Greene Hill Food Co-op Open House

Posted by Kassy Thu, Feb 26th, 2015 13 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 […]

New! Black Artstory Audio Tour Now Available

Posted by Chad Tue, Feb 24th, 2015 84 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 31 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 19 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 37 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 33 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 […]

Black Artstory Upcoming Events

Posted by Kassy Thu, Feb 19th, 2015 51 views

Come celebrate Black History Month with us by exploring the contributions that African-Americans have made in the arts. Don’t miss this week and next week’s FREE Black Artstory events taking place at the small businesses along Myrtle Avenue and other surrounding locations. All events are free of charge, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. […]

Black Artstory Event Highlight: Women Artists of the Brooklyn Renaissance

Posted by Rebeca Wed, Feb 18th, 2015 62 views

This Friday, February 20th, Black Artstory will take an insightful look at women artists of the black Brooklyn renaissance of the 1980s and 1990s in Remembering Rodeo Caldonia at Pillow Café, 505 Myrtle Avenue between Ryerson Street & Grand Avenue. Writer Lisa Jones and writer/composer/performer Alva Rogers will discuss the black women’s Fort Greene arts […]

Pratt Station Post Office Reopened

Posted by Chad Tue, Feb 17th, 2015 221 views

The Pratt Station Post Office will reopen at its new location, 609 Myrtle Aveneue, on Tuesday, February 17th, according to a press release sent out by Brooklyn Post Master Edward Roggenkamp.  The new location, at the corner of Myrtle and Kent Avenues, will serve the 11205 ZIP code with the following operating hours: Retail Window […]

Now Open: Curry Place on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Sun, Feb 15th, 2015 26 views

On Valentine’s Day, Curry Place opened its doors at 330 Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene.  The new Indian restaurant, located between Washington Park and Carlton Avenue, is serving a menu of traditional and favorite Indian dishes.  Diners can enjoy their meal at the restaurant, which is BYOB with wine or beer, or they can order free […]

Now Open: Purity Nail Boutique

Posted by Chad Sat, Feb 14th, 2015 17 views

A new salon has opened for business on Myrtle Avenue, between Washington Avenue and Hall Street, in Clinton Hill.  Purity Nail Boutique, now open at 479 Myrtle Avenue, opened on Valentine’s Day and offers a variety of day spa services, including manicures, pedicures, waxing and massages.  To celebrate their grand opening, all services are being […]

New Thaiholic Opening this Weekend on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Fri, Feb 13th, 2015 122 views

New Thai restaurant, Thaholic, just installed their new sign today and is planning on opening this weekend.  The new restaurant will be serving up a similar menu to previous tenant, Manee Thai, but is under new management. Thaiholic, 372 Myrtle Avenue, between Adelphi and Clermont.

Town Hall Meeting on Transportation

Posted by Dan Fri, Feb 13th, 2015 106 views

A coalition of neighborhood groups, merchants associations, and elected officials representing Downtown and Brownstone Brooklyn are hosting a town hall meeting to discuss how to address crumbling transportation infrastructure, growing congestion, and rising tolls and transit fares. The town hall meeting is open to the public and will be held on Thursday February 19 at […]

Public Meeting About Fort Greene Park

Posted by Dan Wed, Feb 11th, 2015 103 views

The Fort Greene Park Conservancy will host a special public forum to outline current efforts to improve the historic 30 acre park. The free forum will be held Wednesday, February 11 at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Jarvie Room, 85 S. Oxford Street (at Lafayette) from 7:30 to 9 pm. The event features an informal conversation […]

Bar Bolinas Opening Soon

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Feb 10th, 2015 67 views

Brooklyn Chefs and now co-owners Nate Smith and Sophie Kamin are joining forces with Maggie Brown owner, Chelsea Altman to open Bar Bolinas, a restaurant named after a coastal town in and which will serve food with emphasis on Northern California. More details about this exciting new restaurant and partnership in the coming weeks.  Chelsea’s […]

Happy Birthday Bella Rosa Flowers, 8 years & Counting

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Feb 10th, 2015 83 views

This Valentine’s Day marks the 8 years in business for Julio Perez, owner of Bella Rosa Flowers located at 566 Myrtle Avenue between Emerson Place and Classon Avenue.  Bella Rosa Flowers had been around for nearly two years before Mr. Perez purchased it and took it over a the sole proprietor.  Whether long-stemmed roses or […]

Myrtle Avenue Is for Lovers & Friends Too!

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Feb 10th, 2015 97 views

  Oooh la la, Myrtle is indeed for lovers. There are so many wonderful LOCAL places to choose from, to shop, dine, pamper, enjoy live music and more this Valentine’s Day. A few love-inspired activities on the Avenue this year, whether you choose to spend the big day as a couple, solo or with friends or whatever, enjoy. FLOWERS […]

Win a Dinner With Your Love at The Runner

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Feb 9th, 2015 60 views

Even love birds need some nourishment, right?  Then you are going to want to know about this Valentine’s Day contest. Take a selfie with the giant heart on The Runner’s storefront window, post the pic to The Runner’s Twitter or Instagram sites tagging with #TheRunnerBK, and you are in the running (get it?) for a […]

Pic of the Week: The Runner

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Feb 9th, 2015 53 views

Happy Birthday to The Runner–we wish you many, many, many prosperous years more. The Runner is named after Walt Whitman’s poem of the same name, has a wood-burning oven at the center of its cooking philosophy.  The extensive menu has many seasonal items including, wood-fired baked breads, vegetables and main dishes like lamb shoulder with plum sauce, culotte […]

Black Artstory Event Highlight: BLACK BROOKLYN/HOME

Posted by Rebeca Mon, Feb 9th, 2015 112 views

Come join us to explore the idea of what it means to call a place your “home”? How do we understand our physical, mental and emotional relationships to a place in flux? Jessica Lynne curates a reading of poetry, prose and essays by writers who offer intimate reflections on Black Brooklyn, the soul of a […]

Thwoback Thursday: Miracle’s Barber Shop

Posted by Chad Thu, Feb 5th, 2015 34 views

This photo is a throwback to 1969, at 470 Myrtle Avenue (between Washington Ave and Hall St), home to Crescent Barber Shop. If you visit 470 Myrtle today, you’ll still find men and women looking for a fresh cut, at Miracle’s Barber Shop. Miracle’s just moved into the space last month from their previous location […]

Black Artstory Event Highlight: Hammerstep

Posted by Rebeca Wed, Feb 4th, 2015 83 views

Come join us this Saturday, February, 7, 3pm where Black Artstory Month explores the intersecting histories of Irish and African American communities in Fort Greene. This unforgettable performance of Hammerstep, a Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company whose cutting-edge choreography melds traditional Irish dance, tap and hip hop to address contemporary social and political issues is presented by […]

Movement Class for Older Adults

Posted by Kassy Tue, Feb 3rd, 2015 82 views

Mark Morris Dance Center faculty member Janelle Barry is leading a FREE movement class in February and March for older adults at the Ingersoll Community Center. The class is designed to use “gentle movement to explore and increase range of motion”. No previous dance experience or registration is required. Visit our calendar for full event details.

Healthy Communities Participants Featured in WhyHunger Community Voices

Posted by Kassy Tue, Feb 3rd, 2015 43 views

In the summer of 2014 David Hanson, writer and photographer with WhyHunger, visited the Ingersoll Garden of Eden and captured the stories and beautiful images of the residents and their gardens. He also spoke with Shaquana Boykin, a Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Community Food Council member, ‘Shop Healthy on a Budget’ tour leader and resident. We are so proud to […]

Macaroni and cheese at Soco

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Feb 3rd, 2015 57 views

This rich and flavorful classic dish is cared for well in Soco’s hands, rich and incredibly delicious.  Stop in to experience it as well as the other wonderful southern and southern-fused menu items, including the popular chicken and red velvet waffles. Soco is located at 509 Myrtle Avenue between Ryerson and Grand.  The restaurant can be reached […]

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BAM Senior Cinema

February 27 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Tipsy's Happy Hour Friday

February 27 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Line Dancing

February 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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