Myrtle + Gold is Open for Business

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Mar 27th, 2015 22 views

Myrtle + Gold, the long-awaited answer to the return of business life at 343 Gold Street, Fort Greene, is here. The space, formerly occupied by Palmer’s restaurant, is beautifully designed, with delicious and hearty eats and a full bar. Myrtle + Gold opens mornings for coffee and pastries and then dinner from 4pm to 11pm. The bar remains […]

These Hands Built at BLDG 92

Posted by Rebeca Fri, Mar 27th, 2015 9 views

These Hands Built, curated by Daonne Huff, is still on view at BLDG 92. This unique piece by Cheyanne Epps and Jose de Jesus Rodriguez was in exhibition during February’s Black Artstory Artwalk. Drawing inspiration from archival photographs of African-American workers sewing flags and building ships as well as the quilts of Gee’s Bend and Faith Ringgold, […]

Bar Bolinas Opens This Week

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Mar 25th, 2015 28 views

Opening day at Bar Bolinas in Clinton Hill is this Thursday, March 26th.  Come celebrate the restaurant opening from 5:30pm to midnight. Bar Bolinas is named after a coastal town in Northern California and features cuisine primarily from the same region. Stop in and enjoy great food, great drinks and meet owners, Chef Nate Smith, Chef Sophie Kamin […]

Pic of the Week: Sweet Treats at Brooklyn Sweet Spot

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015 31 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. “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 […]

Trilok Summer Camp Applications Now Available

Posted by Chad Sun, Mar 22nd, 2015 24 views

  Trilok Fusion Arts is holding its 14th annual summer camp for kids between the ages of 2 – 14 years at its location at 143 Waverly Avenue. The summer camp is filled with art, music, dance, theater, cooking, gardening, yoga and meditation. The camp also offers flexibility in students’ enrollment, from two weeks or the full […]

Give Feedback on How to Improve Life for NYC Older Adults

Posted by Kassy Fri, Mar 20th, 2015 56 views

According to the New York Academy of Medicine there are over 1 million people 65 and over living in NYC, and by 2040, this number is expected to increase by 40.7%. Soon, NYC will have more older adults than school-aged children. In response to this the Office of the Mayor, the New York City Council, […]

Throwback Thursday: 1940 on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill

Posted by Chad Thu, Mar 19th, 2015 52 views

This 1940 photo shows a stretch of Myrtle Avenue, between Emerson Place and Classon Avenue, in Clinton Hill.  The storefront that once housed a meat market is now home to Brewklyn Grind coffee shop.  Next door, on the right side of the photo, is home today to Leisure Life NYC and is seen here in 1940 […]

Kid-Friendly Activities on Myrtle Ave

Posted by Rebeca Wed, Mar 18th, 2015 67 views

There is something to do for kids on Myrtle Avenue everyday. Here is a quick run-down of weekly children’s events at Myrtle Avenue Businesses. Kids Music & Movement Class Tuesdays, 9:30am-10:30am (Ages 2 & 3) Move with Grace’s Yoga, Dance, Fitness Studio & Juice Bar 469 Myrtle Avenue, between Washington & Hall (718) 230-0013 Kiddie […]

Taqueria Tepango is a Burrito Mecca

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Mar 18th, 2015 43 views

Taqueria Tepango was voted a top Brooklyn spot for burritos in a recent Gothamist post titled, ‘The 10 Best Burrito Places in NYC’. The article states that Tepango is a “burrito mecca where melted cheese caresses thick, fresh tortillas filled with everything from roast pork to shrimp to beef tongue.” YES indeed, that about says it. Click […]

Myrtle Thai’s Noodle Soup

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Mar 17th, 2015 115 views

There is absolutely nothing more welcome right now than a nice hearty bowl of soup.  Brrrr. Lots of wonderful choices on Myrtle Avenue, including Myrtle Thai’s noodle soup. It’s a large enough portion for two, so a great bargain for your buck. A thick broth, vegetables garnished with fried wonton, broccoli, bean sprout scallion and […]

Pic of the Week: Spring is in the Air at Barking Brown

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Mar 16th, 2015 39 views

Yes, Spring really is in the air.  Stop in to check out the Spring collection at Barking Brown, which includes an extensive collection of dresses, spring caps and hats, jewelry and more. Barking Brown is located at 468 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Avenue and Hall Street, or call (718) 638-3757. 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Myrtle Avenue, 3/16 and 3/17

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Mar 16th, 2015 75 views

cover photo: Putnam’s; food photo above: The Runner (corned short rib, wings and Guinness) MONDAY @ PUTNAM’s PUB & COOKER March 16th@Putnam’s Pub & Cooker:  2nd annual; Guinness & Oyster Festival Oyster Festival — FREE local Oysters from 6pm, until they run out. Oyster station will be set up outside in the sidewalk café. Putnam’s […]

We’re Hiring – Public Space Initiatives

Posted by Meredith Sun, Mar 15th, 2015 33 views

We are hiring! We’re looking for someone to oversee our sanitation, street beautification, and plaza maintenance initiatives. Is that you? Click here for the full description: Manager, Public Space Initiatives, and apply by April 5th.

Mapping Brooklyn at BRIC House

Posted by Rebeca Fri, Mar 13th, 2015 78 views

BRIC and Brooklyn Historical Society Present Mapping Brooklyn, an exhibition juxtaposing historic maps with mapping-themed works by contemporary artists. The show is on view at BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn from from February 26 to May 3. BRIC and Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) are pleased to co-present Mapping Brooklyn, a new exhibition […]

Spring is Just Around the Corner

Posted by Dan Wed, Mar 11th, 2015 75 views

With warmer temperatures here, we’re thinking ahead to the growing season on Myrtle Avenue.  Following is what you can expect to see in the coming months: Aerate 220 tree beds on/off Myrtle Avenue between Flatbush and Classon Avenues. Add compost to 35 tree beds that have ornamental plantings. Add mulch to 220 tree beds. Add […]

Brooklyn Eats on Myrtle’s hearty chili and ‘shrooms

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Mar 9th, 2015 70 views

Have you tried the hearty chili and ‘shrooms at Brooklyn Eats? We love that owner Paul Perez is born and raised in Fort Greene–and that that energy and hometown man vibe extends to make for a very comfy, ‘loving this place’ feel for Brooklyn Eats. With regularly scheduled live music, historic Fort Greene and Clinton Hill photos on the wall, […]

WONK Moving Sale thru March 13th

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Mar 5th, 2015 88 views

WONK, the furniture store that specializes in Made in Brooklyn modern home and office designs is relocating to Bushwick, into a larger space where they can do what has always been a huge goal — to design and build under one roof! In the meantime, WONK is having a huge moving sale:  15-60% off all showroom […]

Throwback Thursday: Corner of Clinton & Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Thu, Mar 5th, 2015 74 views

If you walk past the corner of Myrtle and Clinton Avenues today in Clinton Hill, you’ll find the popular bar and restaurant Putnam’s.  The pub sits in a beautifully restored building, with apartments on the upper-floors.  Sixteen years ago, the building was in a very different state, as this 1999 photo shows.  The building’s only […]

Pic of the Week: Putnam’s Pub Oyster Station

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015 97 views

This amazing photo of Putnam’s Oyster Station is to remind you to SAVE-THE-DATES: Monday, March 16 & Tuesday, March 17 for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Monday, March 16th: 2nd Annual Guinness & Oyster Festival Oyster Festival ALL DAY with FREE local Oysters from 6pm-until they run out. Oyster station will be set up […]

Greene Hill Food Co-op Open House

Posted by Kassy Thu, Feb 26th, 2015 128 views

  The Greene Hill Food Co-op is a 100% member-owned-and-operated food co-op in Brooklyn, New York. However, on Saturday 2/28 10aM-4PM everyone can come and shop! Visit for yourself ans compare their prices and meet other members to see if a membership is right for you. The Co-op is also offering a 2 month FREE trial […]

Black Artstory Podcast Tour

Posted by Chad Tue, Feb 24th, 2015 197 views

This self-guided walking tour explore’s the neighborhood’s rich history as a home to many famous and influential Black artists.  While there are countless local artists who lead incredible lives and merit attention, this tour focuses on eight different individuals who used the neighborhood as their muse and helped define the artistic community’s lasting legacy as […]

DOT: Myrtle Avenue Borough’s 6th Most Dangerous Corridor

Posted by Dan Tue, Feb 24th, 2015 158 views

NYC DOT recently unveiled its Pedestrian Safety Action Plan for Brooklyn, along with action plans for each borough.  Under the Vision Zero policy championed by traffic safety advocates and adopted by Mayor de Blasio, the report identifies dangerous streets and lays out actions to improve safety. Using KSI (pedestrians Killed or Severely Injured), the report […]

Black Artstory Closing Event: “I Cried Power: On the Limits…”

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015 106 views

Come join us in our closing Black Artstory event, “I Cried Power : On the Limits and Possibilities of Black Life”.  This evening of video and sound artist collaborations around the topic of resistance and our current political climate in the wake of black lives matter movement will be presented by The New Negress Film Society. […]

Now Open: Brownstone Spa in Clinton Hill

Posted by Chad Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015 265 views

Brownstone Spa has opened its doors at 473A Myrtle Avenue, between Washington Avenue and Hall Street, in Clinton Hill.  The new day spa offers a full menu of massages, facials and reflexology treatments.  Owner, Rebecca, who many locals will recognize as a manager at nearby Kum Kau Restaurant, is taking her years of experience as […]

New Building Planned for Vacant Lot on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015 119 views

A new building application was filed this past Wednesday, calling for a new five story building to rise on a vacant lot at 491 Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill.  The site, between Hall and Ryerson Street, has sat vacant for the past five years after it was demolished due to the collapse of a neighboring building […]

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