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Safe City and Jail Nightmares

Just this week NYC announced that crime is down to a record low in 17 years and how the city has evolved into a really safe city. Now that statement has to be taken with a pinch of salt. Yes murders and killings may be down but regular vandalism is not. Ask any car owning […]



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FreshDirect going Green



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Helvetica Movie at Pratt

Helvetica celebrates the 50th anniversary of this most ubiquitous typeface. From urban spaces to emails, Helvetica presides over our everyday and cultural landscapes, and still elicits strong reactions from designers. According to the Sept. 12 New York Times, “The film’s provocative, lively interviews with graphic designers and theorists . . . assess Helvetica’s impact on […]



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CH Tour This Sunday

From the Society for Clinton Hill THE 2007 HOUSE TOUR A unique opportunity to see 12 marvelous private homes, apartments, and private spaces in several public institutions. Learn more about the neighborhood, its architectural history, and surprising interiors. Get ideas for your own projects and appreciate the blending of art, architecture, interior design, and creative […]



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Cambodia On My Mind at Smooch

Cambodia On My Mind: Photographs by Amir Ebrahimi is a photo exhibition going on at Smooch. “Cambo on my mind” is a series of images taken while visiting my brother in Cambodia the summer of 2006. My brother, Nader Ebrahimi, has been a huge influence in my life. My move from San Francisco to New […]



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Less Street Cleaning Please

Readers of this blog know about my frustration [1] [2] [3] of parking spots in Clinton Hill. Today I came across an article in the Brooklyn Papers that talks about a proposal to get the City to enforce alternate side street cleaning rules only one day a week. Currently, motorists in Fort Greene and Clinton […]



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“Brooklyn Matters” Documentary Viewing

“A powerful documentary by a well-respected filmmaker, Brookyn Matters is a must see for all New Yorkers who care about the future of their neighborhoods and the role that public policy and process plays in determining that future.” -Marilyn Gelber, Former Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection “Brooklyn Matters is a remarkable film […]



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Image Copyrights: The Gothamist FreshDirect trucks plying all around the city is now a city staple. Like the yellow cab and the hotdog vendor it is part and parcel of New York life. When FreshDirect started out, it served Manhattan initially and slowly spread to the outer boroughs. This inspite of the fact that its […]



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I have come across this trend more and more in recent times. Shops in our neighborhood dont accept debit or credit cards. On the other hand they install ATM machines in their shops. A case in point is Conneticut Muffins on the corner of Myrtle and Clinton. They dont accept credit cards, and there is […]



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Lower Standards at Retail Chains

Everytime I go to retail chains here in Clinton Hill, its always a strugggle to get the customer service reps to be helpful. In most cases they could care less. I get the attitude that I am somehow disturbing them by asking them a question about something sold in their store. The biggest defaulter is […]



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