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  • April | 2008 | Clinton Hill Blog
    Greene and Clinton Hill Green Fort Greene Clinton Hill had hoped to plant street trees this weekend but our tree donor the Parks Department will not get the trees until next week Planting will be May 3 and 4 On May 4 combine planting with the Fort Greene House Tour Fun for all Bring your friends Bring the kids Make a piece of Clinton Hill or Fort Greene better forever Commemorate something or somebody The digging is not too rigorous because the trees will be delivered bare root rather than with big balls of soil Your tools or ours A couple of hours will make a big difference If there is an empty street tree pit near your house that you would like to plant claim it by sending a reply message Trees also can go on private property Let us know if you can help organize things before next weekend as well The trees will most likely be a mix of lindens and oaks Both very stately Lindens bloom in June and will cast a lovely scent over our early summer nights In addition to the city s trees we have donations of tools from The Home Depot Bed Stuy and soil supplements from Plant Health Care Amy Bennett of Greene Grape and Justine Fasciano will provide trucks for moving our forest etc where we want it Jessica Arnold is confirming planting sites in areas surveyed by Jill Rehman and Mary and Hannah Tager during Green FG CH s comprehensive neighborhood tree survey Steve Hurwiitz of GFI Capital arranged for us to use the parking lot at 470 Vanderbilt at the border between Fort Greene and Clinton HIll as our staging area Jonathan Barth is planning the reforesting of Univesity Towers grounds And Yes we will use compost made from vegetable waste deposited at the Green Market courtesy of Charlie Bayrer Many more Green Fort Greene Clinton Hill projects are brewing Together we will do great things This entry was posted in nature volunteer on April 24 2008 by lesterhead Earth Day at Luz Leave a reply OK so you only have one day left to check this out Apologies I just started a new job and have had no time to read my email Luz is definitely one of my favorite spots in the neighborhood The interior is absolutely gorgeous the food is great and the cocktails are among the best in the area From Myrtle Minutes Get ready to raise your glasses of organic beer and wine in honor of Mother Earth For two days April 22nd and 23rd Luz Restaurant will continue to serve up delicious and delectable meals with an added big time nod to our environment Luz is serving up special 5 course prix fixe meals which feature all natural sustainably grown and or organic ingredients purchased solely from local farms and markets In efforts to really drive home the importance of helping to conserve our Earth there will be no electricity no gas

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  • March | 2008 | Clinton Hill Blog
    and images and on some occasions engage in group sessions with a professional photographer The members of Visual Journey use photography to express personal life experiences and future goals Group members had the opportunity to take pictures together or on their own As a group they traveled to other neighborhoods and places of interest i e Central Park to capture the beauty of winter or taking in the architectural grandeur of Rockefeller Center Angie Dang says This showcase represents weeks of hard work soul searching and talent from residents and staff The purpose for taking each of these photos were then shared and discussed with peers at our weekly meetings This gave participants the opportunity to see images and perspectives through a different lens in addition to sharing individual stories through their own photographs Carli Ovadek continues Angie and I want to use this night to recognize the hard work of the Gibb Mansion residents and give members the chance to present these pieces to the community and important people with their lives The Visual Journey group members would greatly appreciate the support and attendance of PACC staff for this unveiling Those attending will enjoy an evening of unique photography and the stories behind the pictures This entry was posted in arts intriguing mysterious pacc on March 27 2008 by lesterhead Thistle Clover 10 Replies I was finally able to make it over to the old Beezu spot 221 DeKalb to check out a reported new boutique It was as one tipster described it kind of like Stuart Wright The clothing looked marginally less expensive talking a tiny margin here but they also carry some lotions and letterpress greeting cards which will certainly allow me to pick up a few items and support a local store without breaking the bank The two women working were friendly and personable available to customers and did not ignore me in favor of continuing a loud conversation on the phone This in itself makes the shop so much more lovely than Beezu They ve only been open for a week check it out Thistle Clover 221 DeKalb Ave nr Adelphi 718 855 5577 www thistleclover com This entry was posted in dekalb fort greene new shopping on March 27 2008 by lesterhead Fire on Adelphi Leave a reply Walking home from work just now I took a detour to check out some new stuff I saw what looked like a pretty serious fire on Adelphi just north of DeKalb I didn t see any flames or smoke but the fire dept had the ladder up and was unscrewing the hydrant While I continued on at least three other firetrucks whirred past from different directions headed towards Adelphi Hope everyone s OK This entry was posted in fort greene on March 26 2008 by lesterhead Rapper Killed on Fulton Street Yesterday 17 Replies From Gothamist Leval Lyde a 36 year old Brooklyn rapper who went by the street name Kevlar was gunned down yesterday on

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  • February | 2008 | Clinton Hill Blog
    were out of it Doesn t it sound good though Chambord Creme Brulee Mmmm Overall it s a great place and I m definitely going to be back It s got a nice mellow vibe serves good food and has good drinks All at a very reasonable price The entire meal was about 40 It s like the perfect little local neighborhood spot The service was good with the bartender being attentive without hovering And he didn t once ask me if I spoke english That s a plus right there The one complaint I do have is the TV There s a pretty big TV right in the middle of the room and when there s a TV on you re sort of forced to watch it I would have like it a lot better if it was off and a good selection of music was playing instead They have a very nice sound system The TV just seemed out of place and sort of broke up that chill feeling if you know what I mean Other than that it s a great place and a very welcome addition to the neighborhood Oh and if you re lucky you ll catch a free show We were treated to piano renditions of Keane and Coldplay Very very cool This entry was posted in dekalb dining food nightlife review Uncategorized on February 28 2008 by lesterhead The Met Scrambles for Some Cred 53 Replies After all these comments on the Met on Fulton I m sure glad that it s not the closest grocery store to me Looks like the opening of Green Planet and maybe some of the remarks here on the interwebs have the Met trying to make themselves look better This just in from reader Rachel I found this really interesting Met Foods now has a painted sign on their window claiming Largest fresh organic products in the area I went in to see if there were in fact any fresh organic products and was hard pressed to find any just the usual half rotten produce they usually carry It s clearly a reaction to the threat of all the discerning customers shopping at Green Planet but why lie I find it very fitting that the bunny painted next to the sign looks more like a giant rat Heh It actually does kinda look like a rat This entry was posted in from the readers fulton observations services shopping on February 26 2008 by lesterhead Brooklyn Lacrosse Team This just in for the kids Play the nation s fastest growing sport Lacrosse Lacrosse combines the fast paced action of basketball excitement of ice hockey and field sense of soccer to create a unique game for players and spectators Anyone can play regardless of size or stature Lacrosse is a sport that can open up many opportunities with paths to play in private schools and college Don t miss out Join the Brooklyn Crescents Boys and Girls Lacrosse Teams

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  • January | 2008 | Clinton Hill Blog
    took us awhile to try the new restaurant on Clinton and Fulton Autour du Monde but I m so glad we finally went I had read the earlier comments here including some snarky ones by people who hadn t even been there And to be honest those remarks plus the smallish eclectic menu posted by the door didn t fill me with confidence But I m so glad we finally went The meal started with bread oil and balsamic vinegar placed on the table The oil and vinegar together were weirdly scrumptious I think it must have been very good balsamic to be that rich and smooth the perfect salty sweet balance When I studied the menu I was surprised to realize that I could have ordered almost anything on the menu happily That never happens to me though I m almost an omnivore I won t order a dish if it has a side or a sauce I m not crazy about For some reason 90 of the menu was right up my alley I know that s a subjective thing but two of my three dinner companions felt the same way the fourth is a chicken and fish only vore The three appetizers we chose bode very well for the rest of the meal the excellent meaty crab cakes with a hint of curry and possibly red pepper sauce were light and large the veggie packed spring rolls were light and fresh and had an intriguing dipping sauce with flavors we couldn t quite place tamarind our server also a co owner called it the chef s take on various east asian flavors and the cheese and caramelized onion tart more like a flatbread with a small salad was mellow and outstanding not to mention gratifyingly large a generous four way split We agreed that the tart would make great takeout all on its own something to pick up for dinner on the way home from the Clinton Washington C train stop The four entrees we chose were equally eclectic the baby chicken with almonds and broccoli was extremely moist and flavorful the skirt steak got a yummy unexpected kick thanks to a light topping of chermoula a basil and parsley blend the spare ribs were out of this world tender and complex without being heavy and the salmon also with the chermoula or something closely related was cooked perfectly very intensely flavored with four adorable mini veggie and olive skewers Each dish was familiar enough to feel like comfort food but also just offbeat enough to demand our attention Finally two desserts a gorgeous lightly cardamomed creme brulee with a perfect caramelized sugar crust not a black edge anywhere and one of those fairly ubiquitous but in this case extremely fresh tasting molten chocolate cakes with a small spoonful of vanilla ice cream The only off note was the biscotti that came with the creme brulee they had a pretty good texture but not enough flavor That

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  • December | 2007 | Clinton Hill Blog
    or around the 26th And just a friendly reminder that blatantly cruel and or racist comments will be deleted from CHB Sorry to any of you who may have encountered one in the wee hours of the morning today xo Lesterhead This entry was posted in Uncategorized on December 21 2007 by lesterhead Friday Photo 1 Reply Waverly Ave If I wasn t so scared of bedbugs and if this sofa had not been recently rained snowed on I would have taken it home Gorgeous This entry was posted in observations on December 21 2007 by lesterhead CHB Interviews Eda Sanchez Persampieri Owner of Square Root Cafe 4 Replies If you ve walked down Myrtle recently you may have noticed some work being done in the corner storefront of the Renken Dairy building at Classon Maybe you ve also noticed the new sign hanging above it or stopped in to speak with the folks renovating the space Good news This new hot spot a retro cool restaurant called the Square Root Cafe is almost ready to open I stopped in a few weeks ago to get some photos of the progress being made and to talk to the owner Eda Sanchez Persampieri She and her husband Joe are doing an amazing job retaining many elements of the historic space which has sat empty for years as well as brightening up the interior The corner windows are gorgeous swoon Square Root Cafe will open on January 1 offering FREE BRUNCH from 1 5pm It ll be the perfect opportunity to feed your hangover and welcome the restaurant to the area 1 You ll be opening a new restaurant on Myrtle called Square Root Cafe What s the theme going to be How about the cuisine My husband Joe and I are totally stoked about opening in Clinton Hill The restaurant will feature a casual environment decorated with the mid century antiques collectibles funky junk that we have collected over the past 10 12 years The food will be homestyle gourmet lots of classic dishes with some updated ingredients Joe is a 2001 graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education One of Joe s classmates was the then wife of Richard Dreyfus and he actually came to the commencement How cool is that 2 Do you live in Clinton Hill How did you decide to open the cafe We actually live up by the Navy Yard We had the idea for a cafe about five years ago and seeing the explosion of independent retailers on Myrtle decided we should go ahead and do it before the neighborhood became oversaturated with cafes 3 What did you do before the restaurant When did you decide to take the plunge Actually we are both continuing to work I work in apparel production sourcing and my job stints have included being on the teams that launched the Sean John Daisy Fuentes brands Joe is a 25 year veteran of FDNY but he plans to retire next

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  • November | 2007 | Clinton Hill Blog
    from Bed Stuy Carroll Gardens Cobble Hill Ditmas Park East New York Fort Greene Greenpoint Kensington Park Slope Prospect Heights Sunset Park Williamsburg and Windsor Terrace and whose work is available at fabulous boutiques like Spring in Dumbo Rare Device in Park Slope the Brooklyn Indie Market or online at that one stop shop for handmade goods Etsy This box is so Brooklyn it s even wrapped in Brooklyn maps and lined with The Brooklyn Paper there s also a map of the future Brooklyn Greenway and a Zagat s guide to BK restos inside Here s the other kicker It s 20 plus shipping an incredible value for one of a kind work made by your gifted neighbors curated by Brooklyn Based and sold by The Sampler a San Francisco company whose founder Marie Kare came up with this brilliant idea of mailing boxes filled with the wares of indie businesses to spread the word about their work This month they began a series of Samplers called City Samplers packed with goods native to one place It launched with their hometown and Brooklyn Based happened to call at the right moment and propose a box filled with goodies made by Brooklynites Fort Greene contributors include 25 totes from avalove www avalove etsy com 25 prints and cards by Desira Pesta www desirapesta com 100 eggpants by Liz Kinnmark www designglut com more posts to come regarding gifting This entry was posted in fort greene holiday shopping on November 30 2007 by lesterhead Champagne Tasting Greene Grape 3 Replies Kicking off the Holiday Season with a Grower Champagne Tasting Join us in Brooklyn this Thursday November 29 from 6 00pm to 8 00pm for a rare opportunity to taste four different grower champagnes back to back The bubblies are all from Terry Thiese the primary importer of grower champagne and a member of his team will be on hand to answer questions about what Terry calls farmer fizz Grower champagnes are made by small producers who have the advantage of growing their own grapes and fashioning their own style The event is FREE and no reservations are required The Greene Grape is located at 765 Fulton between South Oxford and South Portland 718 797 9463 This entry was posted in events fort greene fulton on November 28 2007 by lesterhead Tree Shopping in the Hill 2 Replies It s nearly December and that means tree shopping I m hoping to highlight the places to buy a tree again this year with more detail than last year For starters the tree guy on Clinton and Lafayette in front of Cadman Memorial Church will be setting up on Thursday Dec 6 I always end up buying from him always convenient and friendly This entry was posted in holiday services on November 28 2007 by lesterhead Boat Noises 27 Replies A reader left this question in the comments A question for the blog Do you hear a noise like a fog horn or

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  • October | 2007 | Clinton Hill Blog
    is the same guy who did the flying monkey in 2005 How he got his dog to wear the plastic bubble on his head is the question of the century Second The Three Tenors Three gigantic slow moving dogs dressed in human tuxedos with a banner and an entourage Third Nipper the RCA Dog Complete with gramophone that was actually playing music on the dog s back Honorable Mentions Albus Dumbledore wonderful homemade wig and spectacles made of tin foil Sunflower TINY Chi dressed as a sunflower bigger than her head made out of recycled materials and Gilligan complete with red shirt life vest and sailor hat Other favorites of mine and close finishers included Carol Burnette dressed as Scarlet O Hara a tiny Chi dressed as a devil his ears were his horns pictured above a Frenchie in pajamas and slippers and a Boston Terrier as the G train Thanks to my fellow judges Ellie Balk and Carl Graur This entry was posted in events fort greene pets on October 29 2007 by lesterhead RePop First Friday and HALLOWEEN BASH Nov 2 Leave a reply First of all we d like to thank all of the new folks who have popped into the shop recently and have submitted requests for merchandise We are working hard at locating the perfect items for you and appreciate that you have chosen RePOP as one of your sources for fine vintage offerings Find attached in this e mail a list of new arrivals coming into the shop this week Second Please be our guest this Nov 2 for a wonderful group show of photography by Lucia Cousins Elizabeth Lambert in conjunction with our 2nd Annual Halloweenie Extravanganza A HALLOWEENIE EXTRAVAGANZA PHOTOGRAPHY by LUCIA COUSINS ELIZABETH LAMBERT RePOP is proud to present their first photography exhibition featuring the electrifying work of two Brooklyn based photographers Elizabeth Lambert and Lucia Cousins Inspired by the ebb and flow of New York as well as the unique and haunting these artists capture the beautiful fleeting remnants of a metropolis examining closely the seen but often misunderstood spaces within the whole that pass us by in our hustle and bustle from one place to the next By gone grafitti advertisements surreal images doll babies with soul subway tunnels and sensual silhouettes are all represented in this glorious body of work soaring above the obvious to analyze the bits and parts of what makes an urban jungle tick And back due to popular demand in conjunction with November 2 First Friday RePOP will be hosting their 2nd annual Ghoulish Halloweenie Extravaganza The festivities begin around 7 30 pm and carry on to the wee hours both within the shop and our private back room The event will be catered by the scrumptious talents of Urban Palate and costumes are required with a grand prize awarded to the best All attendees are encouraged to bring an offering of their favorite poison to contribute on this evening of art dance and

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  • September | 2007 | Clinton Hill Blog
    found a new FG blog called Easy Being Greene Looking forward to seeing what they have in store Howdy neighbors This entry was posted in fort greene new on September 25 2007 by lesterhead UPDATE Restaurant on Waverly and Greene 14 Replies A few weekends ago I ran into Josie Smith Malave one time Top Chef contestant and Clinton Hill regular standing outside the in the works restaurant opening in the former bodega space on Waverly and Greene She told me the space was slated to serve global comfort food and was aiming to be a real neighborhood place one you ll eat at three times a week Since then there s been a lot of activity The newspapers are off the windows now and I spotted some stuff being moved in on Friday night I m going to do a little interview with Josie in early October to coordinate with the restaurant s opening Stay tuned This entry was posted in dining gossip new observations tv film on September 24 2007 by lesterhead Haunted Church Update 6 Replies The Haunted Church 447 Clinton Ave has been covered in a black shroud the last several weeks Now the plywood barricade facing Clinton holds an interesting announcement According to a comment on Brownstoner way back from 2005 it sounds like Clinton Rising LLC has owned the building since January 05 If they re responsible for all that nasty trash sitting outside for the last 2 5 years I m worried Then another Stoner post says it was sold this past April Wait now I can t find that post from 2005 Am I hallucinating This is certainly one of the most confusing situations in the nabe I couldn t find any info about the project on the architect s site and a Google search for Living Space Design on Ryerson yields nothing Wonder how this reno will turn out This entry was posted in development haunted intriguing mysterious observations on September 24 2007 by lesterhead October Events in the Nabe 1 Reply It s never too early to plan ahead Monday Oct 1 Fort Greene Park Conservancy Gala Wine Tasting This annual party will be held at the roof top gardens and penthouses of the Forte Condo project on Fulton Ashland which provide stunning views of our park and communities There will be 100 wonderful wines food wine experts and friends of the park The VIP session will start at 5 30 pm for a ticket price of 150 the general admission starts at 6 30 for 80 advance and 90 at the door All tickets are tax deductible Tickets are VERY limited so purchase early Contact Amy Bennett at amy greenegrape com Tickets available at www fortgreenepark org Sunday Oct 14 noon DDDB Annual Walkathon to support the Legal Fund This exciting event is for the whole family and features entertainment our favorite elected officials community activists and others We need coordinators team leaders behind the scenes volunteers artists technical

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