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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

BAM Screens Movie in FG Park – FREE

Saturday, June 27 at 8:30
Doors & live music at 6pm / Screening at 8:30pm
Outdoor screening in Fort Greene Park


BAM is screening a free movie this Saturday, June 27 in Fort Greene Park. The movie is called “What’s On Your Plate” and is a new film that’s being shown as part of Part of BAMcinemaFEST and Afro-Punk Festival. There will be seating available, or people can bring a blanket and sit on the grass.

Stop by the many restaurants, cafes, shops and boutiques of Fort Greene’s Dekalb Avenue before heading to the park.

About the film: “What’s On Your Plate
Through the eyes of two intelligent and inquisitive eleven-year-old girls from New York we follow the many paths, conflicting economics, and the disparate decision makers who all play a part in what we eat. A great film that presents a variety of perspectives on how food reaches our urban community and its associated challenges.

Make Music NY on Dekalb – June 21

MMNY_pigeon_colorSUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009 Stroll Fort Greene’s Dekalb Avenue and hear live musical performances all day starting at 11am and continuing until 8pm. (VIEW SCHEDULE) Performances at 3 locations: 1) Dekalb Avenue and Clermont, 2) Dekalb between Carlton and Adelphi and 3) in Fort Greene Park at the Martyrs Monument. There will be over 850 concerts throughout NYC on this one day event MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK, and on Dekalb Avenue there will be a mix of Afro Beat, Japanese Gypsy Rock, Electrified Folk Country & Jazz, plus Gospel and a full program of Opera. Bring dad and have something to eat at one of the many outdoor restaurants and cafes or pick up food for a picnic in Fort Greene Park. Subway: Q/R to DEKALB. 2/3/4/5 to NEVINS. A/C to LAFAYETTE. G to FULTON STREET. And just about every train stops at FLATBUSH.

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.

Fort Greene: A “Green” destination

PHOTO: offManhattan.com

PHOTO: offManhattan.com

The website “offManhattan.com” promotes “destinations off the island that are reachable without a car” therefore being “GREEN” outings. A recent post titled “A Spring Fling in Fort Greene” called-out Fort Greene as a “Green” adventure with DEKALB AVENUE destinations MADIBA and LOU LOU, plus nearby OLEA leading the way. Not only can people reach the heart of Fort Greene easily by the ever environmentally-friendly NYC subway from any part of Manhattan (Westside 2/3/B/D/A/C…. East Side 4/5… plus the Q/R/N and even the M/Z) and from Queens and Park Slope, there’s the beloved G-train!).

LONG ISLAND residents: leave your car on the island and get to Dekalb Avenue by taking the energy-efficient LIRR to Atlantic Avenue and walking along the tree-lined blocks of the Fort Greene Historic District – lined with 130-year-old brownstones that are filled with recycled and reused period materials inside and out!

FOOT POWER? Reduce your carbon footprint even more by taking a nice walk across the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridges to Fort Greene… made easier with thoughts of a bite to eat or something to drink waiting for you at an outdoor cafe at the end of your stroll.

Another “green” activity in Fort Greene: the BROOKLYN FLEA -with its vintage treasures and crafts it’s recycling raised to an art form. The BROOKLYN FLEA on Lafayette Avenue is only one block from restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and boutiques of DEKALB AVENUE and the Olmstead & Vaux masterpiece Fort Greene Park where the FARMER’S MARKET sets up shop every Saturday selling lots of… greens!

“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.