Some bits and pieces from this past weekend:
- About Time Boutique has been doing some spring cleaning over the past week or so, with clearance bins out front featuring their great-looking gear from $5-15.
- The folks on Brooklynian have been all over this one, but the new Compare Foods on St. Marks between Franklin and Classon (in the old Jewish Hospital complex) has been open for about two and a half weeks, and has thus far satisfied most expectations (click over to the forum for more extensive reviews). It's a fully-loaded, brand-spanking-new supermarket, with a wide selection that includes a West Indian Foods aisle, a sizable seafood section, reasonably-priced staples, and (ILFA's personal favorite) bottle-redemption machines out front (pictured above).
- The New York Daily News ran a moving eulogy for longtime Crown Heights community leader Emeline Elaine Nisbett.
- Education Week lauded the work of middle school teacher Ariel Sacks in bringing participatory journalism to her Crown Heights students. Sacks blogs on teaching and education at On the Shoulders of Giants (which has been added to the blogroll).
- The Brooklyn Daily Eagle covered the opening of Medgar Evers College's Women's History month art exhibition, entitled "Women: Multiple Energies, Multiple Images."
- This one I missed, but thankfully, it's a recurring thing - on Sunday, Park Delicatessen opened a "pop-up shop" at the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg. Make sure to say hi if you venture northward on Sundays.
- Finally, the Crow Hill Community Garden (see flyer in the post below) hosted two work days on Saturday and Sunday, bringing out a diverse group of community members to clean and landscape the garden, build raised beds, and plot the future of this new green space on Franklin. For those interested in getting involved, they've got a Google Group, a Facebook page, a Flickr photostream, and a website, so pick your medium and get connected. The Crow Hill Community Association, which spearheaded the project, also posts their information.