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  • New CHB Contributors Coming Soon! | Clinton Hill Blog
    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

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  • January | 2009 | Clinton Hill Blog | Page 2
    MERCHANTS CELEBRATE HISTORIC INAUGURATION WITH PROMOTIONS ALL WEEKEND LONG Obama inspired special menus drinks discounts and other offers Friday January 16 Tuesday January 20 2009 Brooklyn NY January 8 2009 Twenty eight restaurants cafes boutiques and retail stores of the Dekalb Avenue Merchants Association in Fort Greene a Brooklyn neighborhood long known for its multi cultural diversity invite you to Celebrate the Inauguration on Dekalb and continue the electrifying celebration that began in the streets on election night and continues right through Inauguration Weekend Friday January 16 Tuesday January 20 2009 Participating Dekalb Avenue businesses will be offering discounts coupons reduced price prix fixe menus drink specials vouchers for discounts on return visits or 2 for 1 specials all weekend long Plus on the day of the Inauguration locations with big screen TVs will be opening early to broadcast the ceremony and will have live music DJs and even more specials throughout the day The list of participating merchants and their offers include 20 discounts to celebrate the 20th of January 2009 44 discounts to celebrate the Inauguration of our 44th President special menu creations reflecting President elect Obama s multi cultural background plus coupons vouchers and other special offers ALSO Obama posters created by students at Dekalb Avenue s Ronald Edmonds Learning Center Middle School 113 will be exhibited in windows up and down Dekalb during the celebration weekend Come see the work of these young artists who have been so profoundly inspired Plus students from the school s Academy of Performing Arts Choir and Band will be performing at select locations on Inauguration Day This event re launches the Dekalb Avenue Merchants Association DAMA The Association covers Dekalb Avenue from Washington Avenue to Ashland Place plus businesses on intersecting side streets The association is about businesses working together on issues of mutual interest connecting with the community and promoting this vibrant strip in the heart of one of Brooklyn s great neighborhoods PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES AND OFFERS CELEBRATE THE INAUGUATION ON DEKALB AVENUE Friday January 16 Tuesday January 20 2009 unless otherwise noted below NORTH SIDE OF DEKALB FROM VANDERBILT TO FORT GREENE PARK Indicates locations also showing the live broadcast of the Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America on Tuesday January 20 2009 BONITA 243 Dekalb Vanderbilt 718 622 5300 Special Menu Item Tacos Al Pastor with a shot of tequila and blood orange juice 12 00 BROOKLYN SPORTING GOODS 241 Dekalb Vanderbilt 718 638 2537 10 off all baseball caps and other gear Sat and Tues only KIKI S PET SPA 239 Dekalb Vanderbilt 718 857 7272 25 off grooming Fri Mon 44 off grooming on Inauguration Day IMPRESSIONS SALON 233 Dekalb Vanderbilt 917 704 9237 10 discount on all Salons Enhancement Services offered Fri and Sat Monday Beauty in the Body Belly Dancing 6 30pm 9 00pm participation a must Inauguration Day 20 off Haircuts Regularly 40 Appointments recommended selected stylist only Call 917 704 9237 for information THE GENERAL GREENE 229 Dekalb Clermont 718 222 1510 Inaugural Luau January 20 2009 20 09 Suckling Pig Dinner Suckling Pig Sweet Potato Mash Grilled Pineapple Coconut Banana Cream Pie 5 Mai Tai s all weekend MALCHIJAH HATS 225 Dekalb Clermont 718 643 3269 10 off in stock items Free T Shirts to first purchasing customers Fri Mon while supplies last Inauguration Day 20 discounts THISTLE CLOVER 221 Dekalb Clermont 718 855 5577 10 off all non sale items KIF 219 Dekalb Adelphi 718 852 7273 Lunch 15 Prix fixe menu with Free Mimosa or Bloody Mary 11am to 5 30pm Dinner Prix fixe 3 courses 20 09 On Inauguration evening 5 Special B amatini CHEZ OSKAR 211 Dekalb Adelphi 718 852 6250 Prix fixe for Peace 3 courses prix fix menu Monday to Friday from 11 5 30 pm 20 09 plus a very special cocktail menu consisting of Rotten Republicans Dirty Democrats and Yes we can ohitos all at 5 each HIDE OUT LOUNGE 266 Adelphi Dekalb 718 855 3010 10 off all drinks 7pm 9pm on Friday Saturday 7pm til closing Sunday Closed on Monday On Inauguration Day 10am 4pm complimentary coffee tea juices and sandwiches 10 off all drinks 7pm til closing SUSHI D 207 Dekalb Adelphi 718 858 0058 Special 4 Hawaiian and Indonesian appetizer menu Free glass of sake w entrees MADIBA RESTAURANT 195 Dekalb Carlton Avenue 718 855 9190 Free Obama Mama Cocktails Bloody Mary or Mimosa with lunch or dinner Inauguration Day Open at 11am live music and drink and lunch specials SMOOCH 264 Carlton Dekalb 718 624 4075 20 discount on all items THIRST WINE MERCHANTS 187 Dekalb Carlton 718 596 7643 20 off Champagne to celebrate the 20th URBAN SPRING 185 Dekalb Carlton 718 237 0797 Free cup of Brownstone Beans coffee with the purchase of a homemade muffin SOUTH SIDE OF DEKALB FROM VANDERBILT TO ASHLAND PLACE Indicates locations also showing the live broadcast of the Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States of America on Tuesday January 20 2009 TILLIES OF BROOKLYN 248 Dekalb Vanderbilt 718 783 6140 15 discount on everything ICI 246 Dekalb Vanderbilt 718 789 2778 Diners receive a voucher for 30 of their check total to use on next visit ALIBI 242 Dekalb Vanderbilt 718 783 8519 4 Pints of Stella 20 off Sat Tues TWO STEPS DOWN 240 Dekalb Vanderbilt 718 399 2020 2 for 1 drinks Fri Mon excluding private party times Inauguration evening music dancing and light buffet for customers free BLACK IRIS 226 Dekalb Clermont 718 852 9800 Complimentary Loomi citrus drink Sat Tues MARIOS PIZZA 224 Dekalb Clermont 718 260 9520 20 off RED BAMBOO 271 Adelphi Dekalb 718 643 4352 10 coupon for your next visit 5 drink specials Inauguration day complimentary hors dourves DJ CATHERINE S CAFÉ 184 Dekalb Carlton 718 858 3712 Breakfast 44 off small coffee tea with a koblihy pastry Lunch Brooklyn Omelet for only 5 reg 7 50 plus free soda or bottled water

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  • Changes on Fulton | Clinton Hill Blog
    Log in to Reply toy December 31 2008 at 4 28 pm Loving the new sidewalks and not having to worry about tripping on my way to the train when I wear heels The two way traffic is awesome Now I dont have to go up Bedford to turn onto Fulton anymore yay Log in to Reply Monty January 1 2009 at 12 05 pm The Fulton St construction was a major eyesore for so long And now it s so nice to finally have it DONE Happy New Year Log in to Reply chris h January 3 2009 at 12 53 am The business owners are right to be suspicious look what the downtown Brooklyn BID did Businesses down there are closing by the dozens All to make way for national chains and upscale stores Log in to Reply lemonhead January 5 2009 at 9 36 pm I don t get the excitement about Fulton being two way again I guess it s an advantage for a driver who would otherwise have to circle around oh the horror but for neighborhood residents and other pedestrians two way blows in my opinion especially on that angle And Fulton is parallel to Atlantic so why do we need two highways through our neighborhood Log in to Reply sara January 6 2009 at 10 33 am A two way street makes the neighborhood more accessible from two directions and brings more people to the stores and restaurants in the area Atlantic Ave has four lanes and Fulton has two so I don t think there s any danger of it becoming another highway Better infrastructure and access make a neighborhood better Log in to Reply jj January 6 2009 at 10 45 am Planners say that changing a street from one way to two way is a method of traffic calming Drivers can pretty easily tear down one way streets at high speeds I guess the thinking is that drivers go more slowly when they need to pay more attention Log in to Reply lemonhead January 7 2009 at 12 40 pm I agree access is important for the neighborhood but that area isn t lacking in access for cars or otherwise And in terms of slowing traffic that can simply be done by properly setting the timing of the lights on one way streets Two way streets are just more chaotic for both pedestrians and drivers as they cause cars turning in every direction at every intersection i e you can t cross a two way street even when you have the walk signal without having some cars turning into your path that is easily avoided on one way streets Log in to Reply CB January 7 2009 at 2 19 pm I m less excited about it being two way than by the fact that it s just not under construction Or should I say under construction What did they even do to the street For the past couple of

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  • CHB Holiday Schedule | Clinton Hill Blog
    and Fulton it s the big church Episcopal Log in to Reply fbl December 25 2008 at 10 34 am Wow couldn t take a minute to look up how to spell Hanukkah Not even close Have a beautiful holiday regardless Log in to Reply KGS December 25 2008 at 10 22 pm Huh Log in to Reply fbl December 26 2008 at 11 17 am I am commenting on the spelling in the actual post Did you read it at all or just the comments Log in to Reply Andrew December 28 2008 at 12 52 am Queen of All Saints had a nice Christmas Eve Caroling Concert at 11 PM just before the midnight mass I will go again next Christmas and stay for the Mass I missed Log in to Reply Brien Foy aka brewPez December 29 2008 at 10 58 pm HAPPY DECEMBER 2008 6 Saint Nicholas Day Christian 6 9 Hajj Islam 7 Waqf al Arafa Hajj Day Islam 8 Bodhi Day Rohatsu Buddhism Immaculate Conception Catholic Christian 9 Eid al Adha Islam 12 Feast day Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Christian Advent Fast begins Orthodox Christian 16 25 Posadas Navidenas Christian 21 Yule Christian 21 Winter Solstice Yule Wicca Northern Hemisphere Litha Wicca Southern Hemisphere 22 29 Hanukkah Jewish 25 Christmas Christian Feast of the Nativity Orthodox Christian 26 Zarathosht Diso Death of Prophet Zarathushtra Zoroastrian 28 Holy Innocents Christian Feast of the Holy Family Catholic Christian 29 Hijra Muharram first day of new year Islam 31 Watch Night Christian FROM http www interfaithcalendar org 2008 htm Log in to Reply KGS January 1 2009 at 6 16 pm Oh man nothing from the Jains Log in to Reply Kim January 8 2009 at 10 38 am FBL I did read the spelling of Hannukkah in the actual post but I just assumed it was a typo rather than getting into a big omigod u spelled it wrong u hater snit Besides there are a couple real ways to spell words that don t come from non Indo European languages So the way you personally spell it could be wrong as well in the opinions of some Happy New Year Webster s says that s how you spell all those words so I think we re okay Log in to Reply fbl January 10 2009 at 1 55 pm Listen idiot it s not that the holiday is not spelled in various ways because as a Jew I am well aware of that it s just that the spelling was none of those ways I just believe it was a tad lazy and a little disrespectful accidentally I am sure Wow I don t think I referred to anyone as a hater I am well aware that Robin is absolutely not a hater in any way It was just a lazy mistake big difference Sorry I rattled your cage Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to

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  • A Xmas Gift to the Neighborhood | Clinton Hill Blog
    retailer s headquarters are And money in our neighborhood is better than money to their shareholders I m biased of course because my wife is working on opening a store and she s not getting the tax breaks or incentives that places like Walgreens Target Ikea etc get Please get to know and support your neighborhood stores They live on knowing their neighborhood s needs Log in to Reply LP December 28 2008 at 6 33 pm I ve wanted to support the mom and pop stores and quite frankly I would if they carried what I needed to get I ve lived in Clinton Hill over 9 years now I love the fact that if I run into the owner of some place on the street outside of their normal habitat that they will come over to me and give me a hug But quite frankly clinton hill has failed a lot of my drugstore needs either because they aren t catering their products towards my needs or they are just too small to even try I m not in favor of gentrification as I look at a lot of Manhattan and wonder why even bother b c it s just an open mall of chain stores On the other hand i don t have to search 20 mom and pop drug stores for the extras that drug stores have besides a pharmacy most of which did not take my insurance for prescriptions either a problem when you re really sick injured and don t have anyone to travel for you Essentially if you are a mom pop that is able to compete product wise with a chain and accepts multi types of insurance then I m 10 1 going to go to the mom pop Log in to

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  • More on the Explosion | Clinton Hill Blog
    22 2008 at 4 35 pm CB I m sure lesterhead isn t concocting a conspiracy theory You should check out the New York Times article from 2004 that Fred posted above it isn t particularly comforting with regard to how Con Ed or anybody else is handling NYC and Brooklyn s aging infrastructure Log in to Reply Jim December 22 2008 at 4 49 pm If CB would read the first on yesterdays entry on this subject he would see that a comnmentator said that he and his wife walked by five minutes before the explosion and the fire department was on scene before the blast Log in to Reply abby December 22 2008 at 5 12 pm i live on this block and lost my power for all of saturday since the explosion burned our power lines under the sidewalk and they had to replace them the coned guy i spoke to on the street said this has happened before and it killed a coned employee scary Log in to Reply CB December 22 2008 at 8 22 pm Well Jim that s me being personable by referring to you in the first person instead of the third hope you don t mind upon re reading the comments of yesterday s post I see that someone did report that the firefighters were on the scene before the explosion So sorry about that And Andrew like most New Yorkers I m aware of the piss poor condition of the city s infrastructure I m still not clear what is the complaint about the firefighters and Con Ed s actions in this instance I assume if they were there and knew there was a problem they were keeping pedestrians away from the area and I assume they were too busy trying to address the problem to go door to door through the whole neighborhood to personally inform everyone what was going on I m not sure what the mechanism for instant community wide communication of a situation would be a continually updated website Public radio notices Log in to Reply David December 25 2008 at 7 18 pm I m not sure what the mechanism for instant community wide communication of a situation would be a continually updated website Public radio notices Text messages Log in to Reply Brien Foy aka brewPez December 29 2008 at 11 17 pm How about the cops using a Bull Horn to announce a warning I m joking unless it was something Deadly I live on the block where this happened my lights were flickering about 45 mins before it blew But I still had power after it happened I don t believe they had a chance to salt at that time so I wondered why it happened Log in to Reply cisc1970 January 4 2009 at 3 53 pm http www flickr com photos franciscodaum 3122943596 This is one more reason to have a carbon monoxide detector Manhole explosions can generate carbon monoxide

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  • Explosion on Washington? | Clinton Hill Blog
    What s the deal Log in to Reply Scott December 20 2008 at 9 47 pm holy i heard that last night on clinton and fulton what s the final verdict Log in to Reply kplay December 21 2008 at 7 21 pm I heard that explosion as well I thought it was an explosion but I couldn t seen any commotion afterwards and didn t hear any sirens So I figured it was thunder since we were having that snow storm I was listening to the news the next day to see if they mentioned it but they didn t Good thing we have this blog seems to be the only way to get any information Log in to Reply Julianne December 21 2008 at 8 50 pm Wow I heard this on Downing near Putnam I asked my boyfriend if he heard a loud boom that night and he didn t but I certainly did I m also very happy to have a local place where folks can share info Log in to Reply g December 21 2008 at 9 44 pm came upon it late that night a manhole cover blew and caused carbon monoxide issues in the Graham home for old ladies few doors had to be broken down Log in to Reply mamalizza December 22 2008 at 12 14 am yes thank you so much for your blog i was a total wreck after the explosion and couldn t find any information on tv internet i checked your blog and was so relieved to have an idea of what was happening thank you neighbor Log in to Reply Andrew Bauer December 22 2008 at 1 04 am I knew I should ve gone here as soon as we heard something NY1 didn t report anything so we just assumed it was a garbage truck or one of those huge houses they truck down Vanderbilt My wife and I walked by the corner of Washington and Lafayette this evening and saw the asphalt pulled up on the corner Wow that must of been terrifying Thank you CHB for keeping neighbors in the know Log in to Reply Balloonhedz December 22 2008 at 2 19 am Its gonna be happening a lot Its the right time frame post snowstorm for manhole fires and POPS Salty runoff from the street gets into the manholes and transformer vaults Salt eats the insulation and creates an explosive flammable gas The wires short out spark arc source of ignition BBBOOOOOOMMM If you have the older manhole covers the blast puts up enough pressure to turn them into cast iron frisbees The newer ones theyve been putting around are vented by grates The other side of the story is fire Carbon Monoxide can make its way into the buildings nearby if the building electric service enters via underground conduit Log in to Reply Bree December 22 2008 at 7 50 pm I heard it also I thought I was imagining things cause

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  • Clinton Hill Convent to Close | Clinton Hill Blog
    is closing This complex is an important part of Clinton Hill and Brooklyn s history Religious institutions across the city are being demolished and with their loss neighborhoods are losing significant community anchors The Sisters of Mercy Convent should not be demolished and can be adapted into any number of uses including housing educational facilities retail office medical and or community facilities including affordable housing The petition is sponsored by the Society for Clinton Hill and our friends the Historic Districts Council Please use the link below to sign our on line petition to LPC http www petitiononline com convent petition html This entry was posted in history press on December 19 2008 by lesterhead Post navigation Neighborhood Christmas Caroling TOMORROW Friday Photo 7 thoughts on Clinton Hill Convent to Close Kyle December 19 2008 at 5 52 pm http www youtube com watch v qDuW3NvjqJY Log in to Reply myrtle mer December 20 2008 at 4 12 am Wow I live a block away and have always admired this building It s always quiet and dark and peaceful on that corner I loved the New york times photos A gorgeous chapel I signed the petition It s kind of sad that the way of nuns is dying off Log in to Reply Adellevis December 21 2008 at 11 49 pm This place always interested me it s beautiful and secretive To me it seemed a little closed off though with that big barrier around it Like Willie Wonka s chocolate factory I don t mean to put that together but you know what I mean eh Log in to Reply LP December 22 2008 at 3 04 am I love this building too I walk by it all the time and even though I was raised Catholic and am not anymore my first apt in the neighborhood had reportedly been a mansion turned convent I am sad that they have to close Unfortunately the NYT article said that it needed 20 million dollars of repair in this economy can the building be re purposed with that kind of renovation work I don t know as i ve never been inside it Log in to Reply Kath December 22 2008 at 4 58 pm Such a gorgeous building I hope it can be repurposed and stay intact even if it will probably become more luxury condos Log in to Reply Tara February 14 2009 at 12 19 pm I live a block away from this building on a street with 2 EMPTY luxury condo buildings why destroy this beautiful place to build another ugly glass bldg that will sit empty Log in to Reply Troy March 19 2009 at 5 43 am This is tearing me apart Thirty three years ago 1976 I was brought to the Sisters Of Mercy on Willoughby Avenue by the police after being abandoned by my parents That is to say my baby brother my two sisters and myself When we got there we were

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