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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
Development
0 More Scaffolding Up At 1045-1047 Fulton Street, Demo Permits Accepted
Walking past 1045-1047 Fulton Street (between Downing Street and Classon Avenue) earlier this week, we thought we noticed additional scaffolding and netting had been erected atop the existing sidewalk shed–and our suspicions were confirmed by the Department of Buildings. According to the DOB, a complaint was filed on August 21 about scaffolding at the location (formerly
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. All times: Fix & Fortify Sandy rehabilitation work
Police & Fire
0 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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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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Cops Seek Burglary Suspect Who Allegedly Bought Food With Victim’s Phone App

Police are looking for a man they say stole property from a Greenpoint apartment late last month, then used an app on a stolen phone to purchase food at a Fort Greene store. Cops say the burglary was committed around 3:30am on Thursday, July 24. The suspect reportedly entered his victims’ apartment, located in the 94th Precinct, through
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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