Dog Lost Around Bed-Stuy or Bushwick

A local couple has lost their dog Luna in the Bed-Stuy, Bushwick area. They’ve started a Facebook account to help find her. Here’s a note if you happen to spot a lost pup:

Luna is a skittish dog. She will not want to be near people. The best way of getting her is to keep your eyes peeled and REPORT ANY SITINGS AT ALL. Call me, post here on her page or contact Sean Casey. We need to find a pattern so we can narrow down where she is hiding. She will likely be coming out at night and hiding during the day. It may take some time, but we will find her. Again, thank you everyone for your support.

If you see her, call the number posted above.

Art Event Happening Friday on Border of Bed-Stuy and Bushwick

The local arts collective Salomé ArtHaus is hosting an interesting event this Friday at 562 Evergreen Avenue, technically in Bushwick but not far from our neighborhood. Their project, called ArtLinks, pairs together artists who create in different disciplines. For five months the artists worked with strangers to create artworks that respond to the work made proceeding it. Now, the chain is complete, and Salomé is exhibiting the works and the process inside the Bushwick gallery. The collective said that from this chain “emerged serious, poignant works that evoke thoughts about the meaning of communication and cooperation across artistic genres and global boundaries.” The exhibition, the first for Salomé ArtHaus, includes 23 artists and 10 different pieces.

Tickets cost $7 online and $10 at the door–buy them here. And here are event details on Facebook.

Don’t Forget to Vote for Participatory Budgeting!

The residents of District 36, which covers Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights, have a slate of great things to vote for in this year’s participatory budgeting. This is an amazing opportunity for residents to vote on how they’d like their local representative to spend $1 million of the public budget. (Our rep is Council Member Robert Cornegy.) Some ballot measures include basketball court renovations for two gyms at MS 35 on Macdonough Street, the installation of closed circuit television security at the Nostrand Avenue subway, a technology expansion at P.S. 256, P.S. 289 and P.S. 305, and also resurfacing the streets with major cracks and potholes in parts of the Community Boards 8 and 3. You can view a map with all the local ballot proposals here.

This year it’s easier than ever to vote as you can do it online. Or, find voting sites within our district here. The only voting requirements are that you must live in a participating Council District and be at least 14 years old or served as a Budget Delegate this year. Voting closes soon, on Sunday, April 2nd!

Tonight: Pizza Fundraiser for a Bed-Stuy Nonprofit

Tonight, don’t miss the chance to eat a lot of pizza and support local organization Children of Promise, NYC. This is an award-winning organization nationally recognized for its work of empowering children of incarcerated parents–and a lot of the work happens right here in Bed-Stuy. To support its work, Children of Promise is hosting a pizza fundraiser from 7pm to 10:30pm. Here are details:

The event will include all-you-can-eat gourmet pizza and your choice of two free drinks with every $20 ticket. Enjoy slices of Margherita, pepperoni and Sicilian style cheese pizza all night thanks to Fortina Pizza, as well as complimentary soda and water. $4 drinks specials throughout the evening.

100% of proceeds benefits Children of Promise, NYC, the first and only after-school program and summer day camp in NYC specifically designed to meet the needs, interests and concerns of children left behind by parents serving time in prison.

Seems like great Friday night plans to me. Purchase tickets here.

Biggie Bags Available Today at Met Foods

Today is the 20th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s death, and the musician is being honored in an inventive way at the Met Foods on Fulton. Here are details:

As a kid, The Notorious B.I.G. bagged groceries at the Met Food Supermarket at 991 Fulton St. in Brooklyn. As a tribute, a limited edition of 100 custom-stenciled grocery bags were made for the family-owned grocery store to remember his legacy.

They will be available to the first one-hundred customers on Thursday 3/9.

Check out more photos of the project here. Beautiful work!

Biggie Bags

Stacked Yoga to Celebrate its One Year Anniversary this Weekend

Stacked yoga, bed-stuy

This Saturday Stacked Yoga will celebrate one year in the neighborhood at 405 Tompkins Avenue, between Jefferson and Hancock. The studio offers all types of classes including basic, restorative and “power remix” yoga. A drop in class costs $19, while new students can get two weeks of unlimited classes for $45.

Saturday, from 2 to 6pm, there will be music, food and yoga going down in the studio. If you’d like more details about the event, feel free to email And be sure to check out Stacked’s full class calendar on the website.

Two New Cafes Open on Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X Boulevards

Milk and Pull, 307 Malcolm X Boulevard

Two new cafes that have opened up in the neighborhood: the first is Milk and Pull, at 307 Malcolm X between Decatur and Bainbridge. The mini chain also has locations in Bushwick and Ridgewood. That’s a photo of their newest Bed-Stuy location above, where they’re serving coffee, tea, pastries, snacks, bagels and sandwiches.

Everyday Cafe, Bed-Stuy

Then there’s Everyday Coffee, now open at 380 Marcus Garvey Boulevard between Jefferson and Hancock. A Yelp review reports that the new spot offers baked goods from Bien Cuit, cookies from Ovenly, bagels, sandwiches, coffee and wifi.

Photos via Milk and Pull and Everyday Cafe