The Runner’s Dine-In Brooklyn Special

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Oct 21st, 2014 14 views

Join The Runner for its first Dine-In Brooklyn event.  Stop in for a $25 prix fixe dinner or $15 prix fixe lunch. DINNER First Course Risotto, sweet potato, mosello cherry, feta, watercress Chicken Liver Mousse,  bread & butter pickles, crostini Flatbread, speck crème fraiche, red onion Cherrystone Chowder anisette, lemon Escarole Salad, rolled oats, grilled […]

Drawing Democracies: Free Workshops at Pratt 10/25

Posted by Meredith Tue, Oct 21st, 2014 50 views

This Saturday – Drawing Democracies is a day of FREE workshops, films, exhibitions, and special drawing activities – open to community members of all ages! The second Drawing Democracies event will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11:30–4 PM. Drawing Democracies is an interdisciplinary collaborative project spearheaded by the Pratt Institute’s Fine Arts, Foundation, and […]

Weekly Construction Bulletin 10/20/14

Posted by Dan Mon, Oct 20th, 2014 25 views

The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) just released this week’s Weekly Construction Bulletin.  Crews will begin working on a manhole on Hall Street, south of Myrtle Avenue.  They will excavate and install a new sewer in this area. There will be parking restrictions in effect on Hall Street between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Avenue […]

Pic of the Week: Scarves at 21 Tara

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Oct 20th, 2014 19 views

‘Tis the season.  Stop in to check out 21 Tara’s Fall into Winter collection.  Colorful, fashionable batik and tie-dyed scarves are amongst the store many items. Other store items include quilts, hats, rings and bracelets with semi-precious stones, shoulder bags, wallets and decorative masks and more. 21 Tara boasts a cornucopia of wonderful store items, […]

El Cofre’s Lunch Specials

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Oct 20th, 2014 37 views

Did you know about the $5 and $6 lunch specials at El Cofre? Lunch specials are available everyday, 11am-4pm. If you haven’t stopped into this popular treasure chest (‘cofre’ is the Spanish word for treasure chest) of Dominican cuisine, what are you waiting for? We usually order the avocado salad w/grape tomatoes, romaine lettuce, red […]

Halloween 2014 on Myrtle Avenue — Have a BOO-tiful time

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Oct 17th, 2014 77 views

Halloween is always a blast on and around Myrtle Avenue. Adult-, child- and family- friendly activities abound. Over 15 Halloween happenings from October 25 to 31st, check them out.  Hope to see you on the Avenue: enjoy! From kid’s Spooktacular party at A Kid’s Dream, to Halloween Rum tasting at Gnarly Vines, to Halloween festival at […]

Dine-In Brooklyn Kicks Off on October 20th

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Oct 17th, 2014 49 views

The 11th annual Dine in Brooklyn event is set to kick off next Monday, 10/20 with two-for-$15 lunch and $25 dinner deals at more than 150 restaurants, including some right here Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn, including The Runner, Zaytoons, Maggie Brown and Five Spot. Dine in Brooklyn will take place Monday, October 20, to Thursday, October […]

Have Your Voice Heard – Fort Greene Park Greenmarket Survey

Posted by Kassy Fri, Oct 17th, 2014 79 views

The Myrtle Eats Fresh Community Corner is coming to end, our last day will be October 25th. We have met so many of our neighbors and received invaluable feedback about what is and what is not working for residents to access quality, affordable fresh food in our community. Many have commented that it is difficult […]

THANK YOU: Photos from Brewklyn Grind Ribbon Cutting

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Oct 16th, 2014 61 views

Big CONGRATULATIONS to Myrtle’s newest business, Brewklyn Grind on their ribbon cutting on 10/3/14.  Big THANK YOU to our elected officials and neighbors for stopping through to help celebrate! Click to check out more ribbon cutting pics on Flickr.

New Citywide Speed Limit

Posted by Dan Thu, Oct 16th, 2014 66 views

Effective November 7th, 2014, the default New York City speed limit will be reduced from 30 MPH to 25 MPH. According to NYC DOT, drivers who drive 25 MPH or slower are better able to avoid crashes.  Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles traveling at 25 MPH are half as likely to die as pedestrians who are […]

Apply to BLDG 92 Visiting Artist Program

Posted by Meredith Wed, Oct 15th, 2014 106 views

Artists – are you intrigued by ‘what’s behind the gates’ at the Brooklyn Navy Yard? BLDG 92’s Visiting Artist Program grants access to artists who wish to use the Yard—both the site itself and the heritage it holds—as inspiration for the creation of work on-site in any medium including, but not limited to, photography, painting, music, […]

Pic of the Week: DC Optics Helps Choose the Perfect Pair

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Oct 15th, 2014 58 views

It’s good to know that we have professionals like Dr. Dennis Cheng, owner and optometrist at dc optics to help us choose the just right pair of glasses and contacts. dc optics provides the most comprehensive eye examinations, stylish eyewear and latest innovations in contact lenses in a relaxed and friendly environment.  DC also looks to provide community outreach […]

Stop in at Liberty Pizza

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Oct 10th, 2014 102 views

Have you had a chance to stop in at Liberty Pizza at 482 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Avenue and Hall Street?  If not, you really should.  Choose from a range of good, hearty and affordable selections like calzones, chicken parmigiana, sausage rolls and baked ziti.  Weekday lunch special include the ever popular $5 lunch:  2 […]

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Myrtle Avenue Reconstruction Begins Soon

Posted by Dan Fri, Oct 10th, 2014 143 views

According to the Department of Design and Constrction (DDC), the reconstruction of Myrtle Avenue between Hall and Emerson will begin on 10/20/14, culminating in the creation of Myrtle Avenue Plaza in 12-18 months.  Contractors have already started saw cutting the pavement in preparation to repair and/or replace the existing water main. There will be water service […]

NY1 Visits Brewklyn Grind on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Fri, Oct 10th, 2014 110 views

As part of their coverage on Hurricane Sandy recovery, NY1 stopped by Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill to speak to one of the district’s newest businesses: Brewklyn Grind.  The coffee business opened its first storefront location this past month at 557 Myrtle Avenue, after spending the last couple of years rebuilding their Red Hook-based wholesale […]

Cool Like That: Leisure Life Voted One of Brooklyn’s Coolest

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Oct 8th, 2014 148 views

Men’s clothing, accessories and art store, Leisure Life NYC, located at 559 Myrtle Avenue between Emerson Place and Classon Avenue is included in Brooklyn Insider’s article, released today, titled “the 25 Coolest New Businesses in Brooklyn.”  (thanks Fort Greene Focus) The business and technology news website stated that they “scoured 71 square miles, as far north as Greenpoint and deep […]

New Bike Racks on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Dan Wed, Oct 8th, 2014 150 views

NYC DOT installed 32 much-needed “U” bike racks (pictured below) on Myrtle Avenue between Flatbush and Classon in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.  DOT also moved some of the existing “W” racks to areas of high need (above at Vanderbilt Avenue). These racks are generally painted black and match Myrtle Avenue’s black streetlights and tree […]

Myrtle Drug Care ‘Re-Grand Opening’ Celebration, 10/8

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Oct 7th, 2014 143 views

Please stop by Myrtle Drug Care Corp, located at 355 Myrtle Avenue at the corner of Adelphi, to celebrate the store’s, what they are calling their ‘re-grand opening” celebration from 10:30am to 2:00pm. “Now that we’ve been on Myrtle Avenue for over  year, we’re settled in.  We’ve gotten to know our neighbors and they’ve gotten to know […]

Gnarly Vines’ 30/30/30 Sale thru October 10

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Oct 6th, 2014 105 views

This is the final week of Gnarly Vines’ 30/30/30 Sale. That is, a selection of 30 wines that are 30% off for 30 days.  Stop in and taste what Gnarly Vines has been up to.  Reds, whites, roses and sparling wines. This great sale ends October 10th, so hurry! Gnarly Vines is located at 350 Myrtle […]

Pic of the Week: Brooklyn Sweet Spot’s weekly cupcake specials

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Oct 6th, 2014 121 views

If you too just can’t get enough of Brooklyn Sweet Spot’s delicious, melt-in-your-mouth confections, then do not forget to check out the bakery’s weekly specials. “Mini Mondays” feature mini-cupcakes, 2 for $5.  Mix and match or double up on your faves. “Super Tuesdays” feature cupcakes $5 for two mouthwatering red velvet cupcakes or mix and match any of your mouthwatering […]

Drawings Along Myrtle: October Exhibition

Posted by Meredith Sat, Oct 4th, 2014 425 views

Drawings Along Myrtle is a collaborative project between Pratt Institute’s Fine Arts and Foundation department with the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP), featuring works from alumni, students and members of the local community. Exhibitions will take place within ten businesses along Myrtle Avenue, engaging the diverse and culturally rich community as a canvas of mutual expression. Download […]

Throwback Thursday: Doo-Wop on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Thu, Oct 2nd, 2014 63 views

This 1960’s photo throws us back to the era when doo-wop music was all the rage.  It was alive and well right here in Fort Greene as well, where famous doo-wop singer Little Anthony was born and raised.  Born Jerome Gourdine, Little Anthony was the lead singer of The Imperials, who recorded mega-hits such as […]

Age Friendly Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Thu, Oct 2nd, 2014 158 views

Through our new Age Friendly Myrtle Avenue initiative, we aim to create a safe, inviting, engaging place for our older adult neighbors. The first phase of this work includes information gathering through community consultations with residents, businesses, and service providers. Following, we will, in partnership with a Community Advisory Board, develop a set of strategies […]

Graffiti Zoo Exhibition

Posted by Chad Tue, Sep 30th, 2014 117 views

Graffiti Zoo is an exhibition at Pushkin Creperie Cafe of urban pop paintings by Murjani Holmes, curated by Joshua Stulman. Holmes’s artwork fuses the stylized illustration of Brooklyn’s graffiti culture with her profound sense of color and design. Each of the paintings in Graffiti Zoo begins as layers of thin washes covering the canvas. Holmes […]

Pic of the Week: Move with Grace’s Yoga Intro Special

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Sep 29th, 2014 112 views

Stop in and check out Move with Grace Yoga, Dance, Pilates & Juice Bar’s introductory special:  $45 will get you two weeks of unlimited classes.  And while you are at, treat yourself to any number of green and other yummy and healthy fresh juices and smoothies from the juice bar. Move with Grace Studio offers a wide variety of classes, […]

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