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Holidays
0 On Labor Day
We hope all our neighbors are enjoying a final summer sendoff this Labor Day. If you’re sticking around the area, here’s some information from the city on what’s open, what’s closed, and what’s running on a different schedule: • Government offices and courts are closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. •
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0 This Week In Fort Greene & Clinton Hill
Keep up to date with the neighborhood all week by subscribing to our newsletter, liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and Instagram, or joining our Flickr group – and if you have any questions or tips, email us at editor@fortgreenefocus.com. Here are some stories you may have missed this past week: A teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School was arrested this week after allegedly sending a photo
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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 sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend: Sunday is your last chance to check out
Real Estate
0 Fort-Greene Clinton Hill Rental Roundup
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. Two Bed Near the Navy Yard Available: Immediately Price: $1,900,
Development
0 Construction Continues At 247 Greene Avenue, Begins At 245
Work continues on the rapidly changing block of Greene Avenue between Grand and Classon. As previously reported, a new four story, two family building is in the works at 247 (behind the fence on the right), which is currently a big hole with some concrete and structural supports in it. Next door, the former funeral parlor
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0 Photo Finish: Scooter View
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Transportation
0 Pedestrian-Friendly Changes Come To Two Myrtle Avenue Hubs
Two busy Myrtle Avenue spots have recently gotten/are starting to get a bit more welcoming for pedestrians. Workers installed signage and set up cones last week at the new jughandle turn at Myrtle and Flatbush Avenues, and have painted initial markings, as the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership pointed out yesterday, for the forthcoming plaza between Hall and Emerson
Food & Drink
0 Chance 11 Spinoff “Brooklyn Eats” Coming To Myrtle Avenue
Community Board 2 approved a liquor license application at Monday night’s Executive Committee meeting for 474 Group Inc., which plans to open a restaurant at 474 Myrtle Avenue (between Washington Avenue and Hall Street). The group, including Keith Gladding and others who currently own and operate the Chance 11 Bar and Grill at 895 Fulton Street (between Vanderbilt and Clinton
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Check Out Free Readings & Performances Tomorrow Night At Pratt

Pratt will be hosting Now Before And After Is Not Enough, an evening of no-cost public performances and readings tomorrow (Thursday, August 28) to celebrate the launch of their new MFA writing program. From 6-7:30pm, audiences will be treated to work by scribes who tackle poetry, fiction, play writing, and more, including Jacques Servin, LaTasha
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Where To Get Ice Cream In Fort Greene & Clinton Hill Before Summer’s End

The final day of summer is officially Monday, September 22–but unofficially, even the approaching long weekend for Labor Day signals the end of flip flops and beach trips. One treat you can enjoy for as long as the days remain warm, however–and even if they don’t, because we’re not judging–is ice cream, and here are a
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Update: Man Found Dead In Water Off Brooklyn Navy Yard

A person was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Navy Yard this morning, says the FDNY. Crews responded to a call at 50 Flushing Avenue (at North Portland Avenue) at 8:39am. The FDNY says the case has been closed out, which usually means the victim is DOA. Preliminary reports say as much, although
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Missed Connection: Baba Cute

If you were a chick on a date at Baba Cool this weekend enjoying your coffee more than your conversation, you may have piqued the interest of a second suitor. Via a Craigslist post titled ” Baba Cool coffee, BK, rocking chairs”: I noticed you today on what appeared to be a coffee date gone