Temporary Sidewalk Changes for 180 Myrtle Avenue Construction

Posted by Dan Wed, Jul 23rd, 2014 12 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 17 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 19 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 62 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 40 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 28 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. […]

Free Face Painting at the Myrtle Eats Fresh Community Corner

Posted by Kassy Wed, Jul 16th, 2014 32 views

Stop by the Myrtle Eats Fresh Community Corner at Washington Park and Myrtle Avenue this  Saturday, 7/19/2014, 10am-noon for FREE face-painting from artist Derrick Cross! We will be on the corner every Saturday 10am – 3pm now – October 25th! All day you can receive a tour to the  Fort Greene Park Greenmarket to learn about […]

Stop in at Move with Grace, check out current unlimited class special

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Jul 15th, 2014 66 views

Move with Grace Yoga, Dance, Pilates & Juice Bar’s offers high quality and affordable classes.  Have you checked out current special, only $45 for two weeks of unlimited classes.  And while you are at, treat yourself to any number of delicious and healthy fresh juices and smoothies from the juice bar. Move with Grace Studio offers a wide variety […]

Pic of the Week: John’s Fresh Lemonade

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Jul 14th, 2014 56 views

Cool down this summer with fresh lemonade from John’s Donut & Coffee Shop. This refreshing drink is made with real lemons and plenty of sugar. It is a must on Myrtle Avenue for anyone with a serious sweet tooth. John’s Donut & Coffee Shop, 481 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Avenue & Hall Street  

Tree Watering Season on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Dan Wed, Jul 9th, 2014 86 views

With the heat of summer upon us, now is the time to think about watering Myrtle Avenue’s young trees.  This year, we’ve installed 24 slow-release irrigation bags (commonly known by the brand name Tree Gators) to young trees on and off Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Once or twice a week, The […]

Visit the Myrtle Eats Fresh Community Corner

Posted by Kassy Tue, Jul 8th, 2014 146 views

We will be on the corner of Washington Park and Myrtle Avenue every Saturday 10am – 3pm starting this weekend – October 25th! Come by and participate in fun, educational activities with food, taste a fresh recipe made from ingredients purchased at the Fort Greene Park Greenmarket and take a free tour of the Greenmarket […]

Pic of the Week: Pillow Cafe’s Mocha Pillow Shake

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Jul 7th, 2014 70 views

This week kicks off with the Chocolate Day so we decided that our pic of the day would be the extra chocolate-y Mocha Pillow Shake from Pillow Cafe-Lounge. This delightful smoothie is made with mocha, bananas and milk. Pillow Cafe, 505 Myrtle Avenue between Ryerson & Grand Avenues

Stop in to enjoy Wray’s Caribbean and Seafood Cuisine

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Jun 30th, 2014 193 views

It’s hard to track THE most popular dish at Wray’s Caribbean and Seafood Cuisine, owned by brothers, Alvin and Jelani Wray, because there are quite a few favorites.  The mac and cheese balls are said to be melt-in-your mouth delicious.  The codfish fritters and lump crab meat rolls are very fresh and delicious. These siblings, […]

AFRO PUNK Fest Announces Line Up

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Jun 30th, 2014 181 views

You won’t want to miss this year’s AFROPUNK Fest here in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The2014 lineup includes D’Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, Trash Talk, Meshell Ndegeocello, Straight Line Stitch, Shabazz Palaces, SZA, The Internet, Fishbone, Valerie June, Alice Smith, Cold Specks, Unlocking The Truth, Cakes Da Killa, Denitia and Sene, Gordon Voidwell, The Tontons, Clipping, […]

Pic of the Week: Leisure Life’s Olive Bag

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Jun 30th, 2014 78 views

Traveling this summer? If so, check out our pic this week, Leisure Life‘s Box Bag. This olive and black bag is made from military issued canvas and calfskin leather. It has large interior space with a small interior zip pocket and is hand made in NYC. Leisure Life, 559 Myrtle Avenue between Emerson & Classon […]

Tree Bench Dedicated to Former Council Member Tish James

Posted by Dan Wed, Jun 25th, 2014 191 views

Yesterday afternoon, elected officials, community members, our staff, and local merchants were joined by Pratt Institute President Dr. Thomas Schutte to dedicate one of Myrtle Avenue’s custom tree benches to current Public Advocate and former Council Member Letitia “Tish” James. New York State Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, Current 35th District Council Member Laurie Cumbo, New York State Assemblymember Walter […]

Pic of the Week: The Runner’s Spinach Salad

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Jun 23rd, 2014 112 views

This week’s pic of the week is the Spinach salad from The Runner.  This salad is made with spinach, spiced nuts, red onion, goat cheese, and honey vinaigrette. The Runner is now offering lunch daily from 11am-3pm and brunch on weekends. They will continue to serve dinner seven days a week. The lunch menu is also perfectly […]

FREE Neighborhood Walking Tours Slated

Posted by Chad Fri, Jun 20th, 2014 153 views

Every 3rd Saturday of the 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, and with additional support from the Walt Whitman Project. The area, most of which is listed on […]

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Pic of the Week: Badlands Benedict from Splitty

Posted by Rebeca Thu, Jun 19th, 2014 71 views

This week’s pic of the week is the Badlands Benedict from Splitty. The benedict includes two heaps of smoked ham, poached eggs on english muffins topped with hollandaise sauce, home fries and salad. Splitty is now offering brunch on weekends from 9:30am to 4pm, with last orders at 3:15pm. Splitty, 415 Myrtle Avenue between Clinton & Vanderbilt Avenues (718) […]

Make Music New York on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Rebeca Wed, Jun 18th, 2014 226 views

Make Music New York will take place for the 8th year in a row this Saturday, June 21st  in Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, Brooklyn.  The homegrown and locally owned businesses of the area have participated in Make Music New York since its inception in New York City. Make Music New York takes place each year on […]

ConEd Sponsors Myrtle Avenue Tree Benches

Posted by Dan Wed, Jun 18th, 2014 198 views

ConEdison generously sponsored two tree benches along Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.  Pictured above is the tree bench in front of the Ingersoll Garden, on Myrtle Avenue between Fleet and Navy.  Below is the tree bench in front of Humo Smokehouse, 336 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Park and Carlton.  ConEdison’s support will help the […]

Funding Available for a Fort Greene Based Healthy Living Project

Posted by Kassy Tue, Jun 17th, 2014 161 views

Do you have a Fort Greene based food access, open space or physical activity project that needs funding? We can help! The Healthy Communities Initiative, a program of the Brooklyn Community Foundation is connecting innovative efforts around food, open space, and fitness in 3 neighborhoods – Red Hook, Fort Greene, and Brownsville – to share […]

Father’s Gift of the Day

Posted by Rebeca Fri, Jun 13th, 2014 82 views

Our featured father’s gift of the day is the Neck’s Tuesday handmade vintage bow ties selling now at Leisure Life NYC.  They are  contrasting fabric hand selected and paired specifically to create distinct color contrasts and patterns. Neck’s Tuesday’s ties sell for $125. Leisure Life NYC also carries canvas and calfskin leather bags for men, accessories and more. Shop […]

Optical Gallery Opening on Myrtle Avenue, Clinton Hill

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Jun 12th, 2014 283 views

Optical Gallery is opening on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The 900 square foot store at 446B Myrtle Avenue, which has been vacant for half a decade, is reopening later this month as a state of the art vision and eye care center. Staffed by both licensed and certified opticians and optometrists, the new store […]

Father’s Gift of the Day

Posted by Rebeca Thu, Jun 12th, 2014 125 views

Green in Bklyn is offering a wide selection of letterpress cards for Father’s Day. This letterpress card is made locally and sells for $5.95. Shop local this Father’s Day and help support our homegrown and locally owned businesses on Myrtle Avenue. Green in Bklyn is located at 432 Myrtle Avenue between Clinton & Waverly Avenues.




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