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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: sushiD, 207 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, 11205]
[where: Brooklyn BlogFest, powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201]
[where: Rope, 415 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, 11205]

That was the day I rediscovered SushiD after a hellish workday. I’d neglected it lately for Yamashiro on Myrtle. Their brown rice Dragon Roll was yummy.

During that meal, this tweet struck my attention:

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This party’s non-jeans wearing crowd brings the FiveSpot’s potential to life every 4th Saturday of the month. If you’re nostalgic of the days when people dressed up to go dancing in coordinated pairs, you’ll probably enjoy it. I attended the very first one two months ago. Resident DJ’s Mr Robinson and DJ Honky spin rare northern soul in between live performances by 60s singers. This Saturday Young Jessie from the Coasters is expected. Tickets are $7 on presale at or $10 at the door.

[where: 459 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205]

Finally a really good pick for the Love category on this blog! Spotted at Maggie Brown (455 Myrtle) recently:

See their website.

Have neglected Maggie Brown’s a bit on this blog. No more.
I remember being so happy when they first arrived on Myrtle. It is also where I celebrated Christmas one year that my sister was away. And where I mourned an important relationship. Since the bar there has seen my joys and my tears (literally), it deserves more of my love.
Meghan, Rashida and the other bartenders mix some great drinks too. Mojitos especially.
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Equals $1 PBRs and lots of Pratt students.
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Dope Jams is a vintage record shop on Myrtle and Classon which hosts a deejayed free monthly house music party. This month’s was held Saturday night.

Dope Jams party, April 08

Dope Jams Party, Myrtle Avenue