Move over New York Mag, Park Slope has it's own 100 reasons. Following in the footsteps of New Yor'k 100 Reasons to Love New York issue this week, OnlytheBlogKnowsBrooklyn has released it's very own (sort of blogcentric) most loved list for the Slope, which charts achievements both big and small. Among the highlights:
JOHN HODGMAN because you play the PC guy in those funny Apple commercials and we love your hilarious, and completely fake, trivia books (“The Areas of My Expertise” and the new “More Information than You Require”), your regular appearances as the resident expert on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and your citing of Park Slope as a utopian commune ruled by children.
HEATH LEDGER because it's hard to overestimate what Heath Ledger, the star of The Dark Knight and Brokeback Mountain, meant to Brooklyn. When this Oscar nominated Austrailian actor moved to Boerum Hill it seemed to confirm what we already knew: Brooklyn is a livable place to be whether you're a regular person or a Hollywood celebrity. And he and his wife Michele Williams were just regular Brooklyn stoller people, sipping lattes, walking on Smith and Court Streets. Perhaps most importantly Heath and Michelle were members of the Advisory Board of Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn. In this way, they used their celebrity to make people aware of the battle against the Atlantic Yards.
S'NICE because you decided to give the picturesque corner of Third Street and Fifth Avenue a go and made it the kind of vegan cafe/restaurant, where locals can dine daily, take meetings, work on their blogs and novels, and leave keys for house guests.