Neighborhood Tours Slated for May around Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Thu, Apr 24th, 2014 8 views

There is so much to see around Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Wallabout and May’s warmer weather offers many opportunities to get out in the neighborhood and explore.  A host of guided walks, tours and open houses are slated to take place, highlighting the area’s beautiful architecture and history.   May 3: […]

Myrtle Ave Spring Horticulture Planned

Posted by Dan Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014 26 views

Spring is a busy time on Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.  In the following 3-4 weeks, the BID will be sponsoring and managing the following activities to green and beautify Myrtle Avenue: Cultivate soil in 150 street tree beds.  This helps relieve compacted soil so tree roots can get air and water. […]

Celebrate Earth Day all Week with NYC High Road Restaurants

Posted by Kassy Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014 56 views

  High Road Restaurant week will celebrate restaurants with fair labor practices; well treated people = a better planet – let’s celebrate! #HighRoadNY High Road Restaurant Week, the first of its kind, seeks to encourage better business models that benefit people and communities throughout the city.     Twenty-seven Manhattan and fourteen Brooklyn restaurants will be celebrated, some […]

Green in BKLYN Celebrates Anniversary & Earth Day

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Apr 18th, 2014 64 views

Green in BKLYN celebrates 5 years in business and on Myrtle Avenue this coming Sunday, April 20th. How fitting that the anniversary for the favorite eco-friendly store would also be a celebration of Earth Day. Come out and celebrate.  The schedule is action-packed, full of F-U-N! 11am-1pm Lola, the shop’s mascot and doggy to storeowner, […]

Sweet Treats & Libations

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Apr 18th, 2014 61 views

Lots of delicious holiday treats available on Myrtle Avenue, including the homemade peeps pictures above from Le Petit Bakery. Stop in for very yummy sweet or savory homemade treats from Le Petit Bakery, Brooklyn Sweet Spot, and Pecks.   GNARLY  VINES, 350 Myrtle between Carlton and Adelphi Wine tastings from 5pm-8pm at Gnarly Vines (Friday, April 18th […]

Throwback Thursday: Soketah Hair Divas

Posted by Chad Thu, Apr 17th, 2014 58 views

This photo takes us back to 2006, to the previous location of Soketah Hair Divas at 406 Myrtle, between Clinton & Vanderbilt. Today, the storefront is home to Metro PCS (formerly Verizon). The unisex hair salon has called Myrtle Avenue home for 13 years. The shop is now located at 563 Myrtle, between Emerson and […]

April on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Dan Wed, Apr 16th, 2014 107 views

Birds are singing and flowers are blooming across New York City, but especially along Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. King among the spring flowering street trees are large Callery Pear trees.  Myrtle Avenue is blessed with several mature pear trees, located between Vanderbilt Avenue and Hall Street.  Their bright white flowers dominate […]

Bella Rosa Flowers & Gift Shop – Your Plant & Flower Haven

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Apr 14th, 2014 107 views

Bella Rosa Flowers & Gift Shop located on Myrtle Avenue between Emerson Place and Classon Avenue is a beautiful plant and flower haven.  Bella Rosa boasts a wonderful selection of house plants, flowers, including roses, beautiful mixed bouquets, tropical and exotic flowers, vases, cacti and custom flowers and greeting cards, stuffed animals and balloon bouquets […]

Brooklyn Sweet Spot Welcomes ‘Good Eggs’ Grocery Delivery

Posted by Kassy Mon, Apr 14th, 2014 192 views

The Brooklyn Sweet Spot , Myrtle Avenues sweetest cupcake shop, is now hosting Good Eggs grocery pick-up Tuesday-Friday 3pm-7pm. Good Eggs brings “local groceries right to you; order online from the best local farmers & foodmakers, and your groceries are picked and prepped to order”. With 150 producers to shop from you can find all you need […]

Brooklyn Sweet Spot Launches New Line of Homemade Beverages

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Apr 11th, 2014 105 views

Brooklyn Sweet Spot launches its new and delicious line of homemade drink beverages, Fort Greene Flavors. The popular bakery kicked off with the first five in the line:  ‘the Myrtle Muddle,’ the thirst quenching citrus mint complete with a orange, tangerine and mint infusion and sure to put a smile on a your face; the Park Avenue Pink, a tasty, clean, refreshing […]

Yo Brooklynites IV: Call for Artwork

Posted by Meredith Thu, Apr 10th, 2014 107 views

The Brooklyn Art Review is proud to present the fourth annual Yo Brooklynites community group exhibition at Pushkin Creperie Cafe in Clinton Hill. Here’s the last call to Brooklyn artists to submit your artwork for consideration! Submission Details: Email artist statement and up to 3 jpegs of artwork no larger than 36″x36″ with title, size, and […]

The Grilled Cheese Scene on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Apr 10th, 2014 198 views

National Grilled Cheese Day was this past Saturday, but you can still celebrate the delectable grilled cheese scene on Myrtle Avenue.  Consider this our ode to the delicious comfort food. Pillow Café, offers a beautifully delicious grilled cheese with three assorted cheeses pressed on sourdough bread with pico de gallo and served with chips and […]

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Kassy Wed, Apr 9th, 2014 130 views

This Saturday, April 12th, is National Grilled Cheese Day – why shouldn’t one of the most delicious and beloved by all foods be celebrated?! Celebrate by making your own at home and sharing with friends and family. Mr. CoCo, known for their fresh and affordable selection of fruits and vegetables, also has a wide variety […]

Tree Guard Maintenance in Process

Posted by Dan Wed, Apr 9th, 2014 103 views

Starting this week, our partners at City1 Maintenance are taking care of 28 of Myrtle Avenue’s custom tree guards and benches in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. The urban environment is tough on trees… and tree guards.  Workers will be scraping rust off of the posts and artistic metal panels, then applying a special rust-prevention […]

Stop in at Peck’s for Holiday and Daily Specials

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Apr 7th, 2014 70 views

No time to cook for your seder? Peck’s is  offering a full catering menu to satisfy every hungry seder-goer. Stop in or call the shop for details.  Items include delicious gefilte fish, homemade matzo ball soup, the juiciest of brisket, roasted asparagus, delicious flourless chocolate cake and much more.  Also available at Peck’s:  pickles by […]

Local Barbers Promote a Healthier Brooklyn

Posted by Kassy Mon, Apr 7th, 2014 103 views

Miracles Unisex Barber Shop has partnered with Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center and NYS Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley to host “Barbers Promoting a Healthier Brooklyn”. The event series will bring awareness and resources to the health issues that all New Yorkers face.  Visit Miracles this coming Thursday and receive FREE Diabetes and Blood Pressure screenings and […]

New Building Planned for Myrtle Avenue, Fort Greene

Posted by Chad Fri, Apr 4th, 2014 344 views

According to plans filed with the Department of Building, a new 6-story building is set to rise at the corner of Myrtle and Vanderbilt avenues on the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill border.  The Karl Fischer designed building will hold 45 residential units, with 8,100 square feet of commercial space and 3,200 square feet for […]

Tips for Egg Hunting in Fort Greene

Posted by Meredith Wed, Apr 2nd, 2014 161 views

Have you heard about the Faberge Big Egg Hunt, taking place from April 1-18 all over the city?  Over 250 eggs designed by artists, designers and creatives have been placed at various locations, and we’ve got a few right here in Fort Greene! Find out more about how to participate in the egg hunt at www.thebigegghunt.org, […]

Officials Discuss Vision Zero

Posted by Dan Wed, Apr 2nd, 2014 145 views

Over the past week, Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams each hosted Vision Zero Town Hall meetings in Brooklyn.  The At each meeting, officials from the New York City Department of Transportation, Taxi and Limousine Commission, and the Police Department provided details about how each agency will be working eliminate traffic fatalities […]

Raymond V. Ingersoll Residents & Community Partners Build a New Garden

Posted by Kassy Tue, Apr 1st, 2014 116 views

In 2007 a group of eight Ingersoll residents, all women ages 60+, expressed their desire for gardening plots on NYCHA grounds to beautify the space and grow their own food. We were honored to assist. A partnership with the NYCHA Garden & Greening team, Ingersoll grounds staff, MARP and the residents ensued and the creation […]

Michael Blaise Backer Announces Departure

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Mar 31st, 2014 205 views

Photo Credit: Samuel Stuart This past week, Michael Blaise Backer announced  that he will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership at the end of April to serve as a Deputy Commissioner at the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), overseeing the Neighborhood Development Division. He will also be stepping down as […]

Move with Grace Yoga, Dance, Pilates & Juice Bar Offers Popular 30-Day Special

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Mar 28th, 2014 106 views

Stop in and check out Move with Grace Yoga, Dance, Pilates & Juice Bar’s introductory special:  $40 will get you 30 days 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 […]

March Madness: Vote Russ Smith for Naismith Award

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Mar 27th, 2014 340 views

March Madness is in full effect!  Have you been watching?  We received a couple of calls from April and Savannah Smith, both graduates of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership’s YEMP (young entrepreneur mentorship program) program and April, a graduate of the local, Academy of Arts and Letters School at Adelphi and DeKalb.  Their brother, Russ Smith, is a guard […]

Kinara II Restaurant’s Delicious Lunch Specials

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Mar 26th, 2014 134 views

Kinara II Indian Restaurant, located at 368 Myrtle Avenue between Adelphi and Clermont offers authentic and delicious Indian cuisine.  There are many southern India dishes on the menu, including a wide variety of vegetable, lentil, rice, seafood and chicken-based dishes.  Kinara also makes delicious dosas (crepes), idlis (savory rice cakes), vadas (chickpea or lentil-based fritters) and uttapams (pancakes) , chutneys […]

Myrtle Avenue’s Local Heroes Featured in SONYA Mural

Posted by Meredith Wed, Mar 26th, 2014 182 views

This past February, as part of Black Artstory Month, we asked our partners at South of the Navy Yard Artists (SONYA) to help us create a community mural featuring some of our very own ‘local heroes’. SONYA answered our call with this fantastic project featuring four of our very own local icons, painted in collaboration […]

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