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Cranberry Street Fair Saturday

The 45th annual Cranberry Street Fair will take place on Cranberry between Hicks and Willow streets this Saturday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. As the Eagle reports, there will be live jazz, belly dancing, a bakeoff, fortune tellers, and many things, from books to tchatchkes, for sale. Free coffee and tea, to […]

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How did the Fruit Streets Get Their Names?

The Times’ “New York Today” offers an explanation…or two…without actually taking a stand. Cranberry, Orange and Pineapple Streets. A vitamin C trifecta. Why do these streets in Brooklyn bear names both boggy and tropical? As it turns out, there is no definitive answer to today’s question. Click away to see what Mrs. Middagh might have had to […]

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Flowers that Bloom in the Spring

Now that spring is here in almost full force and temperatures are climbing, on my customary morning walks over the past few days, I’ve seen blossoms in profusion in many locations, starting with these in the garden outside my building on Montague Street. There are more photos and there is more text after the jump. […]

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Cranberry Street’s Richanda Rhoden Is NY1’s ‘New Yorker Of The Week’

Long time Cranberry Street resident and the creator of the Cranberry Street Fair Richanda Rhoden has been named NY1’s ‘New Yorker of the Week”. Oddly enough, the fair’s origins are similar to the founding of this site — newbies to the nabe looking to meet the neighbors: NY1: When Richanda Rhoden and her husband moved […]

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Jack The Horse Tavern Looking To Expand On Cranberry Street

The stalwart Jack The Horse Tavern plans to open an adjoining retail store with overflow seating, according to a notice posted at the secondary locale at 37A Cranberry Street, the former space of Browning Frames. The beloved restaurant—located at at 66 Hicks Street at the corner of Cranberry—is seeking a license to sell and serve […]

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Pumpkinman Coming to Cranberry Street

The space at 37 Cranberry Street, formerly occupied by Browning Frames and Prints, looks to have a new tenant. While the windows are covered, a sign hangs on the door reading “Pumpkinman”.

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Cranberry Street Poster: Don’t Feed the Rats!

Moments after reading one resident’s poster on Cranberry Street about the proper disposal of dog poop, we spotted another across the street about the War on Rats. As any resident of Brooklyn Heights knows, we are in a constant battle with these vile creatures. That is clearly one of the motivations of the poster who […]

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Dog Poop Showdown on Cranberry Street

In the aftermath of last week’s Mom vs. Wack Jobs in Brooklyn Heights debate comes evidence of another controversy brewing in the neighborhood. The issue: Dog owners who dump their pooch’s poo into someone else’s garbage. One resident of Cranberry Street has had enough and posted this quite polite and reasonable notice on the street:

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Birthplace of Whitman’s ‘Leaves Of Grass,’ Cranberry & Fulton, 1949

This sketch of the “Birthplace of Walt Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’” depicts the corner of Cranberry & Fulton streets (which is now along Cadman Plaza West heading to Old Fulton Street) dated September 11, 1949. It is signed by Josephine Barry. Legend has it that the red brick print shop in Brooklyn Heights where Walt […]

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Bricks Fall From Assumption Church on Cranberry Street

A part of the facade of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church at 55 Cranberry Street fell to the ground on Tuesday morning. No one was injured. The sidewalk in front of the building has been closed to pedestrians.

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