A lot of people call themselves Slopers.
Sure, sure, you live somewhere between Flatbush Avenue and Green-Wood Cemetery. But do you really know the neighborhood inside and out? Were you born here or did you move here after it became chic, cool and expensive?
What is a real Sloper, anyway? Aside from an address, it’s a tough thing to define. In my opinion, you should know some history of the place you call home and have a working knowledge of the people, places and things that make Park Slope Park Slope.
Take the test and see just how Slopey you really are.
The answers will be provided next week. A score of 35 or more means you are very Slopey. 30 or less, you still have some work to do before you can be considered Slopey enough.
1. Name Park Slope’s two City Council members.
2. What was the original location of Zuzu’s Petals? Why did they move?
3. Before Poly Prep Lower School occupied the mansion on the corner of Prospect Park West and First Street, what was the name of the school that was located there? For extra credit: Who is one of its famous alumni?
4. What was Abiyoyo and where was it located?
5. Name the principal of PS 321.
6. What Rod Steiger movie was filmed in Park Slope?
7. Where is Fiske Place?
8. Who is the current president of the Park Slope Civic Council?
9. What restaurant previously occupied the space that is now Blue Ribbon Sushi?
10. What was the first café in Park Slope?
11. Who was the Brownstone Bride?
12. Name the toy store that used to be located on Seventh Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets.
13. In what year was the Park Slope Food Coop founded? And for extra credit: Who is the Coop’s General Manager?
14; What intersection is the birthplace of the beer can and the oldest concrete building in America?
15 .Where in Park Slope did the original Brooklyn Dodgers play?
16. Who was Edwin Clarke Litchfield and where did he live?
17. What is the name of Rabbi Andy Bachman’s blog?
18. In what building did Borough President Marty Markowitz live before he moved to Windsor Terrace?
19. Name the author and the title of a 2007 book about Park Slope moms.
20. Why is there pocket change on a plaque in the chapel at Methodist Hospital?
21. What was the original merchandise sold by Little Things?
22. In what year was the Park Slope Historic District listed in the National Register of Historic Places?
23. When did Anna Klinger and Emiliano Coppa open their establishment and what is it called?
24. What is the oldest church in Park Slope?
25. Who runs the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Bid?
26. Who wrote and directed "The Squid and the Whale"?
27. Who wrote this and who/what was he talking about: “They cause me a great deal of trouble, and lots of anger from our neighbors, and I do wish they would go away, but, whatever else, they remain human beings, images of God, and they need to be treated with respect.”
28. Who from Park Slope was named as one of the Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future?
29. What was the name of the children’s clothing store that was, at one time, located on the corner of Fourth Street and Seventh Avenue?
30. Who is Zelda Victoria?
31. The style director of what fashion corporation lives in Park Slope. What is her name? Who says Park Slope isn’t stylish?
32. Where is Jackie Connor’s Corner and who was she?
33. In what year did the Park Slope Food Coop allow debit cards as a form of payment?
34. Where was D’Agostino’s Supermarket?
35. When did Cucina open on Fifth Avenue? When did it close?
36. Where was Al Capone’s childhood home?
37. What was the Scouting Party and where was it located?
38. How many French expatriates are estimated by the French Consulate to live in Park Slope, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens?
39. Name three establishments that have occupied the space on the corner of President Street and Fifth Avenue.
40. It’s now a condo but it used to be the Borden Milk Factory (home of Elsie the Cow).