooks for a good, easy option that would be quick and yummy. A veteran New Yorker, I’ve always been a fan of Momofuku Milk Bar ever since one opened up near my old Manhattan office years...

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Weekday Events in Brooklyn & NYC: February 1st-4th

Hi everyone, February is going to be here a few hours and it is such a fun month with lots of events coming up for the Chinese New Year, Black History month and mid-winter school break. This week take the kids and enjoy Harry Potter Book Night: A Night of Spells at the Central Brooklyn Public Library, Ed Center in Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, Hopalong Andrew Drop-in Sing Along at SuperFrench Studio, Lavender Blues at Ode to Babel, Hoots & Hollers at Explorers Academy Preschool, Celebrate Groundhog Day at the Staten Island Zoo, FunikiJam TumbleJam! at The Stomping...

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Baby Food 101 for New Mamas

Hello Everyone! I am Dorothy Barrick, owner of London-based, on-set catering company Dotscookin, and part of the team at Fig & Bloom, a nutrition and cookery consultancy. I am also a mom and a cook, who made all of my own baby food for my son Henry even while I worked and travelled. There are easy and practical ways to get your baby started with eating their first solids; it doesn’t have to be intimidating. We all know fresh fruits and are packed with goodness. Little tastebuds are developed early, so start your babes on the best, wholesome fresh food! Some...

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Prospect Heights’ Housing and Rapidly Changing Neighborhood

Community-based organizations are planning to discuss tenants rights and local affordable housing at the Prospect Heights Community Housing Forum. Please read more about it, here:   (Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY):  Amid the new construction and rapidly changing neighborhood landscape in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, the Public School 9 Parent Teacher Organization (PS 9 PTO) and the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC) will host a Community Housing Forum to confront the crisis in affordable housing facing the community. When:  Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm Where:  Public School 9 Auditorium, 80 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn, NY Who:  Co-Hosts:  PS 9...

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Introducing The Dock Street School for STEAM Studies!

  District 13’s redesigned middle school brings state-of-the-art facilities and an innovative education experience to the heart of DUMBO Applications being accepted now, doors open for the new school year DUMBO – Parents, students, community leaders, teachers and administrators gathered today in DUMBO to launch The Dock Street School for STEAM Studies, which is now taking applications for the fall semester (more details at www.dockstreetschool.nyc). Housed in a brand-new building on the corner of Dock and Water Streets near the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Dock Street School will serve 6th through 8th graders from across Brooklyn’s District 13 (Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Greene,...

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