Sneak Peek: Brooklyn Eats on Myrtle to open in November

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 100 views

Brooklyn Eats on Myrtle (474 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Avenue and Hall Street), a brand new eatery specializing in good solid eats for $8 to $12 is scheduled to open for business in November.  At Brooklyn Eats you can choose to grab and go or stay a while, hang out and enjoy. One of the eatery’s […]

Chekhov’s Three Sisters: Interactive Theatre

Posted by Meredith Mon, Sep 15th, 2014 70 views

From September 4-28, Highly Impractical Theatre will present Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (Directed by Elana McKelahan). It’s 2040 and Brooklyn is burning. Seek refuge within the safety of the Prozorov Estate, where you will enjoy live music, food, and drink in this fully-immersive production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters in a magnificent historic building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn […]

Now Open: Brewklyn Grind on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Mon, Sep 15th, 2014 250 views

  Myrtle Avenue’s newest coffee purveyor has now opened its doors in Clinton Hill on Monday, September 15th.  Brewklyn Grind, at 557 Myrtle Avenue, between Emerson and Classon, opened this morning at 8am – just in time to start your work week off with some much need caffeine.  The shop is the first storefront for the company, which continues to […]

Pic of the Week: Le Petit Bakery’s Mini Walnut Tarts

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Sep 15th, 2014 26 views

For an after lunch treat, stop in to enjoy the delicious mini walnut tarts or any of the other wonderful baked treats at Le Petit Bakery today.  The walnut tarts practically melt in your mouth. Le Petit Bakery  is located at 354 Myrtle Avenue and can be reached at 718.875.6500.

DOT Starts to Implement Park Ave Safety Upgrades

Posted by Dan Fri, Sep 12th, 2014 237 views

NYC DOT has begun to implement its Park Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements.  Changes include: reducing eastbound travel lanes from two to one to calm traffic, simplifying access to the parking areas under the BQE to reduce conflicts, and improving lane designations on the westbound approach at Ryerson to eliminate the dangerous 3 to 2 merge. […]

Let’s Move, Fort Greene: Walk with a Doc!

Posted by Kassy Thu, Sep 11th, 2014 103 views

Join us for Let’s Move, Fort Greene: Walk with a Doc! on September 27th! The walks are held in partnership with local health professionals from Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Cumberland Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Prominis and St. Joseph’s College. The walk will be led by a New York Road Runners certified coach. The mission […]

Pic of the week: Bella Rosa Flowers

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Sep 8th, 2014 64 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 […]

Myrtle Avenue Plaza

Posted by Chad Sat, Sep 6th, 2014 2273 views

Myrtle Avenue Plaza will be a 25,000 square foot pedestrian oasis on Myrtle Avenue between Hall Street and Emerson Place in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.  A portion of the asphalt service road will be replaced with 30+ trees, ornamental plants, various types of fixed and moveable seating, flexible programming space, and other amenities. Construction is expected […]

Welcome Back, Students!

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Sep 4th, 2014 92 views

The photo, though from a very late fall day last year, is inspiring us to give a hearty shout out to all local students on (for some) this first day back to school.  Welcome to and welcome back to, for many, Myrtle Avenue!  We really appreciate you. All college, high school, junior high and elementary school […]

Peak Season for Farm to Neighborhood Businesses

Posted by Kassy Thu, Sep 4th, 2014 154 views

Our Farm to Neighborhood program connects and highlights businesses on Myrtle Avenue, and beyond, that offer regional, fresh products. Since 2011 we have had the pleasure of working with 36 Regional farmers/producers and 25 local businesses! As we welcome in September, the beginning of peak season for NYS, we will share the bounty with you through regular updates […]

2014 BID Annual Meeting Set for September 29th

Posted by Rebeca Wed, Sep 3rd, 2014 154 views

The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership will be holding the 2014 BID Annual Meeting, with guest speakers Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (invited) and Council Member Laurie Cumbo (confirmed), September 29, 6pm-7:30pm at The Emerson, 561 Myrtle Avenue, between Emerson Place & Classon. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to the […]

Spotlight: South of the Navy Yard Artists

Posted by Meredith Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 167 views

Do you know our friends at South of the Navy Yard Artists (SONYA)? They’re a local arts collective that supports artists living and working in our community, and partners with organizations like ours to make arts programming and events accessible to neighborhood residents.  We’ve collaborated with them on a number of projects including the “Say Hello […]

Pic of the Week: Ruthie’s Southern Cuisine

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Sep 2nd, 2014 96 views

  This week’s ‘pic of the week’ is from Ruthie’s Restaurant. Clockwise from top: golden brown to perfection, perfectly seasoned fried whiting and fried shrimp; moist, scrumptious cornbread; savory macaroni and cheese. Ruthie’s recipes are based on founder/mother, Ms. Ruth West’s tried and true recipes, learned during her childhood in Bayboro, North Carolina. Her powerhouse […]

Humo Smokehouse Joins Celebrities, Others to ‘Strike Out Diabetes’

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Aug 29th, 2014 92 views

Join Humo Smokehouse and friends as they raise monies on Saturday, September 6th to ‘Strike Out Diabetes’.  Now in it’s second year, ‘Strike Out Diabetes’ is a fundraiser aimed at raising monies for education, awareness and a cure for the disease. The day’s events will take place at the Prospect Park Parade grounds will include […]

Throwback Thursday at Jill Lindsey’s

Posted by Chad Thu, Aug 28th, 2014 51 views

This great shot from 1940 captures the storefront at 372 Myrtle Avenue, which is now home to the new Jill Lindsey store.  But 74 years, the store housed Landi’s Jersey Pork Store.  Landi’s was just one of a large handful of butchers found on Myrtle Avenue in this era.  Before large supermarkets and cheap refrigeration at […]

Road Work on Myrtle Ave for Verizon Fios

Posted by Dan Wed, Aug 27th, 2014 135 views

Starting Wednesday, 8/27, contractors from Verizon will be installing Fios high-speed internet fiber lines under Myrtle Avenue between Vanderbilt and Clinton Avenues. Based on the placement of cones, the work area will extend a bit beyond those streets and onto cross streets.  The work is estimated to last for two days, but it’s prudent to […]

Pic of the Week: $1 Ice Cream

Posted by Chad Mon, Aug 25th, 2014 126 views

During this week’s “heat wave” – when the thermometer will hit a whopping 90 degrees – some cooling ice cream may be in order.  You’ll be able to give your sweet tooth a fix for only $1.00 at Liberty Pizza (found at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Hall Street).  Liberty Pizza offers up $1 […]

Call for Artwork: Drawings Along Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Meredith Mon, Aug 25th, 2014 507 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 […]

Just Because Salon Celebrates 7 Years

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Aug 20th, 2014 138 views

Just Because Salon, just north of Myrtle celebrates 7 years in business 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 of the salon, […]

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

Posted by Kassy Tue, Aug 19th, 2014 1002 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 171 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 415 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 340 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 at Peck’s

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Aug 13th, 2014 232 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 […]

Pic of the Week: Zaytoon’s Lady Fingers

Posted by Rebeca Tue, Aug 12th, 2014 85 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 […]

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