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0 Brooklyn News Roundup: Week Of December 15-19

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: A pharmacy that’s been on…


Business
0 Emily Named One Of Zagat’s Hottest Restaurants Of The Year

Congratulations are in order for Clinton Hill’s Emily, which was included on Zagat’s ‘Best Of’ list of the “hottest restaurants” of the year. As we noted back in October, the Fulton Street favorite is so hot that its pizzas are often sold out within mere minutes of being taken out of the oven, so it’s…


Events
0 Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Events: Wine, Shopping And Music Through December 21

Below you’ll find information on events through the weekend in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill this weekend. Check back Monday to see what’s scheduled next week. Wine-tastings When: Friday, December 19 from 5-8pm and 6:30-9pm Where: Tipsy at 584 Myrtle Avenue and Corkscrew Wines at 489 Myrtle Avenue What: Join neighbors for free wine-tastings and relaxed conversation. How much: Free…


Education
0 Dual Wins Christen St. Joseph’s New Athletic Center

The St. Joseph’s College men’s and women’s basketball teams christened their brand new Hill Center athletic center with dual wins on Thursday night, December 18, bringing cheers and smiles to the face of every fan — nuns, students, faculty, parents and neighbors alike — who sat in the stands. The scores were 69-66 for the men’s basketball…


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. Stunning Park Area Studio Available: January 1 Price: $1,500, plus…


History
1 Landmarked Home To Be Torn Down On Vanderbilt Avenue

Health concerns have doomed a 160+year-old home in the Wallabout Historic District, despite years of efforts by neighbors to save the Civil War-era building. An emergency demolition order has been issued by the city for the house at 69 Vanderbilt Avenue — built in the late 1840s as one of the first houses on the…


Photos
0 Photo Finish: Art Is Everywhere

Art is everywhere. 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 and Instagram, and subscribe to our daily newsletter.


Business
0 Web Development Fellowship Recruits Youth

Applications are still being accepted for the NYC Web Development Fellowship, a city program which for the first time is open only to 18-26-year-olds without a college degree. Youth have until Wednesday, December 31 to apply for the opportunity, which begins in January and consists of a five-month training program and a 12-week paid internship…



Real Estate
0 From White Castle To Shiny Luxury Building At 531 Myrtle Avenue

We can now get a look at what the luxury apartment building replacing the former White Castle at 531 Myrtle Avenue will look like. The folks over at Brownstoner published the first renderings, which show the five-story, 27-unit building with the ground floor commercial space at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Steuben Street. Apparently,…


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Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Events: Wine, Shopping And Music Through December 21

Below you’ll find information on events through the weekend in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill this weekend. Check back Monday to see what’s scheduled next week. Wine-tastings When: Friday, December 19 from 5-8pm and 6:30-9pm Where: Tipsy at 584 Myrtle Avenue and Corkscrew Wines at 489 Myrtle Avenue What: Join neighbors for free wine-tastings and relaxed conversation. How much: Free…

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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. Stunning Park Area Studio Available: January 1 Price: $1,500, plus…

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Emily Named One Of Zagat’s Hottest Restaurants Of The Year

Congratulations are in order for Clinton Hill’s Emily, which was included on Zagat’s ‘Best Of’ list of the “hottest restaurants” of the year. As we noted back in October, the Fulton Street favorite is so hot that its pizzas are often sold out within mere minutes of being taken out of the oven, so it’s…

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Bike Thief Caught On Camera On South Oxford Street

A bike thief was caught on surveillance video entering a gated front yard and cutting the locks off of the wheels of a bicycle parked there, and residents are asking for help in finding the guy. The suspect is a light-skinned male who appears to be in his late teens to late 20s, and was…

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Putting The G And R In “Grr,” And More Subway Service Changes This Weekend

Below you’ll find weekend subway service changes for the A, C, G, B, Q, D, N, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines in Brooklyn, plus the Franklin Avenue shuttle. Check back Monday to see what’s happening next week. Changes via MTA.info. Through Friday: No 4 trains between Brooklyn Bridge and New Lots Av Late nights, 11:45pm to…