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  • pratt | Clinton Hill Blog
    was filled mostly with Pratt reps current and former students and reps from Ms James office There were also a handful of co op board reps from te buildings adjacent to the space They were enthusiastic but also very concerned about potential liability Because I left early I didn t get to meet everyone However I may have been the only regular neighbor there who was not involved with Pratt Ms James or the building Would more people have come if the outreach had been better What do YOU want to see in that space Implementation is planned for fall 09 And those planters I lamented as being filled with weeds They re movable and will likely be taken out of the space for its facelift Yes a few commenters were correct that there was once a sculpture in the space and the plan is to bring art back to the front corner It will be a rotating sculpture display sculptures will be changed out regularly This entry was posted in events pratt public art on April 6 2009 by lesterhead Meeting on New Public Space 5 Replies Received this notice a few days ago Dear Friends of Clinton Hill Council Member James and Dr Schutte of Pratt Institute are working with NYC s Department of Transportation and Department of Parks and Recreation to create a new public space at the corner of St James Place and Lafayette Avenue You are invited to attend a design charette this Saturday March 14 from 9 30 am to 12 30 pm at Pratt Institute s Higgins Hall South Room 111 This meeting will be held to gather the thoughts and ideas of stakeholders in the surrounding community regarding the proposed Greenstreet site at Lafayette Ave and St James Place Agenda Introduction Site Goals DPR Guidelines Precedent Sites Stakeholder Design Session Stakeholder Presentations We hope you can attend For more information or any questions you might have please call Alfred A Chiodo Urban Affairs Director Office of Council Member Letitia James District Office 718 260 9191 I wonder if they are talking about the cobblestoned section of Lafayette that I blogged about months ago wondering if it was destined for urban prairie status I plan on attending and will take notes and report back This entry was posted in events pratt on March 13 2009 by lesterhead The Pratt Steam Whistles 6 Replies Even though I moved here over two years ago I still think of myself as the new kid and I m still learning the neighborhood and its history And that history is in more places than you d think Take the steam whistles at Pratt this was the first New Year s Eve I saw them and I got a huge kick out of sounding a couple of them A couple days later though I wondered where those whistles had come from As it turns out one of them had quite a history before Pratt s Chief Engineer Conrad Milster

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  • press | Clinton Hill Blog
    1 million price cut at 380 Clinton Ave Brownstoner Imagine being able to make a million dollar price cut and still make a profit Brooklyn s most eligible bachelor lives in Clinton Hill Courier Life I snagged Bed Stuy s most eligible bachelor IMHO in September sorry ladies Clinton Hill Duo competing in Olympic blogging NBC Three luxury cars stolen from DMK Garage on Waverly The Local Damn I used to park there And you think your car is safer being parked inside Though thankfully my inherited 10 year old car with manual crank windows and a cassette player is far from luxury Clermont Greene cutting prices Curbed I looked at some of these units with a friend a few months ago some were very nice some were meh Nice building though Time Out NY s Reasons to Love Fulton Street TONY Choice Dumbo opens Brownstoner look at all that seating JEALOUS This entry was posted in Other Local Blogs press on February 19 2010 by lesterhead News from the Nabe Leave a reply Other local news online and in print Urban Vintage to sell housewares and coffee Village Voice Brooklyn Free School comes to Clinton Hill A Child Grows in Brooklyn Five Spot offers 2 pints every Monday NYC Daily Deals CUNY to co run The Local The Local Brooklyn Flea moves to One Hansen for the rest of winter BK Flea This entry was posted in press on January 20 2010 by lesterhead In the Blogs Leave a reply Let s take a look at what the other local blogs are chatting about Diamante s cigar bar is open on South Portland and it s pretty cool The Real Fort Greene a coworker confirms the coolness and described it as chill and the crowd diverse Where do local vendors Xmas trees come from The Local 75 Grand Ave hits the market Brownstoner Are the Smoke Joint owners looking to expand their empire The Real Fort Greene This entry was posted in press on December 10 2009 by lesterhead Spread Love 2 Replies Man I can t believe I didn t notice this post earlier from the Local detailing an anti gay church protest from a flyover state in front of Brooklyn Tech last week Props to the school s students who outnumbered them and protested their protest OK I can believe I missed it as I was in wedding prep mode Yes we have the right to free speech here in the US of A but I was glad to see local high schoolers making it clear that hateful intolerance is not tolerated in Brooklyn and in our neighborhood My personal belief put your energy into the positive instead of the negative This entry was posted in fort greene press on October 5 2009 by lesterhead Man Shot on Classon and Lafayette 2 Replies Yesterday was my birthday and I spent it at a wedding on Long Island Thus I was not able to do any original reporting

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  • props | Clinton Hill Blog
    by lesterhead Clinton Hill Dog Run 2 Replies Neighbors with dogs have been interested in a full time dog run for awhile now to cater to those who cannot make off leash hours or who have playful dogs who thrive with more exercise off leash It looks like the Myrtle Ave Brooklyn Partnership is organizing a community meeting around the idea of adding a dog run under the BQE I m in favor the space there is underused so why not be creative about its potential Props to MARP for their forward thinking Here s the info I have from the group Please forward this email to any dog owners in the area who might be interested in discussing this and sharing their ideas This should be a quick meeting to gauge interest in this idea If the community displays to MARP that we like this idea they will likely back this plan and help it become a reality So please spread the word and route your evening dog walk over to clinton ave the BQE to find out what the buzz is about Community Meeting w Clinton Hill Dog Run MARP RE Potential BQE All Weather Dog Run on Tuesday 4 27 7PM Clinton Ave underneath the BQE BYO Dog This entry was posted in events MARP pets props on April 26 2010 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

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  • public art | Clinton Hill Blog
    org info greatwallofbrooklyn org Tel 646 290 7253 This entry was posted in arts interview myrtle public art on May 1 2009 by lesterhead Public Space Planning Report 2 Replies This recap is a bit late as it happened a few weeks ago but better late than never The charette was indeed a planning workshop for the cobblestone area on Lafayette at St James and the meeting was held in Pratt s architecture school the cool looking one with the glowing mid section on St James The project will be a NYC Greenstreet supported by the Dept of Parks and Recreation the Dept of Transportation Pratt and Councilwoman James The Greenstreet program carves out new landscapes from the left over spaces of our dense system of urban roadways In answer to the question of ownership posed in my original post about this area the space belongs to the city of NY and NOT the buildings it sits in front of However the buildings residents are still concerned about liability in the space and on the sidewalk that sits in front of it next to Lafayette Ave Apparently who is responsible for the sidewalk and injuries it may cause is a contentious issue It was once thought to be the responsibility of the property owner but recent lawsuits have left the city responsible I can see owners having to shovel and salt sidewalks in freezing snowy weather but major repair seems as though it should be the city s responsibility My two cents During a slideshow presentation attendees were shown different options regarding how to use and design the space based on examples from Manhattan These included various bench arrangements different types of greenery and the creation of small rooms using benches and planters that allow small groups of people to sit and visit with some seats in the shade and some in the sun The presenters said they hoped to dedicate 30 of the space to gardens and include at least three benches in the new design We broke up into small groups and played around with tracing paper over diagrams of the space I had to leave for another engagement before the event was finished so I wasn t able to see what the other groups had come up with or what the event s conclusion was The ideas that my group came up with included opening up and extending the existing playground area into the space dog run art alley with lighting here as well as up St James to create a visual connection up to the main Pratt campus benches in L shapes or across from each other to allow for better conversation invite local groups to host events in the space for example Sunday morning coffee with the adjacent church community garden recycle cobblestones to create pedestal for sculpture special programming ie have a debut reception when the sculpture is changed The event was filled mostly with Pratt reps current and former students and reps from Ms James office There were also a handful of co op board reps from te buildings adjacent to the space They were enthusiastic but also very concerned about potential liability Because I left early I didn t get to meet everyone However I may have been the only regular neighbor there who was not involved with Pratt Ms James or the building Would more people have come if the outreach had been better What do YOU want to see in that space Implementation is planned for fall 09 And those planters I lamented as being filled with weeds They re movable and will likely be taken out of the space for its facelift Yes a few commenters were correct that there was once a sculpture in the space and the plan is to bring art back to the front corner It will be a rotating sculpture display sculptures will be changed out regularly This entry was posted in events pratt public art on April 6 2009 by lesterhead MARP Seeking Artists for New Installation 2 Replies MARP will continue its very cool Myrtle Windows Gallery Exhibition and has extended a call for artists If interested you must act fast The application deadline is Friday February 13 M yrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership Seeks Submissions for Our Upcoming Myrtle Windows Gallery Exhibition Myrtle Windows Gallery MWG is an open air art gallery that breaks down the walls of the traditional private art gallery to bring two dimensional art to the public arena via the storefront window where it is accessible to anyone simply walking down the street Ten Myrtle Avenue storefronts temporarily transform part of their windows into gallery space for the works of local artists The initiative helps bring together artists local businesses and the community in a dialogue about art in public spaces Installation System The installation system serves to create a uniform look that unifies the exhibit and displays work in a way that does not damage the merchant s space or the work itself The system includes a solar shade to provide a clean backdrop for the artwork while maintaining light and view through to the interior of the shop A cable hanging system allows the artwork to hang in the window in front of the shade The Partnership will not provide insurance to cover the art during this exhibition however the artist has the option to secure his her own policy to cover theft or damage to the works while installed in the storefronts Eligibility and Selection Criteria MWG seeks ten 10 existing two dimensional works of art paintings prints photographs collage mixed media etc that can be easily installed in each of ten storefronts windows Preference will be given to local artists whose work captures or is inspired by urban life If the artist chooses to offer pieces for sale the Partnership will receive a commission on each sale to be negotiated with the artist prior to the exhibit Given that community accessibility is a key

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  • real estate | Clinton Hill Blog
    Pick up the list of vacancies at two starting points Fort Greene Clinton Hill Area for info on vacancies between Flatbush and Bedford pick up listings at PACC s Fulton Street Office 896 FULTON STREET between Washington and Waverly Avenues CONTACT DALE CHARLES 347 823 5700 EXT 16 Bedford Stuyvesant Area for info on vacancies between Bedford and Troy pick up listings at Bed Stuy Restoration Plaza 1368 FULTON STREET between New York and Brooklyn Avenues CONTACT BERNADETTE MITCHELL 718 636 6989 This entry was posted in events fulton pacc real estate on March 17 2010 by lesterhead My Favorite Haunted House Finally For Sale 1 Reply When I first moved to the neighborhood almost the entire row of houses on the east side of Waverly between Greene and Gates were boarded up Now just one remains It s long been a favorite of mine as I watched its neighbors get redone and once again become beautiful homes Now this last shell standing is for sale through Brooklyn Properties This purchase is not for someone looking to move right in The listing states Shell property in Historic Clinton Hill for sale by auction on November 12 2 30 pm in Judge Betsy Barros Chambers State Supreme Court 360 Adames St Part 76G room 575 Brooklyn NY 11201 Requirement Buyer must be prepared to make immediate emergency repairs to back wall and roof Both DOB and LPC are prepared to expedite permits for repairs Price 450 000 I hope someone will give this place the love it needs This entry was posted in haunted real estate on October 27 2009 by lesterhead Teen Challenge House on the Market 2 Replies Received a tip this morning about the mysterious mansion on Clinton between Lafayette and Greene there s a huge for sale sign in the front Brownstoner is reporting that the building is listed at 5 5 million and comes with a carriage house on Vanderbilt He also has some cool history on the building as well So why is Teen Challenge selling this gorgeous place Where are they moving the female residents This entry was posted in from the readers real estate on February 26 2009 by lesterhead Condos on Clinton 4 Replies When I first moved to the neighborhood this brownstone Clinton bt Fulton and Gates was not in the best shape That big bay window in the front was covered up by various doors anyone remember this and the whole place itself looked pretty crumbly Now it s condos though I can t find a single bit of info on this place online This entry was posted in intriguing mysterious observations real estate and tagged formerly haunted on October 22 2008 by lesterhead Haunted Mansion For Sale 6 Replies Everyone s favorite Haunted Mansion in Clinton Hill has been put up for sale Rumor has it that the owner has lived here for years without electricity and heat The yard is always overgrown but there s always a nice

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  • review | Clinton Hill Blog
    choc croissant bender and so I decided to compare the local offerings to see which establishment offers the best one Under consideration price fluffiness appearance the grease factor quantity of chocolate Over the next few days I ll share my findings I ll be highlighting five offerings I probably won t be able to try them all but feel free to share your favorites in the comments This entry was posted in dining review on July 6 2010 by lesterhead A Bistro YUM 5 Replies Abistro on Carlton in Fort Greene is one of the tastiest restaurants in the area Hidden behind a simple white gate you might have just passed by without noticing Don t let the exterior fool you This tiny cozy space offers some of the most interesting food around not to mention some of the friendliest service It s a family affair chef and co owner Abdoul Gueye mans the kitchen while his wife serves patrons The couple s young daughter is often on hand too It s also BYO which helps save some cash and communal table often spark discussion between diners who didn t arrive together I ve recommended this place to many locals and people visiting from other neighborhoods who are looking for a unique dining experience What s your favorite dish Abistro 154 Carlton at Myrtle This entry was posted in dining fort greene myrtle review on June 29 2010 by lesterhead CHB Previews Roman s 9 Replies It s pretty obvious that Roman s is just doing a soft opening but that didn t stop the husband and I from hustling right over last weekend to check it out I m calling this post a preview as opposed to a review since it s really just first impressions First of all it was awfully strange to get a table immediately on a Saturday night in this small and formerly bustling space Obviously there s no signage up yet but I m used to sitting on the window ledge drinking margaritas for awhile A few small interior changes have been made the wall behind the bar has been been completely redesigned and restocked new light fixtures have been added and a decorative wall was erected between the dining room and kitchen The menu for now is pretty bare bones It s small plates and it needs explanation guidance from the wait staff It s a small plates setup which often ends up in a trial and error ordering experiment How many plates do we need Are we going to be stuffed or left hungry We started with the heirloom radish which consisted of a chopped radish and a few other radish like roots salted and served with creme fraiche It was light and fresh though a few bites were oversalted and others were not salted enough For second courses we split the sauerkraut soup and the panette Both were delicious The soup was well favored without being sour and included a delicious

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  • SCH | Clinton Hill Blog
    buildings especially when they are normally off limits But personally I prefer to see neighbors living spaces It s so intriguing to get a glimpse into someone s life Kelso of Brooklyn the bewery on Waverly Avenue will also be holding an open house and BBQ in conjunction with the house tour Owner Kelly Taylor and his crew are really nice and the space is excellent Here s the info One afternoon of beer tasting some BBQ music and a tour or two of the brewery Beer tasting free Food 10 suggested donation for all you can eat BBQ All proceeds and leftover food to City Harvest RSVP to info kelsoofbrooklyn please so we can be sure to have enough food Sunday May 3 2009 2 00pm 9 00pm The Brewery 529 Waverly Ave between Fulton and Atlantic Brooklyn NY This entry was posted in events SCH on April 27 2009 by lesterhead SCH Meeting 3 19 1 Reply Society for Clinton Hill General Meeting Thursday March 19 2009 7 00 9 00 pm Saint Joseph s College Saint Angela Hall 267 Waverly Ave DeKalb Willoughby AGENDA 7 00 Refreshments featuring Red Bamboo Restaurant from DeKalb Avenue 7 30 Welcome Jim Barnes President House Tour Linda Scher call for volunteers 7 40 Councilperson Letitia James How the new City budget will affect our neighborhood and how the current economy is affecting our neighborhood retail tenants Q A 8 00 Sisters of Mercy status report on their Classon Ave property 8 10 SCH Annual Excellence in Interior Exterior Restoration Awards Brent Porter 8 25 Sister Elizabeth Hill President Saint Joseph s College Presentation of the plans models and renderings of the newly proposed Athletic Center to be constructed in a portion of the garden in front of the Dillon School for Children on Clinton Avenue between DeKalb and Willoughby Q A to follow 8 45 J P Morgan Chase new on Myrtle Ave Meet manager Michelle Lynch Melbourne 8 50 Community Announcements Sign up to make your announcement comment or question 1 minute max We welcome your ideas and suggestions Next meeting Thursday May 21 2009 Elections Contact Linda Scher Nominating Committee Chair if you want to be considered for the board HOUSE TOUR Sunday May 3 noon 5 pm Advance tickets 20 Day of sale 25 Pick up maps on day of tour at St Luke s Lutheran Church 259 Washington Avenue between DeKalb Willoughby To be a House Sitter sign up at the meeting or contact Abby Healy at abby healy gmail com House Sitters are important to the tour and get to purchase a reduced price ticket This entry was posted in SCH on March 17 2009 by lesterhead SCH New Comers Party Leave a reply New to the neighborhood You might want to check out the Society for Clinton Hill s annual New Comers Party The Society for Clinton Hill Invites YOU To its Annual New Comers Party Thursday February 19 2009 7 30 9 30 pm

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  • services | Clinton Hill Blog
    selection of blooms Stem 112 South Oxford This entry was posted in fort greene services shopping on May 27 2010 by lesterhead Piano Lessons on Hall Street 1 Reply I ve always loved this house on Hall Street just south of Myrtle The windows have custom ironwork and the front walk has a trellis covered in climbing roses The house is home to the Clinton Hill School for Piano run by Jim Porter While his website does say he teaches beginners and children it looks to be mostly a school for advanced students Have you taken a lesson here What do you think about the school s philosophy This entry was posted in arts observations services on May 25 2010 by lesterhead Move With Grace on Groupon Today Leave a reply Myrtle Avenue s Move With Grace will be featured on Groupon today It will be their final offer of 3o days of yoga for 30 This entry was posted in deals services on May 18 2010 by lesterhead Hours for Customers Greenlight Bookstore 5 Replies Last week I made most amazing discovery ever A LOCAL NON GROCERY SHOP THAT IS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 10AM 10PM I have been in to Greenlight Bookstore before but I never realized just how accommodating they were In addition to offering a great selection best sellers and NYC centric books and a beautiful space they also host regular readings and author events And are actually open after work Wayyy after work I try to patronize as many local businesses as I can and I know as a small business owner it s difficult to keep early and late hours every day But it is frustrating to come home and need something try to pick it up from a local shop and then realize they ve all closed at 6 or 7pm Greenlight makes it easy for me to keep it local To show my appreciation I will be spending my 3 50 local spending money this month at Greenlight buying at least one book a week at 9 45 pm because I can First up City Kid by Nelson George This entry was posted in fort greene fulton props services shopping on April 28 2010 by lesterhead Wine Shop on Atlantic 4 Replies I ve been having a problem with the CHB comments meaning they re not getting sent to my email so I apologize if I am delayed in responding to anything But I just noticed a comment about a new wine shop on Atlantic down near where the fresh fruit shop operated briefly I ll try to check it out this week but if anyone has any details please leave them in the comments UPDATE Here s more info from the Village Voice This entry was posted in atlantic ave intriguing mysterious new services on April 26 2010 by lesterhead Coffee for Fulton Fashion for Myrtle 8 Replies The Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation BEDC is working with FAB Myrtle

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