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Thanks to a forum poster I was able to secure a short term rental in the Stuyvesant Heights neighborhood for a mini-vacation. Since I would like to live like a local for my stay and tend to avoid the touristy spots I am seeking suggestions on family friendly places and activities to do while we are there. This will be our virgin visit to this neighborhood and we are excited about exploring everything Brooklyn has to offer. We will have a car and would appreciate comments and suggestions on the parking situation and/around Bainbridge Street where we are staying, as well as tips for using public transportation. If it helps we are not into the bar scene but love food of all kinds, enjoy visiting flea markets, and corky little stores that cater to the budget minded and has unusual merchandise. We will also have our 13 year old daughter in tow so the places we go would need to be appropriate for her also. Our visit is April 15-18 if there is any local events going on that you can recommend as well. Thanks in advance for all your help!

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I plan to relocate to your wonderfull town in 4 years and want to experience true city living. I am making frequent trips to explore each neighborhood and am in need of help with lodging. Can anyone suggest a good motel/bed & breakfast/or daily rental furnished apt for our stay in April? I need something that can accomodate 2 adults and one child w/ or w/out a kitchen but with a private bath. We would be coming via car so parking or a pay lot nearby would be a plus. Thanks!!!!

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While visiting Park Slope Brooklyn last winter a local suggested we go to a little indoor/organic flea market nearby. I don’t know the offical name but it is known as the “Can Factory”. I will be visiting again in about 2 weeks and wanted to visit here again. Does anyone know their official name or website so I can check their hours? Is there any other good flea markets (other then the Brooklyn Flea, know and love that place) that is worth visiting? Thanks!!!

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Some bad news from Prospect Heights Patch. The owner of Milk Bar on Vanderbilt and Prospect Place says he is looking to sell the place. Business is apparently way off since the restaurant received a “C” grade from the Department of Health.

It’s a shame. I always liked Milk Bar and thought it seemed very clean and well run.

http://bit.ly/egsiHr

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Hi All,
I’m moving to Dumbo next month from Manhattan. I like to jog outside everyday…any advice on running routes from my doorstep? I’d be interested in everything from 3 miles to 10 mile routes.

I’m a young-ish female who runs around 6:30am, so safety is first priority. Where does everyone else run?

Thank you!!!

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Hi everyone,

Couldnt find any info about this on the internet so I figured I would check here. I remember last year there were several sales that took place on Clinton avenue from about Myrtle downt to Gates ave. Would anyone happen to have any information about when they are to take place and how to secure a spot?

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Images of America: Green-Wood Cemetery

Back by popular demand! Join Alexandra Kathryn Mosca, author Images of America: Green-Wood Cemetery, as she returns to Green-Wood for her fourth trolley tour honoring Green-Wood’s “who’s who” of 19th- and early 20th-century New York. Visit the monuments and learn about the fascinating lives of Henry Bergh (founder of the A.S.P.C.A.), Henry Chadwick (“The Father of Baseball”), DeWitt Clinton (New York governor and main proponent of construction of the Erie Canal), Charles Feltman (inventor of the hot dog) and more. A question and answer session and author book signing follow the tour at The Historic Chapel @ Green-Wood. Refreshments will be served.

The trolley tour is $20 / $10 for Historic Fund members. Space is limited. Make your online reservation today or call 718.768.7300.

Mosca’s book is available at The Historic Fund’s book store.

Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Meeting Point: Inside the main entrance at 25th Street and 5th Avenue

Price: $20.00

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We’re organizing a bridal shower/engagement party and I’ve been tapped to choose a Brooklyn restaurant (or other spot). There will be out-of-towners and we’re figuring about 35 to 40 guests will make it.

Does anyone have any suggestions a restaurant or other type of venue that has a nice ambiance and good service. It doesn’t have to be a place with a separate function room although I was thinking about ICI that has one.

Someone suggested a place in Manhattan but I really would like to host the event in Brooklyn…and preferably in Fort Greene (are you surprised?).

What should we look forward to as a final per person price? What is fair? We want to have a nice meal with dessert with red and white wine.

Thanks for any suggestions!