Heart Seat at Fort Greene Park

Posted by Rebeca Thu, May 28th, 2015 149 views

Stroll by the corner of Fort Greene Park entrance at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park to see the Heart Seat, a public seating element that made of a repurposed water tank. The eye-catching piece was created by Brooklyn based-design studio Stereotank, founded by architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, both Brooklyn-based artists.  Heart Seat was originally commissioned […]

SONYA Art Walk This Weekend

Posted by Rebeca Wed, May 27th, 2015 63 views

The 16th annual SONYA Art Walk is taking place this weekend, May 30th and 31st. Grab a friend and do some art hopping at this self-guided tour of fine arts studios and venues here in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Wallabout, Brooklyn. Art Walk Maps will be available at the SONYA Info Hub: Tipsy, located at 584 Myrtle […]

Trilok’s Annual Spring Swing Gala

Posted by Jennifer Tue, May 26th, 2015 51 views

The Trilok School will host its Annual Spring Swing Gala and fundraiser on Saturday, June 6th, 7P to 11p in the garden at the school, which is located at 143 Waverly Avenue, on the corner of Myrtle Avenue, Drinks and food by Five Spice. Live music by Mississippi Cotten and Tina Kristina Band. Amazing silent auction. Tickets are […]

Sing For Hope Piano Returns To Fort Greene Park

Posted by Jennifer Tue, May 26th, 2015 55 views

(piano painted by artist Henya Emmer) The beloved Sing For Hope Pianos return to Fort Greene Park and throughout NYC this June 5 thru June 20th. A piano specially painted by Brooklyn-based artist Henya Emmer will be placed at Fort Greene Park, corner of Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park. With 50 locations throughout the City, […]

Pic of the Week: Pushkin’s crepes, choose savory or sweet

Posted by Jennifer Tue, May 26th, 2015 44 views

The delicious menu of food items at Pushkin Creperie-Bakery most certainly gives a nod to French cuisine (crepes after all), but Russian-style crepes (including smoked salmon and sour cream) and Turkish-influenced crepes are also available. Choose from amongst the wide range of savory and sweet choices, and check out the other wonderful menu items as […]

Saluting Local Myrtle Avenue Heroes on Memorial Day, Roy & Jack Vanasco

Posted by Jennifer Mon, May 25th, 2015 47 views

(photo: courtesy Roy Venasco, as shown on Fox News) Four of the Vanasco brothers served in the military at the same time. Mr. Roy & Jack Vanasco (2nd from left and 4th from left, respectively), two of the brothers, and owners of All Appliance Parts, located at 610 Myrtle Avenue between Taaffe & Kent, were […]

Help Us Grant Money to Community Projects

Posted by Kassy Sat, May 23rd, 2015 80 views

We are seeking Fort Greene residents to become members of the 2015 Community Grants Committee. Committee members will  work with MARP staff to identify groups in Fort Greene who need small grants to support healthy eating and active living activities. Applications will be reviewed by the committee and recommendations will then be given to the […]

Mural Unveiling at Leisure Life NYC

Posted by Jennifer Fri, May 22nd, 2015 146 views

Leisure Life and painter, graffiti artist, screen printer and 3D artist, Jared Weinstein (Pratt ’15) are officially unveiling the brand new 10 foot x 22 foot mural located in Leisure Life’s garden on May, 28th at Leisure Life, 559 Myrtle between Emerson Place & Classon Avenue. The mural is titled Magic Hour, a reference to a photography term […]

Teen Summer Apprenticeships- NOW Accepting Applications

Posted by Jennifer Fri, May 22nd, 2015 134 views

Teens, if you are looking to learn new skills, learn more about entrepreneurship, earn some funds for the new school year and meet new friends, consider applying for the 2015 summer apprentice program. The summer apprentice program is a joint program of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership and the Alice Mann Center of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Students […]

The Runner’s Memorial Day Backyard Barbeque Party

Posted by Jennifer Thu, May 21st, 2015 120 views

A-L-L evening and night Memorial Day barbeque backyard party at The Runner. Join The Runner on Sunday, May 24th from 5pm – 12am in the backyard for a party, $10 burgers (classic or veggie), $15 lobster rolls, $9 kobe hot dogs and choice of potato salad, mac and cheese, corn on the cob and other food specials, and $3 […]

New Sign up for Starbucks + Hiring Now

Posted by Jennifer Mon, May 18th, 2015 247 views

New sign went up for Starbucks today. The store is expected to open within the next two weeks at 394 Myrtle Avenue, near the Vanderbilt Avenue corner. In the meantime, the company announced barista and site supervisor job openings for the new location. Please click here for job descriptions and applications.

Bike Registration Event on Myrtle & Vanderbilt, 5/21

Posted by Jennifer Mon, May 18th, 2015 81 views

Come to our Myrtle Avenue bike registration event, grab a FREE coffee (provided by Myrtle Bagel) and register your bike with the 88th Police Precinct. When you register your bike there is a better chance that police can recover it. No need for reservations, just swing by on May 21st, 8:30am to 10:30am. Click here […]

Liberty Pizza, the $5 lunch is alive and well

Posted by Jennifer Mon, May 18th, 2015 62 views

Oh yes, there is still such a thing as the $5 lunch. Liberty Pizza is one place you’ll find it. Located at 482 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Avenue and Hall Street and with a number of piping hot, delicious menu items waiting for you, including calzones, chicken parmigiana, sausage rolls and baked ziti. Plus 2 slices plus a medium […]

Fort Greene SNAP offers tech and other classes, most free

Posted by Jennifer Mon, May 18th, 2015 66 views

Fort Greene SNAP (Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership) the education and social services not-for-profit located at 324 Myrtle Avenue, offers quite a wide range of classes and services to the community.  Here are a few: SNAP’s Free Public Access Computer Center is a 12 workstation computer lab available for use free of charge on an as […]

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

Posted by Jennifer Mon, May 18th, 2015 35 views

Don’t forget to check out Brooklyn Sweet Spot’s weekly specials to enjoy the delicious, melt-in-your-mouth confections at a discounted price. “Super Tuesdays” feature cupcakes $5.50 for two mouthwatering gourmet-sized red velvet cupcakes or mix and match any of your other mouthwatering full sized favorites for $6.50 each. “Thirsty Thursdays” spotlights a large array of cocktail cupcakes such as chocolate […]

Community Forum: Addressing Downsizing with NYCHA Residents

Posted by Kassy Fri, May 15th, 2015 187 views

The Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Senior Advisory Council has partnered with Councilwomen Laurie Cumbo to help promote her event that will address the issue of “Downsizing” for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents. Residents who’s family size has decreased but remain living in apartments that reflect that original number are being asked to “downsize” into an […]

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day at The Runner

Posted by Jennifer Thu, May 14th, 2015 196 views

Friday, 5/15 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and The Runner is giving out free samples of their salted chocolate chip cookies all day, starting at noon. Stay for dinner or dessert and choose from a selection of fresh and delicious menu items, which include salted chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich with their housemade ice cream […]

FREE Wallabout Walking Tours

Posted by Chad Wed, May 13th, 2015 140 views

On the last Saturday of the each month during the summer, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership will host a FREE guided walking tour through the historic Wallabout neighborhood.  The walks are being offered in partnership with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy. The tours begin in Fort Greene Park at 11am on the final Saturday of the […]

Pic of the Week: Brewklyn Grind Coffee – hand-picked, small batch, locally roasted

Posted by Jennifer Mon, May 11th, 2015 68 views

Stop in any morning, afternoon or evening to enjoy coffee, tea or pastries at Brewklyn Grind at 557 Myrtle Avenue. Brooklyn-born brothers and storeowners, Craig, Alain and James Farrelly coffee is hand-picked, small batch, and locally roasted.  From Ethiopia to Brazil, you’ll be able to taste flavorful, single-origin coffees made from beans found around the globe. They sell retail […]

Just Because Salon Provides Beauty Services to Women in Need

Posted by Jennifer Thu, May 7th, 2015 115 views

Hair care and beauty services are offered free of charge to homeless women each first Sunday of the month at Just Because Salon. The services kicked off this month in honor of Mother’s Day, but will extend well beyond. Inspired by her participation in a mobile beauty truck to help women in need, salon owner, […]

Mother’s Day Class at Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Posted by Jennifer Thu, May 7th, 2015 186 views

Who says mom can’t guard, roll, break fall or takedown with the best of them?  Or at least she can learn how to. Moms and their kids are allowed to join the junior class (kids up to pre-teens) at Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu this Friday, May 8th.  A fun way to celebrate Mother’s Day. No prior experience […]

Sweets, Salon & Spa Services for Mom

Posted by Rebeca Tue, May 5th, 2015 122 views

If you want to pamper mom, there are lots of sweet deals on Myrtle Avenue, from massages to new hair styles to custom cakes, oh yes. SALON SERVICES Polish Bar of Brooklyn, 475 Myrtle, (718) 622-5363 Special Mom’s Day services from 12pm to 4pm.  Call to book an appointment. Just Because Salon, 141 Carlton just north of Myrtle, (718) 722-7810 Now […]

Cinco de Mayo – Must Eats

Posted by Rebeca Mon, May 4th, 2015 125 views

Cindo de Mayo is this week and we don’t want you to miss out on some of the best Mexican grub in the area. Here are some of our favorites on the Avenue. Tamales Castro’s tamales, made of masa (a starchy dough made of corn), stuffed with mole con pollo (a dark sauce over chicken) or rajas con […]

Pic of the Week: Jill Lindsey’s Mother’s Day Cards

Posted by Rebeca Sat, May 2nd, 2015 130 views

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away!  You may want to start to look for that perfect card now. Letterpress Mother’s Day are available NOW at Jill Lindsey from $4.50- $6.00. While you are in there, check out the handmade leather sandals and the calendar of artsy events. Mom may want to take a […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Posted by Jennifer Fri, May 1st, 2015 175 views

Happy Mother’s Day! Don’t miss out on all of the wonderful Mommy’s Day specials on Myrtle Avenue. Whether you are buying for mommy, mommy-to-be, treating yourself, wanting to give a big thank you to a loved one for being just like a mom, you might want to stop into one of these local jaunts. Bet you […]


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