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[Where: Brooklyn Flea, Vanderbilt Ave & Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn 11205]

I’ve never been a cheerleader of the flea. But that may have changed today. Maybe the difference is that I actually needed something specific (some work-appropriate jewelry) but I also think the endeavour finally fits in with Fort Greene.  The deejay playing everything from Michael Jackson to Fela Kuti to British House may or may not have contributed to that. And then there were these unexpected treats:

  • Cocoa and Agave together i.e. “good for you chocolate” – Sadly I can’t remember the dark chocolate merchant’s name who sold me the cocoa ice cream. Got a rich cocoa ice at the Fine & Raw Chocolate booth. I was enchanted to recognize the wrapper of the chocolate bars on the table as I bought some at Choice Greene last sunday. Both the “ice cream” (which is dairyless) and the chocolate bars are made with agave syrup and 70 to 80% cocoa.
  • McClure’s pickles – Not something I set out to get. But the merchant sought me out and was quite charming. He explained that the pickle company employed three people: him in NY and the owner’s parents in Detroit. There were dill pickles and hot (capsaicin) pickles. There was also a lovely grainy mustard. So fresh. Sulfite free. I was in heaven. Now in my fridge, the pickles are irrestible and I’m eating them as snacks.
  • Oh and I should mention I tasted some excellent ricotta from Salvatore, a ricotta maker which sells to restaurants but not yet to stores. They were serving it on bruschetta with prosciutto and in canolis. Yum. The name will come back to me eventually.
  • Bracelets made out of old records – Didn’t get to buy any but may end up going back for these.

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[where: BAM, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn 11217]

Click on the slideshow below to see Pratt students’ amazing recession-friendly designs. Proof that Pratties aren’t just good for getting drunk on one dollar PBRs at Rope.

“”Design for a Dollar”: Pratt Students Get a Lot of Bang for a Buck” Slideshow | Fast Company.Cl

[where: Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn 11205]

Charlotta Janssen, founder of the Great Wall of Brooklyn, explains that 4 artists will be displayed a year and community residents will get to vote them in at a community meeting.
[where: Chez Lola, 387 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn NY 11205 ]
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The Great Wall of Brooklyn people asked me to share this with you:

April 24, 2009

*Launch of the Great Wall of Brooklyn in Fort Greene, Brooklyn (Saturday,
May 9th).*
Bad Timing. So What?  There is never a bad time for great art.
Yes, we know all about the economic crisis.  Many people are surprised to
hear our ambitions about starting a new arts organization in the present
climate.  But, great art can, and will, flourish in difficult times.*

And so, we present our highly anticipated launch project:

*”Achtung Baby… Here Comes the Next Great Depression”*
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