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  • atlantic ave | Clinton Hill Blog
    few blocks down Atlantic I see it being a regular place to pick up some croissants for breakfast back at our place Another neighbor who stopped in reports It would be a great place to stop for someone on their way to the Franklin stop from Crown Heights or to pick up some bread or dessert if you are on this side of the neighborhood It s a welcome addition to our family of great places for small bites Outpost Brown Betty Michael Allen s I think my neighbors and I might see if they can put a bench out front for quick bites with the dog not that sitting out on Atlantic is very pleasant Here s a short blurb from the Times on the new Choice locale Choice Atlantic 999 Atlantic Ave at Grand 718 636 8996 This entry was posted in atlantic ave dining from the readers on March 2 2009 by lesterhead Even More Street Construction and Disturbances 1 Reply Received these emails recently I live at the corner of St James Place and Atlantic Avenue Today construction crews started digging up the street yet again I think it s the third time in three years I asked the crew what was going on and they said that they re first testing the water pipes and then plan on digging up more of the street to replace water pipes I said The street was just paved Does that mean that there s no coordination between street paving and water mains The guy replied with a smile Yes I was pretty horrified by this what a waste of tax dollars I noticed them digging on Waverly as well I d like to try to find the most productive way to suggest to the Bloomberg administration that coordination of road work may save lots of unneeded spending Thoughts There was a road construction crew at the intersection of Gates and Waverly working until 3 AM last night making lots of noise and rattling the buildings How on earth is it legal to do work that late at night I called 311 around 12 40 and they claimed they d send someone out to investigate Of course the work continued for another 2 5 hours Apparently National Grid is not held to noise pollution rules and may work 24 7 Anyone else being kept up late This entry was posted in atlantic ave from the readers transportation on February 13 2009 by lesterhead Barack Obama A Collection of Portraits opens at The Gallery Exotic Home Gardens 2 Replies A new art show on Atlantic Avenue with works by five local artists focuses on the man the myth the legend Barack Obama The show was organized by Jean Patrick Icart Pierre and included his work as well as pieces by Rico Anderson John M Graham Jean Dominique Volcy and Nandi Icart Pierre I spoke to Jean Patrick and he said he didn t take more than a couple phone calls

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  • atlantic yards | Clinton Hill Blog
    Sponsored by Develop Don t Destroy Brooklyn Society for Clinton Hill Fort Greene Association Park Slope Neighbors Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus Bears Community Garden South Portland Block Association This entry was posted in atlantic yards events on March 12 2008 by lesterhead SCH Meeting Recap 28 Replies I m sad to say that I arrived at the meeting late and missed the presentation on the potential food co op more info on this on the official site and on Brownstoner check out the entertaining comment thread Personally I ve never been to the Park Slope Food Co op To me it has always sounded a little too cultish and crunchy for my taste Then again I hear there are amazing deals to be had I think if we did this up FG CH style it could be awesome Now will someone with a membership please bring me into the PS co op so I can see for myself what it s really like Thanks Speaking of groceries next on the agenda was Admiral s Row in the Navy Yard I m no expert on this but what I gleaned is that the crumbling Admiral s Row houses are slated to be demolished and replaced by a giant grocery store with a parking lot for 300 cars Various presenters suggested that the parking lot be reduced to accommodate approximately 80 cars akin to the Key Foods lot in Park Slope and retain the old homes at the same time Since the supermarket is being touted as being for the benefit of public housing residents who would WALK there why are so many parking spaces needed The renovated structures could be used for anything ranging from a bakery and fish market specialty food stores all of which could employ local teenagers to condos or for use as the Navy Yard museum which is being planned currently as a new building Someone at the meeting suggested the city or whoever is ultimately in charge consider bringing a Trader Joe s to the Navy Yard space pointing out that it offers reasonable high quality food produce and meat that the entire neighborhood desires I am ALL FOR THIS plan The city is home to far too many shitty Pathmark stores that smell like the 1970s Of cours Trader Joe s means LOTS of shoppers Perhaps extra bus service could be extended to the area Another general suggestion regarding the Navy Yard was guided tours or ferry tours from Manhattan This is an interesting idea The Navy Yard is vast fascinating mysterious and full of history It annoys me that no one can get in just to look around I think ideally the yard should be open to the public contain public space and offer interesting retail Creative reuse people Moving on Atlantic Yards was mentioned briefly The bridge on Carlton Ave is slated to be closed soon for construction of the Ratner Nightmare This means that firetrucks will be rerouted to drive

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  • broken angel | Clinton Hill Blog
    the building is turning out to be too much for the family That s understandable But I can t help but feel really bummed and kinda pissed about this It smells like defeat Defeat and some sort of new Fedders building LAME above photo by Dana F This entry was posted in broken angel on January 5 2007 by lesterhead Volunteering to Help the Hood Leave a reply From SCH Looking for legal help with the Broken Angel on Downing Street Brent Porter is heading up a group of volunteers to help save the Broken Angel building architectural sculpture from imminent demolition Architects and engineers have volunteered and are helping with plans to satisfy all city codes Now a real estate lawyer is needed who can volunteer some time Please contact Brent asap if you can help BrentPorterArch aol com The Society for Clinton Hill SCH is looking for volunteers to help with the 2007 House Tour This is the main fundraising effort and it supports 2 years of activity since the House Tour happens on alternate years with the Fort Greene Association There is a great deal that needs to be done and we can really use your skills We need people to work on public relations media advertising fundraising house sitting clean up and many other things It is fun and of limited duration The tour happens on the first Sunday in May If you can help please contact House Tour Chairperson Linda Scher at Wash308 aol com A very cool volunteer opportunity coming up in the next CHB interview Stay tuned This entry was posted in broken angel events on December 11 2006 by lesterhead Broken Angel Update from Chris Wood Leave a reply Received this update from Chris today Update 11 28 06 The Wood family is very thankful for the support we have received in our attempt to rescue Broken Angel However the building is far from saved and time is running out Broken Angel is a legally built architectural sculpture which my father would love to transform into a home for the arts Broken Angel is viewed by thousands of people who come to see it every year If this quirky and original structure disappears Quincy and Downing streets will again become a forgotten corner of Brooklyn My name is Christopher Wood I am the son of the creators of Broken Angel I have lived my entire life in Brooklyn I have grown up and continue to be enmeshed in a world of art I am a stone carver and photographer I have restored many of New York s cherished landmarks including the Metropolitan Museum of Art the Cloisters Grace Church the Tweed Court house and currently the main branch of the New York City Public Library I call on Brooklyn to support and help us restore Broken Angel Please email or write your local politicians to show your support and help us block the demolition of Broken Angel If you are a legal professional we desperately need help fighting the Department of Buildings in court Additionally those who are willing and able can purchase paintings by my father or my photographs of Broken Angel at Artez n at 444 Atlantic Ave Works of art for sale can also be obtained online at http www artezn com I guarantee that a work of art bought this holiday season will retain its value better than a Play Station 3 Please help us and show the developers who want to turn Brooklyn into another skyline of giant buildings that we will not go gently into the shadows of greed and over development I can be contacted at chriswood718 yahoo com Photos of Broken Angel http www flickr com photos onebadapple My restoration work http www bandhartinarch com Broken Angel in the press http www nydailynews com boroughs story 471350p 396673c html http www sethkushner com brooklynites images 07 html http www brooklynpapers com html issues vol29 29 41 29 41wood html Broken Angel Standoff on Gowanus Lounge http www nytimes com Thanks Chris for keeping us all updated This entry was posted in broken angel on November 29 2006 by lesterhead Broken Angel Update 11 13 Leave a reply From Chris Wood The building Broken Angel is a unique melding of art and architecture designed by my father Arthur Wood and located in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn The original building was bought at a city auction in 1979 and major construction was completed in 2002 On 10 10 06 a structure at the top of Broken Angel caught fire Thanks to the quick action of the New York City fire department no one was harmed and only minimal damage was done to the building Unfortunately the fire brought the attention of the department of buildings DOB who vacated my parents the owners and guardians of Broken Angel My family is currently working with the architecture firm Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture http www jpda net news html to bring the building to code however we are still being threatened with demolition by the DOB On Wednesday 11 15 06 the Brooklyn Supreme Court will begin hearings on whether the actions of the DOB are justified Additionally we will be selling photographs and paintings as a fundraiser at Artez n 444 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn NY These works of art can also be viewed and purchased on line at http www artezn com product product id 5246 We are attempting to raise funds to save the building and develop it in a way that will help the community In selling our art work we are hoping to make Broken Angel a permanent art installation and fixture of Brooklyn For those who are interested in viewing the building additional photos of Broken Angel can by seen at http www flickr com photos onebadapple In closing my family would like to say thank you to all of the people who have been so gracious in their offers of help

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  • closed! | Clinton Hill Blog
    Epoca Restaurant may have closed Am I losing my mind or gulp right Let me know if you have any info I passed by on Sunday afternoon during prime brunch time only to find the gate down The website is also down but I couldn t find anything online about the place closing down Anyone have info This entry was posted in closed fort greene from the readers fulton on April 24 2009 by lesterhead Another Casualty to the Economy 13 Replies Terrible news I received a tip that the Atlantic Avenue space that housed Frank White has a For Rent sign in the window The tipster said that the place had been cleared out except for the wallpaper I haven t had time to go look for myself or snap a pic but I m very saddened by this news The space was gorgeous and unique and I had no idea they were having troubles Anyone have anything further This entry was posted in atlantic ave closed from the readers on March 10 2009 by lesterhead Out With the Old In With the New 7 Replies Two local businesses have recently shut their doors Urban Spring the tasty but pricy all natural smoothie and snack joint on DeKalb near the park is no more via The Local Their smoothies were tasty and I really respected their environmental friendliness cups made out of corn but man was it expensive I only ever went a handful of times because I could just never really justify buying a small juice for 6 A commenter suggests hitting up Karrot on Myrtle near Clinton for a still not cheap but more affordable organic juice Up on Myrtle the well loved Cafe Martino has shut its doors via Brownstoner I heard mostly lovely things about them over the years but also that the owners were a bit disorganized I m sure they ll be missed Is it The Economy Or just the regular business cycle in the big city I m fond of the phrase The only thing constant is change In more positive news three new businesses are slated to open on Myrtle via Myrtle Minutes Green In Bklyn 432 Myrtle is a one stop green home goods store opening on Earth Day April 22nd The store according to its owner Ellisa Olin will provide eco friendly solutions for daily living Products available will be everything from light bulbs to cleaning supplies to bed linens to recycled paper towels to baby diapers and baby bottles all eco friendly of course Ellisa has a long work history as a performing artist and caterer Green living has long been an important part of her life and she is looking forward to sharing that passion with the neighborhood Ellisa lives on the border of Bed Stuy and Clinton Hill and is excited that she can walk to work and loves the opportunity to make a difference where I live Ellisa s business plan for Green In Bklyn

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  • coming soon! | Clinton Hill Blog
    in coming soon gossip services shopping on September 9 2008 by lesterhead Status Check at Il Porto 8 Replies The brick oven pizzeria and sidewalk cafe on Washington near the Navy Yard is chugging along to opening Several people have emailed me with details on how good it looks inside I checked it out on Sunday and I wasn t able to see much Of course no one was doing any work The boys at RePop tell me they hope to be open within three weeks August is generally a slow time for local businesses so let s make sure to check them out when they open the doors This is horribly old news but here is a short piece that Brooklyn Independent Television did on me back in January where I interviewed the owners to be This entry was posted in coming soon dining tv film wallabout on July 22 2008 by lesterhead 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

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  • contributors | Clinton Hill Blog
    lived in both Williamsburg ugh and Red Hook yay prior to coming to Clinton Hill This entry was posted in contributors on March 3 2009 by lesterhead Welcome New Contributors 7 Replies Each contributor will be posting under his or her handle Here s a quick roundup of our new contributors with bios There s at least one more to come but I didn t want to delay Hats off to them for helping out adamreadwrite our new eyes and ears on the neighborhood s East Side Long story short grew up in Baltimore and went to school at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia After graduating in May that would put me at 22 fragile years young he accepted a job at Young Audiences New York based in Midtown Manhattan where he schedules arts programming for NYC public schools His entrance into the working world started on July 1st 2008 and he punctually arrived at his Clinton Hill residence on 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 Waverly Mama covering the local parenting beat Waverly Mama has lived in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill for the past five years and has been mother to a little boy since New Year s Day 2008 She is a doula and licensed massage therapist and editor of The New York Guide to a Healthy Birth published by Choices in Childbirth Stephanie writing neighbor profiles covering local politics and discovering unusual bits of history She s lived in Ft Greene and Clinton Hill for over five years and loves the area She has a day job at a German bank in Midtown and spends her free time volunteering pursuing a path towards Anusara yoga teaching serving on the boards of two nonprofits and working on freelance writing and translation projects This entry was posted in contributors on January 26 2009 by lesterhead 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

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  • crime | Clinton Hill Blog
    is imperative that the 88th Police Precinct be declared an Impact Zone now said Council Member James There have been five shooting victims within this precinct in the last two weeks and it is clear that more resources are needed I call on Commissioner Kelly to respond to the critical public safety needs within the 88th Precinct immediately This entry was posted in crime on March 22 2010 by lesterhead Official Shooting Info from Tish James Office 4 Replies So far here is the official information I received Two adults were injured in the drive by shooting at the intersection of Clinton Greene Aves this evening at approx 9 30pm The injuries were not serious More tomorrow If you hear anything leave it in the comments This entry was posted in crime on March 18 2010 by lesterhead BREAKING Drive By Shooting on Clinton and Greene 18 Replies So I was just on my way out to Alibi to meet Mr Lesterhead to watch the Ohio U game when I saw cops directing traffic off of Clinton Avenue I turned around and saw some flashing lights so I took a detour And what I found was not good From what I could piece together from the witnesses on the street a car drove by quickly and fired three shots A middle aged man went down but apparently the bullet hit his wallet and he wasn t hurt and if so not seriously When I arrived the man was still on the ground but was sitting up and texting when he was on the stretcher Witnesses who heard and saw the shooting were shocked One man said It happened to quick you know and it s so quiet around here now I heard the pops and I saw him laying down Apparently the cops were on the scene in a flash and they were rolling out the crime scene tape when I headed back inside to post this Note to self set up WordPress iPhone app The good news the victim seemed mostly if not completely fine The bad news who is doing a drive by shooting at 9pm at a middle aged man walking by himself PS you heard it first on Clinton Hill Blog This entry was posted in crime on March 18 2010 by lesterhead Classon Ave Shooting 14 Replies This just in to us via Twitter six minutes ago Someone got shot at Classon Bet Dekalb and Lafayette Anyone have details That s right outside the precinct This entry was posted in crime on February 22 2010 by lesterhead Recent Neighborhood Scam 25 Replies Received this from a reader detaining a recent scam taking place on the eastern side of the hood I just wanted to let you know about this scam I ve stumbled upon in CH A few weeks ago a friend of mine was walking around Franklin DeKalb and from what I understand some guy bumped into him while carrying some plastic bags After

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  • dekalb | Clinton Hill Blog
    was bustling with people and most passers by stopped in to take a peak Maybe people were curious as to what was next for the space Or maybe retail and not food is the right fit for this particular storefront Feliz Brooklyn 185 DeKalb Ave felizbrooklyn blogspot com This entry was posted in dekalb fort greene new shopping on May 17 2010 by lesterhead Andy s Out Mega Bites In 16 Replies Just noticed today that Andy s Clinton Hill Restaurant at 245 DeKalb Avenue has been replaced by Mega Bites When the heck did this happen The menu looks pretty similar but I am assuming there s a new owner or management This entry was posted in dekalb dining intriguing mysterious on April 29 2010 by lesterhead ABC Pet Supply Coming to DeKalb 17 Replies The fun hat store on DeKalb closed recently and a pet store will open in its place The merchandise has been loaded in over the last week No idea yet what it will be like but this past weekend I could see a whole selection of cat trees scratching posts in the window Will this be an outpost of the ABC Pet Supply on PPW in Windsor Terrace I ve never been there just did a quick Google search Negative points for the unimaginative name positive points for the hearty supply of scratching posts What do you think Aside I remember when there was at most one pet store nearby I think perhaps we re reaching our saturation point of pet services This entry was posted in dekalb fort greene new pets services shopping on April 20 2010 by lesterhead Luv n Oven 9 Replies I recently received this menu under the door Normally I wouldn t pay much attention but the name of this place is truly awesome A Google map search says this place is located near the park I know there s a pizza place there but I had no idea it had such a kick ass name Have they recently changed their name or has it always been Luv n Oven I m sure I ll get a few comments of the What are you some newcomer that you don t know about this place variety but I ve been spending the last six years ordering from the equally awesomely named Not Ray s on Fulton NR s does NOT offer Buffalo wings while LnO does Maybe I ll give them a try And speaking of that I have on my to do list a review of all of the Bflo wings in the nabe So what s up with Luv n Oven How are the pies This entry was posted in dekalb dining fort greene intriguing mysterious on April 6 2010 by lesterhead April Art at Tillie s Leave a reply April 2010 Events Tillie s of Brooklyn 248 DeKalb Avenue Brooklyn NY 11205 718 783 6140 www tilliesofbrooklyn com Special Silent Auction to benefit victims of the earthquake

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