NYC Marathon is Sunday, 11/2

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Oct 30th, 2014 17 views

Oh, yes, it’s that time of year again.  The NYC Marathon will pass through the neighborhood this coming Sunday on November 2nd! Of course we’ll see some familiar faces running again this year (former Executive Director Blaise Backer), faces taking a  hiatus while a new baby’s on the way (Executive Director Meredith Phillips Almeida) and brand new faces running the […]

A Spooktacular Halloween Party at A Kid’s Dream Hair Salon

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Oct 30th, 2014 16 views

Hey Kids & Parents:  Join A Kid’s Dream Hair Salon for a ‘Spooktacular Halloween Party’ on Halloween, Friday, 10/31 from 6pm-9pm– dancing, food, games, music, toys, sweet treats and costume contest.  $5 entrance fee, party people. Costume Contest: 1st Place:  50% off services, which include mani, pedis, candy facials and more; 2nd Place: 25% off […]

Making Myrtle Avenue Age-Friendly

Posted by Meredith Thu, Oct 30th, 2014 18 views

How does one ensure that the input of older adults is included in important, Myrtle Avenue-specific initiatives and programs?  Ask them!  This isn’t a new concept, but certainly a very necessary one. With 5 neighborhood older adult focus groups completed, 5 more scheduled, and a commercial corridor of merchants primed to offer specials and perks […]

Apply to BLDG 92 Visiting Artist Program

Posted by Meredith Thu, Oct 30th, 2014 199 views

Artists – are you intrigued by ‘what’s behind the gates’ at the Brooklyn Navy Yard? BLDG 92’s Visiting Artist Program grants access to artists who wish to use the Yard—both the site itself and the heritage it holds—as inspiration for the creation of work on-site in any medium including, but not limited to, photography, painting, music, […]

Water Interruption Notice for 10/30

Posted by Dan Wed, Oct 29th, 2014 17 views

The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) just released a Community Advisory Notice for Thursday, 10/30.  Water service on Myrtle Avenue between Waverly and Classon will be interrupted at approximately 7am and turned back on as late at 4pm. If you have any construction-related questions, please contact the DDC Community Construction Liaison (CCL) Ronnell Madison […]

DOT Completes Park Avenue Safety Enhancements

Posted by Dan Wed, Oct 29th, 2014 220 views

After years of advocacy work by MARP, NYC DOT completed its own safety plan for Brooklyn’s Park Avenue in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Following the release of MARP’s Park Avenue Pedestrian Safety Plan, DOT released its official plan to improve safety.  Last month, DOT began to implement that plan with the installation of bollards along select parking […]

Final Week for Dine in BKLYN 2014

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Oct 27th, 2014 135 views

  Don’t delay.  This is the last week of Dine in Brooklyn, and if you snooze, you’ll most certainly lose (at least at these incredible prix fixe prices). The Runner, Lola Brooklyn, Five Spot Soul Food & Supper Club, Los Pollitos III, Zaytoons, Maggie Brown and Mojito Cuban Cuisine are just a few of the Myrtle Avenue  area mainstays […]

Halloween 2014 on Myrtle Avenue — Have a BOO-tiful time

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Oct 27th, 2014 171 views

Halloween is always a blast on and around Myrtle Avenue. Adult-, child- and family- friendly activities abound. Over 15 Halloween happenings from October 25 to 31st, check them out.  Hope to see you on the Avenue: enjoy! From kid’s Spooktacular party at A Kid’s Dream, to Halloween Rum tasting at Gnarly Vines, to Halloween festival at […]

Pic of the Week: Food Now Served at Jill Lindsey

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Oct 27th, 2014 31 views

In addition to all of the textiles, textures and treats which is Jill Lindsey, did you know the store is also a café?  Stop in for delicious pick-me-up coffee and tea morning brews, tasty baked treats and now lunch–like the citrus salad, chickpeas, feta and chili salad and almond torte pictured above.  Each day features […]

Brooklyn Eats Preps for Nov. 13 Opening

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Oct 24th, 2014 117 views

Brooklyn Eats, the upcoming comfy ping pong eatery located at 474 Myrtle Avenue which specializes in delicious dishes priced at $8 to $12, plans a November 13th opening. A 10/18 restaurant tasting featured a few of the restaurant’s menu offerings, including Chef Coughlan’s 3-cheese mac & cheese, fried pickles, hearty red bean chili and stuffed mushroom.  Ping pong […]

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Weekly Construction Bulletin 10/20/14

Posted by Dan Thu, Oct 23rd, 2014 81 views

The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) just released this week’s Weekly Construction Bulletin.  Crews will begin working on a manhole on Hall Street, south of Myrtle Avenue.  They will excavate and install a new sewer in this area. There will be parking restrictions in effect on Hall Street between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Avenue […]

123 Vanderbilt: Home to Baseball Legend Lipman Pike

Posted by Chad Thu, Oct 23rd, 2014 104 views

Did you know one of baseball’s greatest legends was born and raised right here in Clinton Hill?  Lipman Pike grew up at 123 Vanderbilt Avenue, between Myrtle and Park Avenues.  At the age of 21, Lip began his professional baseball career in 1866, which lasted for 15 years.  According to most sources, he was the first […]

Park Ave Changes in Process

Posted by Dan Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014 190 views

DOT is in the process of implementing safety enhancements to Brooklyn’s Park Avenue in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.  As you can see in the above photo, DOT has painted temporary lane markings that will “rationalize” eastbound traffic from two lanes to one.  These will be painted with permanent lines shortly.  Eastbound traffic volumes are […]

The Runner’s Dine-In Brooklyn Special

Posted by Jennifer Tue, Oct 21st, 2014 107 views

Join The Runner for its first Dine-In Brooklyn event.  Stop in for a $25 prix fixe dinner or $15 prix fixe lunch.  The Runner is located at 458 Myrtle Avenue between Waverly and Washington and can be reached at (718) 643-6500. DINNER First Course Risotto, sweet potato, mosello cherry, feta, watercress Chicken Liver Mousse,  bread […]

Drawing Democracies: Free Workshops at Pratt 10/25

Posted by Meredith Tue, Oct 21st, 2014 119 views

This Saturday – Drawing Democracies is a day of FREE workshops, films, exhibitions, and special drawing activities – open to community members of all ages! The second Drawing Democracies event will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11:30–4 PM. Drawing Democracies is an interdisciplinary collaborative project spearheaded by the Pratt Institute’s Fine Arts, Foundation, and […]

Pic of the Week: Scarves at 21 Tara

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Oct 20th, 2014 49 views

‘Tis the season.  Stop in to check out 21 Tara’s Fall into Winter collection.  Colorful, fashionable batik and tie-dyed scarves are amongst the store many items. Other store items include quilts, hats, rings and bracelets with semi-precious stones, shoulder bags, wallets and decorative masks and more. 21 Tara boasts a cornucopia of wonderful store items, […]

El Cofre’s Lunch Specials

Posted by Jennifer Mon, Oct 20th, 2014 84 views

Did you know about the $5 and $6 lunch specials at El Cofre? Lunch specials are available everyday, 11am-4pm. If you haven’t stopped into this popular treasure chest (‘cofre’ is the Spanish word for treasure chest) of Dominican cuisine, what are you waiting for? We usually order the avocado salad w/grape tomatoes, romaine lettuce, red […]

Dine-In Brooklyn Kicks Off on October 20th

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Oct 17th, 2014 88 views

The 11th annual Dine in Brooklyn event is set to kick off next Monday, 10/20 with two-for-$15 lunch and $25 dinner deals at more than 150 restaurants, including some right here Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn, including The Runner, Zaytoons, Maggie Brown and Five Spot. Dine in Brooklyn will take place Monday, October 20, to Thursday, October […]

Have Your Voice Heard – Fort Greene Park Greenmarket Survey

Posted by Kassy Fri, Oct 17th, 2014 112 views

The Myrtle Eats Fresh Community Corner is coming to end, our last day will be October 25th. We have met so many of our neighbors and received invaluable feedback about what is and what is not working for residents to access quality, affordable fresh food in our community. Many have commented that it is difficult […]

THANK YOU: Photos from Brewklyn Grind Ribbon Cutting

Posted by Jennifer Thu, Oct 16th, 2014 112 views

Big CONGRATULATIONS to Myrtle’s newest business, Brewklyn Grind on their ribbon cutting on 10/3/14.  Big THANK YOU to our elected officials and neighbors for stopping through to help celebrate! Click to check out more ribbon cutting pics on Flickr.

New Citywide Speed Limit

Posted by Dan Thu, Oct 16th, 2014 101 views

Effective November 7th, 2014, the default New York City speed limit will be reduced from 30 MPH to 25 MPH. According to NYC DOT, drivers who drive 25 MPH or slower are better able to avoid crashes.  Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles traveling at 25 MPH are half as likely to die as pedestrians who are […]

Pic of the Week: DC Optics Helps Choose the Perfect Pair

Posted by Jennifer Wed, Oct 15th, 2014 81 views

It’s good to know that we have professionals like Dr. Dennis Cheng, owner and optometrist at dc optics to help us choose the just right pair of glasses and contacts. dc optics provides the most comprehensive eye examinations, stylish eyewear and latest innovations in contact lenses in a relaxed and friendly environment.  DC also looks to provide community outreach […]

Stop in at Liberty Pizza

Posted by Jennifer Fri, Oct 10th, 2014 114 views

Have you had a chance to stop in at Liberty Pizza at 482 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Avenue and Hall Street?  If not, you really should.  Choose from a range of good, hearty and affordable selections like calzones, chicken parmigiana, sausage rolls and baked ziti.  Weekday lunch special include the ever popular $5 lunch:  2 […]

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Myrtle Avenue Reconstruction Begins Soon

Posted by Dan Fri, Oct 10th, 2014 167 views

According to the Department of Design and Constrction (DDC), the reconstruction of Myrtle Avenue between Hall and Emerson will begin on 10/20/14, culminating in the creation of Myrtle Avenue Plaza in 12-18 months.  Contractors have already started saw cutting the pavement in preparation to repair and/or replace the existing water main. There will be water service […]

NY1 Visits Brewklyn Grind on Myrtle Avenue

Posted by Chad Fri, Oct 10th, 2014 130 views

As part of their coverage on Hurricane Sandy recovery, NY1 stopped by Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill to speak to one of the district’s newest businesses: Brewklyn Grind.  The coffee business opened its first storefront location this past month at 557 Myrtle Avenue, after spending the last couple of years rebuilding their Red Hook-based wholesale […]

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