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‘Age-Friendly Park Slope’ Puts Senior-Friendly Businesses on the Map

In an effort to make Park Slope a place that seniors can keep calling home, Heights and Hills has joined with Good Neighbors of Park Slope, a volunteer organization that helps those aging in the area, and Councilman Brad Lander, whose office provided seed funding, to kick off Age-Friendly Park Slope.In celebration of the initiative's first week, a group of Age-Friendly businesses offered specials for seniors, including a free dance class at the YMCA. Read more…

Park Slope Shops Roll Out ‘Age-Friendly’ Welcome Mat for Older Customers

More than 60 small businesses around Park Slope will have bright yellow window decals identifying them as "age-friendly," meaning they offer discounts for seniors, have a bathroom available for older customers, or have a front door that doesn't take superhuman strength to open. To mark the start of the initiative, several businesses offered free events, including a salon day at Local Roots, a cooking class at O'Live Brooklyn, and a dance class at the Ninth Street YMCA. Read more…

The Mayor’s Gym Routine? He Runs New York City

On most mornings, Mayor Bill de Blasio starts his day at the Y.M.C.A. on Ninth Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. For the entirety of his 30 months as mayor, the Y.M.C.A. gym has served as the center of a kind of Camp David for Mr. de Blasio, an archipelago of neighborhood haunts in a roughly three-block radius that was part of his pre-mayoral life and where he now routinely returns. Read more…

We’re Ready for a Summer of Growth and Fun! (Sponsored)

In 1885 the YMCA helped to invent summer camp to provide children with positive and fun experiences that build confidence and new friendships. Our YMCA camps have something unique to offer for every age group from our Kinder camp Programs to Teen Camp. Our goal is to meet your child’s developmental needs and provide a foundation for continued learning during the summer months. Read more…

25 Things to Do in NYC Over Mid-Winter Recess 2016

The kids are off from school for mid-winter recess (February 15 to 19, plus two weekends!) and, if you're anything like us, you're starting to worry about how you'll keep them from going stir crazy. One idea is to practice your hoop skills and footwork with professional coaches during the YMCA Park Slope's Basketball Sports Performance Camp. Read more…