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There’s no shame in it. Flowers were made to be smelled! Keep on sharing 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…




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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day At Greenlight Bookstore

Book-lovers, this is our day! Take a stand in support of neighborhood booksellers at the first annual Independent Bookstore Day! Our local shop, Greenlight Bookstore, is participating with a full agenda of author readings and signings, portrait-making by children’s book illustrators, prizes, art, super sales, exclusive items, and more. Here at Greenlight (686 Fulton Street), there…

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Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Open House Picks

We’ve rounded up some of the more interesting Fort Greene and Clinton Hill open house listings for this weekend, plus a bonus place in the Poconos where you can get away. Any thoughts on these places? 101 Lafayette Avenue #4C List Price: $395,000, $657.20 maintenance Size: Studio, one bathroom Details: This studio at The Griffin features great…

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FYI: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Issues Voluntary Recall; Local Shops Comply

Local retailers carrying Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams have removed the Ohio-based company’s products from their shelves in response to their nationwide voluntary recall, after finding traces of listeria in a random sample tested last week. Specifically, the two flavors confirmed to have listeria in them were Dark Chocolate (lot number 5-025-201) and Buckeye State (lot number…

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Police Seek ID On Fake Gas Station Attendant

If you weren’t already pumping your own gas, now might be the time to start. The guy seen here in surveillance footage is wanted for allegedly tricking a driver to hand over his credit card by impersonating a Sunoco gas station attendant at the corner of Atlantic and Grand Avenues, said police. Cops said it…

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These Streets Will Be Closed Off For Sunday’s Five Boro Bike Tour

The annual Five Boro Bike Tour is this Sunday, May 3, when approximately 32,000 cyclists will pedal 40 miles on car-free roads through New York City, starting in Manhattan and ending on the Staten Island Ferry. If you’re riding, have a fun, safe time! And if you need to drive on Sunday, here’s what you should look out for. The…