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Monthly Archives: April 2009

The soccer saga continues.

The latest is here:
http://fort-greene.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/20/parks-dept-update-no-soccer-ban-now/

My position is best summarized by the many comments I’ve made here:
http://fort-greene.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/17/soccer-solution/

If you think soccer should stay in the park, please let Tish James and the Comish know that a ban is not a compromise. No soccer at all means a few stakeholders in the Park get their way at the expense of others.

The best outcome is a win-win outcome and those who want to play soccer should get to do that some of the time.

THE PARK IS OUR COMMUNAL BACKYARD.

Tish James’ info is here at her City Council page:
http://council.nyc.gov/d35/html/members/home.shtml
718-260-9191

Commissioner Julius Spiegel:
http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_about/people/people.html
718-965-8920

Just in time for summer. Looks like this new wooden bench is only the beginning too.
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[where: Pillow, 505 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205]

[Where: 438 Myrtle ave, Brooklyn NY 11205 ]
Though announcements were made several months ago, now that this place is almost ready to open, one must ask: couldn’t this place have been Vietnamese instead of Thai? It’s going to be competing with Myrtle Thai, Thai 101 and Manee Thai, all within a 5-7 block radius.
Update: This is Myrtle Thai moving down the block. (Thanks to all of the commenters who chimed in!)

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From under the shed in the backyard, savouring the yummy L’Océane egg whites, cream cheese and crab omelet.

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[where: Loulou, 222 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205]

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]

[where: 222 Dekalb ave, Brooklyn, 11205 ]

Lulu is such a different experience in the Spring and Summer, when you can sit in the adorable patio. They also offer a French toast side which solves that savory/sweet brunch dilemma.

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[where: Madiba, 195 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, 11205]

So when I get out of the Nevins or Dekalb stops I know I can stop in there for quick health/organic staples. Too bad I get off the G these days…

[where: 110 Dekalb, Brooklyn 11217 ]
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Wasn’t exactly thrilled with the Vietnamese Lemongrass Salad with brown rice. Hoping dessert will be better… Let’s see: rather sticky and definitely chewy. Oh well.

The chefs here are asleep except for their mouth watering rice crispies treats and the eggs benedict at brunch.

[where: Rice 166 Dekalb, Brooklyn 11238 ]
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Just purchased one at Gnarly Vines along with a Hope bottle of wine for my Easter meal on Long Island. Oh and they’re open til 6pm in case you were wondering. (Not true of the liquor shop at the corner of Washington.)

[where: 350 Myrtle ave, Brooklyn 11205 ]
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