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0 Brooklyn News Roundup
After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite recent stories from our site and our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend: The Flatbush Frolic is this
Real Estate
0 Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Rental Roundup: Three & Four Beds
Looking for an apartment to rent around Fort Greene or Clinton Hill? We’ve rounded up a few spaces available in the neighborhood to help you on your hunt. If you live in one of the apartment buildings, let prospective neighbors know how you like it. Three Bed by the Navy Yard Available: Immediately Price: $2,200,
Real Estate
0 96 Steuben Starts Leasing Next Month
Apartments at sleek logo’d Clinton Hill development 96 Steuben will be available to rent starting October 1, according to realtors Apts and Lofts. The company has posted listings for several units in the new building, which is between Myrtle and Park Avenues. Rentals posted for the Garth Hayden Architect-designed building (more photos here) range from
Real Estate
0 Demolition Revealed At 487 Myrtle Avenue
Paper has covered the window of 487 Myrtle Avenue (between Hall and Ryerson Streets) since former tenant Sandbox relocated a few blocks down to 417. As we passed by yesterday, though, some of the paper had fallen or been removed–exposing the bones of the space and work taking place inside. Permits were filed earlier this summer to remove
Photos
0 Photo Finish: Old & New
Thanks to neighbor John Atkins for sending in this snap, which shows the Fort Greene of yesteryear and of tomorrow. Share photos with us at editor@fortgreenefocus.com, add them to our Flickr group, or tag them #ftgfocus on Instagram, and we’ll post them on the site. Also, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter
Food & Drink
0 New & Local Restaurants Get Citywide Love
We personally love the cuisine around Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, and we’re no strangers to seeing neighborhood eateries written up in other Brooklyn publications. This week in particular, though, seems to be a big one for local (and relatively young!) restaurants getting their props in larger NYC-wide papers and blogs. Colonia Verde (219 Dekalb Avenue
Volunteering
0 Volunteer At The 2014 New York City Marathon
Up to 12,000 people volunteer their time each year to make the TCS New York City Marathon one of the best races in the world — and this year, you can be one of them. If you’re looking to do more than stand along 4th Avenue and cheer on the runners as they pass through
Transportation
0 This Weekend’s Subway Service Changes
Below you’ll find weekend subway service changes in Brooklyn for the A, C, G, B, Q, D, N, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines, plus the Franklin Avenue shuttle and some notes on changes in other boroughs. Check back Monday to see what’s happening next week. Changes via MTA.info. Starting today: Coney Island-bound N trains run
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BRIC’s First Biennial Starts On Friday

This Friday, September 19 will be the opening reception for BRICArts’ inaugural biennial. The exhibition, to be held at BRIC House (647 Fulton Street at Rockwell Place), will feature works by more than 20 “emerging and mid-career” artists. For their first biennial, curators Elizabeth Ferrer, Jenny Gerow, Leslie Kerby, and Fawz Kabra have chosen pieces
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Bite Of The Day: Pigging Out At The Smoke Joint

There’s something to be said for the summery connotations of hot dogs–but on the whole, this cooler weather is just begging for indulgence in some comfort food. Enter Fort Greene standby The Smoke Joint (87 South Elliott Place at Lafayette Avenue). We stopped by one recent evening to savor some of their goods, including juicy pulled pork
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Police Seek Suspects In Two Fort Greene Home Burglaries

The NYPD is looking for two men they say burglarized two local homes this past weekend. Police say between 10pm and 11pm on Sunday, September 14, the suspects entered a home near Fort Greene Place and Hanson Place through an unlocked back window, stealing a laptop, a desktop computer, and a reading tablet. Cops say
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Beyond The Fence: BLDG 92’s John McGhee

When visitors enter the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, they are usually greeted by two notable fixtures – a 22,500-pound anchor from the assault ship USS Austin, and the equally grand smile of John McGhee, a security guard who has served as the Center’s unofficial ambassador and greeter since it opened in 2011.