Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Chad Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 36 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 […]

Tree Lighting in Fort Greene Park

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 16 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! 

Scaffolding Comes Down at 490 Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 17 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 […]

Pic of the Week: Holiday Dinner Party Gift Ideas

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Nov 24th, 2014 61 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 […]

Holiday Sale at Barking Brown

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 46 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 […]

Refreshing, homemade lemonade at John’s Donut

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Nov 21st, 2014 54 views

If you have not tried the homemade, freshly squeezed lemonade at John’s Donut & Coffee Shop, you are missing a treat. A pretty tall cups runs less than $2–ice cold, substantial lemon flavor and pre-sweetened. John’s is a popular old-fashioned neighborhood diner.  Affordable, good, hearty meals like eggs, home fries, toast and coffee plus tip for $5. […]

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

Posted by Dan Wed, Nov 19th, 2014 58 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 62 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 […]

Gratitude Special at Move with Grace, $25 for two

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Nov 17th, 2014 58 views

Pick a class, any class at Move with Grace Yoga, Dance, Fitness Studio and Juice Bar and take it for $25, for two. From Move with Grace:  “Bring your brother, lover, friend or mother to class and pay $25 for the two of you.”  Sounds like a great special. Move with Grace Yoga, Dance, Fitness […]

Pic of the Week: Myrtle Car Service is fast, safe and dependable

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Nov 17th, 2014 50 views

Two great and dependable car services are located in the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn BID district, including Myrtle Car Service at 525 Myrtle Avenue (entrance is on Grand).  The Marin Family has owned and operated Myrtle Car Service for nearly 20 years. 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, luxury cars and SUVs, Myrtle Car […]

#TBT: 1908 Unveiling of the Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument

Posted by Chad Thu, Nov 13th, 2014 204 views

Over a century ago, in 1908, a new Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument was unveiled in the center of Fort Greene Park.  The monument commemorates more than 11,000 people who died here in the neighborhood during the Revolutionary War.  For seven years during the war, the British held American prisoners aboard ships in Wallabout Bay, where the Brooklyn […]

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Myrtle Avenue Construction Bulletin: 11/12 – 11/18

Posted by Dan Thu, Nov 13th, 2014 62 views

From 11/12/14 through 11/18/14, 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 […]

Rendering Revealed for New Building at Myrtle & Vanderbilt

Posted by Chad Wed, Nov 12th, 2014 62 views

ODA Architects, who have designed a new building for the northwest corner of Myrtle and Vanderbilt Avenues, have released a rendering for the new mixed-use building.  The building will have 8,100 square feet of new commercial space and 3,200 square feet of community facilities space on the ground floor.  Upstairs will be 45 new housing […]

Make Reservations Now for Thanksgiving Dinner on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Wed, Nov 12th, 2014 283 views

If you’re looking to not spend Thanksgiving in the kitchen but want to enjoy a traditional holiday meal, then Myrtle Avenue’s restaurants have got you covered.  The following restaurants are accepting reservations for Thanksgiving day and can provide you turkey and all the fixings, without all of the work. Want to enjoy Thanksgiving meal in […]

Bicycle Theft Prevention Tips

Posted by Dan Wed, Nov 12th, 2014 83 views

If you must leave your bike outside, don’t lock up to the same bike rack day after day, switch locations and look for well lighted and conspicuous places to lock up.  ALWAYS lock the bicycle frame to the rack – Don’t just lock the wheel – a thief will leave the wheel locked to the […]

Broken Glass Thursdays at Clinton Hill Art & Framing Gallery

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Nov 10th, 2014 100 views

Every Thursday you can get an instant 50% off any picture frame glass replacement at Clinton Hill Simply Art & Framing Gallery.   This means that you can replace or upgrade any picture frame glass, including UV, reflection control, museum glass or acrylic or glazing at 50% off. Clinton Hill Simply Art & Framing Gallery is located at 583 […]

Pic of the Week: Duncan’s Fresh Fish Sandwiches

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Nov 10th, 2014 120 views

There’s nothing like crunching into a delicious fresh fish sandwich at Duncan’s Fish Market.  If the combination of the seasoned just right fish and the tangy store-made tartar sauce weren’t enough, at $4.25 the heaping sandwich is extremely affordable.  Choose between whiting, porgies and snappers.  Lots of tasty sides and desserts including macaroni and cheese, potato […]

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Myrtle Plaza Construction Bulletin: No Work This Week

Posted by Dan Mon, Nov 10th, 2014 146 views

UPDATE: DDC indicated that no work is scheduled for this week in order to “resolve unforeseen field conditions.” If you have any construction-related questions, please contact the DDC Community Construction Liaison (CCL) Ronnell Madison at or (718) 857-3283. If you’d like to receive updates on plaza construction and its impacts on Myrtle Avenue, please […]

Call for Art: Black Artstory Month 2015

Posted by Meredith Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014 554 views

We are seeking paintings, drawings, photography and works on paper to present in our 3rd Annual Black Artstory Month exhibition series. Selected works will be featured in exhibitions at 10 businesses on Myrtle Avenue from February 1-28, 2015. This year, we’ve brought on curator Ali Rosa-Salas to spearhead program development for the entire month. The theme, “Where I’m From: The […]

Where to Pre-Order Your Favorite Thanksgiving Foods

Posted by Chad Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014 238 views

Already thinking about the delicious Thanksgiving meal you’re going to enjoy at the end of the month?  And already dreading all of the grocery shopping, cooking, and clean-up?  Don’t despair, because Myrtle Avenue’s shops and restaurants will help you enjoy your favorite holiday dishes without all of the hassle.  You can also find a list […]

Brooklyn Eats Preps for Nov. 13 Opening

Posted by Jennifer Sun, Nov 2nd, 2014 261 views

Brooklyn Eats, the upcoming comfy ping pong eatery located at 474 Myrtle Avenue which specializes in delicious dishes priced at $8 to $12, plans a November 13th opening. A 10/18 restaurant tasting featured a few of the restaurant’s menu offerings, including Chef Coughlan’s 3-cheese mac & cheese, fried pickles, hearty red bean chili and stuffed mushroom.  Ping pong […]

Pic of the Week: Waza Lunch Specials

Posted by Jennifer Sat, Nov 1st, 2014 143 views

A delicious lunch at Waza Sushi & Ramen ranges from $4 to $15.  Popular lunch bento boxes consist of miso soup, salad, shumai, California rolls and your choice of a great number of entrees, including salmon, tofu, shrimp, chicken, beef teriyaki, tuna, beef negimaki and lots more!  Substitute brown rice for white fro a just […]

Shopping Locally this Holiday Season

Posted by Chad Sat, Nov 1st, 2014 130 views

We’ve begun to prepare for this year’s Small Business Saturday, the annual event held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year as a way to promote shopping at your small, locally owned businesses during the holiday season.  Myrtle Avenue shops and restaurants will be offering up specials and hosting events on that Saturday, November 29th. […]

Freshly Baked Specials at Bergen Bagels Every Day

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Oct 31st, 2014 118 views

Oh, those hand rolled and freshly baked on premises bagels!  Can’t get enough of them, and they are at Bergen Bagels on Myrtle.  Bergen Bagels is located at 536 Myrtle Avenue between Grand and Steuben.  Stop in and grab breakfast and lunch faves, such as the lox, tomato and cream cheese bagel above which is […]

Leisure Life Gets Nod for Being Top Brooklyn Style Maker

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Oct 31st, 2014 95 views

photo credit:  Brooklyn Magazine A recent 10/29 article by Brooklyn Magazine votes Charnier Corey, owner of Leisure Life NYC, the men’s clothing, leather goods, accessories and art boutique located at 559 Myrtle Avenue, one of Brooklyn’s 50 top fashion influencers. The article features the most fashion forward amongst us who it says are “making a mark in the world of fashion […]




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