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0 Assemblyman Jim Brennan Invites Neighbors To Meeting On Ocean Parkway Safety This Wednesday
Neighbors concerned about driver, pedestrian, and bicyclist safety on Ocean Parkway are invited to attend a meeting this Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30pm at the Ditmas Junior High School (700 Cortelyou Road). Assemblyman Jim Brennan and officials from the state Department of Transportation are hosting the meeting, which follows another gathering held on this issue in
Transportation
0 This Week’s F & G Subway Changes
Last weekend on the subways? All we can say is: good riddance to all those changes. This week, however, there are still a number of changes to look out for, including the Coney Island-bound F running via the A from West 4th to Jay Street and the F skipping Avenue beginning Tuesday. Details via the MTA:
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0 Scootin’
Navigating McDonald Avenue, as photographed by amrosario. Do you have a picture from around the neighborhood? Email it to us at editor@kensingtonbk.com, or tag them #kensingtonbrooklyn on Instagram, and we’ll post it to the blog.
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Fina Pizza On Fort Hamilton Parkway Starts Offering Wine & Beer

Photo via Fina Pizza Happy news for pizza lovers who like their pies with a beer or glass of wine: Fina Pizza (3007 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between East 2nd and East 3rd Streets) has just begun serving up the drinks, the restaurant announced on Facebook and Twitter. Photo by Meema Spadola Run by owners from
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Lit At Lark’s Amy Shearn On This Sunday’s Kickoff, Our Literary Community & Why It’s Important For Writers To Stick Together

Photo via Lit at Lark This Sunday, our neighborhood’s own literary series, Lit at Lark, kicks off its second season with readings by New York Times bestseller Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (who’s going to be at the Brooklyn Book Festival the following week) and debut novelists Siobhan Adcock and Vica Miller. Before the series gets rolling, we wanted to touch
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The Kestrel At 33 Caton Place Starts Renting Apartments

The Kestrel (33 Caton Place) has started renting apartments in its eight-story, 126-unit building, as reported by Brownstoner, and we’re interested to see what you think of the prices being asked – from $2,215 for a one bedroom/one bathroom place to $3,900 for a two bedroom/two bathroom abode. The least expensive apartments in the building

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Little Nest Preschool’s Kensington Site Awarded 18 Pre-K Seats – Apply Now

We’ve just learned that Little Nest Preschool’s Kensington location (511 Church Avenue) has been awarded 18 full-day universal pre-kindergarten seats. The pre-school received final confirmation yesterday about the seats. Placement is first come, first served – and you can apply online here. Photo via Little Nest Preschool.
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Commemorate The Battle Of Brooklyn At Green-Wood On August 24

The Green-Wood Historic Fund will commemorate the Battle of Brooklyn with a day of family-friendly events on Sunday, August 24. Fought on August 27, 1776 across Brooklyn, including land that is now Green-Wood Cemetery, it was the largest battle of the American Revolution, and the first to be waged after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Here’s what you can