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Today from 1 to 3pm, donations of food, baby supplies, flashlights, cleaning supplies, etc., will be accepted at the corner of Fort Greene Park at Dekalb and Washington Park. Donations will go to those in need in the Far Rockaways and Sunset Park. Volunteers are also needed for this afternoon. If you have any questions or want to help, contact Ruth Ballenzweig at ruth.ballenzweig@gmail.com.

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EcoStation:NY is holding a benefit Friday, Aug. 10 from 7 to midnight to raise $5,000 for its youth empowerment initiatives. The event will “celebrate local food and drink, music, art and agriculture.” Activities include a beekeeping and farm-in-the-sky tour, a night-time organic produce market, an art show with photography by Katarzyna Gawin, farm-inspired hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, a jam band and special guest Angel Vera of community group Make the Road. The party takes place at Brooklyn Fire Proof East at 119 Ingraham Street in Bushwick. $10 suggested donation.

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Today marks the end of an era. Gabby Warshawer, who has blogged for Brownstoner for almost five years, is moving on to pursue other opportunities. She will be greatly missed, and she has told us she will miss Brownstoner too. If you’d like to keep up with her, she can be found on Twitter.

In the meantime, we’re beginning a search for a new managing editor. Interested parties should send a short bio and explanation of interest to brownstoner@brownstoner.com. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years of metro and/or real estate reporting experience and have a passion for Brooklyn and its neighborhoods and history.

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Folks, we’re experiencing some problems with out RSS feed this morning, but hopefully our tech team will have it fixed soon. Update, 10 a.m.: The feed issue has been fixed by our tech team.

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Brownstoner is seeking an intern. If you have a passion for all things Brooklyn and own a digital camera, we would like to hear from you. Journalism grad school students are especially welcome, though that is not a prerequisite. The position is unpaid but the hours will not be onerous. Please email gabby [AT] brownstoner.com if you’re interested in applying.

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We want to try something new around here. It’s impossible for us to cover all of Brownstone and North Brooklyn as comprehensively as we’d like on our own, so we’d like to put in place a few stringers. As a stringer, you’d probably write anywhere from two to six posts a month about your ‘hood. The topical scope would be meat-and-potatoes Brownstoner fare: New buildings, new restaurant and store openings, new bike lanes, notable quality of life issues; we also might call on you occasionally to attend an important community board meeting or to grab a photo of something specific for us. You don’t need to have a professional writing background. You do need to be the kind of person who always has a camera on hand and is constantly attuned to what’s going on in the community; it also helps to have a couple of competitive bones in your body so we can beat other publications to the punch. You also need to be pretty darn sure that you’re going to stick with it, as it’s a big effort to get a new writer set up and trained. We’ve already got someone lined up for Ditmas Park but, as a start, would like to get correspondents for Park Slope, Bed Stuy and Williamsburg; if it works well, we’ll expand to other nabes as well. The pay will be $20 a post, since most of these posts are really just a photo and three or four sentences. If you’re interested, please email us at Brownstoner@Brownstoner.com with “[Neighborhood] Stringer” in the subject. Thanks.