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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

For all those Chocolate Lovers.


If you are truly a chocolate lover, this is the place to go in Brooklyn. They craft the finest quality chocolate desserts from their irresistible Browne-Sundae to their Oprah adored Chocolate Layer Cake. 

Everything is hand-made by Pastry Chefs.  They use the BEST all natural ingredients. 

At the Chocolate Room everything is fabulousy chocolate. 

The Chocolate Room has a large selection of desserts                      
  • Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Pies
  • Signature Desserts
  • Shakes&Floats
  • Homemade Ice cream
  • Chocolate Drinks
  • Specialty Drinks
  • Coffee&Espresso
  • Tea
  • Beer
  • Sauces
  • Toppings
  • Wine    
The Chocolate Room is a cozy shop where you can indulge yourself with the best chocolate. It's like a childhood dream in a sophisticated grown-up cafe. They have fans of all ages.

I am definitely one. I knew about The Chocolate Room, but never had the opportunity to visit it. This weekend was my birthday and a good friend of mine bought me a Chocolate Cupcake from them, but I'm sad to say that i didn't even had the chance to take a picture. It was that good and all i have to show for it is the bag that the cupcake came in. It's a definite yes when it came to their chocolate. Great place to take your Honey for Valentine's Day.    

They have 2 locations:          
  • TCR Parkslope 
                  86 Fifth Ave.
                  Brooklyn, New York 11217
                  (718)-783-2900
  • TRC Cobblehill
                  269 Court St.
                  Brooklyn, New York 
                  (718)-246-2600       
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Chocolate-Room/30541469113?fref=ts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Would your child walk away with a stranger?, this is the time to find out.




This Workshop was schedule for Feb. 9,2013, but due to the storm it was schedule for the date below.

Parents, how sure you are that your young one won't walk away with
a stranger?  You don't know if your child can be a victim of a kidnapper. If you're not sure of this answer please attend this Free Event.


The Brooklyn Blizzards Youth Organization, Youth Services Section & Community Affairs Bureau presents

                  Kids fun day & Child Abduction Workshop.
                                Saturday, April 13, 2013.@
                   The Betty Shabazz School/IS/PS 298
                                        1 pm-6 pm

Come out for a day of FUN, FOOD, GAMES and PRIZES. Live Music & Entertainment.
           
 Parents with children between the ages of 5-17 should attend this event.

You must call to register for this event.  They will also be offering SAFE CHILD id's.

They also be having

  • Basketball games
  • Double Dutch Contest
  • Video Game Contest
  • Dance Contest
  • Board Game Contest
  • Arts&Craft 
  • Checkers
  • Chess
  • Spelling Bee                                                                                                                                                                                

Don't wait until it's too late-Bring your kids to this event.  For more Info contact Anthony @ (347)-807-3406.
http://brooklynblizzards.com/

New York City's first bus strike in 33 years.


Students got their last ride home yesterday  before the drivers take to the picket lines Wednesday Morning.

Thousands of Parents  will be scrambling today to find alternate transportation take their kids to school today. 152,000 students will be affected during this strike.

This is the first New York City bus strike in 33 yrs. 8,000 bus drivers and matrons will be at that picket line as of 6 am.

Department of Education will be giving out metro cards, reimbursement for cabs and those parents driving their kids to school. 

For more information, click on the DOE website  http://schools.nyc.gov/default.htm

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bed-Stuy's own Juice Bar.

The Bush Doctor Juice Bar is a wonderful  spot located in Bed-Stuy specializing in exquisite fresh all Natural  Organic Juice. 

The Bush Doctor is a community base juice bar, which serves over 51 different smoothies and  juices.

Located at 370 Tompkin Ave in Bed-Stuy. The Bush Doctor  "Juice Bar" is a small quaint spot with great, friendly staff.

The Bush Doctor Juice Bar is 100% all natural, freshly made fruit juices and vegetable juices.

Bush Doctor "Juice Bar" specializes in making homemade Ginger Beer, along with a variety of different drinks. Ginger Beer is an non-alcoholic drink. It's made from real Ginger. It's great for upset stomach, colds, and other health issues. Ginger Beer is sold by the cup or gallon.

They also specialize in healthy food, such as Organic Veggie Burger, Salmon Burger and Ginger Coffee.

I had a chance to try their Ginger Beer at a Food Tasting Event, which i took place at Fashion Rock. I loved it. I drink a lot of ginger tea, so this fitted just right with me.  I was also treated by them to taste their Salmon Burger, which i never went. Next time. 

So, if in the Bed-Stuy area stop by, can't go wrong everything  healthy in there. So stop by.

They are open on Monday-12-7, Tuesday-1-7, Saturday-1-8 and Sunday 1-8.
They deliver with a min of $20. (718) 594-7607




Our Latin sensation Marc Anthony will perform at President Obama's Inauguration

Marc Anthony is among the roster of stars who will perform in one of several balls during President Obama's Inauguration.

Marc Anthony has been a supporter of Obama during his presidential campaigns. This summer Marc Anthony headlined a fund raiser in Miami.  Marc Anthony stated that "The President has our back, so it's time to let him know that we've got his.

Marc Anthony will be performing at Barclays Center on the 15 and 16 of Feb 2013http://whatsupnewyork411.blogspot.com/2012/11/marc-anthony-httpwww.html

Crown Heights- Located in the Central portion of NYC borough of Brooklyn




Originally, the area was known as Crow Hill.  It was a succession of Hills running East and West from Utica Ave to Classon Ave, and South to Empire Blvd and New York Ave. 

The name was when Crown Street was cut in 1916. It's under the jurisdiction of two precincts of New York City Police Department.

Crown Height had begun as a posh residential neighborhood, a "bedroom" for Manhattan's growing bourgeois class. The area benefited by having it's rapid transit in a subway configuration in contrast to many other Brooklyn neighborhood that had elevated lines.Conversion to a commuter town also included tearing down the 19th Century Kings County Penitentiary at Carroll St and Nostrand Ave.

In the early 1900's, upper class residences including characteristic brownstone buildings, we're elevated along Eastern Parkway.  Away from Eastern Parkway were a mixture of lower middle-class residences. The development peaked in the 1920's

Before the World War II, Crown Height was among New York City's premier neighborhoods, with tree-lined Streets, array of cultural institution and parks and numerous fraternal, social and community organization. 


Crown Height is home to:
  1. Brooklyn Botanical Garden: http://www.bbg.org/?gclid=CLP1t8Lfhb4CFYqhOgod13wA
  2. Brooklyn Public Library: http://www.bklynpubliclibrary.org/
  3. Jewish Children Museum: http://www.jcm.museum/
  4. Brooklyn Children's Museum:  http://www.brooklynkids.org/                
Crown Heights was home to the famous:
  1. Clive Davis-Music Industry Executive
  2. Buckshot-Rapper
  3. Dr. Susan Mckinney Stewart-First African American woman to earn a medical degree in New York City
  4. Beverly Sills-Opera Singer and administrator, among others.                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                       
    Brooklyn Botanic Garden
                                               
    Brooklyn Public Library
                                         
    Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Just settling after the Holiday. Time to relax and catch a Broadway Show.

                         

                                    

Broadway Week and Off-Broadway is back with tickets deals and the new 20 at 20 promotion offers last minute off Broadway tickets for just $20 each.                                                                                             

Broadway Week occurs twice annually and was created to boast tickets sale for Broadway Shows. Helps draws visitors to NYC and gives fan a reason to see a show. New Yorkers take advantage of the savings.

 Produced by NYC, Company Partnership with The Broadway League, American Airlines, Amtrak, NBC and The New York Times.

Broadway Week begins Jan 22-Feb 7 2013
Off-Broadway Shows will run Jan 28-Feb 10 2013.
Tickets go on sale Mon, Jan 7 2013.

                                       Here are  listing of shows

Broadway Musicals:
  1. The Lion King
  2. Evita
  3. Wicked
  4. Chicago
  5. Jersey Boys
  6. Annie
  7. Mama Mia
  8. Mary Poppins
  9. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  10. Newsies
  11. Nice work if you can get it
  12. Phantom of the Opera
  13. Rock of Ages
  14. Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella 
  15. Spider-man: Turn of the dark
Broadway Plays:
  1. Peter and the Star-Catcher
  2. Dead Accounts
  3. War Horse
  4. The Heiress
  5. The Other Places
  6. Picnic
  7. Who's afraid if Virginia Woolf
Off-Broadway Shows:
  1. Stomp
  2. Cougar the Musical
  3. Fuerza Bruta: Look up
  4. Old Jews telling jokes.