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Cortelyou Farmers’ Market is open!

Okay, so I’m late on this one. photo by Flatbush Gardener Last Sunday was the season opener for the Cortelyou Road Greenmarket, and it was a very festive occasion! Kids and parents crowded the playground, a klezmer band played, and the market manager cooked up apple-rutabaga compote while conducting a color-coded survey about what additional […]

Flatbush CommUNITY Garden kicks off!

Flatbush CommUNITY Garden kicks off!

Last night was the first meeting to brainstorm and plan for the new Flatbush CommUNITY Garden. A group of 20+ people met at P.S. 217 to share their ideas of what they’d like this neighborhood resource to become. In addition to growing vegetables and fruits and flowers, what many of us expressed was the desire […]

Flatbush Community Garden Meeting!

Flatbush Community Garden Meeting!

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Flatbush Food Co-op Grand Opening tomorrow!

The folks who’ve been bringing organic food to our neighborhood since 1976 are holding the official celebration of their large and beautiful new store tomorrow! Here’s the details: All are invited to the grand opening celebration to mark Flatbush Food Coop’s move into our newly renovated space at 1415 Cortelyou Rd. The FFC is a […]

Public Meeting to discuss Ocean/Parkside improvements

Our neighbors to the north at Hawthorne Street blog in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens (part of Flatbush? You decide…) have been discussing the horrifically dangerous entrance to Prospect Park at Ocean and Parkside Avenues for some months now, and have formed a local Livable Streets group called PLG Public Works to address this and other traffic-related issues. […]

A Photoblog Tribute to Brooklyn

One of the highlights of last night’s Brooklyn Blogfest was this piece, put together by Brooklyn Optimist and made up entirely of photos from lovely and talented Brooklyn photobloggers (including locals Flatbush Gardener and Fading Ad Blog). Take 5 minutes and have a look.

Springtime in Newkirk Plaza

A musician enjoys the sunshine. P1010421, originally uploaded from Flickr by Sustainable Flatbush. Spring flowers in front of Almac Hardware. P1010422, originally uploaded from Flickr by Sustainable Flatbush.

Ditmas Park West Tree Planting

These photos were taken at Sunday morning’s 14th Annual Ditmas Park West Tree Planting. It was a really nice way to meet neighbors, add some greenery to the landscape, and be part of a longstanding neighborhood tradition. Thanks to David Ford, Dan Shapiro, Ditmas Park West Neighborhood Association, and the whole crew. For more photos […]

Return to the Blogosphere

Okay, it’s true: I haven’t been on the blog much these days. The last post was on April 19th; more than a day or two without posting in the blogging world is enough to make one feel like Rip Van Winkle. I could point out that a sudden (and welcome) avalanche of gainful employment took […]

Street-Tree Walking Tour next Sunday!

Street-Tree Walking Tour next Sunday!