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Jewish bath rises on 15th St

Development: The construction of a Jewish ritual bathhouse will “define Park Slope as a true Jewish community and bring more Jewish families to the area,” the organizations behind the project said this week. Comment

Smoking hot donation!

Development: A famed philanthropist donated $10 million last week to restore a 26-acre stretch of Prospect Park to its original glory, but even with the generous contribution, funding for the expansive project is only halfway secured. Comment

Thief of bad bags

Thief of bad bags

Brooklyn Angle: In one of the most lopsided votes since the re-election of Chairman Mao in 1954, members of Brooklyn’s famously progressive supermarket, the Park Slope Food Co-op, voted nearly unanimously on Tuesday night to stop making plastic shopping bags available at the checkout counter. And our columnist was there! Comments (1)

Toys 101

Shopping: Prospect Heights mom Claire Cavanah is opening a toy store in Park Slope on Tuesday, but the gadgets, books and DVDs are just for the adults. Comment

Get fresh

Dance: Everybody knows that the farmer’s market is a great place to grab local vegetables, but this weekend, the Park Slope Community Gardens will be the place to stock up on “Local Produce.” Comment

She $creams over ice cream

PS … I Love You: Our columnist discovers a true food crisis: The price of mini-ice cream sandwiches is now 50 cents! Comments (1)

Third St is just a small town

Smartmom: A Memorial Day barbecue on Third Street brings it all home for Smartmom Comment

Public School Pre-K-tastrophy

Parenting: The pre-kindergarten rejection letters are out — and some parents are fuming that their youngsters didn’t get the highly coveted slots, despite city policy to keep siblings in the same school. Comment

Crack is back at check joint

Crime: A crack addict was arrested at a check-cashing place on Flatbush Avenue — but not for the rock, but for trying to cash three bad checks, cops said. Plus all the crime news from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct. Comment

Bicycle thieves

Crime: At least two bicycles were stolen last week in separate incidents. Plus all the crime news from Prospect Heights’ 77th Precinct. Comment

Murder site reopens

Less than two weeks after the vicious murder of the beloved owner of a Windsor Terrace dry cleaner, employees removed flowers, stuffed animals and scrawled notes from the security gate of the 10th Avenue storefront and opened the shop for business on May 27. Comment

Bad start at Elk’s Club

Development: Workers began tearing down a former Windsor Terrace Elk’s Club to make room for three new townhouses in the increasingly popular parkside neighborhood — but they got off to a rocky start. Comment

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