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Uncommon Grounds Pitches Outdoor Seating

Brownstoner reports that Uncommon Grounds, which is currently closed for renovations, will be asking CB2 to allow it to add outdoor seating at tonight's meeting. The cafe, which is transforming itself into a restaurant, is located on the busy corner of Henry and Cranberry Streets in the North Heights. The question here is: Should CB2 […]

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Uncommon Grounds Getting Facelift

Uncommon Grounds at 50 Henry Street has announced it will undergo renovations including the addition of a “full kitchen”. The coffee shop, which opened earlier this year appears to be the most trafficked of the revamped “Corner of Cranberry” establishments.  Its coffee and free wifi have received many kudos from neighbors.

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Comedy at Uncommon Grounds

According to its website, Thursday is comedy night at Uncommon Grounds on Henry Street. Comic Jeff Kreisler (who won an award named after Bill Hicks) and "up and comer" Elizabeth Kenney will perform this week (5/3). Cover is $5. Hopefully the venue's long awaited coffee maker will also be in attendance. Here's Kreisler in action:

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Artsy? Uncommon Grounds Wants You!

If you're an artist and would like your work displayed in public, then Uncommon Grounds on Henry Street is looking for you. According to its website, the newly minted coffee shop/jazz club/comedy club is soliciting art submissions for display at the store. For more information contact them at:

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Bitter Behind Uncommon Grounds and Oven

We’ve learned via his message board that Chris Fehlinger, the founder of the Bitter Waitress website and former GM of Food Maestro is involved with both Uncommon Grounds (which he says was put together in 10 days) and Oven on Henry Street. The concepts of both places are promising. This 1999 interview gives us […]

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Uncommon Grounds to Feature Live Shows?

Over the weekend, Uncommon Grounds fleshed out its website a little — an "invitation only" performance dubbed "Uncommon Comedy" by comic Andy Vastola will take place there on Thursday. No word on an official opening date. Also this promotional text has appeared: Brooklyn hasn't always been the center of the coffee universe, in fact the […]

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New Neighbor: Uncommon Grounds

A sign has been posted on the Henry Street site formerly known as Cranberry Place announcing that Uncommon Grounds is opening there soon. Update: The Uncommon Grounds web address,, is registered under  Christopher Fehlinger’s name. Fehlinger is the force behind the bitterwaitress website (we love it) and we also believe he was manager of […]

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Best Coffee in Brooklyn Heights Open Thread #3

The coffee “war” in Brooklyn Heights is always evolving as our BCOTs of the past show.  The first, in 2007, featured votes for the now defunct Busy Chef and hope for its sister store, the short lived Uncommon Grounds.  Last year,  a healthy debate raged over neighborhood staples such as Cranberries and some of those […]

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Fish ‘n’ Chip Paper: 4/13/09

Here are some of last week’s stories you may have missed: Only on BHB: The Shrubbery Returns Heights History: Hotel St. George Pool Poster Clark Street Easter Explosion St. George Mural Destroyed, Dumped Mural at St. George Pool Slated for Destruction Waiting for Ganesh at The Brooklyn Artists Gym Busy Chef Space on Henry Now […]

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Busted Chef Update: The Eagle Gets Into It

The Brooklyn Eagle finally posted their “Busted Chef” story: Several employees spoke to the Eagle on condition of anonymity. One said that other employees may have been in on the scheme, and had been fired. He added that workers’ checks had bounced multiple times, although not recently. According to the Eagle, Kaufman was merely a […]

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