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  • Friday Photo | Clinton Hill Blog
    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 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 December 2005 Categories arts atlantic ave atlantic yards bed stuy broken angel closed coming soon contributors crime deals dekalb development dining events FAB fitness flea food food

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  • Lunchtime With Tillie: General Greene | Clinton Hill Blog
    the side to be wrapped and waited for the check I went back and cut them into smaller pieces She enjoyed those and things continued to go according to her plans Lucky her My check came and my bill was 14 which added a little insult to my injury I guess I couldn t complain too much about that though Tillie had an excellent time I got to read the paper and the staff was extremely friendly And it seems you don t need me to tell you to go as the place filled up as we were leaving However I planned on making up for my sandwich experience with some of the best ice cream in town at the Greene Ice Cream stand right outside the door I know you ve seen it the little cart right outside the door If you haven t partaken of it yet though please do yourself a favor and get some I recently kicked a five times a week habit going there but I know I can lapse back into it any minute I ordered my usual a scoop of honey vanilla and one of salty caramel pretzel on a sugar cone This combination is the best in the business As I was ordering a friend spotted us around the corner came over with her son who s Tillie s age and ended up getting some ice cream too We all headed home in the same direction enjoying some nice conversation and a pretty sweet treat It made for a really good summer afternoon It could ve been perfect if I had just gotten the burger This entry was posted in dining fort greene kids on August 28 2009 by lesterhead Post navigation Expanded Summer Streets Comes to Myrtle Avenue Friday Photo 15 thoughts on Lunchtime With Tillie General Greene Halsey August 28 2009 at 10 07 am the ice cream there is the coolest thing on dekalb besides the hat store Log in to Reply betsy August 28 2009 at 1 03 pm we take Cameron to the General Greene for brunch sometimes It seems to work out well and I love their bloody marys Log in to Reply Sunny August 28 2009 at 1 07 pm Too much hype it s good but nothing to write home about It s all about the scene great window space for people watching I have had a few less then par meals there over sauced undercooked I keep giving them chances only to be dissappointed Pretty good ice cream I have to admit small servings and overpriced but tasty Log in to Reply Tillie s Mom August 28 2009 at 1 08 pm their blood marys are delicious and they are sooooo nice always super friendly with the baby and the manager Sean goes out of his way to say hey you should have gotten the burger or that mac n cheese yum Log in to Reply mimiz August 28 2009 at 2 06

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  • Expanded Summer Streets Comes to Myrtle Avenue | Clinton Hill Blog
    farmers 4pm 6pm Local Chef Cooking Demonstrations Chefs from newly opened Myrtle restaurant SanSouci will showcase their tasty Caribbean fare All day Raised Garden Bed Construction Local food activist Tree Williams from LiveSip will host an all day interactive event constructing and planting a mobile raised bed garden to be donated at the end of the day Washington Hall Brought to you by local yoga and dance studio Move with Grace this block will feature free yoga dance and themed dance parties on each of the four Sundays The first Sunday includes 11am Mom and Me Yoga Bring your mat 1pm African Dance with drummers s Bring your rhythm 4pm Caribbean Celebration Bring your flag Waverly Clinton For kids and the inner child in all of us this block will be devoted to good old fashioned fun Street games think four square hula hoops jump ropes and sidewalk chalk will be on hand for open use throughout the day 1pm 3pm Hoopdancing Class Join Fitnotic trainer Sheryl Wilson CPT for a free beginners class in hoopdancing the latest fitness craze sweeping NYC Class is appropriate for children and adults of all ages In addition to hoopdancing instruction Fitnotic specializes in prenatal postnatal and mommy me group fitness classes and personal training programs Learn a few tricks and get a great workout Merchant Specials Promotions Five Spot is hosting an eating competition food category still TBD and music throughout the day outside the restaurant to celebrate their 13th Anniversary Myrtle at Washington Enjoy free smoothie samples at Karrot Myrtle between Clinton and Waverly Come to Green in BKLYN to recycle your batteries and cell phones Myrtle between Clinton and Waverly Learn how to make your own pesto at Anima Myrtle between Washington and Waverly NYCPet com is providing a treats and a pet pool so that your animal friends can enjoy themselves too Myrtle at Washington Myrtle Windows Gallery New Works 4pm 8pm Opening Reception at Pillow Cafe Myrtle between Ryerson and Grand Celebrate the opening of the fourth Myrtle Windows Gallery installation which brings the works of local artists to storefront windows on Myrtle between Hall and Clinton This exhibition is curated by Kennis Baptiste of The Rising Arts Gallery and includes photography paintings and multi media works Interested in helping out Myrtle Avenue Partnership need a small army of volunteers to make this happen and they re lucky to have partnered with NY Cares for all four events If you re interested in helping out give Meredith a shout at Meredith myrtleavenue org See you there Well not on the 27th which is the day after my wedding This entry was posted in events myrtle on August 27 2009 by lesterhead Post navigation CHB Interviews Alex Sniderman Lunchtime With Tillie General Greene 4 thoughts on Expanded Summer Streets Comes to Myrtle Avenue suzanne August 27 2009 at 9 37 am I want to see the Teen Iron Chefs Log in to Reply Pingback ClintonHillBlog My Raised Bed Gardening alex

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  • CHB Interviews: Alex Sniderman | Clinton Hill Blog
    I stood up on stage and felt like this is where I m supposed to be and everything makes sense I was totally overwhelmed by the fact that we were any good much less the fact that we were stomping and cheering I had forgotten all about our little phone call earlier in the week but Josh was like is there a Wayne Kramer in the audience And a guy at the bar raised his hand We went over to talk to him and he was like you guys were great Who wrote those songs We have to make a record G So have you found that he s just helped you along with way A Yeah he s been a real mentor and a real sounding board He s very gracious and he s a good guy G The Nu Sonics why A We wanted a name we could all agree on I liked it because it was stolen from Edwin Collins the guy from Orange Juice G And how long have you lived in Clinton Hill A Since 1998 G How do you feel about the changes the neighborhood has gone through Do you feel nostalgic for the way that it was or do you think there are good things and bad things A I think it s a combination of both I have a new song called Mr Brooklyn which talks about all these different neighborhoods There s a line Hey Mr Clinton Hill big changes down on Murder Avenue dear Fort Greene folks get out of the way of that double decker double stroller I think the changes have been mostly good I don t like the fact that rent wise it s gotten so crazily expensive We couldn t afford to live here anymore if we had moved here now It s like anything else good and bad I don t know how you feel about the flea market but I m not crazy about that It turns the neighborhood into such a crazy thing on Saturdays and it used to be so nice to just hang out G Well all of the sudden you have to wait in line to have brunch A I dunno I don t really go for brunch but I bet you do G Yeah I love brunch A It was such a quiet beautiful place and I don t think it s been overrun or ruined or anything but it s just a lot more crowded It s good and bad Don t move to your car on Saturdays my advice to you G Well I don t have a car but if I did Do you think this neighborhood is particularly good to live in as an artist or a musician A I think there s a lot of inspiration around I think NYC is a great place to be if you re a musician G Do you have any favorite local bands or any advice to local

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  • Homebuying for Hipsters: TONIGHT | Clinton Hill Blog
    at 3 35 pm This is totally hilarious And I love that site Look at this f king hipster Log in to Reply Pingback Linkfest Real Estate and Related Woes The Local Fort Greene Blog NYTimes com Joe Nobody August 25 2009 at 6 22 pm Kath Sure there are Head over to Williamsburg or Greenpoint sometime soon Just wander around and ask anyone in tight jeans with a terrible mustache goatee giant pair of sunglasses They ll admit to being hipsters Then they ll cry a little and go buy some expensive clothes with their parent s money Nobody wins Nobody ever wins when it comes to hipsters Log in to Reply Kath August 26 2009 at 3 31 pm Ha Then they can wipe their tears on the sleeve of their Duran Duran RIO t shirt Don t forget the white belt Log in to Reply brien foy August 27 2009 at 1 54 pm hipster dipster pipster tipster wipster yipster zipster i guess they all gotta live somewhere Log in to Reply Alli Oops August 28 2009 at 10 56 am I wish they would just change the name of this event to Home Buying for Young People First Time Buyers with Less Income I d go Log in to Reply Sunny August 29 2009 at 9 39 am For this event it should have been called HOMEBUYING FOR YOUNG ADULTS AND THEIR PARENTS MONEY Log in to Reply Joe Nobody August 29 2009 at 10 21 pm But Mooommmmmm I really want a condo Where else are my friends going to crash when we get back from the Cat Power show 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

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  • Tish James Wants to Name Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station after Michael Jackson | Clinton Hill Blog
    honor Michael Jackson s memory Log in to Reply KGS August 25 2009 at 7 47 am I have never been a fan of renaming streets though that is just a personal thing But I feel it demeans his memory because his legacy is so much bigger than a subway name Of course again this is a personal thing Log in to Reply ChrisG August 25 2009 at 11 01 am i thought this sort of thing was reserved for people who actually lived here and did something notable not some guy who used the subway station for a couple days to shoot a video Log in to Reply John August 25 2009 at 11 05 am Why is this important Safe streets affordable housing and besides the MTA needs to spend billions of dollars infrastructure Log in to Reply dreamking August 25 2009 at 12 11 pm MTA told Tish no Log in to Reply KS August 25 2009 at 7 29 pm THIS is how Tish James is using her time Ok then Log in to Reply Skeets McDonald August 25 2009 at 9 42 pm Hopefully Tish is also working to establish a needle exchange program that works hand in hand with her addiction to smack Worst idea ever Log in to Reply CDawgg August 26 2009 at 10 10 pm Isn t the closed side of the Hoyt Sch stop used for LOTS of movie shoots Log in to Reply Kaja November 2 2009 at 10 45 pm The station used for shoots is the Court St G stop which was never put into service because was supposed to connect to a Schermerhorn Street tube to lower Manhattan which was never built because the second world war http r sine com secondsystem Log in to Reply

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  • Clinton Hill Day | Clinton Hill Blog
    in the city it was awesome to be adopted for the day Next year bring a grill and come on out Here s one explanation why block parties like this are so important in communities This entry was posted in events on August 24 2009 by lesterhead Post navigation Jackofest Moves to Prospect Park Tish James Wants to Name Hoyt Schermerhorn Station after Michael Jackson One thought on Clinton Hill Day Kath August 24 2009 at 1 13 pm YAY to bouncy castles Sorry I missed this 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 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 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 December 2005 Categories arts atlantic

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  • August | 2009 | Clinton Hill Blog | Page 2
    watched our class nuring their baby Lying on our backs and looking up at the clouds as well as the illumintaed monument once the sun set was very meditative Sage hopes to continue her free Tuesday classes into October Bring your mat and check it out We were briefly interrupted by a fully naked man lying on the grass shouting obscenities until 5 cop cars drove up onto the grass and took him away Ahh Brooklyn This entry was posted in deals fort greene nature on August 20 2009 by lesterhead CHB Interviews Deb Howard 3 Replies Recently I met with Pratt Area Community Council PACC Executive Director Deb Howard in her office on Dekalb Avenue Hi Deb Do you live in the neighborhood How long have you lived here She said she lives on Adelphi Street and has lived in the neighborhood since 1974 Where were you educated Please describe your career path How did you get involved in housing advocacy work Deb has a B A in Urban Studies from Knox College During her senior year she participated in an urban studies project in Chicago After that she became a VISTA volunteer for two years at The Voice of the People where she got involved in tenant organizing and helped manage apartment buildings But she says that it was primarily music that brought her to New York City In 1974 she and a bunch of friends rented a triplex apartment on Clermont for 300 a month and started auditioning for different rock operas Two of them got into Hair In the mid 1970s Deb ended up traveling all around the country performing in both Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar After her daughter was born in 1984 Deb became a stay at home mom She remembers coming across a job ad for a housing advocate in the window of PACC s office on Dekalb Avenue and thinking this was something she could clearly do On January 2 1990 she started working at PACC At the time the organization only had three employees and a bookkeeper Now the community development corporation CDC boasts almost 60 employees and four offices What other community based groups are you involved with I know that you sing with the wonderful Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble which is based at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church Could you talk a bit about the latter and what it means to you Deb was a founding member of the Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble 14 years ago Unfortunately her busy schedule often conflicts with the group s concert and rehearsal schedule so she no longer sings with them regularly As a member of Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church she sings in the main choir every Sunday She s had a passion for singing since at least the age of 5 At the church she s the chair of the capital campaign and has overseen the roof and church tower renovation as well as the restoration of seven stained glass windows In addition to being active at the church Deb serves on two boards South Brooklyn Legal Services and as treasurer of the Association of Neighborhood Housing Developers She also mentioned that she was the president of Friends of the Clinton Hill Library for 17 years organizing their fundraising events but had to give it up when she became the executive director of PACC She regrets that the organization was not as active after her departure and hopes that it ll somehow be revived perhaps by a local young mother who can find time for the commitment What are some of your favorite places in the neighborhood Deb loves the Irondale Theater Center which found a great space as its home in Ft Greene She also spoke enthusiastically about Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn which has Saturday classes at The Ronald Edmonds Learning Center MS113 on Adelphi As for local restaurants she said she frequents Chez Oscar and the Black Iris especially because she often works late and they re convenient to the office Deb also mentioned Yu Interiors as a great place for Christmas gifts In general Deb loves architecture and looking at historic buildings A couple of the buildings she s been obsessed with are 418 422 Classon Avenue between Quincy and Gates one of PACC s recently completed projects and the old Brooklyn Fire Dept Headquarters on Jay Street The Pratt Area Community Council PACC is celebrating its 45th anniversary and will hold a big party on October 21st at the Irondale Center I asked Deb to talk about some of their current projects and to tell me about some of the work they do that CHB readers may not be aware of Deb highlighted four major areas in which PACC is active and stressed that one of its key functions is to link individuals to other groups and to engage in coalition building Advocacy issues PACC focuses on issues that affect the community such as affordable housing and economic justice and works in partnership with other organizations to effect legislative change in Albany Issue of predatory equity This refers to private equity funds and developers who purchased rent stabilized buildings at untenable prices during the recent real estate boom Many of these buildings are now in jeopardy and tenants in danger of possible foreclosure For example PACC worked hard to get the Anti Harassment Act passed in City Council in May 2008 and this spring in Albany to strengthen vacancy de control laws which were weakened in 2004 This piece of legislation protects older tenants from landlords who try to harass them out of their rent stabilized apartments so that they can raise the rent above 2 000 As an example she names Dermot Realty which bought up 25 buildings in Downtown Brooklyn and has been notorious in harassing older tenants PACC is instrumental in helping tenants to organize against such tactics by aggressive developers Home foreclosure They have three counselors on staff to help people struggling

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