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Medical residents at Methodist Hospital demand new contract amid stalled negotiations

Medical residents on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic at Park Slope’s Methodist Hospital have been operating without a contract for several months after they say hospital administrators snubbed them during negotiations.  “We have been trying to renegotiate our union contract with Methodist since the fall,” said one resident, who asked to remain anonymous in fear of retaliation. “And the process has just been getting delayed and delayed.”  Their union negotiated their previous multi-year contract that expired in October 2019, forcing them to work without a stable contract ever since — and management has routinely avoided reopening negotiations and denied them a scheduled raise last November, said the resident.  “We had planned…

Movies & monsters: Nitehawk hosts monthly D&D games

Let’s all go to the lobby to get ourselves a game! A Park Slope movie theater gives visitors a chance to slay monsters and gather treasure while waiting for their films. On the second Wednesday of each month, the second-floor lobby and bar of Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park hosts “Runner Quests” — short, free sessions of Dungeons & Dragons played on a 10-foot-long map. The games, run by staff from Williamsburg game shop Twenty-Sided Store, are a great way to spread the word about the fantasy role-playing game, said the Bushwick Dungeon Master who ran the February session. “We love D&D, and the more people who are playing, the better,” said Johnni Medina. The games at Nitehawk…

Warby Parker opens third Brooklyn location in Park Slope

Manhattan-based eyewear company Warby Parker will open its third Brooklyn location on Jan. 25.   The new Park Slope outpost, located at 208 Flatbush Ave. between Dean and Bergen streets, follows the opening of a Williamsburg location in 2019 and a Boerum Hill storefront marked the company’s first venture into the borough in 2016.  “Brooklyn is home to so many designers, entrepreneurs, and artists cultivating an incredibly supportive community,” says co-founder and co-CEO Dave Gilboa. “Naturally…

What to order at Haenyeo (after the K Beauty booze)

Don’t overlook the drink menu at Haenyeo. Photo: Kara Zuaro From the moment Haenyeo opened in late 2018, visitors have been raving about chef Jenny Kwak’s ridiculously delicious Korean spins on international comfort foods, like bubbling rice cake fundido and gochuchang-infused bouillabaisse. We’ll happily join in that chorus, but first, can we talk about the drinks? Makkoli, a kind of Korean moonshine, is thought to have medicinal properties. Photo: Kara Zuaro In the front room of this sun-drenched corner spot on Park Slope’s 5th Avenue, the bar is decked out with ripe berries, citrus, and mint, ready to dress a …

Skillful Design on a Doable Budget: Park Slope

When interior designer Nora Calderwood and architect Adam Darter bought their 650-square-foot one-bedroom apartment in Park Slope, they knew they would need to renovate in a major way but on a scaled-down budget. A year later, the result is not only airy and light, it smartly blends original details with the owners’ forward-thinking design ideas.The apartment had endured some wear and tear, and had been divided up into four small rooms. But the couple realized what …

Rendering Reveals: New Look For 105 Rentals Joining BK’s ‘Canyon of Mediocrity’

Renderings via NY YIMBY from Adam America. The 12-story rental building Adam America is bringing to 470 4th Avenue at the Gowanus/Park Slope border has a new look. The new renderings from Aufgang Architects first spotted by YIMBY show a slightly less angular version of the 84,454-square-foot building between 10th and 11th streets. The 105-apartment building will have parking for 36 cars and 53 bicycles, a gym, tenant storage, community space, and ground floor retail. The building, in Brooklyn’s “Canyon of Mediocrity,” surprisingly won praise from archicritic James Gardner, The brick surface, which is solid as it recedes from the avenue, becomes spottier and more …

Neighborhood Beefs: Park Slopers File Lawsuit Against Hospital Expansion

The New York Methodist Hospital’s big expansion was approved by the Board of Standards and Appeals last week, but that’s not stopping Preserve Park Slope, the neighborhood group that has been fighting the expansion for the past year. The 800-member group filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court last week after the decision was announced, complaining that the new hospital would be too large and out of context in the mostly residential neighborhood, and that proper environmental reviews have not been conducted. Since those…