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  • Clinton Hill Blog | Archives from the Hill
    posting ended on July 19 2010 The site remains live as an archive and love letter to this amazing neighborhood From Founder and Editor Robin Lester Kenton aka Lesterhead I moved to Clinton Hill Brooklyn in April 2004 I was instantly thrilled with the amount of things to do and things to see but became frustrated with the lack of updated information and resources available to find out what was going on in the area Rather than wait for someone else to do the work I decided to do it myself Clinton Hill Blog was officially launched in July 2006 In the four years that I ran this site I focused on musings photos and writing about the local things that fascinated me the site was never meant to be a comprehensive news source but more of an online narrative of day to day life in the neighborhood I always considered myself as a non fiction writer and never a journalist My time writing CHB introduced me to many different aspects of the neighborhood as well as countless neighbors and business owners I spent a wonderful six years in Clinton Hill before getting married and moving farther east into Brooklyn

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  • Archives | Clinton Hill Blog | Archives from the Hill
    Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation 1368 Fulton Street Brooklyn NY 11216 This entry was posted in bed stuy nature on October 14 2010 by lesterhead Myrtle Ave Community Workshop TONIGHT Leave a reply Myrtle Avenue will be home to a NYC Plaza Program site and the time has come to give feedback on design amenities and programming Remember this plaza is being built for the community and this is your chance to have an impact on how it gets built I hope it ll reflect the unique fabric of Clinton Hill RSVP here This entry was posted in events MARP on October 13 2010 by lesterhead Fort Greene Park Conservancy Discounts Leave a reply I only just recently learned that the Fort Greene Park Conservancy offered memberships and members now receive discounts at several stores throughout Fort Greene and Clinton Hill through its new Merchant Loyalty Program If you happen to frequent any of these places it might be a money saver to get the membership levels range from 20 250 This entry was posted in deals fort greene on October 12 2010 by lesterhead Dance Craze 2010 1 Reply This looks awesome This entry was posted in events fort greene on October 8 2010 by lesterhead Greenlight Bookstore Turns One Leave a reply It seems like Greenlight Bookstore has been around for so much longer than it has since it has quickly become a neighborhood institution known for great service selection and ambiance But in fact it is just about to turn one year old Join the staff and supporters for a fun filled evening Greenlight Bookstore To Celebrate One Year in Business With Champagne Toasts at Anniversary Party on October 16 Greenlight Bookstore will celebrate the conclusion of one full year in business with a day of festivities on Saturday October 16 2010 Two events at 10 30 AM and 7 30 PM will feature authors refreshments and special offers and announcements to help to mark this special day in the Fort Greene bookstore s life On October 16 2009 a Fort Greene neighbor with exact change in cash bought the first book from Greenlight Bookstore and the store was officially in business The store s launch party the following week hosted more than 300 excited fans for champagne toasts by Borough President Marty Markowitz City Councilwoman Letitia James local author Toure and bookstore owners Jessica Stockton Bagnulo and Rebecca Fitting The opening was a fulfillment of the dreams of Bagnulo and Fitting and of the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn as evidenced by a 2008 survey of residents that named bookstore as the number one retail need in the neighborhood The community has actively supported the bookstore during its first year through book purchases word of mouth event attendance and praise for the store s selection and staff An August 2010 New York Magazine article documented the rise of new independent bookstores in New York City including Greenlight the store opened its books to the magazine for the article

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  • Contact CHB | Clinton Hill Blog
    on Clinton I saw a For Rent sign up on the storefront this afternoon anyone know what happened I LOVED this joint Log in to Reply Stephanie March 2 2009 at 8 37 pm Hi There Clinton Hill Neighbors Writing to let you know about Flatbush Farm Share a new CSA in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn The mission of Flatbush Farm Share is to make fresh organic produce available to any Brooklyn resident regardless of economic status We have 100 shares available for all income levels and a generous subsidy program for low income members I know it is a little off the beaten path for Clinton Hill but the S to the Q or B or a fun bike ride will take you right there We also have parking on site Check out our website www flatbushfarmshare com forward this message on post about us and or contact us for more info Many Thanks Stephanie Flatbush Farm Share Core Group Member Log in to Reply Gotham Goddess March 3 2009 at 3 28 pm Anyone interested in what is really going on at the B Angel building then email us I will get you and exclusive update Too much bs surrounding what is happening and what is happening is something that everyone needs to know the truth about Log in to Reply Elissa Green in Bklyn March 27 2009 at 2 31 pm Thank you so much for including Green in Bklyn on the blog We ll be opening the shop on Earth Day April 22 Fitting for an eco friendly home goods store Please stop by introduce yourself We re at 432 Myrtle Avenue btw Clinton Waverly Ave It s good to be home Log in to Reply David April 4 2009 at 1 00 pm Dear CHB I read that you are collecting info about musical projects You must feel inundated by the submissions at this point but I didn t want to pass up the opportunity I live in Ft Greene and record music with my roommate Our joint recordings are not yet available but here is a site with some recordings of mine Feel free to post it of course David Log in to Reply David April 4 2009 at 1 01 pm Whoops the link didn t paste as I intended Here it is http www myspace com davidpereplyotchik dp Log in to Reply AD April 8 2009 at 2 56 pm Hello Clinton Hill residents I am AD and I m a real estate agent based in Fort Greene We re called clinton hill RE and we are on South Oxford Street just off of Fulton I just wanted everyone to know we are here and we are renting and selling properties in the Ft Greene Clinton Hill Bedford Stuyvesant and other areas in Brooklyn We have places as low as 850 that are available now You can call us at 718 624 9500 or stop by to take a look at

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  • Contributors | Clinton Hill Blog
    June 30th Adam s musical tastes run from Charles Ives to Arthur Russell to Flying Lotus and he s having trouble tearing himself away from Roberto Bolaño s new book 2666 He s said too much Brevity should not be expected from him in a good way mayven writing on local politics and the G L scene Lived in CH since 2003 in Brooklyn since 1992 and in NYC since 1983 Suzanne covering restaurants and other local happenings Suzanne has lived in Clinton Hill since early 2007 She is a curriculum developer and painter Kim on Clinton writing about neighborhood history After 12 years on the Lower East Side Kim moved to Clinton Hill in September of 2006 and within two weeks was wondering why in the hell she waited so long In addition to being an armchair history buff she is also madly in love with the Farmer s Market and the knitting group that meets every Wednesday and is looking forward to digging up more nuggets about the past FiftyFifty g writing on the local music scene and more Gina moved to the hood in fall of 2007 and loves it so much she can t imagine living anywhere else She s in an indie rock band called Palmyra myspace com palmyramusic by night and works as an editor at an online book retailer by day She recently started putting on small acoustic house shows in her basement She also has a music blog called One Sweet Song www onesweetsong blogspot com which was just announced as a finalist for a Bloggie Georgia Kral contributing her observations on the neighborhood a freelance reporter writer photographer in Clinton Hill She writes for The New York Times Spinner com and the NY Press and works part time at On The

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  • Shop | Clinton Hill Blog
    Skip to content Home Archives Contact CHB Contributors Shop Social Shop Think fondly upon your old favorite neighborhood blog Show the love and buy some gear at our online shop

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  • Social | Clinton Hill Blog
    CHB s Facebook page here 2 thoughts on Social Beth May 17 2009 at 1 18 pm Love to learn about what is going on in my neighborhood and Clinton Hill Blog is one of the best resources around Miriam

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  • A Fresh Look | Clinton Hill Blog
    Uncategorized on April 14 2013 by lesterhead Post navigation Comments Closed Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment Search for Recent Posts A Fresh Look Comments Closed What s New Clinton Hill Lost Cat on St James Place Free Trees Recent Comments B E on Call to Prayer Too Loud Maggie Tobin on Call to Prayer Too Loud charlie on What s New Clinton Hill How Cheesy Is This The Life and Times of the Anxious Freelancer on Lunchtime With Tillie Anima Round 2 Weird Things that I Do Killing Superwoman on Pleasant Stay Hotel Archives April 2013 May 2012 April 2011 January 2011 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February

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  • Uncategorized | Clinton Hill Blog
    on their anniversary At first we thought we couldn t do it because of the anniversary but after a brief thought we realized that s a perfect time to bring the neighborhood together And Matt I hate to bring this up but you haven t taken home the title yet What s up with that The obvious and easy answer is that people are idiots But actually I am also a victim of messing with my mix in the second battle I totally screwed it up trying to make it even better And in the third battle I maintain that my mix suffered because I m so busy organizing these things I had to make it at the last minute Anyway so far I m always number two so look out cause I m coming with guns blazing from here on So come drink your choice of the best Bloody Marys in Fort Greene Clinton hill and if you are a resident and have the guts bring a big can worth of mix and see if you can make it into the next round This entry was posted in Uncategorized on June 19 2010 by lesterhead Lunchtime With Tillie El Cofre 4 Replies Kick kick kick GOOOAAALLL Hey everyone it s Van and Tillie with a special World Cup edition of Lunchtime With Tillie The above phrase is a quote from T and it s what she says whenever she sees any soccer on TV or is kicking a ball around the house She was introduced to the sport through an episode of Dora the Explorer I bring up Tillie s love of soccer because it played a part in our dining experience at Dominican restaurant El Cofre located on Myrtle Avenue It s funny but after being in the neighborhood for years I had only eaten there once before and that was during the Myrtle Avenue block party last year I always walked by the place but never thought to give it a shot and as it is I hadn t gone back since that day The food was fine but it just hadn t reached must have El Cofre status even though a couple of people have told me the pork chops there are amazing Now that I ve given you that boring history lesson let s take it to the present day with our trip there It started as any other LWT day Tillie plays she goes to sleep which always seems to be later than usual on the days we re going out for lunch I sit around starving hoping she wakes up soon so we can go out When my little sleeping beauty finally did wake up I was in full get out the door mode thinking of a place to go that s accommodating proximity and price wise So El Cofre it was We got there and only a couple of people were sitting at tables with a few people standing in line getting their orders to go We took a seat and I asked the waitress for a high chair It arrived and I set Tillie up in it as best as I could because the buckle was broken I just had to hope she wasn t in the mood to hop up and down in the chair It s always the little things After looking at the menu I decided to keep it pretty basic with the chicken rice and black beans lunch special For Tillie I ordered some rice and beans Continue reading This entry was posted in Uncategorized on June 17 2010 by lesterhead Habitat for Humanity Affordable Condos on Lafayette Ave Sponsored Post 5 Replies This is our second post in our Absolut partnership and is written by contributor BonnyPrinceBilly who covered the event On Wednesday June 9 th at 517 Lafayette Avenue a crowd of forty or so press and PR execs Absolut reps and several Brooklyn celebrities including Brooklyn s own Spike Lee gathered to award Habitat for Humanity a check for fifty thousand dollars in front of a new Habitat for Humanity housing development located just over the Clinton Hill border The event took place in conjunction with the launch of Absolut s new Absolut Brooklyn flavored vodka Among the notables in attendance were Melvin Dick senior vice president of Southern Wine and Spirits of America Harvey R Chaplin owner of Southern Wine and Spirits Josh Lockwood Executive Director of Habitat NYC Al Vann councilman for district 36 which represents Bed Stuy and Crown Heights and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz The new Habitat development itself is not scheduled to be ready for occupants until next year New owners in the building must earn between 50 80 of the city s area median 38 757 to 61 440 for a family of four and must be first time home owners While I ve heard of Habitat s famous houses before this was the first time I saw one going up so close to home It s inspiring to see more housing being built that will allow folks not making six figures a year the chance at that elusive NYC dream home ownership Mr Lockwood told the assembled crowd stories of Habitat NYC s recent successes including the development of the site at 514 Lafayette Avenue The current building will have four units of spacious green engineered affordable housing I asked a Habitat volunteer to describe the procedure for getting one of the units She said you have to be under the maximum income requirement but other than that they are first come first served The Habitat website states that the units will be condos and not rentals This will be a great opportunity for first time homeowners who will be required to work 300 hours on the building The requirement to actually work hands on in the building of one s own home is a great way for occupants to be directly involved in the history

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