May is Bike Month!

Posted by Jennifer Fri, May 1st, 2015 13 views

We won’t even get into the long history of who invented the bike, but let’s just say — we are so glad they did!  Oh yes, neighbors–it’s Bike Month. And this month, it’s all about those two-wheeled beauties. So stop in at our two Myrtle Avenue bicycle shops (Urban Cycles and Red Lantern Bicycles & Cafe) […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Posted by Jennifer Fri, May 1st, 2015 61 views

Happy Mother’s Day! Don’t miss out on all of the wonderful Mommy’s Day specials on Myrtle Avenue. Whether you are buying for mommy, mommy-to-be, treating yourself, wanting to give a big thank you to a loved one for being just like a mom, you might want to stop into one of these local jaunts. Bet you […]

Kum Kau’s General Tso’s Chicken

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Apr 30th, 2015 35 views

Kum Kau takes the fact the this dish is named for powerhouse General Tso Tsung-tang, a Qing dynasty general and statesman, quite seriously. The ingredients are put together just right. The combination of scallions, boneless chicken, chili pepper, red pepper flakes and minced garlic are cooked together in a way that makes the dish easily a neighborhood favorite. Kum Kau, […]

Shop Within 1/2 Mile of the Closing Key Foods Supermarket in Clinton Hill

Posted by Kassy Tue, Apr 28th, 2015 81 views

Multiple Town Halls have taken place to address the closing of the Key Foods Supermarket at 325 Lafayette Avenue in Clinton Hill. In recent community conversations with Seniors, to help shape our Age-friendly Myrtle Avenue initiative, we learned that this closing brings anxiety and frustration to the many older adult residents who use this store as their […]

Tastings Galore at The Runner

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Apr 28th, 2015 66 views

Free tastings at The Runner this week.  Blueberry pie on Tuesday. Italian wine on Wednesday. Tuesday, April 28 — Blueberry Pie, oh my! In honor of National Blueberry Pie Day, the Runner will be giving away free samples from 12pm to 6pm.  Stop in and enjoy this mouthwatering treat. And stop in again tonight f0r […]

Pic of the Week: Jill Lindsey’s Mother’s Day Cards

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Apr 27th, 2015 39 views

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away!  You may want to start to look for that perfect card now. Letterpress Mother’s Day are available NOW at Jill Lindsey from $4.50- $6.00. While you are in there, check out the handmade leather sandals and the calendar of artsy events. Mom may want to take a […]

Happy 6th Birthday Green in BKLYN!

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Apr 24th, 2015 143 views

Happy 6th Birthday, Green in BKLYN!  Today is indeed Earth Day, but thank you for being a daily testament that every day is a day to celebrate Mother Earth.  A one-stop shop for eco-friendly goods and household items, Green in BKLYN has what you’re looking for. Celebratory Earth Day plans in-store on Saturday, April 25th. Stop in […]

Throwback Thursday with Author Henry Miller

Posted by Chad Thu, Apr 23rd, 2015 165 views

Here’s a throwback to the 1930s with local author Henry Miller, who once lived at 180 Clinton Avenue, near the corner of Myrtle Avenue.  It’s quite apparent that Mr. Miller was not found of Myrtle Avenue when he lived in the area back in the 1920’s.  In 1929, he and his wife left Clinton Hill, […]

SONYA Art Walk

Posted by Rebeca Thu, Apr 23rd, 2015 135 views

Save-the-Dates for the 16th Annual Art Walk taking place on the weekend of Saturday, May 30th & Sunday, May 31st. See the work of over 50 artists and stroll through rows of elegant brownstones to the warehouses and lofts around the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The self-guided tour of SONYA Artist members takes place in studios […]

Sandbox Pack & Ship for All Your Postal Needs

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Apr 20th, 2015 75 views

Sandbox Pack & Ship is a full service packaging and shipping center specializing in individual and small business needs. They are an one stop courier, shipping, packing and freight insurance superstore all under one roof. Have you stopped in recently?  You should! And with a number of age-friendly initiatives, including a senior line and special senior help during […]

Tree Care on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Dan Wed, Apr 15th, 2015 166 views

Spring tree care has begun!  Today, contractors began aerating and mulching 220 street tree beds along (and just off) Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.  This will take 2-3 days. Aeration breaks up packed soil and lets oxygen and water to penetrate the soil.  Mulch adds organic matter, suppresses weeds, helps the soil […]

Bar Bolinas Spotlighted on Brooklyn Based

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Apr 15th, 2015 154 views

Brooklyn Based spotlighted Bar Bolinas, the new Myrtle Avenue-based NorCal cuisine restaurant on 4/13. Read the entire article here. The article give a hearty nod to the eatery’s menu, including shouting out the juicy Bar Bolinas’ burger on Dutch Crunch bread; artichoke small plate with olives, guana padano cheese and celery; seafood sepia skewers with […]

Weekly Wine Tastings at Gnarly Vines

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Apr 15th, 2015 99 views

“Good wine is a good familiar creature if it well used,” stated a good man from Stratford-upon-Avon.  And Gnarly Vines is a wonderful place to pick up a bottle or two. With its focus on sustainably-produced wines and eclectic spirits and wide range of prices to fit all budgets, Gnarly Vines is a go-to place. Whether winding […]

Make a Michelle Obama doll this Sunday at Brooklyn Sweet Spot

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Apr 14th, 2015 138 views

Make this Take Our Daughters to Work Day one to remember with this interactive art project from performance artist, Aisha Cousins, this Sunday, 4/19 at Brooklyn Sweet Spot. Make your very own Take Michelle to Work Doll, just in time to take her to the office for Take Our Daughters to Work Day at this […]

Ingersoll Clean-up & Plant Day

Posted by Kassy Fri, Apr 10th, 2015 191 views

Welcome in spring and join your neighbors, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) staff and community partners to clean up winters mess and plant new seeds for the two community gardens on-site. All are welcome – meet at the Ingersoll Community Center, 177 Myrtle Avenue (Prince/Navy) on April 18th at 10AM or find the group on the […]

Applications Now Available for Apartments at 490 Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Apr 10th, 2015 2033 views

Applications are now available for apartments at 490 Myrtle Avenue between Hall and Ryerson, the new 93-unit building where Key Food (name change for the former Associated Supermarket) and TD Bank will be. 20% of the apartments are being marketed as affordable.  Applicants must meet eligibility guidelines. The available apartments are broken down in the following way: 7 […]

Throwback Thursday: 1940 & 2015 at 413 Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Thu, Apr 9th, 2015 352 views

This 1940 photo of 413 Myrtle Avenue, the longtime home of Yummy Yummy Chinese, shows that the space also housed a restaurant 75 years ago.  Next door to the restaurant was both a drug store and the Delta Brothers Butcher shop, which now houses Splitty bar. A new restaurant will be opening this summer in the […]

New Eateries Planned for Myrtle Avenue, Including Chipotle

Posted by Chad Thu, Apr 9th, 2015 1529 views

Chipotle will be opening a new outpost of their Mexican inspired eatery at 394 Myrtle Avenue, near Vanderbilt Avenue, in Fort Greene.  According to an application filed with the Department of Building last week, Chipotle will be taking one of the retail spaces in the former Home and U discount store.  It was announced last week that Starbucks […]

Lola BKLYN’s weekly specials

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Apr 8th, 2015 121 views

Lola BKLYN’s menu staples are olive oil and herbs. Southern French inspired, the restaurant is infused with colorful and delicious fare: all fresh ingredients, all the time, including organic eggs, free range chicken, homegrown veggies, sustainable cocoa. Yess. So many wonderful menu options for brunch, lunch or dinner, such as braised lamb shank, vegetarian fajitas, […]

Demolition of Former Myrtle Avenue Post Office Building Complete

Posted by Chad Mon, Apr 6th, 2015 185 views

Last week, the demolition of the one-story building at 504-520 Myrtle Avenue was undertaken in Clinton Hill.  The structure was demolished to make way for a new six-story, mixed-use building that will house ground-floor retail with apartments above.  The new building will have 20,000 square feet of new commercial space on the ground floor, 141 rental apartments […]

“Best Neighborhood Bar”

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Apr 2nd, 2015 119 views

The Emerson Bar on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill was voted ‘Best Neighborhood Bar’ after a month-long Brooklyn Brackets neighborhood contest created by DNA Info. The 5-year old bar is well noted for its very laid back atmosphere, spacious backyard and pool table. Co-owner Gina Jankowitz describes The Emerson in the article as “a place where everybody knows […]

LuLu & Po wins Best Burger category

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Apr 2nd, 2015 109 views

DNA Info sums it up nicely: ” Lulu and Po has the best thing going between two buns.” Yes! In a month-long Brooklyn Brackets contest created by DNA Info, neighbors voted LuLu & Po king of the burgers. LuLu & Po beat out popular restaurants like, Peter Luger, Hope & Anchor and Carroll Prime Meats for the crown. DeBragga beef, […]

Community Forum for Age-Friendly Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Kassy Wed, Apr 1st, 2015 132 views

In partnership with the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) we spoke to over 200 older residents about how to improve life for older adults in Fort Greene & Clinton Hill as we aim to create an Age-Friendly neighborhood. This could could mean anything from working with local businesses to ensure that aisles are wheelchair accessible, or […]

Palm Wine at Owa Afrikan Market

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Apr 1st, 2015 87 views

Chef, author and traveler, Anthony Bourdain and superstar chef and entrepreneur, Marcus Samuelsson have surely talked about the delicious drink, palm wine, in their books and on their television programs. Palm wine, an alcoholic beverage created from the fermented sap of various species of palm tree, is said to especially be a good accompaniment to […]

Pic of the Week: NYC Pet

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Apr 1st, 2015 74 views

Pet Lovers! Looking for a gift for the furry family friend? With leashes, collars, food, chew toys, clothing and more, is bound to have just what you are looking for. Visit the Myrtle Avenue location, or order on line. is located at 464 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Avenue and Hall Street. Please contact them by […]