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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.


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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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0 Nearly $1.7M In FEMA Funding For Navy Yard Repairs

Over two years after Superstorm Sandy hit, federal money for repairs is still trickling in to Brooklyn residents and businesses damaged by its wind and water. The Brooklyn Navy Yard is the latest to benefit. Over $1.68 million — $1,687,002.30 to be exact — in funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been allocated…


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0 Photo Finish: Wild And Wonky

This sort of sums up Brooklynites: wild and wonky about their passions. 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.


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0 Fort Greene Peace Joins Millions March NYC

Tens of thousands of people streamed into Washington Square Park from across New York, New Jersey and beyond on Saturday, December 13, for the Millions March NYC rally for police accountability — and among them was a contingent from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Nearly a dozen members and friends of Fort Greene Peace teamed…


Real Estate
0 Construction Resumes On Housing At Atlantic Yards

The project formerly known as Atlantic Yards has resumed construction on its long-delayed, much-anticipated residential buildings. Workers broke ground on Monday for the building to be located at 535 Carlton Avenue. Once constructed, it will offer “100 percent affordable” housing — although what the city deems “affordable” is mostly not so for current residents of Fort…


Animals
0 A Holiday Party For The Furriest Among Us

Holiday parties aren’t just for humans. After all, man’s best friend is known to often be a dog. That’s why local pet supply and care shop, Who’s Your Doggy, is holding  a free holiday party for pets and their human parents, tomorrow, Thursday, December 18, from 6 to 9pm, at 197 Adelphi Street. Guests can snack…


Art & Music
0 Fort Greene Resident Hits Big Screen As Coretta Scott King

At the New York premiere of “Selma,” the new film chronicling the 1965 voting-rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, actress Carmen Ejogo wore two outfits: one a stunning red couture gown by designer Vivienne Westwood and one a simple T-shirt emblazoned with the words “I Can’t Breathe.” The London-born, Fort Greene-based actress’ fashion choices came…


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A Holiday Party For The Furriest Among Us

Holiday parties aren’t just for humans. After all, man’s best friend is known to often be a dog. That’s why local pet supply and care shop, Who’s Your Doggy, is holding  a free holiday party for pets and their human parents, tomorrow, Thursday, December 18, from 6 to 9pm, at 197 Adelphi Street. Guests can snack…

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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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Celebrate Black Forest Brooklyn’s 1st Anniversary With Beer And Music

It is traditional to mark a first anniversary with a gift of paper, but in the case of Black Forest Brooklyn (BFB) tradition calls for something more lively — like a big party where all of your closest friends from across Fort Greene and Clinton Hill gather to raise a mug of beer in celebration.…

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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…