Archive for September, 2007

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Are You Cool? Do You Live in Fort Greene?

September 28, 2007

We want to periodically feature Fort Greene residents who are doing cool things — anything creative, influential, or groundbreaking.  If you are that person, or if you know someone who is, please drop us a line, and we’ll let you know if we decide to turn your tip into a mini-feature: easybeinggreene@gmail.com.

It is our hope that this will help to foster a sense of community in the nabe.  Lots of cool people doing lots of cool things gets everyone excited.  Thanks!

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This Weekend in Fort Greene

September 28, 2007

Friday
*The New York Baroque Dance Company at the Mark Morris Dance Center, 7:30pm, $20 general admission, students/seniors $15.
*Moisturizer at BamCafe, 9pm, FREE.
*Live Flamenco music by guitarist Steve Kahn at Smooch, 9pm, FREE.
*Acoustic Guitar by Eyal Maoz,  Tillie’s, 8pm, $5.

Saturday
*55 Lex Oktoberfest, 4pm-2am, sold out.
*The New York Baroque Dance Company at the Mark Morris Dance Center, 7:30pm, $20 general admission, students/seniors $15.

Sunday
*Atlantic Antic, an enormous street fair on Atlantic Avenue, 10am-6pm
*Bruce Lee in Game of Death at Habana Outpost, 8pm, FREE.

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Scaffolding Coming Off the W’Burg Bank Building

September 28, 2007

Finally:

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What Was There?

September 28, 2007

Brooklyn spent a lot of years as a neglected afterthought and there are plenty of ugly buildings, parking lots and shoddy warehouses to prove it. Many of those are in spaces that used to be occupied by brownstones, row houses or nicer commercial buildings. As a regular feature, we’d like to post photos of some of the ugly, the ill-fitting and the blank and hope that someone out there can tell us what was in that space before.

Images of whatever was there before would be especially appreciated…

This particular parking lot, belonging to St. Joseph’s College, is on the south side of Vanderbilt between DeKalb and Willoughby Avenues.

What on Vanderbilt?

Click for larger version…

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Play Touch Football in Fort Greene

September 27, 2007

Via Clinton Hill Blog:

ZogSports, the charity-focused, social, co-ed sports league for young professionals in their 20s and 30s, is coming to Brooklyn for the first time this fall and there is still room for people to sign up for our awesome co-ed Touch Football league!

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Thursday Night in Fort Greene

September 27, 2007

From Pop to Politics: Reflections of Black Female Power in 70’s Cinema, at Long Island University’s Kumble Theater of the Performing Arts, 7-10pm, FREE.

Wasabassco Burlesque at Sputnik, 10pm, $5.

The Seagull at BAM, sold out.

Know of an event in the neighborhood that you’d like to see listed here?  Let us know at easybeinggreene@gmail.com.

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Four Times around the Tennis Courts = 1 Mile

September 27, 2007

I just came across this map of Fort Greene Park that will help runners gauge the distance of their park runs (click map for larger version):

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Oh Please Let This Place Deal in Fresh Produce

September 27, 2007

A reader tipped me off to this new shop getting ready to open on Fulton Street just north east of South Elliot:

Fresh Garden

You’ll see me doing cartwheels down Lafayette Avenue if this shop sells fresh produce.  Back handsprings if it’s organic and reasonably priced.  The work permit in the window says it’s going to be a “deli store.”  Anyone know more?

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Update on Greed

September 26, 2007

Turns out that after a tip from a helpful commenter, that the building with the sidewalk problem is 80 DeKalb and it’s brought to us by our friends at Forest City Ratner (I will refrain from rat puns), whose regard for the public is well known.

 Here are some links to tell you more about this really necessary addition to our neighborhood:

http://atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com/2007/05/amputation-at-80-dekalb-makes-way-for.html 

http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2007/09/development_wat_122.php

Admittedly, the building it–partially–replaces, was no prize, but at least that building could be completely ignored without much psychological strain.  

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Wednesday Night in Fort Greene

September 26, 2007

>NYChildren Photo Exhibit, featuring children of different nationalities living in New York, at Habana Outpost, 8pm, FREE.

>Album release party for Loki da Trixta’s Triknology, with performances by Saga One, Lewis Parker, Tah Phrum Duh Bush and Sy Young, at Southpaw, 9pm, $10.

>King Lear, still sold out.

Know of an event in the neighborhood that you’d like to see listed here?  Let us know at easybeinggreene@gmail.com.

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