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George Washington may retake Park Slope’s J.J. Byrne Park

In a bid to rewrite a wrongly re-written history, a group of Park Slopers wants to change the name of J.J. Byrne Park so that it re-honors its original namesake — the one and only George Washington. Comments (3)

PS 230 would erase volunteer to honor unsung Civil War ‘hero’

A local school is on the verge of dishonoring its namesake in favor of a kid killed in the Civil War. Comments (4)

Bawdy to the bone

Theater: Watching a burlesque show in some bars can be terrifying; get too close to a flying tassel in a small lounge and you could lose an eye! But Royale, a dim, sultry lounge on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue, is the perfect venue for one of Pinchbottom Burlesque’s risque dance revues. In fact, the bar built a new stage specifically for the event. Comment

Marauder, striking in Slope, grabs gal’s purse

Crime: A perp jumped a woman and fled in a bad-ass car. Plus all the other crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment

GUNMAN! Man in easy-to-spot jacket pulls gun on two

Crime: Two Park Slope women had run-ins with the same style-challenged gunmen in separate incidents on March 4, cops said. Comments (3)

Hits and runs

Crime: There were at least two hit-and-runs in the neighborhood last week, cops said. Plus all the other crime news from Prospect Heights’s 77th Precinct. Comment

Sex: It was always thus

PS … I Love You: The latest sex scandal reminds our columnist of a classic Slope affair. Comment

Rock ‘n’ write

Music: As the frontman for indie rock bands like Luna and Galaxie 500, Dean Wareham has logged countless hours in a van on tour. But now that he’s released his first book, “Black Postcards: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Romance,” Wareham is rolling into Park Slope in high style. Comment
The $60-million renovation of Prospect Park’s rundown skating rink into a multi-purpose, year-round venue took a small step closer to reality last week, thanks to a private donation of $1.5 million — the first outside grant for the ambitious project. Comment

Drip master

A nifty new piece of art shows up in the Slope. Comment

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