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0 Photo Finish: Bark & Brownstones

Photo by Oswaldo Cabrera. 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.

Animals
0 Homes Still Needed For Mr. Myrtle & A Tiny Surprise Guest At Olea

Mr. Myrtle, the freckle-nosed feline currently (but not ideally!) being housed at Who’s Your Doggy, still looks to be in need of a home–the shop posted about him again yesterday afternoon, adding how much he loves to be pet and held. Foster or potential permanent homes are welcome to email julia@doggybk.com, call or text 917-621-6357, or stop by the…

Fundraising & Charity
0 Fort Greene General Store Holding Thanksgiving Food Drive

“It’s better to give than to receive,” the old saying goes. This adage may be slightly less true when it comes to “receiving gifts” (see: buying yourself a little something nice) from the Fort Greene General Store–but luckily for you, the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. This week, the store (located at 218 Dekalb Avenue between Clermont…

Transportation
0 Notes On The MTA’s Proposed Fare & Toll Hikes

Once again, the MTA has announced plans to raise fares and tolls – this time by 2 percent a year for the next two years. The 30-day MetroCard will definitely jump from $112 to $116.50, but the MTA is deliberating on whether to raise the price of the single ride MetroCard to $2.75 or keep it the same, effectively eliminating the bonus on the…

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0 Photo Finish: Among The Trunks

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, and subscribe to our daily newsletter.

Animals
0 Mr. Myrtle Needs A Home!

Mr. Myrtle hasn’t had it easy as of late–besides being initially mistaken for a pregnant female cat, the handsome chunker is currently in limbo at Who’s Your Doggy (197 Adelphi Street at Willoughby Avenue) without a foster home. The pet supply store posted the above photo of the Rubenesque cutie this morning along with a message: Mr.…

Food & Drink
0 New Daily Lunch & Brunch Coming To Two Area Restaurants

Two more restaurant options have recently become available to Fort Greene and Clinton Hill residents seeking a tasty midday meal–Marietta (285 Grand Avenue between Clifton and Lafayette) and Black Forest Brooklyn (733 Fulton Street between South Elliott Place and South Portland Avenue) have announced the addition of daily lunch and brunch services, respectively. Black Forest Brooklyn has been serving…

Neighbors
0 Missed Connection: Then You Walked Through My Doris

Were you enjoying libations with a pal near Franklin this weekend, then decided to return to the watering hole on your own? If you sensed a little something between you and a local lady, well, good news! Via a Craigslist post titled “Doris bar, Fulton St”: I was sitting near the door on this rainy…

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Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Weekend Events: Taste, Look & Listen Through November 23

Below you’ll find information on events through the weekend in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Check back in on Monday to see what’s scheduled for next week. Greene Grape Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting When: Friday, November 21, 6-8pm Where: Greene Grape Wine Store (765 Fulton Street between South Oxford and South Portland) What: Sip six handpicked wines paired…

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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. Large Studio by Pratt Available: Immediately Price: $1,895, plus broker…

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New Daily Lunch & Brunch Coming To Two Area Restaurants

Two more restaurant options have recently become available to Fort Greene and Clinton Hill residents seeking a tasty midday meal–Marietta (285 Grand Avenue between Clifton and Lafayette) and Black Forest Brooklyn (733 Fulton Street between South Elliott Place and South Portland Avenue) have announced the addition of daily lunch and brunch services, respectively. Black Forest Brooklyn has been serving…

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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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Notes On The MTA’s Proposed Fare & Toll Hikes

Once again, the MTA has announced plans to raise fares and tolls – this time by 2 percent a year for the next two years. The 30-day MetroCard will definitely jump from $112 to $116.50, but the MTA is deliberating on whether to raise the price of the single ride MetroCard to $2.75 or keep it the same, effectively eliminating the bonus on the…