Just Because Salon Celebrates 7 years with Myrtle/Carlton Runway, other fun

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Aug 20th, 2014 4 views

Just Because Salon located at 141 Carlton Avenue, just north of Myrtle celebrates 7 years this month!  On Saturday, August 23rd at 6pm, they are hosting their second annual outdoors cat walk and hair show as part of their month-long celebrations.  The outdoor catwalk, which will feature models strutting down Myrtle  and Carlton Avenue, just outside […]

Pic of the Week: Zaytoon’s Lady Fingers

Posted by Rebeca Wed, Aug 20th, 2014 8 views

This summer in our “Pic of the Week” posts we are featuring restaurants where you can enjoy your tasty delights among a nice breeze and outdoor setting. These Lady Fingers, pastries filled with walnuts and honey, are a crispy and savory dessert at  Zaytoons. Enjoy them in front of the wide windows with lovely banquettes […]

Let’s Move, Fort Greene! Walking & Biking Events in September

Posted by Kassy Tue, Aug 19th, 2014 76 views

Let’s Move, Fort Greene! Active Living programming is part of the Partnership for a  Healthier NYC, a citywide effort to make New York City a healthier place to live through four key focus areas: Healthy eating; Active living; Tobacco-free living; and Reducing underage and excessive alcohol use. On Saturdays through September we will host four FREE Active Living events! Details and registration links are below. We […]

Brooklyn Family Dental Set to Open on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Mon, Aug 18th, 2014 67 views

Dentist Dr. Terry Unchali’s Brooklyn Family Dental’s office is quickly moving forward with plans to open an office on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill.  The dental practice, which is currently located on Clinton Avenue near Myrtle Avenue, will be opening its doors this Fall at 580 Myrtle Avenue between Emerson Place and Classon Avenue. Dr. Unchali is […]

Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership Announces New Executive Director

Posted by Rebeca Thu, Aug 14th, 2014 306 views

The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership Board of Directors has announced Meredith Phillips Almeida as the organization’s new Executive Director. In this role, Meredith will serve as the organization’s chief executive officer for the Partnership’s two entities, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Business Improvement District and the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project Local Development Corporation.   Meredith will oversee […]

Improvements Planned for Myrtle Avenue & Flabtush Intersection

Posted by Chad Thu, Aug 14th, 2014 206 views

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that a safety improvement project is set to begin at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Flatbush Avenue Extension. The work, which will begin on Monday, August 18th, will include a reconfiguration of a left-turn lane from Flatbush onto Myrtle Avenue. These improvements are being made in […]

BOOK/PLATE literary series kicks off 8/28 at Peck’s

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Aug 13th, 2014 94 views

The BOOK/PLATE series is a new collaboration between Peck’s and Greenlight Bookstore pairing an esteemed writer with inspired, original cuisine in an intimate setting. Enjoy a meal inspired by Francisco Goldman’s new book, the Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle. Join Francisco Goldman on August 28th at 6pm for a family-style dinner crafted by the chefs at Peck’s […]

Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival

Posted by Meredith Mon, Aug 11th, 2014 63 views

After participating in the New York Writer’s Coalition summer-long series of creative writing workshops in Fort Greene Park, young writers (aged 6-18) will read from their works alongside an all-star cast of Brooklyn writers on Saturday, August 23. The free event begins at 2pm and takes place at Fort Greene Park’s Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument. Meet the writers, both […]

Pic of the Week: Peck’s Signature Sandwich

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Aug 11th, 2014 48 views

This pic of the week features Peck’s signature sandwich in their sunny backyard. The Turkey, Avocado, Gruyere sandwich is $7 and they have great 10$ sandwich specials that come with chips and a soda. The backyard of the takeout shop and gourmet deli welcomes you all summer. Peck’s, 455A Myrtle Avenue between Waverly & Washington […]

National Health Center Week

Posted by Kassy Sat, Aug 9th, 2014 65 views

August 10th-16th, 2014 is National Health Care Week. The week is dedicated to celebrating the services and contributions of Community, Migrant, Homeless and Public Housing Health Centers. Activities will occur across the country to celebrate America’s Health Centers and their “long success in providing access to affordable, high quality, cost effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people throughout […]

Pic of the Week: Humo Smokehouse Ribs

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Aug 4th, 2014 56 views

Check out these mouth watering Baby Back Ribs from Humo Smokehouse made with a dry rub, mix of ( cherry, mesquite and oak) wood, from local farms. Summer is the perfect time to eat outdoors so swing by and enjoy these in their peaceful backyard for only$8 (price for 1/4 rack). And by the way, yes that is pork belly […]

180 Myrtle Avenue Groundbreaking

Posted by Dan Mon, Aug 4th, 2014 226 views

Ground was broken today at 180 Myrtle Avenue, between Fleet and Ashland in Fort Greene. According to the architect’s website: “180 Myrtle  joins the Andrea at 218 Myrtle Avenue and 81 Fleet Place as the third mixed-use residential building in the Myrtle Avenue development master plan…  The building will include approximately 213 apartments in studio, […]

Greene Hill Food Co-op Wants to Hear from Non-Members

Posted by Kassy Sat, Aug 2nd, 2014 94 views

  The Greene Hill Food Co-op Food Justice Team wants to know about NON MEMBERS’ shopping habits and thoughts about the Co-op. In an effort to reach more community members and serve all residents the co-op is encouraging non-members to take this short survey, informing them of  shopping needs and desires of our community. As a Thank You, you […]

Know the Facts about the Fort Greene Greenmarket Extension

Posted by Kassy Tue, Jul 29th, 2014 301 views

Earlier this season, along with GrowNYC, we urged residents to sign on in support of an extension to the Fort Greene Park Greenmarket. To date, Community Board 2 has approved the proposed extension thanks to all of the resident and elected official support we were able to garner – nearly 500 signatures at market, 76 […]

Optical Gallery Now Open: Discounts Now, Grand Opening Soon

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Jul 28th, 2014 291 views

With its quiet opening a week and a half ago, the Optical Gallery is now gearing up for a more grand celebrations next month.  Expect deep savings, raffles and prizes during the festive opening event.  Leonard and Boris, the owners have more than 50 years of combined experience in eye care.  They offer complete comprehensive optical and […]

A Kid’s Dream Is Open for Business

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Jul 28th, 2014 148 views

A Kid’s Dream, the salon which offers learning and play space to its kiddie clients is open for business in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.  The soft opening was held this past Friday evening.   Neighbors had a chance to check out the salons many fun,  innovative offerings, including the ipad station in the kiddie lounge and learning center. A […]

Pic of the Week: Leather Sandals from Jill Lindsey

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Jul 28th, 2014 105 views

Look for our pic of the week with summer tips to help you get thru the hot season in New York. These adorable leather sandals are made by the sandal maker that makes Jill Lindsey’s sandals and leather goods in Nicaragua.  Made for young children ages 1-3 they come in 4 styles. Some are unisex […]

Summer Events in Fort Greene Park

Posted by Rebeca Sat, Jul 26th, 2014 104 views

Fort Green Park Conservancy’s FREE concert season and events continue in Fort Greene Park for kids, and kids at heart. Come participate and join in their summer series. Remember to bring towels or blankets. All events are FREE and rain or shine. Donations are welcome. Here is a short break down of some events taking […]

Myrtle Eats Fresh Community Corner

Posted by Kassy Fri, Jul 25th, 2014 138 views

This Saturday, 7/26/2014, will be our third Myrtle Eats Fresh Community Corner and so far it has been a great success! MARP’s Outreach Coordinator, Shaquana Boykin, has taken 40 people on a Fort Greene Park Greenmarket tour! Participants are new customers and have shared that either they “didn’t know the Greenmarket was there” or are […]

Temporary Sidewalk Changes for 180 Myrtle Avenue Construction

Posted by Dan Wed, Jul 23rd, 2014 171 views

In preparation for the construction of a 15-story building at 180 Myrtle Avenue, crews recently installed barriers on Myrtle Avenue between Fleet and Ashland.  Soon, a construction fence will be installed along the curb line in the this area.  Pedestrians will use the space between the fence and the barriers.  The bike lane will remain.  Parking […]

Call for Artwork: Drawings Along Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Meredith Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 260 views

Show your work on Myrtle Avenue! The first opportunity listed below is not just for Pratt artists, it’s open to all local artists. See below, and contact drawingdemocracies@gmail.com with questions. OPEN CALL for Exhibition Opportunities Artists from the Pratt community including students, faculty, staff and alumnus along with professional artists who live and work near Pratt’s […]

Pic of the Week: Mr. Coco’s Strawberries

Posted by Rebeca Tue, Jul 22nd, 2014 120 views

This week we wanted to feature a photo of one of our best summer deals. These strawberries from Mr. Coco, the 24-hour fruit market and convenience store, are only $1.00.  Swing by and you too will see that Mr. Coco’s prices are unbeatable. Mr. Coco, 414 Myrtle Avenue between Vanderbilt & Clinton Avenues

dc optics Provides Wide Range of Eyewear

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Jul 21st, 2014 150 views

There are so many benefits to appropriate eyewear, from vision correction to offering protection from UV rays to helping to emphasize the shape of one’s face.  It’s good to know that we have professionals like Dr. Cheng at dc optics to help us choose the perfect pair Did we mention that they can make you look pretty […]

Making it in NYC: The Era of New Manufacturing

Posted by Rebeca Thu, Jul 17th, 2014 88 views

NYC makers are showing off their locally made wares at Making it in NYC: The Era of New Manufacturing in BLDG 92. The exhibit is open now to the end of the year. Not only is the Brooklyn Navy Yard staging a free, interactive, multimedia exhibit.  They are also offering panel discussions and factory tours to celebrate the […]

Throwback Thursday: Engine 210

Posted by Chad Thu, Jul 17th, 2014 86 views

  Back in 1972, with the city facing serious financial problems, the closure of several firehouses throughout the city was proposed.  One of the fireshouses slated for closure was Engine 210 on Carlton Avenue, near Myrtle Avenue. In response, residents gathered in front of the station to demand the city not cut this vital service. […]

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