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The owners of Wally’s Square Root café told me the other day while I was brunching at their place that they noticed I, along with Clinton Hill Blog and Clinton Hill Foodie, had stopped blogging. I replied: “Actually I never stopped blogging. It’s just that I switched to “micro-blogging” ahem… tweeting.”

Too bad I never got around to posting about this switch. But it is never too late. So yes, please refer to @myrtleshuffle on Twitter from here on. It also feeds live to this blog at the bottom left.

See you around the hood!

Just so you know, philosophically I am now at a different place than when I started this blog. Whereas new restaurants were exciting to me a few years ago, now as the neighborhood looks and feels increasingly more like Manhattan, they sometimes make me nostalgic for the way things used to be. So I’ve decided to post more about the things that do not cost money and less about the stuff that might give folks considering moving to the new trendy hood but who only care about “amenities” the wrong kind of idea about the soul of Fort Greene. In other words: I would rather no longer contribute to the cultural carnage that has slowly taken place in Fort Greene over the twelve or so years that I have lived here and therefore I no longer post exclusively about the things I do here that happen to cost money.

Also, as I feel more and more bored by Fort Greene’s boilerplate Mcmakeover, I am increasingly hanging out everywhere else in Brooklyn that reminds me of the old Fort Greene: Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights and Flatbush. Hope you enjoy the ride if you choose to come along.

[Where: 1116 Bedford, Brooklyn 11216 ]

Didn’t get to eat here but menu looks good. Mixture of French and Senegalese.
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Yes the miracle of my leaving Ft. Greene at random was made possible by the new bike. But my hopes of spending time with the Cosbys of Bed-Stuy  (i.e. the Porters, proud owners of the shop) are now dashed for at least another week. I should have known: they’re away for Memorial Day! Doh.

[where: Bread Stuy, 401 Lewis Ave Brooklyn, NY 11233]

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Happened upon it on my way to Prospect Park! Congrats to Tricia Lee for expanding so quickly from the location on Myrtle! I must say I’m a little jealous that the Vanderbilt patrons get to enjoy the more spacious of the two locations. But I also know we have a special place in Tricialee’s heart.

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[where: Polish Bar of Brooklyn, 641 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY ]
[where: Polish Bar of Brooklyn, 470 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn 11205]

Waiting for a Cora Dance performance to start. The performance tonight was an excerpt of a dance recital called “Prey”. Breathtaking. Followed by a Q&A with the choreographer whose name I’ll post later.
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