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Bargains on Dekalb Avenue – via NY Daily News

Dekalb Avenue's Andy Poulos of Andy's Clinton Hill Diner - PHOTO: Siegel for News

Dekalb Avenue's Andy Poulos of Andy's Clinton Hill Diner - PHOTO: Siegel for News

In case you haven’t seen this one, the NY DAILY NEWS recently ran an article about how there are bargains to be had in Fort Greene… and check this out…. most of the bargains they talked about were along Dekalb Avenue. There’s always deals to be had whether it’s all-you-can-eat Mussels at Chez Oskar or the special menus at Cafe e Vino or free wine tastings at Thirst. Here’s a sampling of the other finds the Daily News discovered:

PHARMACY: Behrens Pharmacy,
231 DeKalb Ave (@ CLERMONT).; (718) 638-4350
The first thing you’ll notice when you step into Behrens Pharmacy is how jam-packed the shelves are. The next thing you’ll notice is how low the prices are. Behrens offers unusually good deals on name-brand cosmetics and toiletries. Be sure to check out the selection of greeting cards for only 99 cents each.

TAKEOUT: Black Iris, 228 DeKalb Ave. (@ CLERMONT); (718) 852-9800
A neighborhood favorite, Black Iris serves up tasty Middle Eastern cuisine at reasonable prices seven days a week. Pick up an order of takeout, dine in or take advantage of the free delivery service, but just be sure to try it. Falafel sandwiches are $4.50 and individual 10-inch “pitzas” start at $5.

DINER: Andy’s Clinton Hill Restaurant
245 DeKalb Ave. (@ VANDERBILT); (718) 398-8112
The most popular items on this diner’s menu include whole wheat pancakes and waffles and assorted Greek specialties. In addition to favorites like omelets and burgers, Andy’s offers menu items not found at the average diner, such as broiled tilapia with a choice of two sides for $8.25 and a selection of beer and wines.

GROCERY STORE: Fort Greene Food Market, 186 DeKalb Ave. (@ CARLTON);
(718) 858-4438
Head to this neighborhood market for basic groceries such as extra large eggs for $1.99 a dozen and your choice of two Tropicana juices for $3. Or skip the trip to the store and have your groceries delivered. Delivery is free.

DRY CLEANERS AND LAUNDERMAT: Chinese Laundry and Dry Cleaners, 178 DeKalb Ave.(@ CARLTON); (718) 858-3648
For more than 50 years, Fort Greene residents have known where to turn for their dry cleaning and alteration needs. A variety of alterations are available from basic hems to inner lining replacement. Get your shirts and pants dry cleaned for $3 and jackets and uniforms for $6.

COFFEE SHOP: Bittersweet,
180 DeKalb Ave. (@ CARLTON); (718) 852-2556
From the $2.50 children’s cone to the 16-ounce coffees for $2, there is something for customers of all ages at Bittersweet. Purchase one of their reusable tumblers and get 25 cents off every coffee you buy to fill it. Want something sweet to pair with your cup of joe? The tasty Balthazar baked goods here are sold for 50% off starting at 3:30 p.m. every day.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/brooklyn/2009/08/11/2009-08-11_savings_in_fort_greene.html#ixzz0PirkedE4

Art, Food, Wine… What a Weekend!

2009 Sonya Studio Stroll, Saturday/Sunday, May 16-17 (Rain or Shine)

2009 Sonya Studio Stroll, Saturday/Sunday, May 16-17 (Rain or Shine)


The Annual SONYA STUDIO STROLL, showcasing more than 40 artists and their work, plus several public art projects and the PRATT sculpture garden open to the public, is to be held this Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, 2009. It’s FREE… self-guided so you go at your own pace… and is a great way to see the variety of talent in the visual arts that has long made Fort Greene famous. Some art you’ll see in the artist’s own working studios. Other art might be on display in the parlor of their home. And still others are on display in galleries or in retail stores. You can browse like you are visiting one of New York’s great gallery districts or museums (though one lined with historic brownstones and great restaurants, sidewalk cafes and shops!). You can also say to yourself… “that would be great to have on my wall at home!” — because much of the art will be available for purchase.

For a MAP and LISTING of the artists, visit sonyaonline.org.

DEKALB AVENUE with all its restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops runs through the heart of the tour route, with about half the locations above Dekalb and the other half just below it. So download the map and artists’ listings, pick out the art that sounds interesting (and a couple of extras just to broaden your horizons!), plan your route and know that you have lots of opportunities to stop for a break along the way (that’s where the food & wine comes in).

FYI: The artist’s locations are open from 12 noon – 6:00PM on both Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine.

Bless this House

St. Patrick's Day on Dekalb Avenue, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, USA

St. Patrick's Day on Dekalb Avenue, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, USA


Brooklyn Public House, hedging its bets, had their establishment blessed by a Priest – in a tradition that has its roots in Ireland. Check out this article in the NY Times/Fort Greene Blog. And from DEKALB AVENUE in Fort Greene… yes, Greene!, a Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all.

Restaurant Week Wine Tasting x6 – Tuesday 6-8pm

Kermit Lynch at THIRSTOn Tuesday, March 24th from 6-8pm – in the heart of restaurant week in the heart of Fort Greene – there will be a free in-store wine tasting at THIRST WINE MERCHANTS with SIX WINEMAKERS IMPORTED BY KERMIT LYNCH (wines and the wine makers, all imported and through customs… and in this cozy store!). Kermit Lynch has been importing natural wines and writing about them for four decades. He’s primarily known as an importer of French wines, but he also brings in a number of excellent Italian producers that we’re proud to represent. This will be a unique opportunity to meet several of his winemakers and taste their wines – all within steps of Dekalb Avenue’s DINE IN BROOKLYN restaurant week restaurants. Thirst Wine Merchants, 187 Dekalb Avenue (@ Carlton Avenue), in Fort Greene (“Brooklyn’s latest culinary mecca” – NY Times 3/8/09)

“Brooklyn’s latest culinary mecca” – NY Times 3/8/09

There you have it, straight from the pages of the Sunday New York Times. In an article in the REAL ESTATE section, “Living in/Fort Greene”, the Times’ writer Jeff Vandam described Fort Greene as “….Brooklyn’s latest culinary mecca, bewitching foodies with hip, minimalist restaurants.” He continued giving a shout-out to DEKALB AVENUE as attracting attention for its food and its restaurants drawing raves. Check out the article, and then the restaurants… and shops… and boutiques… and salons… and now even a brand new pub.

How about a Pint? Seems like they’ve been here forever.

WELCOME to Dekalb Avenue’s newest merchant, the Brooklyn Public House (near Vanderbilt Avenue), pouring draft beers in a welcoming setting. Check out this post on the NY Times’ Fort Greene Blog.

Tillie’s March Music Events and Art Show

Music in the air, art on the walls and coffee in your cup. Tillies of Brooklyn has announced its March 2009 schedule of events. Live music every Fridays at 8:00pm, includes Newxotica, Skyfall, Josh Lutz and Interchange.

Live Music on Fridays at 8pm

Live Music on Fridays at 8pm

All music shows have a cover of $5; $3 with student ID.

OPEN MIC (no cover)
Thursdays, March 12 and 26, 2009.
8:00pm Sign-up
8:30pm Performance

ART EXHIBIT
Anders Knutsson/Prints and Paintings
March 16 – April 18, 2009
From the artist’s statement: “These paintings and prints are like portraits – homages to particularly fascinating individual trees I have met. Many grow around Brooklyn. I also travel to find trees that compel and challenge me as a painter…”

For more information and directions to Tillie’s, see our website http://www.tilliesofbrooklyn.com or call Patricia Mulcahy at 718 783-6140.