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2018 Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Judging Competition Winners

Holiday season is in full swing and we are excited! Our 2018 Holiday Judges walked along Atlantic Avenue on Wednesday, November 28th for our Annual Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Judging Competition. The Atlantic Avenue LDC would like to thank all the businesses that took the time to decorate their windows, our 2018 Holiday Judges and Boutros restaurant located at 185 Atlantic Avenue for providing the delicious food for the evening. The winners of the 2018 Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Judging Competition are (drum roll please): First Place- Collier West, 377A Atlantic Avenue Second Place- Collyer’s Mansion, 179 Atlantic Avenue Third Place- Brooklyn Robot Foundry, 492 Atlantic Avenue The following holiday window left a great impression on our judges. Please see the 2018 Honorable Mention: Emelle MD, 103 Bond...

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Please Welcome our 2018 Judges for the AALDC Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Judging Competition

Our Atlantic Avenue Merchants Holiday Window Judging Competition is on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 6pm! Several participating Atlantic Avenue businesses from 4th Avenue to Hicks Street will decorate their storefront windows for the holidays. Our four judges will make their way down the avenue, setting their eyes on the beautiful holiday decorated businesses. This year, Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is excited and honored to welcome four notable authors to judge our annual competition. Please meet our 2018 Holiday Window Judges: Jill Eisenstadt Jill Eisenstadt is the author of the novels From Rockaway, Kiss Out and Swell and with her sister, director Debra Eisenstadt, the co-writer and co-producer of the feature film, The Limbo Room. Other work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vogue, Elle, The Boston Review, Queens Noir and the Best of the New York Times City Section. Jill has taught at the Bennington College July Programs, through Teachers & Writers Collaborative and at Eugene Lang, The New School and was an editor at BKLYN magazine. She is the recipient of a Columbia University Writing Fellowship, a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Teacher Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Grant. She lives in Brooklyn.           Gilbert Ford Gilbert Ford has lived in Brooklyn since he attended Pratt Institute in 1996. He has illustrated many New York Times Best-Selling middle grade novels and award-winning picture books for children. He is the author/illustrator of picture books The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring and How the Cookie Crumbled. Kindred Spirits, his debut middle grade novel, is set in his favorite neighborhood, Clinton Hill, and hits the shelves in 2020.           Mara Lethem Mara Faye Lethem has translated novels by Jaume Cabré, David Trueba, Albert Sánchez Piñol, Javier Calvo, Patricio Pron, Marc Pastor, Toni Sala, and Alicia Kopf, among others. Her translations have appeared inGranta, The Paris Review and McSweeney’s, and twice won English PEN Awards. She is a book reviewer for the New York Times and wrote the application that earned Barcelona designation as a UNESCO City of Literature.             Lynn Nottage Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and a screenwriter.  Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Her most recent play, Mlima’s Tale, premiered at the Public Theater in May 2018. In the spring of 2017, Sweat (Pulitzer Prize, Obie Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Tony Nomination, Drama Desk Nomination) moved to Broadway after a sold out run at The Public Theater.  It premiered and was commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival American Revolutions History Cycle/Arena Stage. Other plays include By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lilly Award, Drama Desk Nomination), Ruined (Pulitzer Prize, OBIE, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Audelco, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award), Intimate Apparel (American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play), Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (OBIE Award), Crumbs from the Table of Joy,  Las Meninas, Mud, River, Stone, Por’knockers and POOF!. She developed This is Reading, a performance installation based on two years of interviews, at the Franklin Street, Reading Railroad Station in Reading, PA in July 2017.  She is working with composer Ricky Ian Gordon on adapting her play Intimate Apparel into an opera, commissioned by The Met/LCT. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Park Avenue Armory. Nottage is currently writing the book for the world premiere musical adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The...

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2018 Atlantic Avenue Holiday Season is Almost Here!

Chillier temperatures and the smell of hot cocoa in the air means the holiday season is soon upon us! Our holiday events are quickly approaching and we can’t wait to see all of you there and celebrate. Please visit Atlantic Avenue to enjoy the holiday season and attend our upcoming events: Annual Atlantic Avenue Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Party, Thursday, December 6th, 6-8pm. St. Cyril of Turov Belarusian Orthodox Church, 401 Atlantic Avenue; corner of Atlantic Avenue & Bond Street Shop & Dine Promotion, December 1st-15th Walk the Windows Event, Saturday December 8th, 11am-7pm   Connect with us on our socials: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AtlanticAvenueLDC/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AtlanticAveLDC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atlanticaveldc/   Check back every week for...

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44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Highlights Video!

The 44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Highlights video is here! A special thank you to our sponsors, media partners, performers, merchants, and the community for supporting the event. The event could not have been a success without you all. The highlights video is a must-see so check it out to view all the fun, food, and...

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Pulse of Brooklyn-Espresso Me NYC,88 Atlantic Avenue

Eat. Sleep. Coffee. Repeat. A little neighborhood coffee shop, Espresso Me NYC came on Atlantic Avenue in 2016. Serving juices, sandwiches, salads, avocado toast, gelato and much more. Check them out below:...

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Pulse of Brooklyn-Lowe Brooklyn,89 Atlantic Avenue

With the fall season right around the corner, it may be time for a new vamp in your wardrobe. Make sure to check our Lowe Brooklyn. Located just 2 blocks away from Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park, Lowe Brooklyn is a lovingly curated Women’s and Children’s boutique featuring an elegant section of designer clothing & accessories for women and children.   Check them out below:...

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