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The highs — and lows — of Brookside’s El Rio del Jardin de las Flores

The highs — and lows — of Brookside’s El Rio del Jardin de las Flores

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Brookside’s stream, El Rio del Jardin de las Flores, has had some highs and lows over the last few years, both in the amount of water moving through the streambed, and in the ongoing research to preserve the stream. Last September, Brookside resident Nancy Levine reached out to the Larchmont Chronicle with an update, letting […]

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Whether for comfort or sustenance, ‘victory gardens’ are flourishing

Whether for comfort or sustenance, ‘victory gardens’ are flourishing

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

In both World Wars I and II, Americans were encouraged to plant gardens as an act of patriotism. These “war gardens” or “victory gardens” were meant to supplement the food supply and leave more for the soldiers valiantly fighting abroad. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture estimates that more than 20 million victory gardens were planted […]

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Brookside’s Bridge House unveiled after two years of construction

Brookside’s Bridge House unveiled after two years of construction

| October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Local architect Dan Brunn, AIA, opened up to guests his long-awaited “Bridge House” in Brookside last month at an official unveiling. The 4,500-square-foot home was designed to quite literally bridge 65 feet over the natural brook that gives the neighborhood its name. At the Oct. 22 event, which marked completion of two years of construction, […]

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Brooksiders gathered for food, fun

Brooksiders gathered for food, fun

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Muirfield Road, closed for one block on June 23, was the setting for this year’s Brookside Block Party — the 40th annual edition of the fun-filled event for families. Councilman David Ryu stopped by, as did Hubertus Cox and his wife Jeanette. Cox is a senior environmental engineer with the city’s Watershed Protection Division. He […]

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After the rain, will the brook return to Brookside?

After the rain, will the brook return to Brookside?

| February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The precipitation in February in Los Angeles was 18 trillion gallons, or enough to fill 27 million Olympic-sized pools, according to “The Los Angeles Times.” But is it enough to help increase the water levels in the brook in Brookside? A drop in water levels is being studied, according to Rob Fisher, field deputy at […]

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Residents seek answers to dry brook

Residents seek answers to dry brook

| December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brookside is perhaps best known for its namesake, a natural stream that flows through the neighborhood. But in recent months, local residents have raised an alarm about the brook’s health.     “Something is up,” says local real estate agent Richard Battaglia. “Within the past year the brook has dried up in places. Someone turned […]

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