Thursday, December 08, 2011

UPDATED: Let There Be Light!

A great, green initiative is coming to the Avenue, courtesy of the Franklin Avenue Merchants and the Crow Hill Community Association. As of today, 16 solar-powered strings of tree lights have been purchased to brighten the way for everyone, and the Crow Hill Community Garden will soon have a lit tree as well. The weather may be far from delightful, but thanks to the efforts of these local leaders, we'll still have some holiday cheer to enjoy on Franklin soon.

The participating merchants (i.e. those who spent their hard-earned money in trying times for small businesses to beautify our street) are as follows:

Bob & Betty's, 
95 South, 
Breukelen Coffee House, 
Dutch Boy Burger, 
Pine Tree, 
Away We Go Postal (who've got a little light show of their own, too)
Had & Associates, 
The Candy Rush, 
Lily & Fig,
Owl & Thistle General Store, 
MySpace Realty, 
Posh Nails BK, 
Endless Visions
Wine Bar (no name yet, coming soon next door to Rose Bud Vintage)
Big Sue LLC 

From CHCA:

The Franklin Avenue Merchants kick off "Light Franklin Avenue". Today Solar Powered lights were purchased for 16 trees on Franklin Avenue, and one for the Crow Hill Community Garden, by members of the F.A.M. to celebrate the joyous holidays. Talk about merchants going green! Plaques will be placed on each lit tree thanking the participating business owners.


  1. this is rather wonderful! especially the lighted tree at the garden. thanks FAMA & CHCA!

  2. This is fantastic. Would any of the restaurants like to be sponsors for Soccer for Harmony - first Crown Heights soccer tournament involving all diverse communities of Crown Heights - for the kids. It's this coming Sunday and Kevin of About Time Boutique is screening the shirts! Thank you, Kevin! Please contact!