Black Artstory Artwalk & Kick-Off Party

Posted by Rebeca Tue, Jan 27th, 2015 68 views

Black Artstory Month kicks off this Sunday with an Avenue-wide art walk featuring the work of over 25 local artists from 4-6pm and opening party at Brooklyn Eats on Myrtle from 6-8pm. This year’s theme, Where I’m From: The Black Artstory of Myrtle and Beyond, is inspired by the centuries-long black arts tradition that has […]

Super Bowl XLIX on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Jan 27th, 2015 57 views

Super Bowl XLIX, Duel in the Desert. Watch the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots go head to head at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Stop in at any of the Myrtle Avenue businesses offering Super Bowl XLIX to check out the game, viewing opportunities and/or drink and food specials.  Here’s a bit of a round up (stay […]

Snow Means Work (And Fun) on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Dan Tue, Jan 27th, 2015 64 views

With the storm past us, store owners, property owners and Doe Fund Trainees (pictured) worked to clear snow from sidewalks and crosswalks.  Although some slushy spots remain, sidewalks are passable with no more than a good pair of boots. In related news, a huge number of people trekked to Fort Greene Park, one of NYC’s […]

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Myrtle Avenue Plaza Construction Update: No Work 1/26/15 – 1/30/15

Posted by Dan Tue, Jan 27th, 2015 23 views

There is no work scheduled for this week.  Work may resume shortly. If you have any construction-related questions, please contact the DDC Community Construction Liaison (CCL) Chris Fields at or . If you’d like to receive updates on plaza construction and its impacts on Myrtle Avenue, please sign-up here.

Bow ties at Leisure Life

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Jan 20th, 2015 64 views

Leisure Life has a wide assortment of clothing and accessories available, including currently, a sale on bow ties. Leisure Life specializes in quality lifestyle products, from men’s clothing, leather goods, accessories and art.  Many of the store’s fashion and art collection are designed by the store owner.  The store is a haberdashery men’s club that […]

Pic of the Week: Kale Salad at the Joint on Myrtle

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Jan 20th, 2015 52 views

Have you tried The Joint on Myrtle‘s kale salad?  Oh, the flavors are just incredible!  The Joint mixes different add-ins (veggies, grains and nuts) into the nutritional powerhouse veggie for a mouthwatering explosion of colors, textures and flavors.  The kale salad this week:  tomatoes, pickled radishes, quinoa and a roasted jalapeno vinaigrette. What’s else is going on at The Joint?  Well, check out […]

Fort Greene Park Dominates MulchFest in Brooklyn

Posted by Dan Wed, Jan 14th, 2015 193 views

More trees were mulched at Fort Greene Park than at any other Brooklyn location during MulchFest.  Parks Department workers chipped 1,743 trees during the weekend of January 10-11, nearly 17% more than the next busiest location.  As David Barker, the Director of Fort Greene Park said, “the results speak for themselves.” Many holiday trees had […]

Black Artstory Month 2014

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Jan 12th, 2015 64 views

We are proud to announce the return of Black Artstory Month for 2014, kicking off on Saturday, February 1st. Taking inspiration from Richard Wright’s Native Son, written in Fort Greene, the 2014 installment of Black Artstory Month is entitled Native Sons and Daughters: Locals, Im(migrants), Expats and Prodigals. Native Sons and Daughters includes FREE exhibitions […]

Brooklyn Sweet Spot, yummy goodness

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Jan 12th, 2015 114 views

Vanilla bean topped with vanilla butter cream frosting… The ultimate trifecta, chocolate, vanilla and red velvet all in one, covered in white chocolate cream cheese dipped in a dark truffle glaze… The descriptions are SO yummy, the taste is out of this world delicious.  And there are so many to choose from cupcakes, custom cakes and other treats. […]

Black Artstory Month, February 1 – 28

Posted by Chad Mon, Jan 12th, 2015 5528 views

The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership is proud to present the 3rd Annual Black Artstory Month, a month-long series of FREE art exhibits, performances, film screenings, and more in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Wallabout, Brooklyn.  Black Artstory Month celebrates the enduring influences and contributions made by African Americans within the visual and performing arts worlds. Coinciding […]

New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Meredith Fri, Jan 9th, 2015 192 views

New Year’s Resolutions, anyone?  Myrtle Avenue offers a plethora of ways to help you stay on track, from the new ‘do (Myrtle Avenue Beauty Salons), to the fresh new cut (Myrtle Avenue Barber Shops), to stepping up your style game (Myrtle Avenue Nail Salons).  We’ve also got you covered from fitness, lean bites, smoothies, DIY […]

New Law: Most Electronics Banned from Disposal

Posted by Dan Wed, Jan 7th, 2015 133 views

According to the NYC Department of Sanitation, certain electronics (such as computers and televisions) are now banned from disposal. Following are some recycling options for working & non-working electronics: DSNY’s e-cycleNYC program. Apartment buildings with more than 10 units can enroll for this free and convenient pickup service. Retail drop-off programs. For example, drop off electronics (no […]

Opening Soon: Gentleman Farmer Fort Greene

Posted by Chad Tue, Jan 6th, 2015 242 views

Fort Greene will be getting a new French-inspired restaurant this winter when Gentleman Farmer Fort Greene opens on Myrtle Avenue.  The new restaurant is slated to open in February at 378 Myrtle Avenue, between Adelphi Street and Clermont Avenue. The sit-down restaurant is owned and headed by chef Karim Nounouh.  According to Nounouh, the eatery […]

Support MARP with an Online Gift

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Jan 5th, 2015 313 views

With your tax-deductible contribution, we can continue programs that engage and support local youth, older adults, underserved residents, and local artists. Please click  DONATE  to make your online gift today. Every penny counts. Have you attended one of our ribbon cuttings or arts and culture events? Have you shared suggestions at one of our meetings, or […]

Polish Bar of Brooklyn Now at 475 Myrtle

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Jan 5th, 2015 246 views

Polish Bar has moved! They are now open directly across the street from their previous location. Come in to check out this weeks’ service specials: Tuesday & Wednesday Polish Bar Mani/Pedi $27 Tuesday & Wednesday Gel Color Mani/Polish Bar Pedi $47 All Week OPI Infinite Shine Manicure & Pedicure $35 All promotions simply require that […]

MulchFest in Fort Greene Park

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Jan 2nd, 2015 250 views

This year, MulchFest is coming to the Myrtle Avenue side of Fort Greene Park! MulchFest will take place at the Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park entrance of Fort Greene Park on Saturday and Sunday, January 10th and 11th, from 10am-2pm. MulchFest provides New Yorkers an opportunity to bring their holiday trees to designated sites where they are ground into wood chips.  The […]

Pratt Car and Myrtle Car, safe, fast and reliable

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Dec 29th, 2014 140 views

Who says you can’t have lots of FUN and be safe on New Year’s Eve? Dance the night away with friends and family!  Eat drink and be very merry!  What’s not to celebrate about the promise and excitement of 2015! Make sure to have a cab number is your phone to get home safely.  Call in the moment or arrange your ride in […]

Pic of the Week: Soco Sangria

Posted by Jennifer Sun, Dec 28th, 2014 135 views

Soco Sangia, it’s lovely, delicious, cold and goes down smooth.  It’s  sugarless, has fresh fruit, lemongrass and thyme-infused wine. It’s on the menu and waiting to be ordered, yumm.  Pair it with a special treat Soco’s delicious list of menu items. Soco is located at 509 Myrtle Avenue between Ryerson & Grand.  They can be reached at (718) […]

Ring in New Year 2015 on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Jennifer Sat, Dec 27th, 2014 298 views

Still undecided on your New Years Eve plans? There’s something on Myrtle Avenue for everyone, parties and activities from fam to glam. Check em out, from straight out Old School Party, to glam parties, to the final steam engine blow at Pratt Institute.   Click here for full list of happenings (click regularly keep up-to-date on last minute additions).

‘You The Man’ App will Help You Get Home

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Dec 26th, 2014 118 views

If you are drinking this holiday season, use a Designated Driver. And that can include a cab driver. The NYC Department of Transportation has now made it very easy to find the nearest car service to get you home after a night on the town with just two taps of your phone. The app’s find-a-ride feature uses your […]

Gift Certicates suit a wide variety of personalities, make the perfect gift

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014 106 views

Finding the perfect gift for someone isn’t always easy. Many Myrtle Avenue businesses have gift certificates available to their stores which represent an incredible selection of products and services, including restaurants, beauty salons, gift and clothing stores, nail services and more, a gift card is a perfect present. For the foodies, fashionistas, techies, pet-lovers, shoe-lovers, bikers on your list–Myrtle’s […]

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

Posted by Dan Fri, Dec 19th, 2014 91 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 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 128 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 Timoteo (born in August), Ida (born in October) and Roslyn (born in November). So, to all […]

Holiday Nails on Myrtle Avenue, oh yes

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 191 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 218 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 […]