Bohaus is Now Offering Local Flower and Plant Delivery

Bohaus Coffee and Flowers, 406 marcus garvey boulevard

Bohaus Coffee and Flowers, the cute cafe that opened last year at 406 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, is now offering local flower and plant deliveries. Here’s word from co-owner Jenny Hauser:

After being opened for a little over 6 months and getting lots of feedback, we recently launched our flower/plant delivery program in the Bedstuy area. We offer a unique yet classy variety of arrangements for any occasion and we are now available to do weddings/other events! We are excited to offer this to the community! For info on delivery and other services, customers can visit bohausbk.com. As always, everyday, we offer a vast selection of flowers, plants, and (of course) coffee in our retail shop.

Arrangements on the website range from $50 up to $140, with delivery fees between $10 and $15. See photos of the lovely types of flower arrangements after the jump.

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Blink Fitness Now Open at 1413 Fulton Street

blink fitness, bed stuy, 1413 Fulton Street

Blink Fitness has opened its 50th location right here in Bed-Stuy, at 1413 Fulton Street (between Marcy and Tompkins). The gym comes staffed with a team of certified personal trainers. The bright, open gym design utilizes colors scientifically proven to enhance mood, and the music is specifically selected to motivate members. As a Blink rep tells us, “The opening of the 50th club comes five years after Blink opened its first location in 2011, and Blink is committed to providing its high-quality experience to the members of the local Bed-Stuy community.”

Gym hours are Monday-Thursday from 5am to 11pm, Friday from 5am to 10pm and weekends from 7am to 7pm. Memberships–which you can check out here–range from $15 to $25 a month. See interior photos of the space, as well as some grand opening shots, after the jump.

More photos here

Bed-Stuy Has Ramen Now!

Nana Ramen, Bed-Stuy, 330 Malcolm X Boulevard

Just in time for winter: Nana Ramen is open! We got a sneak peek of the space over the summer and they just opened to the public this week. Apparently Nana’s debut went well — according to Facebook, almost 100 bowls of ramen were served for opening night.

The 700-square-foot restaurant is located at 330 Malcolm X Boulevard, between Decatur and Bainbridge. The owner is behind the Asian fusion restaurant Nana, which has closed in Park Slope, and the Asian restaurant Hachi, in Williamsburg. The Bed-Stuy menu has a nice selection of small dishes, which include gyoza, shrimp shumai, tofu, tempura and sashimi. There are seven types of ramen, priced between $11 and $13. We hear the Spicy Miso (with chashu, scallion and baby bok choi) is delicious. Can’t wait to try.

Photo via Facebook

Mark Your Calendar for the Macon Library Friends Group Meeting

Macon Street Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, Bed-Stuy

Support your local library! The Macon Library (located at 361 Lewis Avenue) is assembling a group of Bed-Stuy residents that can help advocate for the local branch in the new year. The first meeting of the Macon Library’s Friend Group for 2017 will be held on Thursday, January 12th. Here are all the details:

We would like to invite you to an information session for Macon Library’s Friend Group on January 12th at 6:30pm. This meeting is for anyone interested in advocating, engaging, supporting, and fundraising for your local branch! This is a great way to get involved in your local community and meet new people. Our goal is to gather a diverse and multigenerational group of volunteers who are dedicated to making positive changes in the library and help it reflect the vibrant community of Bed-Stuy. All are welcomed and please invite your friends. We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Indie Artists’ Holiday Market Happening This Weekend

shoestring holiday bazaar

This event isn’t quite in Bed-Stuy but it’s close, just south of Atlantic Avenue on Classon. Shoestring Press is hosting its annual holiday bazaar this Sunday, December 18​th, from noon until 7pm. The event will feature work from local artists that include prints, textiles, drawings, paintings, illustrations, comics, zines and various other merchandise. There will also be hot spiced cider and holiday treats available.

So if you’re looking to gift your friends and family with local artwork, look no further! The event is located at 663 and 640 Classon Avenue–you can take the C to Franklin Avenue, the A to Nostrand, the G to Classon, or the B48 and B65 bus lines.

Become a friend of the Macon Library!

Macon Street Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, Bed-Stuy

Looking for a way to support the Bed-Stuy community? Here’s a great opportunity: the Macon Library is looking for support. Here’s their message:

My name is Ellen Weaver and I am the children’s librarian at the Macon branch of the Brooklyn Public Library located at 361 Lewis Avenue between Halsey and Macon street. I am reaching out to let you know that the library is looking for locals who are interested in becoming Friends of Macon Library and I though that your page would be a great resource to get the word out. The mission of the Friends Group is to advocate, engage, support, and fundraise for the library. We truly believe that there is something for everyone at the library and we want to make the library the best it can possibly be, but we can’t do this without the input, talent, and dedication from the Bed-Stuy community. You can find us here on Facebook or give the library at call at 718-573-5606 to be added to our Friends interest list.

There has been so much concern about how to engage after the recent election, and this seems like an excellent way to donate your time to the community and support things–like public libraries–that are already great assets in our city and country. Thank you for considering!

Petition Emerges to Stop the Shabbat Sirens on Myrtle and Bedford

There is now a petition up in regards to sirens placed on the roof of the Bais Yaakov Nechemia D’satmar Synagogue, located at 690 Myrtle Avenue on the corner of Bedford. The emergency siren was recently installed to sound the shabbat, and it’s loud–you can listen in the video above. Those residents in proximity to the sirens who are not Hasidic feel like “this noise is an absolute violent affront to those of us that have lived here for many years,” according to an email sent to me. Some residents are already in communication with the Department of Environmental Protection and the mayor’s office, and I’m told there is a court case about the matter coming up in January.

Here’s a bit from the petition: “We understand and respect the rights of everyone to practice their religion as they please but not at the expense of others health and quality of life. We the undersigned ask that the siren be replaced with something less invasive.” The goal is to reach 200 signatures and as of this post, 130 people have signed.