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0 Photo Finish: Panorama Of Fun

Looking at this scene of #SnowDay fun at Fort Greene Park reminds us that it truly is a wonderful life. 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…



Food & Drink
1 Bite Of The Day: Lunch At Burger UrWay

It’s not easy to find a good, quick, cheap but not cheaply-made burger nowadays, even with the proliferation of sandwich and burger joints in Brooklyn. But there are always hidden gems and reliable standbys to be found, especially in neighborhoods like…


Events
0 Fort Greene Park Sledding Event Postponed

Today’s planned NYC Parks-sponsored sledding event, Glow In The Snow, has been postponed “until the next storm to allow the park to bounce back from #Juno,” announced Parks officials on the Fort Greene Park Facebook page. “With the unprecedented day…


Business
0 Chez Oskar Gets Glowing Profile In NYTimes

Surprising no one, a New York Times reporter’s visit to Fort Greene staple Chez Oskar (211 DeKalb Avenue) was so impressive that it resulted in a glowing and well-deserved profile of the 17-year-old French restaurant, which he noted “honor[s] the neighborhood’s arty…







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Fort Greene Park Sledding Event Postponed

Today’s planned NYC Parks-sponsored sledding event, Glow In The Snow, has been postponed “until the next storm to allow the park to bounce back from #Juno,” announced Parks officials on the Fort Greene Park Facebook page. “With the unprecedented day of sledding yesterday, we decided to give our slopes and the underlying grass a breather…

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City To Sell Fort Greene Real Estate At Dollar Store Price

It’s one for the real estate record books: $1 for a 120,000-square-foot parking lot located at 15 Lafayette Avenue — a prime piece of real estate in the heart of Brooklyn’s cultural district. The super steal is said to have been scored by Jonathan Rose Companies, according to the New York Daily News. In exchange for the beyond-bargain…

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Bite Of The Day: Lunch At Burger UrWay

It’s not easy to find a good, quick, cheap but not cheaply-made burger nowadays, even with the proliferation of sandwich and burger joints in Brooklyn. But there are always hidden gems and reliable standbys to be found, especially in neighborhoods like Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, where small businesses old and new bump elbows. So when…

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88th Precinct Crime Statistics: January 12-18

This week saw an increase in overall crime (20) compared to the previous week (20), as well as an increase in rapes (one more), robbery (from 5 to 9), burglary (from 2 to 4), and auto thefts (from 0 to 1). There was also a notable increase in the number of housing, petit larceny and misdemeanor…

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Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspended Through Saturday

Heads up, drivers – alternate side parking regulations have been suspended on Thursday, January 29; Friday, January 30; and Saturday, January 31 to allow for snow removal, city officials announced this afternoon. Alternate side parking regulations are also suspended today, Wednesday, January 28. Payment at parking meters, however, will remain in effect throughout the city.…