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  • October | 2009 | Clinton Hill Blog | Page 2
    path Is this your first foray into the retail side of the wine business Brian started out working in a family business that distributed welding and industrial supplies At around the age of 30 he left that and started working at Phillips Auctioneers as head of their wine department This made sense because wine was already a passion for him His specialty was appraising authenticating and cataloging private collections After a few years at Phillips he moved to Christie s and later to winebid com an internet auction site Having concluded that he was no longer enamored with the idea of collecting wine he decided that he wanted to start selling it instead In November 2007 he opened Gnarly Vines on Myrtle Avenue Brian first caught the wine bug in the late 80 s as an intern for Aire Liquide in Nanterre a gritty industrial suburb of Paris One of the things that struck him while there was how wine was consumed by the common man He remembers fondly drinking inexpensive rustic Côtes du Rhône with the truck drivers at lunch in the company cafeteria Brian eventually received a formal wine education through the Wine Spirit Education Trust WSET where he earned both the advanced certificate and diploma I really appreciate your and your staff s lack of pretension and the fact that the store carries plenty of great bottles of wine in the 10 range Could you talk a bit about the store s philosophy Brian says that anyone can pick a winner for 50 whereas in the 10 category you really distinguish yourself by your selection At the lower price points there is a wide range in quality When selecting value wines he first looks for the absence of any obvious flaw In general Brian tries to avoid mass produced wines and prefers smaller producers and more environmentally friendly wines Brian s assessment of wine combines both objective and subjective selection criteria His philosophy is to pick a winner in every category and to not have too much redundancy He describes his overall wine philosophy as adventurous He observes that people are typically much more adventurous when it comes to food but relatively conservative or play it safe with their wine He hopes to change that Brian is a big proponent of wine tastings and believes that as much as possible people should taste before they buy He s been conducting tastings since 1994 and the store provides a great space for them Continue reading This entry was posted in interview on October 14 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 Halloween at Habana 1 Reply Free Habana Halloween Kid s Party October

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  • 30 Days of Yoga for $30! ENDS THURSDAY | Clinton Hill Blog
    of this deal has been but I tried it and was greeted with absolutely packed classes more often than not as in over 15 people I couldnt stretch out without worrying that I was going to kick someone in the head or inappropriately touch someone I was excited to try yoga and excited to do it in my hood but it was a really disappointing experience Log in to Reply Grace October 1 2009 at 10 31 am Hi BrooklynZoo I think you emailed me before but the max amount of students per class is 12 we could never fit more than 15 students in the class even if we tried I think you came in the rare occurrence that I did not want to turn anyone away during this summer Students old new are encouraged to call or reserve spots online and arrive early for class If you d like to try us out again feel free to come by and you can take a class on me But thanks for your feedback and please keep supporting your local businesses Peace Grace Log in to Reply 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

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  • Fort Greene Park Conservancy Wine Tasting Fundraiser! | Clinton Hill Blog
    advance 90 at the door donation includes general admission to the event from 8 10pm A VIP donation of 150 features a wine tasting class from 6 to 7pm and priority access to the wines from 6 to 8pm as well as general admission to the tasting from 8 to 10pm To purchase tickets visit the Conservancy website Tickets are also available at The Greene Grape 765 Fulton St between South Oxford and South Portland Ave in Fort Greene Brooklyn and at The Greene Grape Downtown 55 Liberty St at Nassau St in the Financial District of Manhattan We look forward to seeing you This entry was posted in events fort greene on September 30 2009 by lesterhead Post navigation A New Bar for Fulton 30 Days of Yoga for 30 ENDS THURSDAY 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

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  • A New Bar for Fulton? | Clinton Hill Blog
    the readers fulton gossip nightlife on September 29 2009 by lesterhead Post navigation Back from the Wedding Fort Greene Park Conservancy Wine Tasting Fundraiser 6 thoughts on A New Bar for Fulton Halsey September 29 2009 at 8 53 am Definitely a restaurant with a bar in the front Possibly a Nigerian restaurant Log in to Reply info September 29 2009 at 7 34 pm How about mentioning all the other Bars and Resturants that were around before Olivino JUST Taste It and Outpost ITS ONLY FAIR They were there before Fulton street became the NEW FULTON STREET Log in to Reply Huh September 30 2009 at 12 19 pm Wow if this is the New Fulton Street the old one must have truly been a sh t hole Log in to Reply ab September 30 2009 at 2 16 pm yeah 7 34 she could ve at least thrown Soule in there jk looking fwd to new place whatever it is Log in to Reply Pingback ClintonHillBlog Pingback ClintonHillBlog 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

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  • Just Taste It – Fried Foods on Fulton | Clinton Hill Blog
    tried it a couple of weeks ago and was violently ill about 1 hour later Then I found out they had several citations Luckily I only tried 2 side dishes no meat Never again Log in to Reply karen k September 2 2009 at 8 59 pm Anyone know what is being built on fulton between classon and claver I hope it s a supermarket that has fresh food or a drug store or a cheap dry cleaner Log in to Reply urzzz September 3 2009 at 8 01 am another fried foods place nooooo fulton already has several in a short stretch between st james place clinton yikes Log in to Reply ab September 3 2009 at 10 26 am I noticed that the building with the Stevie Wonder quote grafitti on it nr Fulton Clinton is being renovated any word on what s going there Log in to Reply erm September 4 2009 at 8 06 pm ab that isn t a stevie wonder quote it always irks me when i walk past that building and see it there it s actually a scripture 1st Corinthians 13 4 7 Log in to Reply Just Taste It September 16 2009 at 2 16 am Hello everyone I am the manager at the new restaurant Just Taste It We are not going to serve only fried foods In addition to fried fish we will also serve baked fish tilapia with mango salsa roasted chicken and 100 angus burgers with multiple topping options We will also have turkey burgers and specials of the day such as lasagna rolls Shepard s pie and bbq ribs And don t worry you will not have to dodge air conditioner drips when entering The picture shows us still under construction so please be patient We have had some unforeseen setbacks and will be opening as soon as we are able to We will keep you posted P S I m currently looking into why no one can view our twitter page This is where we plan to advertise our specials of the day Log in to Reply Eric September 21 2009 at 6 02 pm Glad Just Taste It posted here nice to see the interaction I for one am excited to see the full menu and try it out when it opens I am in the opinion that you can never have enough delivery places close by Can t wait to try it out And follow on twitter Great idea Log in to Reply Hosea September 25 2009 at 8 30 am They are opened Log in to Reply Pingback ClintonHillBlog SL November 17 2009 at 10 11 pm Just Taste It is very very good and has great combo of comfort food and healthy options I live around the corner and have been there at least 15 times since they opened always reliable in quality of their food Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to

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  • Back from the Wedding | Clinton Hill Blog
    28 2009 at 11 31 am wow have i been lunchin or what i missed the debut of the new format of the blog I LOVE IT Log in to Reply RiCH September 28 2009 at 2 13 pm Ditto on the new face of CHB Love the video and Will s Chandler smile Log in to Reply KGS September 28 2009 at 3 17 pm LOL the ugliest ring ROFL Many years of happiness together Log in to Reply emilyahn September 28 2009 at 3 20 pm congrats i second the ugliest ring story how funny Log in to Reply CDawgg September 29 2009 at 1 33 pm LesterHead Queen of All Media Log in to Reply tinarina September 29 2009 at 8 39 pm Congrats on your marriage and great new website Log in to Reply 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

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  • CHB Interviews: Theresa King, Myrtle El Photographer | Clinton Hill Blog
    and small and of course the people walking the young girls and other family members looking out of a window for hours at a time They always had a small pillow to lean on and I used to wonder what are they thinking what are their dreams who are they these strangers who live among us but with the constant rumble of a train going past them Do they even notice us as we notice them Do they even hear the El anymore There are still some elevated portions of subway lines operating and I enjoy riding them I still think of the people in those buildings and still think and visualize scenes and life around them As for preference I can only guess The dreamers and visualizes among us I imagine still love the elevated trains that remain 3 What do you remember about Clinton Hill and Fort Greene during the days of the El Have you been back to Myrtle Avenue recently If so has anything remained the same I haven t lived in Brooklyn since the 1970 s I still recall lovely brownstones on Clinton Avenue businesses on Myrtle Avenue and the struggles successes and kindness of the people who lived there In connection with the photo exhibit at the New York Transit Museum Sunday October 18 2009 I will be leading a tour of my photographs in the exhibit And on Saturday November 7 2009 I will lead another tour group of youngsters and their families down Myrtle Avenue We will all take photographs and it certainly will be a learning experience for me as well as for the young photographers 4 People were obviously very fond of the El Did anyone lobby to preserve it My recollection is that a small group did attempt to save it to no avail I ve done a bit of searching recently on the internet but haven t come up with anything in the archives It would be wonderful if an interested reader of this article found some information and shared it with us 5 How does your Brooklyn background influence your artistic work Brooklyn is a feast for the eyes an ever changing place a home to a multitude of ethnicities and a profoundly unique and incredible borough of New York I ve yet to meet someone from Brooklyn without a strong opinion a willingness to step up when asked as well as a sense of belonging to a community Brooklyn is ENERGY How could I not be influenced by this place where I was raised and lived in different neighborhoods met many people of different backgrounds religions and beliefs It opened my eyes to settings people interactions styles of architecture cultural differences and so much more My photography is a product of these sensory and personal experiences from riding the El the subways the trolleys to walking to school from the beach at Brighton to the Botanical Gardens to the cheesecake at Juniors and the Cyclone at

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  • Last Day of the Myrtle Avenue El | Clinton Hill Blog
    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 with historic photographs archival material and station signage from the New York Transit Museum collection New York Transit Museum Located on the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights Hours Tuesday Friday 10 a m to 4 p m Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p m Admission 5 Adults 3 children 3 17 and Seniors 62 Seniors admitted free every Wednesday This entry was posted in arts history outside the hill on September 28 2009 by lesterhead Post navigation Lunchtime With Tillie Myrtle Thai CHB Interviews Theresa King Myrtle El Photographer One thought on Last Day of the Myrtle Avenue El Gary Fonville September 28 2009 at 6 21 pm You might want to check out maybe you ve seen it already http www forgotten ny com Go to http www forgotten ny com Scroll down to SUBWAYS TRAINS look for SUBWAYS click on WITHERING MYRTLE Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment Search

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