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  • from the readers | Clinton Hill Blog
    and becomes a good dining drinking option in this neck of CH I meant to give it a try late last week but the focus on spicy on the menu dissuade me for the time being The prices look really reasonable bravo Have you been yet What s your reaction I ll try to go in the next few days Here s the coverage from B stoner This entry was posted in dining from the readers new on May 5 2010 by lesterhead Spring Photos Leave a reply A reader who s new to the neighborhood just emailed me a slideshow of some photos she s taken recently Thought I d share since it s always interesting to get a glimpse of the hood through another lens This entry was posted in from the readers on April 27 2010 by lesterhead Police Sting on the B38 27 Replies This in recently from a disgruntled reader This morning I was waiting for the B38 at the corner of Classon and DeKalb As usual when it came it was packed or at least the front half was Every time I get on the bus we are all squeezing into the front because nobody moves back On the rare occasion the bus driver asks that people move back but nobody ever does I missed the first bus this morning as there was no room to get on and waited 15 minutes for the next one to come Again the front was packed so I joined about 15 people who got on at the back of the bus I am not trying to avoid paying the fare I buy my monthly ticket every month for over 6 years now I am simply trying to get to work on time About 6 undercover cops got on the bus and asked everyone who walked on through the back door to get off They held us there for about 20 minutes while they checked our identification and wrote us all tickets for 100 for trying to evade the fare One man was taken away in handcuffs I heard him say he was a felon and I believe he had an outstanding warrant or something I have mixed feelings about this I mean why are the cops spending time on this Then again fare evasion costs the MTA millions of dollars every year Then again I m sure some if not most of these riders were MetroCard holders who just needed to get to work In the six years I ve lived here the B38 has been consistently effed up when it comes to rush hour I m not sure why they can t get the timing right If it was me who had been stopped by the cops I d be pissed Maybe Tish James can help make this route function better This entry was posted in from the readers grrr transportation on April 15 2010 by lesterhead Thank You to a Good Samaritan 1 Reply We

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  • fulton | Clinton Hill Blog
    but nice maybe 3 4 booths and a few small tables For both of us who left stuffed sushi and green tea the bill was under 30 I was surprised more people weren t there but I wonder if being in between the two C train exits means not as many people walk past Maybe it just opened last night If you happen to live down this way definitely check it out I did not look closely at the check to see if they had taken 10 off This entry was posted in dining fulton new on July 14 2010 by lesterhead Chocolate Croissants Desserts by Michael Allen 1 Reply I stand firmly by Michael Allen Fulton nr Grand who made my wedding cake This guy s a pro and his pastries and sweets are amazing Chocolate Croissant Price 2 17 Chocolate Distribution The entire croissant was filled with soft chocolate Outside Appearance The largest of the bunch smooth Description The best part about this croissant was the chocolate which filled the entire pastry The chocolate also tastes a bit like Nutella It wasn t greasy at all but it tasted heavy and wasn t very fluffy It earns points for it unique flavor but loses a bit since I was looking for a traditional croissant experience Score 7 This entry was posted in fulton review on July 12 2010 by lesterhead REMINDER CHB at Greenlight Tonight 1 Reply Just a reminder that we ll be discussing Perfect Reader with Maggie Pouncey tonight at Greenlight Bookstore Hope to see you there This entry was posted in events fort greene fulton on July 12 2010 by lesterhead Chocolate Croissants Outpost Leave a reply Outpost Lounge on Fulton near Grand has been a favorite of mine for years now Great decor and a nice outdoor space make it a great coffee homebase for people in eastern Clinton Hill They also offer cute coffee drinks named after streets in the hood Croissant Price 2 72 Chocolate Distribution One row of chocolate but the chocolate was soft and blended nicely with the bread Outside Appearance Smaller than the others and on the greasy side Description This croissant was a little greasy but the croissant itself was flaky and light Despite being the smallest of the bunch the flavor was great Service took longer than expected Score 8 This entry was posted in fulton review on July 8 2010 by lesterhead Chocolate Croissants Provisions 4 Replies Provisions offers a lovely variety of goods on Fulton at S Portland in Fort Greene I love them for party meats and cheeses delicious selection and great helpful staff but full on grocery shopping will break the bank In the front at the register they also sell pastries and coffee Chocolate Croissant Price 2 50 Chocolate Distribution Two rows of firm chocolate Outside Appearance Textured and matte Description I enjoy the double rows of chocolate but the croissant is a little bit heavy Consistency is bready This is well

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  • gossip | Clinton Hill Blog
    gives This entry was posted in closed dining gossip myrtle on December 4 2009 by lesterhead Barking Brown to Add a Second Location 11 Replies Back in 2006 readers were less than pleased when a Quiznos opened on Myrtle Avenue And yes CHB has been publishing since 2006 We had all hoped for a non chain They ve since closed A source tells me that Barking Brown will be opening a second location there in order to split up their products clothing and accessories Their current store is located at 468 Myrtle between Washington and Hall This entry was posted in gossip myrtle shopping on November 20 2009 by lesterhead A Beer Garden for Myrtle Avenue 4 Replies An anonymous source tells me that someone has been considering opening a beer garden in the building next to the Absolute on Myrtle Ave Said proprietor is allegedly an experienced beer garden operator This entry was posted in gossip myrtle nightlife on November 17 2009 by lesterhead Greenhouse Skeleton Moves Ahead as Church 3 Replies A few years ago I noticed a mysterious structure that looked like a greenhouse skeleton on Clinton Avenue north of Myrtle Readers informed me that it belonged to the church on Waverly north of Myrtle They also noted that the church congregation was very noisy and not just to newbies either When I used to park on that block I often found the road blocked off by members cars my own personal annoyance Brownstoner reports that the church is finally ready to finish this place up The discussion over there centered mostly around the anticipated aesthetics of the structure and the idea of smaller churches renting space in beautiful old churches in the borough thus helping those buildings stay open and preserved So Have these folks still been noisy What do you think about their new digs This entry was posted in gossip intriguing mysterious on November 12 2009 by lesterhead A Sports Bar for Fulton 9 Replies Speaking of new establishments on Fulton a reader informs us that a sports bar will open on the same block as Olivino Maybe in the former home of BKNY Or is that something else now This entry was posted in from the readers fulton gossip nightlife on October 13 2009 by lesterhead A New Bar for Fulton 6 Replies Recently a reader tipped me off to a potential bar opening on Fulton next to Brooklyn Cares Vet Hi I think there might be a new bar going in around 946 or 948 Fulton St at Cambridge Place next to the Brooklyn Cares vet clinic It s under construction but the door was open the other day and I saw what looked like a big long plywood counter going in Do you know anything about it I walked past last week and only saw what looked like construction but no one was around to ask Have the scoop This could be pretty cool and a good way to link western

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  • grand | Clinton Hill Blog
    cute clothespin inspired garbage bag holder for less than 30 What an awesome way to re purpose a small plastic bag as a garbage bag and make it look cool I ll be back for this for sure The Local s covered it here and reviewed some of the food Urban Vintage 294 Grand Avenue This entry was posted in dining grand shopping on May 26 2010 by lesterhead A Creperie for the former Brown Betty 7 Replies I m not sure exactly when Brown Betty closed shop but I m bummed Their dinners were amazing and with only a few small tables inside you were lucky to partake and they made a mean thai iced coffee see one of our posts from 2006 here At least Cynthia s bringing her tasty food over to Black Swan mentioned yesterday And I hear that the space will soon be home to a creperie I m psyched as it ll be something totally new and different This entry was posted in dining fulton gossip grand on April 30 2010 by lesterhead Free DOT Bike Helmet Giveaway at Grand Earth Day Block Party Leave a reply The NYC DOT will be on hand this weekend at the Grand Ave Block Party fitting and giving away free bike helmets for all attendees 12 4pm Kids under age 18 need a parent to sign a waiver for them and those 18 and over sign their own waiver Come pick one up while supplies last helmets aren t cheap FDNY will also be on hand with free coloring books for kids and free smoke alarm batteries for adults Still Hip Grand Earth Day Block Party April 24 11am 8pm Grand Avenue bet Lafayette Clifton Clinton Hill Brooklyn This entry was posted in deals events grand kids on April 21 2010 by lesterhead More Earth Day Fun Grand Ave Block Party on 4 24 3 Replies The neighborhood continues celebrating Earth Day this weekend on Grand Ave Here s the info from Still Hip Brooklyn Saturday April 24 all day 12 00pm Fati Charles 1 00pm Graciela of Music Para Mi 2 00pm rolie polie guacamole 2 30pm Sean Kershaw 3 00pm Pistachio A Brooklyn Girl Made of Trash 4 00pm Tres Leches 4 30pm Rene Collins 5 00pm Audra Rox 6 00pm LIG funk band PLUS Private Picasso Art Crafts find out about Green Drinks Vokashi composting Book Signing of Brooklyn Baby by Allison Lowenstein Baby Raising fair with info on Doula s Montessori playgroups classes more BRING ALL YOUR CLOTHES TO DONATE TO WEARABLE COLLECTIONS AND HELP RAISE MONEY FOR COMMUNITY ROOTS CHARTER SCHOOL We will have tons of bins set up for your used fabric goodies This entry was posted in events grand kids nature wallabout on April 19 2010 by lesterhead Free Tree Giveaway This Saturday 2 Replies The MillionTreesNYC Initiative is awesome This Saturday pick up a free tree to plant on your private property as part of the plan to plant

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  • green living | Clinton Hill Blog
    breaking green initiatives and opening self storage rooms in its 1918 warehouse space the company gives everyday New Yorkers the only green alternative for storage in the city or the nation The company is systemically green with sustainable actions throughout from renewable energy sources for 100 of its electricity use to biodegradable packing peanuts made of cornstarch Hall Street Storage has joined Brooklyn s burgeoning green business movement with a number of forthright green actions Its purchase of renewable energy including wind and solar power for 100 of its annual electricity needs qualifies it to use the Green e logo the leading symbol for renewable energy excellence because of its strict environmental and consumer protection standards By investing in clean renewable energy Hall Street Storage has given their customers the opportunity to support a company that raises awareness and inspires action by taking significant steps to reduce the negative impacts of a fossil fuel energy generation says Aleka Seville manager of Green e Marketplace Within the company green efficiencies and a remodel have resulted in the addition of 80 000 square feet of floor space This newly available space has allowed the company to add self storage units for individuals and small businesses Many materials taken out during the remodel are being repurposed rather than trashed Just one example is the antique wood taken from the company s 1918 building which is sought after today by furniture makers and carpenters for laying floors and will be used by area craftspeople Hall Street Storage has made an art out of finding every possible reuse for discarded materials making its on site center for packing supplies full of green materials such as repurposed shipping cartons and bags of paper from the office s paper shredder to be used as an alternative to bubble wrap Even the beams removed during the remodel of the building have become wood shavings to be used for packing Also available are options like biodegradable packing peanuts made of cornstarch A portion of the proceeds from the sale of recycled packing materials will be donated to the newly formed Wallabout Clinton Hill Green Awareness Foundation an organization founded by Hall Street Storage devoted to fostering sustainable lifestyle practices within the Downtown Brooklyn community Everyday actions that make an environmental difference within the company include initiatives like using eco friendly cleaning products These are echoed in an employee awareness program to elevate knowledge and use of green practices in employees own lives which include the option of buying such items as natural cleaning products and low energy light bulbs at cost Hall Street Storage even wants to encourage its customers to be green at home New self storage customers will receive an eco tote bag filled with environmental helpers like a CFL bulb a natural house cleaner and a book with tips on how to be green And if being green isn t incentive enough the company is offering a free year s rent on self storage to a

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  • grrr… | Clinton Hill Blog
    packages will be Update I have just emailed Councilwoman James office to ask about packages and getting news out to the community as to what will be changed during this time This entry was posted in grrr myrtle on February 24 2010 by lesterhead Y Going Downhill 32 Replies Is it just me or has the Bed Stuy Y gone downhill Don t get me wrong it s still a great value But when I joined it was cleaner less machines were broken and you could actually ask the front desk staff a question Now the place is bursting at its seams and it s not just the New Year Resolutioners it s been packed for months now I can never even get a class schedule since the wait at the front desk takes ages they re out of paper towels stuff is duct taped together and the locker room is smelling like a musty moldy pool Maybe they were overwhelmed with new members in the last year This entry was posted in bed stuy grrr on January 13 2010 by lesterhead B38 Still Crappy 8 Replies My new job necessitates taking the R train at DeKalb so I am back to taking the B38 at least on days when I am wearing heels Today I saw a huge crowd waiting for the bus and groaned And then four yes FOUR B38s pulled up all in a row Seriously They still haven t worked this out And btw why does the B38 now turn down Ashland Is it because of the new building construction This entry was posted in grrr transportation on October 28 2009 by lesterhead Jackofest Moves to Prospect Park 12 Replies Until the end of last week Spike Lee planned on throwing a birthday bash in memory of Michael Jackson in Fort Greene Park Then Abby Weissman wrote a piece on the Local questioning the implications of the party and the impact it would have on the neighborhood Within hours it was announced that the party would be moved to Prospect Park Weissman made several comments about expected turnout cleanup and park capacity citing the frenzy that took place in LA for the official memorial He also claimed the party was being forced upon him Mostly he seemed concerned that the public and local organizations were not consulted or even informed in advance of the party Mr Weissman was also the author who initiatiated the anti soccer Fort Greene Park post on the Local Several neighbors I ve spoken to are disappointed in the turn of events In fact I haven t spoken to one person who s said Thank god that party s moving out of our neighborhood A Gothamist post about the situation was titled Locals Want Spike Lee to Beat It But was it Locals plural See an opposing commentary on Brooklyn Born here The fact is the squeaky wheel gets the grease Did you think the party would be safe fine and awesome

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  • haunted! | Clinton Hill Blog
    Haunted House of the Week 2 Leave a reply Halloween is one week away and I couldn t help but share a few more HHs Fulton bt Clinton and Waverly This entry was posted in fulton haunted observations on October 24 2008 by lesterhead Haunted House of the Week 1 Reply This house will probably be completely dehaunted by next October However the renovations gave made it look scarier than ever This baby made the first haunted house series back in 06 for its uh décor When you walk by you can smell that musty haunt smell Waverly Ave bt Greene and Gates This entry was posted in haunted on October 20 2008 by lesterhead Haunted House of the Week 3 Replies I can t remember where I took this one but I think it was on Gates This entry was posted in haunted on October 15 2008 by lesterhead Haunted House of the Week 1 Reply I found a new one for this week just over the Clinton Hill border on Gates It s all boarded up and the chains blocking the stoop are a nice touch as is the homemade KEEP OUT sign Duh ghosts LOVE chains This entry was posted in bed stuy haunted on October 9 2008 by lesterhead Haunted House Series 08 5 Replies A commenter recently asked if I d be doing my annual Haunted House series this year The answer is NO at least not how I did it last year The reasons for this are 1 It took me days of work last year to find 31 creepy houses upload the photos and photoshop them and draft up the posts with locations and witty comments This year I do not have the time 2 Last year I was inundated with comments like This is so annoying and Let this series die already Anyway I still love all things haunty so I ll be doing a Haunted House of the Week I will also be taking reader submissions If you have a favorite creepy house in the neighborhood email it to clintonhillblog at gmail dot com and include its location Also try to send a very small file like less than 100k It will make my life so much easier And without further ado here is our Haunted House of the Week Happy October This house isn t even visible from the street You have to peek through the plywood that s hiding it Park Ave bt Emerson and Steuben This entry was posted in from the readers haunted holiday on October 1 2008 by lesterhead HALLOWEEN CASTING 4 Replies Do you want to be involved in the annual Halloween performance at 313 Clinton Avenue If so we need your help We need extras to be in costume during the show and dancers to perform a one minute routine The theme as always is TOP SECRET If you want to be a regular extra you ll need to be ready at 313 on

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  • history | Clinton Hill Blog
    Middle Village After eighty years to the dismay of many passengers the Myrtle Avenue el closed in 1969 and was demolished the following year Yet in the mid 20th century the el s wooden train cars and antiquated stations still held fond memories for riders who grew up in those neighborhoods THE LAST DAY OF THE MYRTLE AVENUE EL Photographs by Theresa King is a photo essay shot in a single day forty years ago The photographer recalls At midnight on October 3 1969 over a thousand people eagerly awaited a train not just any train but the final train to run on Brooklyn s Myrtle Avenue elevated line These people were taking the last ride on this historic elevated train As soon as they crammed on the train rolled along from Brooklyn s Jay Street station to the Metropolitan Avenue station in Queens At the end of this sad journey some passengers took artifacts to remember this very special old timer and bid a fond farewell The pictures were taken during this last day at various stations along the Myrtle Avenue el in Brooklyn During my childhood I rode this train daily and loved the look of the station stops and the train itself When I realized the line was due for demolition I wanted to document a part of Brooklyn s past that would be no more Myrtle Avenue named for the myrtle trees that once grew in the area has been a major roadway since the early 1800 s In the mid nineteenth century the Knickerbocker Stage Coach Line ran omnibus service on the avenue In April 1888 the Myrtle Avenue elevated train began operation from downtown Brooklyn to Grand Avenue Junction where Pratt Institute had opened one year earlier That September the line was extended west to Sands Street where passengers could transfer to a cable car to cross the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan In 1889 it was extended east to Wyckoff Avenue in Bushwick and then to Metropolitan Avenue in Queens in 1906 When it first opened the neighborhoods along the western end of Myrtle Avenue downtown Brooklyn Fort Greene and Clinton Hill were already densely populated The Brooklyn Bridge had been completed five years earlier and omnibus lines and railroads served the area Beyond Grand Avenue Junction however the area was still mostly rural and much of eastern Myrtle Avenue developed along with the el Bushwick s housing and industry boomed in the late 1880 s as German immigrants opened successful large scale breweries and Ridgewood developed just after the line was extended there in the prosperous years before World War I But beginning in the 1930s with the decline of business along Brooklyn s once vibrant waterfront and the opening of what is today the G subway line ridership on the Myrtle Avenue el began a decline that would culminate with the closing of the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1966 The exhibit features color and black and white photographs by Theresa King along

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