Archive for the 'Neighborhood' Category



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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Ganz Discount Dry Cleaners

Yesterday I went to drop off some laundry…coats, comforter etc to Ganz Cleaners and found out that it had shut down. Ganz was located close to the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Willoughby and Flushing. The laundry is now under new management. And they are not “Discount” as their awning billboard announces. Looks like they bought […]



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A Taste of Bed-Stuy

Bed-Stuy the next nabe over from Clinton Hill, was home to me for over two years. I still miss the neighborhood and its edginess. As they “Bed-Stuy Do or Die”. Here is a great video on Bed-Stuy. A must watch.



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Barnes and Noble Coming on Myrtle ?

Just heard from a broker friend that Barnes and Noble might be signing a lease to open shop on Myrtle Avenue at Carlton Avenue. I tried to find out more but could not get more info out of him. Also nothing shows up on the internet search avenue. Anyone having any more info on this […]



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Literary Night At Tillies

Literary Night to Benefit Develop Don’t Destroy Wednesday, October 18 7:30 p.m. Tillies – 248 DeKalb Ave, corner of Vanderbilt. 718-783-6140 Donation suggested. Jhumpa Lahiri : Pulitzer Prize winning author of Interpreter of Maladies and The Namesake Jennifer Egan : National Book Award Finalist and author of Look At Me and The Keep Susan Choi […]



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Best Nails Place

This post is a result of a hot debate that ensued last night at a friend’s place. The missus and some other friends were hotly discussing the best place to get a manicure and pedicure in Clinton Hill. All the women involved traded their war stories. Purple Nails on Myrtle was for most of them […]



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