Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
In reply to the comments below, with all due respect, I think you guys are missing the point a little bit. Allow me these four points:
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Brooklyn Historical Society is located at 128 Pierrepont Street, at the corner of Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights.
Subway: 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall, R to Court Street, A, C, F to Jay Street.
Hours: Wed. - Fri. and Sun., 12 - 5pm. Sat. 10am - 5pm.
Monday, April 18, 2011
The mayor stopped by the Pulp & Bean for breakfast this morning to congratulate Tony Fisher and his family on the opening of Bob & Betty's. According to Tony, it was the first time a mayor has visited the Avenue since he's been here. Assemblyman Karim Camara was on hand for the celebration as well.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
(the brand-spanking-new Bob & Betty's)
- Dozens of Crown Heights residents gathered at the Chase Bank at 1128 Eastern Parkway (just east of Utica) yesterday to protest the bank's handling of foreclosures in Brooklyn. I'm still trying to learn more about this particular situation, but it seems to stem from Chase's ownership of EMC Mortgage, a company they purchased during the meltdown that has been accused across the country of scamming/misleading prospective homeowners and is currently the subject of a class-action lawsuit for loan fraud in California. While New York City on the whole has been climbing out of the recession faster than expected, number are far bleaker in low-income communities in the outer boroughs, and foreclosures have been a particularly pernicious force in this process. Bank of America recently announced it will stop foreclosures across the country in light of the damage the process does to the real estate industry (not to mention people's lives) - will Chase and EMC follow suit?
- The Crown Heights - Australia connection popped up in two interesting places this past week, a NYDN profile of down-under-born Hasidic rapper DeScribe, and a review of a new book of short stories, You Lose These by Goldie Goldbloom, that span the continents and oceans between Brooklyn and Sydney (reviewed by Franklin Park Reading Series favorite Matthue Roth).
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
We will stay there until at least 9:00.
After 9:00 PM, we will be either:
a. still at Washington Commons, OR
b. At Minor Arcana OR
c. at Way Station OR
d. at Franklin Park
Newbies who have never met any of us should look for:
1. Incredibly good looking people
2. This wood sign:
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Also, let's move the discussion about Fisher's over here, shall we - I have a policy of not telling people what to do on the comment threads, but I want to keep the emphasis for that post on the great event Manuel is planning for Participatory Urbanism at LaunchPad.