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More Contributors!

And another batch of new CHB folk!

The Clinton Hillbillies, presenting “Turf Wars” a series of food fights pitting pairs of local businesses against each other: Elmer and Ida Mae moved to Clinton Hill from North Carolina in August of 2007. Back in Cackilacky, they were just humble bait farmers for local crappy fishermen (the fish were crappy, not the fishermen). One day by accident, they happened to dump a pile of rotten tobacco leaves in with the Red Wigglers, making them 73% more wiggly. One patent and 2 years later, they sold the farm to Pfizer and moved to Brooklyn.

FiftyFifty_g, writing on the local music scene and more: Gina moved to the hood in fall of 2007 and loves it so much she can’t imagine living anywhere else. She’s in an indie rock band called Palmyra ( by night and works as an editor at an online book retailer by day. She recently started putting on small acoustic house shows in her basement. She also has a music blog called One Sweet Song (, which was just announced as a finalist for a Bloggie.

Georgia Kral, contributing her observations on the neighborhood: a freelance reporter/writer/photographer in Clinton Hill. She writes for The New York Times, and the NY Press and works part-time at On The Issues Magazine twittering, MySpace and Facebooking and writing. Georgia has a Master’s in Journalism from CUNY. She lived in both Williamsburg (ugh) and Red Hook (yay!) prior to coming to Clinton Hill.

Welcome, New Contributors!

Each contributor will be posting under his or her handle.  Here’s a quick roundup of our new contributors, with bios.  There’s at least one more to come, but I didn’t want to delay.

Hats off to them for helping out!

adamreadwrite, our new eyes and ears on the neighborhood’s East Side: Long story short: grew up in Baltimore and went to school at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.  After graduating in May, (that would put me at 22 fragile years young) he accepted a job at Young Audiences New York, based in Midtown Manhattan, where he schedules arts programming for NYC public schools.  His entrance into the working world started on July 1st, 2008 and he punctually arrived at his Clinton Hill residence on June 30th.  Adam’s musical tastes run from Charles Ives to Arthur Russell to Flying Lotus and he’s having trouble tearing himself away from Roberto Bolaño’s new book 2666.  He’s said too much.  Brevity should not be expected from him, in a good way.

mayven, writing on local politics and the G+L scene: lived in CH since 2003 (in brooklyn since 1992 and in NYC since 1983)

Suzanne, covering restaurants and other local happenings:
Suzanne has lived in Clinton Hill since early 2007. She is a curriculum developer and painter.

Kim on Clinton, writing about neighborhood history: After 12 years on the Lower East Side, Kim moved to Clinton Hill in September of 2006 – and within two weeks was wondering why in the hell she waited so long.  In addition to being an armchair history buff, she is also madly in love with the Farmer’s Market and the knitting group that meets every Wednesday, and is looking forward to digging up more nuggets about the past.

Waverly Mama, covering the local parenting beat:
Waverly Mama has lived in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill for the past five years, and has been mother to a little boy since New Year’s Day 2008.  She is a doula and licensed massage therapist, and editor of The New York Guide to a Healthy Birth, published by Choices in Childbirth.

Stephanie, writing neighbor profiles, covering local politics and discovering unusual bits of history: She’s lived in Ft. Greene and Clinton Hill for over five years and loves the area. She has a day job at a German bank in Midtown and spends her free time volunteering, pursuing a path towards Anusara yoga teaching, serving on the boards of two nonprofits, and working on freelance writing and translation projects.