Thistle & Clover Trunk Show on Saturday

November 20, 2008

For those who can still afford to buy clothes, Thistle & Clover is having a trunk show this Saturday.  From the Press Release:

Co-hosted by Showroom NY & Wunderbloc, we will feature the collections of Chulette and 2fer, as well as Corrente handbags.  Showroom NY has a special place in our hearts: It fosters the work of talented local designers whose production is based out of NYC.

Come check out some of our favorite new designers, and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to jump-start your holiday shopping with our exclusive 15% discount. Cocktails and lite bites will be provided! We hope to see you all there. Kindly RSVP at 718.855.5577 or at info@thistleclover.com.

Thistle & Clover has a great eye for beautiful items.  You can get the kind of pricey item there that you feel good having spent the money on four years later, when it’s still among the favorite in your closet.

Thistle & Clover Trunk Show
Saturday, Nov 22
221 Dekalb Avenue (@ Carlton)


Irondale’s Premiere Production

November 17, 2008

The brand new Irondale Center, housed in a long unused but recently updated hall at the back of the Lafayette Presbyterian Church, begins its first run this week with the play London Cries. After the production’s time here, it will be off to the Old Vic in London:

London Cries
November 19th – December 20th
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM.
$40/ $15 seniors and students

Tickets can be purchased by going to www.ovationtix.com or by calling 212.352.3101.
More info here.

The Irondale Center
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
85 South Oxford St
between Lafayette


Fort Greene Celebrates the Obama Victory

November 6, 2008

Corner of Lafayette and South Portland, 2am:



General Greene Brings Breakfast

November 6, 2008

The General Greene is now a cafe-type place from 7am-4pm. This is awesome, like we now have our very own Balthazar.


A Post on Lowpost (New Bar below Habana Outpost)

October 9, 2008
Lowpost Bar

Lowpost Bar

We went to a pretty great program last night at Lowpost, the new bar and performance space that’s just opened beneath Habana Outpost.  It’ll be open year round, so we can all drink off the grid, even when it’s cold outside.

Lowpost Bar
757 Fulton Street
Corner of South Portland
Beneath Habana Outpost


Irondale Center Opening Party This Saturday

October 8, 2008
The New Irondale Center space

The New Irondale Center space

The new Irondale Center, to be located in the old (and quite grand) Sunday School room of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, is having an opening party this Saturday, Oct 11, from 1pm-10pm.  There will be entertainment and beer from Brooklyn Brewery.  The center will produce theater performances and provide educational outreach to the community.  Looks to us like a fantastic addition to the hood.


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.


Fort Greene Resident Santogold

July 9, 2008

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


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.


Vongerichten Alum headed to Fort Greene

April 30, 2008

A new restaurant by former Perry Street sous-chef Tyler Kord is coming to 7 Greene Avenue, according to New York Magazine.