Archive for July, 2008

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Case In Point for Historic Districts

July 11, 2008

According to Brownstoner, a guy who has built several gross buildings already is constructing a five-story apartment building on the site of the former garden shop on South Portland, next to Cafe Lafayette.  Gross.

It’s just outside the Fort Greene Historic District.

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Fort Greene Resident Santogold

July 9, 2008

The Times does a “Night Out With” singer and Fort Greene resident Santogold.

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Greene Grape Provisions: Just Us, or a Bait and Switch with Pricing

July 9, 2008

When Greene Grape Provisions opened, I remember thinking how nicely priced everything was, overall.  But each time I go, it seems less reasonable.  No joke, they tried to charge me over $3 for one plum recently, and $4 for a baguette.

It hasn’t driven me away completely — the cheese and fish selections are fantastic, and I love their salads etc.  But it’s not the regular grocery destination I thought it would be when it opened.

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