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Myrtle Avenue Plaza Construction: On Break 12/22/14 – 1/2/15

Posted by Dan Fri, Dec 19th, 2014 1 views

CAC Industries will be on break for two weeks, 12/22/14 through 1/2/15, returning to work on Monday, 1/5/15.  Other private construction in the area may continue. If you have any construction-related questions, please contact the DDC Community Construction Liaison (CCL) Chris Fields at myrtleplazaccl@gmail.com or (718) 857-3283. If you’d like to receive updates on plaza […]

Recent Myrtle Avenue expansions…1, 2, 3.

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Dec 19th, 2014 10 views

It’s no doubt that we have some of the cutest office visitors (see pic above!).  And we suspect that this won’t end anytime soon, considering our recent, um, expansions.  BIG CONGRATS to three of our MARP colleagues and their families on the births of T (born in August), I (born in October) and R (born in November). So, to all […]

Holiday Nails on Myrtle Avenue, oh yes

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 45 views

Whether for a party, a small gathering of friends, a date or part of your weekly or bi-weekly ritual, Myrtle Avenue is where it’s at for beauty.  Please walk-in or call for an appointment: Jenny’s Nails, 154A Vanderbilt Avenue between Myrtle & Willoughby, (646) 591-3136 Mega Nails, 383 Myrtle Avenue between Clermont & Vanderbilt, (718) 596-1383 Nails […]

New Street Trees on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Dan Wed, Dec 17th, 2014 68 views

Last week the New York Tree Trust planted seven new trees along Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.  Six were replacements of dead trees and one was a brand new location.  The two above replaced dead trees (see old tree stumps below). This is part of grant that the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership […]

Pic of the Week: Delectable Ladyfingers from Zaytoons

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Dec 15th, 2014 31 views

Have you tried the delicious ladyfingers at Zaytoons?  These rolled phyllo dough sensations are baked to perfection–filled with fresh cashews, drizzled with warm syrup and topped off with pistachio sprinkles. Guaranteed to be a hit at the holiday party or any time. Zaytoons is located at 472 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Avenue and Hall Street.  They can […]

Styling and Profiling on Myrtle Avenue for the holidays and beyond

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Dec 15th, 2014 51 views

“I think that the most important thing a woman can have- next to talent, of course- is her hairdresser.” (Joan Crawford) “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”  (Coco Chanel) “Your hair is winter fire, January embers. My heart burns there, too. (Stephen King, IT) Forget not that the earth […]

Holiday Tree Lighting at Fort Greene Park

Posted by Rebeca Thu, Dec 11th, 2014 51 views

Elected officials and locals came to join us in lighting the Holiday Tree at Fort Greene Park this past Sunday at the corner of Myrtle Avenue & Washington Park. This was a special moment in the community, as it was the first time that a Holiday Tree is displayed at the Park. Families and friends gathered […]

More New Buildings Planned on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill

Posted by Chad Tue, Dec 9th, 2014 824 views

Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill is seeing quite a number of new buildings proposed for sites that were once parking lots or home to one-story buildings.  As of today, there are five buildings either under construction or with permits filed with city’s Department of Buildings.  All of these private construction projects will be underway at the […]

Plush Outerwear at Barking Brown

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Dec 9th, 2014 50 views

Brrr, baby it’s COLD outside.  Stop in at Barking Brown for warm women’s and men’s outwear, such as hats, scarves, gloves and socks.  It’s pretty much guaranteed that they will have something to keep you warm, dry, comfortable and stylish for even the coldest days. Barking Brown is located at 468 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Avenue & […]

Holiday Streetscape on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Dan Fri, Dec 5th, 2014 126 views

  With the lighting of the holiday tree in Fort Greene Park, this year’s holiday decorations are all up. Like last year, we installed nine 7-foot 3D snowflakes (below) at key intersections along Myrtle, at: Prince, Navy, N. Portland, Carlton, Clermont, Clinton, Washington, Grand, and Classon. We tried something new this year by installing 20 […]

Throwback Thursday: Myrtle Avenue & Waverly in 1940

Posted by Chad Thu, Dec 4th, 2014 84 views

This photograph, from 1940, is part of New York City’s vast collection of 1940 tax photos.  In 1940, the city took on an ambitious project of photographing each tax lot within the city.  Fortunately for us, these now historic photographs help us to see how neighborhood looked more than 70 years ago. The shot here […]

Barber Shops for the Holidays & Beyond

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Dec 3rd, 2014 191 views

If you are looking to be as sharp as you want to be this holiday season — while attending holiday functions, opening up gifts, out on a date, out and about shopping locally–definitely stop in at one of the barber shops on Myrtle Avenue.  You are guaranteed good customer service, great conversation and quick and expert service, and of course, a good fresh cut. Many […]

Tree Lighting in Fort Greene Park

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Dec 2nd, 2014 242 views

Come Join Us on Sunday, December 7th for the Holiday Tree Lighting in Fort Greene Park (entrance at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park).  This event is sponsored in partnership with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy.  Song, Snacks and Santa, and Fun! 

Polish Bar of Brooklyn Moves to New Digs at 475 Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Dec 1st, 2014 226 views

Hi Beauty Mavens, Polish Bar of Brooklyn has a new address–475 Myrtle Avenue. After nearly 9 years in business, Polish Bar of Brooklyn is pleased to announce their new sleek digs (#newpolishbar) located just across the street (from their old), so it will be easy to find them between Washington Avenue and Hall Street. The comfy-sophistic space […]

Holiday Cards at Green in BKLYN

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Dec 1st, 2014 74 views

Green in BKLYN carries a full line of holiday cards, from the serious to the whimsical, you are guaranteed to find one that says ‘happy holidays’ in just the right way. Stop in for a holiday card, as well as to check out the hundreds of other wonderful gift and household items, including many Brooklyn-centric items, including […]

Something For Everyone at 21 Tara

Posted by Jennifer Sun, Nov 30th, 2014 129 views

21 Tara offers a wide range of beautiful gifts and clothing.  Gifts vary in price, offering gifts for every budget.  Small woven coin purses, for example, start at just $5, cotton glove pairs start at just $8, minerals, such as palm-sized amethyst and quartz stones run for just under $10 and small wooden jewelry boxes start at the $8 […]

2015 Myrtle Avenue Shopping & Dining Guide Released

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Nov 28th, 2014 122 views

The printed 2015 Myrtle Avenue Shopping & Dining Guide hit stores today.  Please pick up your copy at any Myrtle Avenue business, or on Small Business Saturday, 11/29 at Citibank’s ‘Shop Small’ table.  The handy guide is just in time to help navigate stores during the busy holiday gift buying season. The new 12-page guide features listings […]

Holiday Sale at Barking Brown

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 142 views

On these oh so cold days, Barking Brown has a holiday special that will help keep us warm and toasty.  Buy 1 scarf, and get a 2nd scarf of a pair of gloves for 30% off. Barking Brown has a wide array of wonderful clothing and accessory items for more formal to more casual occasions. Barking Brown is located […]

Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Chad Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 232 views

We’ve scoured Myrtle Avenue’s shops in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill to find the top holiday gift finds for 2014.  We’ve compiled a list of great new products, special promotions and local holiday events in our annual holiday gift guide.  Whether you’re in need of winter accessories (30% off at Barking Brown), a new bag […]

Scaffolding Comes Down at 490 Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 562 views

Scaffolding has begun to come down at the new building at 490 Myrtle Avenue, on the corner of Hall Street, in Clinton Hill.  The seven-story building will have retail on the ground floor, with apartments above.  Associated Supermarket will be returning to the site, along with a new TD Bank branch.  The upper-floors will contain 93-units […]

Knife and Spork Kitchenware Store Opens on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 342 views

A new kitchenware store, Knife and Spork, opened today in Bed-Stuy at 602 Myrtle Avenue, on the corner of Taaffe Place.  The new shop is carrying “regionally sourced and independently designed cooking gear; unique culinary, EDC, and survival knives; and top-rated appliances,” according to their website.  We spoke with the owner yesterday and he said they’ll […]

Local resident, Renee Robinson Champions Small Business Saturday

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 82 views

If she looks familiar, it’s because she’s a Clinton Hill neighbor who has lived in the area for quite some time.  Renee Robinson has a passion for seeing small local businesses thrive.  Stop by Citibank (430 Myrtle Avenue, corner of Clinton Avenue) on Small Business Saturday — Saturday, November 29th, where Renee will be joining forces with Citibank […]

Holiday Dinner Party Gift Ideas

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Nov 24th, 2014 140 views

Looking for a dinner party or hostess gift for Thanksgiving, or anytime this holiday season?  Consider sweet, rich and delicious chocolates from Green in BKLYN.  Green in Brooklyn now carries a full line of chocolate from NYC-based chocolate makers, including Mast Brothers, Raaka, and Li-Lac Chocolates.  Green in BKLYN is located at 432 Myrtle Avenue […]

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Myrtle Avenue Construction Bulletin: 11/19-12/5

Posted by Dan Wed, Nov 19th, 2014 126 views

From 11/19/14 through 12/5/14, contractors will be excavating and installing catch basins (pictured above) on Myrtle Avenue between Hall and Emerson. There will be No Parking signs posted on Myrtle Avenue between Hall and Emerson.  Truck loading and unloading, as well as passenger pick-up and drop-off are allowed in No Parking areas. If you have […]

Reminder: New Citywide Speed Limit is 25 MPH

Posted by Dan Wed, Nov 19th, 2014 140 views

We are now past November 7th, which means the speed limit in New York City is 25 MPH, unless otherwise posted.  DOT’s efforts so far have led to a high level of awareness of the change.  But, this being New York, we need to continue to get the word out. Please click here to access […]

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