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Holidays
0 Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a moment to say thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our wonderful neighbors, readers, and contributors in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. We’re so incredibly thankful for your support as we continue in the beginning stages of Fort Greene Focus, and we couldn’t ask for a kinder, more generous, or more…


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0 Photo Finish: November Rain

Even in this gloomy weather, we sure have a beautiful park on our hands. Photo by Francisco Daum. 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,…


Holidays
0 City Services, Transportation & More To Know This Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27 is Thanksgiving, and if you’re headed out of town, here’s hoping your travels are safe and easy despite the crummy weather. If you’re sticking around the neighborhood, here’s some information you might need to know: Government Offices, Parking & Sanitation Government offices, post offices, public libraries, courts, and the Department of Motor…


Education
0 Brooklyn Educators, Politicians Celebrate PS 11 & 254 Blue Ribbon Award Wins

Clinton Hill’s PS 11 (Purvis J. Behan) and Sheepshead Bay’s PS 254 (Dag Hammarskjold) schools’ 2014 National Blue Ribbon School Award wins were honored on November 20 with a ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall. School principals Alonta Wrighton (bottom left) and Linda Alhonote (bottom right), as well as Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Assemblyman Walter Mosley, and Councilmembers…



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0 Photo Finish: Light In The Darkness

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Transportation
0 Catch A Ride On The Nostalgia Train

If you’re looking for fun outside of the neighborhood this weekend and have a young (or old) train fan in your life, be sure to catch the MTA’s Holiday Nostalgia Train–running along the M line between 2nd Avenue and Queens Plaza on Sundays (10am to 5pm) through December 28. The cars, originally in service between…


Food & Drink
0 Restaurant Preparing To Open In Former Dare Books Space

33 Lafayette Avenue, which has been empty since the closure of Dare Books, may not be vacant for much longer. Work permits were filed with the Department of Buildings on November 21 to install a kitchen and bathrooms at the address, which is designated as an “eating & drinking” establishment. The new tenant of the storefront, which…



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0 Photo Finish: Feeling Colorful

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Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Events: Beer, Books & More Through November 26

Below you’ll find events in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill this Monday through Wednesday (no listings this week for Thanksgiving Thursday). Check back Friday to see what’s on this weekend. “FEM: You are too Loud” Performance When: Monday, November 24, 8:30pm Where: JACK (505 1/2 Waverly Avenue between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue) What: Catch artists…

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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. Sunny Wallabout Two Bed Available: December 1 Price: $2,300, plus broker fee…

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Catch Whimsical Ramen Tonight As Moon Rabbit Noodle Bar Pops Up At Luz

Planning to cook all day tomorrow? Give yourself a rest ahead of time with tonight’s dinner, and stop by Luz (177 Vanderbilt Avenue between Myrtle and Willoughby Avenues) for a one night only Moon Rabbit Noodle Bar pop-up. Moon Rabbit, which opened in New Rochelle in late October, will be bringing their eponymous ramen as well as…

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Hit & Run Crash Kills Pedestrian At Flatbush Avenue Intersection

A man has died after being hit by a car at the intersection of Dekalb Avenue and the Flatbush Avenue Extension, police say. Cops responded to a call of a pedestrian struck at 7:47pm yesterday (Monday, November 17), arriving to find 34-year-old Latchman Singh unresponsive in a crosswalk. Singh, a Queens resident, was transported to Kings County Hospital,…

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Catch A Ride On The Nostalgia Train

If you’re looking for fun outside of the neighborhood this weekend and have a young (or old) train fan in your life, be sure to catch the MTA’s Holiday Nostalgia Train–running along the M line between 2nd Avenue and Queens Plaza on Sundays (10am to 5pm) through December 28. The cars, originally in service between…