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  • CHB Interviews: Cassidy Vare, Bespoke Bicycles | Clinton Hill Blog
    kinds of services are you offering at the shop We are a full service repair shop we ll fix your flat or take your bike apart and put it back together My goal is always to make a bike better than it was when it came in Of course we sell things too We have a line of Raleigh bikes a stock of parts of all types and accessories to make it easier to use your bike every day for every purpose 6 Explain the shop s name Well this follows up nicely We are also here to build up bikes to order The word bespoke isn t too popular here in the US but it s an English word meaning custom made or made to order It s used mostly to refer to clothing and of course has the connotation of highest quality I d like to think that I can offer all of that in a bicycle I m here to provide exactly the bicycle that each client wants I ll start with the frame that best fits your needs and go from there This can be an affordable process but depending on what you want the bike to do or to look like the only limit is physics 7 Many of us grew up riding bikes and then left them behind as we became teenagers and adults For someone looking to hop back on after years of hiatus what kind of bike do you recommend Well my first answer is Any bike at all Whatever bike you choose will be so much better than no bike at all that it s hard to compare But if I don t let enthusiasm carry me away there are some practical concerns If you re in the market for a bike first of all look for one that works I ve seen too many people come into shops with about three quarters of a bike they ve just bought for 50 hopeful that we can make it work It s more expensive in the long run than paying two or three times as much up front for a bike that works properly 8 Favorite place to ride to in the city I like the section of the west side bike path in Manhattan above 79th Street up to the north tip of the island Not many people ride that far north so it s peaceful and much prettier than below 79th St I also really like riding the Rockaways 9 Favorite hangout in the neighborhood The folks at the Smoke Joint are great and it s conveniently right next door to the shop I like Bonita and The General Greene a lot too My friend lives on Quincy Street does her house count 10 If you were a flavor of ice cream what would you be and why Jamocha Almond Fudge Because it s amazing This entry was posted in fort greene interview on May 26 2009 by lesterhead Post

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  • Happy Memorial Day from CHB | Clinton Hill Blog
    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 ave atlantic yards bed stuy broken angel closed coming soon contributors crime deals

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  • May | 2009 | Clinton Hill Blog | Page 2
    am but could not find her She is small about 40 pounds a puggle with brown short hair and a green collar Unfortunately her tag is missing I am attaching a couple of photos My cell is 917 3653023 Please call if you see her Its best not to try and grab her as she is very skiddish and runs fast Just keep her in sight and call me or my husband Tor 347 591 9480 She is a real sweetheart and we miss her Thanks Sujatha Raman Snyder FOUND DOG UPDATE THIS DOG WAS REUNITED WITH ITS OWNER My wife and I were out to dinner on DeKalb in Ft Greene tonight when a sweet cute and skinny stray dog came up to us and wouldn t leave We had to take him home He has a collar and knows some commands so he was somebody s dog recently though he s very skinny probably on his own for a week or more He seems about 4 to 6 y o and is a Rhodesian Ridgeback I think Could you put a link to the found dog poster I put on my blog We really want to find his parents I also tweeted it djlavoie a RT would be great FOUND DOG in Brooklyn Sweet skinny Rhodesian male Friday night on DeKalb in Ft Greene Is it yours Please RT http tinyurl com q84abl This entry was posted in Uncategorized on May 18 2009 by lesterhead SONYA Studio Stroll Photography Brunch Street Painting 1 Reply I can t believe I haven t written about it earlier one of my favorite events takes place this weekend The SONYA South of the Navy Yard Artists Studio Stroll celebrating its 10th Anniversary allows people to visit the studios and homes of local artists I think I ve purchased something every year it s nice to watch my apartment fill up with local artistic pieces As part of the Stroll the Fort Greene Photography Organization will be holding a show at Gnarley Vines on Myrtle Avenue Download the Stroll map online at the SONYA site Several Myrtle Ave restaurants will also be offering a 10 discount on brunch to those with a Stroll map Anima Five Spot La Stalla Square Root and Tamboril And finally Livable Streets Education is organizing a community mural event called Paint the Pavement taking place on Edwards Street between Myrtle and Park More information What Paint the Pavement Parents students and volunteers will be painting a mural on the street in front of their school When Saturday May 16 10 a m to 4 p m Where 51 St Edwards Street between Myrtle and Park Avenues in Brooklyn Cost Free About Paint the Pavement Paint the Pavement is a community mural project that is part of the New York City Department of Transportation s Urban Art Program an initiative to invigorate the City s streetscapes with engaging temporary art installations For this project students will use the actual street surface in front of the school as their canvas The mural in front of the school will serve as public art as well as a conduit for bringing together the community to mark the school zone Ellie Balk a local muralist and SONYA artist has worked with Community Roots Charter School CRCS art teacher Leslie Elvin to take the CRCS second grade students ideas and weave them together into a colorful kaleidoscope a multi colored abstract map of the immediate area drawn in temporary materials Partners This project is part of DOT s Urban Art Arterventions program and is a collaboration between CRCS PS 67 the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership and New York Cares and is sponsored by Livable Streets Education Let s hope the rain stays away This entry was posted in arts dining events on May 15 2009 by lesterhead Best Yoga Deal Ever Move With Grace 2 Replies Dance Yoga studio Move With Grace on Myrtle Avenue is now offering the deal of the century 30 for 30 days of yoga classes The only catch you have to be a new student Returning students may sign up at 49 for one month of yoga The offer expires at the end of May for returning students Sign up online here MWG has a new logo and now also sports a small athletic wear shop in the front of the store Need a rehearsal space MWG is also available for private rental We used the space several times last fall to prep for our Thriller dance at 313 Clinton Avenue Move With Grace 469 Myrtle Ave bt Washington and Hall This entry was posted in deals myrtle services on May 14 2009 by lesterhead Robert Moses and the BQE 6 Replies The recent meeting about the space under the BQE bridge got me thinking about the history of the BQE itself The BQE was developed by Robert Moses one of the most active and controversial urban planners in New York City history Moses never was elected to any office but still had tremendous influence on construction and urban development not just in New York City but throughout Westchester and Long Island Parts of the city we recognize today simply would not exist without him However his critics complained that a lot his proposed changes were simply too broad and that he had little regard for whether he disrupted any neighborhoods or people in laying out his plans Born in New Haven Connecticut Moses family moved to New York when he was only nine After studying in Yale and then Oxford Moses returned to New York for a PhD in political science from Columbia After he graduated he quickly got involved in the New York political scene specifically in political reform movements The city had just shaken loose from decades of political corruption and Moses first tried his hand at writing reform laws that would eliminate the abuses of the old corrupt system None of his ideas went far

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  • Bespoke Bicycles: Now Open | Clinton Hill Blog
    April 30 2009 at 10 40 am I stopped by last weekend Nice shop overall I hope they get more accessories in b4 summer s end Log in to Reply adam April 30 2009 at 6 36 pm stopped by it nice gotta stay loyal to bicycle station though Log in to Reply Skeets McDonald April 30 2009 at 9 07 pm The Bicycle Station is the best They take good care of me whenever I stop in with a problem Log in to Reply Pingback The Day Myrtle Forever Habana West More Fleas The Local Fort Greene Blog NYTimes com klaus k May 1 2009 at 10 21 am the station is good but doesn t call you when the work is done you have to keep calling them Log in to Reply Andrew May 11 2009 at 5 39 pm I can t speak to repairs or anything but from buying a few small items from them last week or so they seem nice helpful grateful for business Small space but I hope it works out well for em 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

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  • Places to Eat with Kids: 67 Burger | Clinton Hill Blog
    so anything that gets spilled or dropped won t be a big deal The sidewalk patio is an easy place to sit with all the distractions of the Lafayette Fulton intersection to keep kids entertained Waitstaff have always been friendly and patient with us too the people we ve met at 67 Burger seem to enjoy kids Have you eaten here with kids How was it High chairs Yes Space for strollers Yes Kids menu Yes Food delivery No Baby Changing Area No Outdoor space Yes Potential pitfalls Why are floor drains always a toddler magnet 67 Burger Hours 11 30 am 10 pm Sunday Thursday 11 30 am 11 pm Friday Saturday 67 Lafayette Ave near Fulton St Tel 718 797 7150 www 67burger com This entry was posted in dining fort greene kids on April 29 2009 by lesterhead Post navigation You Are Here Christened Bespoke Bicycles Now Open 2 thoughts on Places to Eat with Kids 67 Burger CDawgg April 29 2009 at 3 04 pm I don t have kids but I love 67 Burger Awesome place Log in to Reply Sarah April 29 2009 at 6 50 pm We parents and twin 7 year olds LOVE 67 burger I m mostly vegetarian so I get the veggie burger which is ok or the turkey burger which is considerably better The kids love the BLT and the onion rings are amazing Our children never liked burgers because of the crappy ones they d been served in the past but 67 Burger changed their minds The people are super friendly and obliging and the prices are great 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

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  • CHB Neighbor Profile: Meet Bob Bridges of Sister’s Community Hardware on Fulton Street | Clinton Hill Blog
    of the neighborhood It s no accident that they ve consciously cultivated this market and are most successful there Customers typically check with them first before making a trip to Home Depot As for being involved in community organizations they regret that they haven t had the time as much in recent years The store is open seven days a week and the owners tend to work very long hours What is your opinion of the Fulton Street Business Improvement District FSBID which was formed last December Were you an advocate supporter If so how do you see the organization s being instrumental in reviving the street like Myrtle has recently been revived Formerly one of the outspoken opponents to the BID Atchutda currently supports it but she hopes that it will entail more than just street cleaning She believes what Fulton Street business owners really need is technical assistance and help on how to market themselves more effectively Has the store been affected by the severe recession Have you noticed changes in customer purchases or foot traffic Bob sees about a 10 decline in sales over last year something he attributes largely to the recession He s noticed that there s not as much project business right now People are evidently cutting back Rather than replace fixtures for example people are choosing to repair them if they can Usually around this time of year they d see more move ins and move outs among renters like they have in the last three years particularly They also feel that the length of time that it took to repair Fulton Street affected them adversely During the construction it appeared that customers were hindered from reaching the store and had trouble finding parking nearby They lease their space and are somewhat concerned about whether they ll be able to afford to renew their lease when it comes due There are three employees besides the owners one full time two part time As with most small businesses at any given time one of the owners is usually on the premises Have you organized any special promotions for Earth Day on April 22nd What about any spring specials featuring gardening supplies etc Bob said they don t have any specific Earth Day promotions but they re trying to emphasize going green Starting this month they ll be introducing more green products and they ve already begun their green window display Cleaning products and supplies will be among the new items Also customers who spend above a certain amount will receive big green reusable eco tote bags emblazoned with the words Love Nature In fact I was the first person to receive one of these With spring finally here they re also now featuring a range of gardening supplies from seeds and all sorts of tools to pots and citronella candles If you haven t done so already check them out soon This entry was posted in fulton shopping on April 28 2009 by lesterhead

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  • Local Politicians Support Equal Rights | Clinton Hill Blog
    citizens It cannot be limited by legislation It cannot be denied to any to accommodate the limiting exclusions of others It is simply the right thing to do This is what I have always believed my entire life In 1977 when my friend Gary Deane became the first openly gay man to run for New York City Council Ruby Nottage at the time a District Leader and I worked on his campaign We worked hard because he was our friend and would have been a terrific City Council member His narrow loss was the first of many steps toward making sexual orientation a non issue in the public arena Today we are taking another significant step for equality for all New Yorkers I am looking forward to receiving an award from the Lambda Independent Democrats next month an organization started by Gary Deane Peter Vogel and other friends And I am looking forward to working with State Senator Tom Duane as I have always done before to see that the civil right to marry is finally available to all New York citizens It is simply the right thing to do And when that civil right is finally law it will be a wonderful day And I am very much looking forward to it As am I Senator Montgomery I look forward to having equal civil rights as my heterosexual Clinton Hill neighbors This entry was posted in politics on April 28 2009 by lesterhead Post navigation Clinton Hill House Tour and Kelso of Brooklyn Open House CHB Neighbor Profile Meet Bob Bridges of Sister s Community Hardware on Fulton Street 2 thoughts on Local Politicians Support Equal Rights Paula April 28 2009 at 2 38 pm As a supporter of gay marriage Patterson s newly proposed bill is a step in the right direction But rather than just copy and paste quotes from Patterson and Montgomery how about some real analysis about the likely obstacles this legislation will face As in the NYS Senate Or at least a call to action about what people concerned about this issue can do to bring non committed elected officials on board This is just a rah rah post that s seriously lacking in substance Log in to Reply Paula April 28 2009 at 2 41 pm How about some more substance to this post Instead of just copying and pasting Patterson s and Montgomery s quote how about some real analysis of the obstacles this bill is likely to face as in the NYS Senate Or how about a call to action for how people can get involved in getting non committed elected officials to get on board 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

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  • Clinton Hill House Tour and Kelso of Brooklyn Open House | Clinton Hill Blog
    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 Post navigation Tillie s Mural Dedication 4 28 Local Politicians Support Equal Rights One thought on Clinton Hill House Tour and Kelso of Brooklyn Open House Gwyneth April 30 2009 at 10 51 am Where on Waverly is Kelso Brewery Please give cross streets with addresses so people can find you easily 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

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