Friday, September 27, 2013

Omnibus Weekend Post: Job Listing, Events, Gardens, Tunes, Books, Food

A gent named Rob Watkins came up to me last weekend and said "hey, you're the I Love Franklin Ave guy, right?" I am indeed, though I felt obliged to mention that the blog was in a state of extended collapse. He said, rather kindly, that he'd noticed, but would I still help get the word out about the kickstarter for his solo album? A week later, but yes, yes I will. Check him out above or here

A few of the many other things that came across my radar this week:

- Bob & Betty's is looking for employees - if you need a job, inquire within. The listing is posted below.

Bob & Betty’s Food Market:
Located:  805 Franklin Ave Brooklyn NY, 11238
Position Title:  Cashier
Reports To: Shift Manager(s)
Supervised By: Owners and Managers
Status:  Full Time or Part Time
Store Hours:  Sunday- 7am to 12am.  Monday through Saturday- 6am to 12am
Position Summary:  Provide friendly and professional customer service, operate registers and label machines, bag and stock items.
Additional Responsibilities:  Maintain knowledge of stocked items, their locations, and check for expiration dates. Commit the product codes of produce to memory. Assist other staff in maintaining the general cleanliness of market.
Helpful Skills: Experience as a cashier, background in grocery and / or retail stocking, experience maintaining POS displays, knowledge of various foods and their uses, ability and comfort maintaining a positive attitude, able to work in a team, and open to learning new things in professional settings, etc.
Please stop by any time during business hours with your resume.  Please ask for owner and or managers.

- The Roger That Garden folks have a workday this Saturday:

"New York’s favorite season is shorter than you think, so come enjoy Autumn at the Roger That Garden Project!

SEPTEMBER CLEAN UP AND PLANTING DAY: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 11:30-4:30. Roger That Garden Project - Rogers Ave and Park Place, Crown Heights. Near the Franklin 4/5 2/3 S trains. 
WE WILL: turn over beds, plant beets/turnips/garlic, weed (of course), sift compost, clear trash from the street tree beds, spruce up the second vacant lot, and harvest the last of the summer veggies.

If you’re interested in volunteering on a more on-going basis, get in touch and we’ll put you on one of our many garden committees! Events, plants, compost, dogs, painting - you name it, we got it. Let us know. (Roger That Garden Project @" 

- Here's LaunchPad's weekend calendar:

Friday, September 27th @ 8pm
Nico Soffiato's OST Quartet & Costa/Moffett/Peck Trio

Concert featuring Nico Soffiato's OST Quartet and the Costa/Moffett/Peck Trio

721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
8p; $10 suggested donation


Sunday, September 29th @ 4pm
Phoenix Reading Series


Susana H. Case is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology. Her photos have appeared in San Pedro River Review and Blue Hour Magazine, among others. Her Slapering Hol Press chapbook, The Scottish Café, was published in a dual-language version, Kawiarnia Szkocka, by Poland’s Opole University Press. She authored the books, Salem In Séance (WordTech Editions), Elvis Presley’s Hips & Mick Jagger’s Lips (Anaphora Literary Press), and Earth and Below (Anaphora Literary Press). 4 Rms w Vu is forthcoming from Mayapple Press.

B. K. Fischer is poetry editor at Boston Review. She is the author of two books of poems, the novel-in-verse Mutiny Gallery, which won the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize from Truman State, and St. Rage’s Vault, which won the 2012 Washington Prize and was released by The Word Works in March 2013. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Hopkins Review, Ekphrasis, Southwest Review, Western Humanities Review, FIELD, Literary Mama, and other journals, and she is also the author of a critical study, Museum Mediations: Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry (2006). She holds degrees in writing from Johns Hopkins and Columbia, and a Ph.D. in English from NYU. Fischer is co-editor of Slapering Hol Press and teaches at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, where she lives with her husband and three children. 
Lynn McGee's poems appear in current or recent issues of The American Poetry Review, The Southern Poetry Review, 2 Bridges Review, The Same, Hawai'i Review, Tilt-a-Whirl, Bluestem, Big City Lit, the Bijou Review, and The New Guard, where one poem was a finalist and one a semi-finalist in that magazine's Knightville contest judged by former U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall. She earned an MFA from Columbia University, and her chapbook, Bonanza, was published by Slapering Hol press.

721 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
2/3/4/5/C to Franklin Ave
4p; $6 suggested donation

- Hullabaloo Books is open - my neighbor says the place looks great and is fully stocked.

- Finally, the lady and I went to the newly-renovated Kelso last night, where the food is still fantastic (same chef - her daughter is just managing the place now with a partner). It looks great inside, too - hopefully they'll be able to follow the path blazed by the Dominican guys over on Grand and Dean who turned their steam-table place into Puerto Viejo. If you've never eaten at Kelso, swing by for one of their amazingly cheap and hearty lunch specials this weekend.

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