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Habana Outpost is showing Michael Jackson videos tonight in lieu of the customary feature.
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[where: Chez Lola, 387 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn NY 11205 ]

Councilwoman Tish James spoke earlier followed by the collapse residents. They expressed needing immediate items like bedding and t-shirts. One man talked about having two t-shirts since the disaster. Ppl were free to donate discrete items in lieu or in addition to cash.
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[Where: Obama Grocery Store, 411 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn 11205 ]

While hanging out at the Myrtle collapse fundraiser today, someone pointed out this future spot to me.
Is this a bit much? Calls to mind the Obama Fried Chicken that the community in Flatbush protested. Curious to see how Clinton Hill will take this… Personally, I find the use of Obama’s likeness for purely commercial purposes opportunistic and unsettling.

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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: Madiba, 195 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, 11205]

[Where: Olivino Wine Bar, 899 Fulton St, Brooklyn 11237 ]

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That’s the good news. Bad news is R.I.P. Michael Jackson!

[where: Olivino Wine Bar, 899 Fulton St, Brooklyn 11237 ]
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Donations for Andrew Schneider

Donations for Anh Nguyen and Andrew Schneider

Donations for Jess Banning

Donations for other tenants via Letitia James – Team Tish blog.

[where: 493 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn 11205]

[Where: 1116 Bedford, Brooklyn 11216 ]

Didn’t get to eat here but menu looks good. Mixture of French and Senegalese.
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