Category Archives: Cortland

Spice Hound Relocating from 331 Cortland

Neighbor David reports from Cortlandia: Looks like another Bernal business is packing up shop — this time the Spice Hound of 331 Cortland (I initially read their notice as saying that all of 331 was closing… nearly had a heart … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Food and Drink | 12 Comments

New Video Profiles Miss Darcy from Heartfelt

As part of his ongoing video series about Bernal Heights personalities, Neighbor Steve Sisler points his camera at Neighbor Darcy Lee, the glamorous proprietor of Heartfelt on Cortland: Serving the residents of Bernal Heights for over 22 years, Heartfelt is … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Merchants, People, Video | 6 Comments

All the Clichés About Bernal Heights Are All True

Bernal neighbor and celebrity writer Chris Colin shared this photo today, as captured on Cortland. He writes: Bernal Heights: just dogs and strollers. Obviously!

Posted in Cortland, Found Things | 11 Comments

The Restaurant at 903 Cortland Has Closed

Neighbor Teresa was very sad to discover that 903 Cortland, the  restaurant operated by Matsumi Takhara of Sandbox Bakery, has closed: With the weather so delightfully spring-like today, I decided it was a prime time to spend lunch on the … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Food and Drink | 37 Comments

Comedy Night at Lucky Horseshoe Becomes a Drama Instead

A wise comedian once said: Comedy is not pretty. That’s apparently as true in Bernal Heights as it is in Tinseltown, because there was a some commotion yesterday at the Lucky Horseshoe’s new stand-up comedy night. Neighbor Leander tells it … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland | 49 Comments

Starting TONIGHT: Stand-Up Comedy at the Lucky Horseshoe

As if living in Bernal Heights wasn’t comedy enough, there’s a new stand-up comedy night happening at the Lucky Horseshoe on Cortland every Tuesday this month, starting TONIGHT, Tuesday March 4. The evenings are called Comedy at Dusk, and co-host … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Events, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Badger Books on Cortland Will Close, Permanently

Last year, the bookstore long known as Red Hill Books was briefly shuttered, then refocused and reopened with a  new name: Badger Books. Alas, it seems the transformation did not succeed in reversing the store’s fortunes. Now there are For Rent … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Cortland, Merchants | 49 Comments

Mockups Show Proposed Mosaic for Back of Bernal Library

Neighbor Brandon has an update on the new artwork that’s in development for the southern, playground-facing side of the fashionable Bernal Heights Library: The second phase of the library mural is moving ahead. We have a design (viewable on our … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cortland, Uncategorized | 15 Comments

Deli Pub Clean-Out Leaves a Bocana-Sized Mess

It’s not clear at this point who now controls the space formerly occupied by the lost, lamented Deli Pub. But over the weekend several neighbors grumbled to Bernalwood about the huge mess left on the street during the current Deli … Continue reading

Posted in Accident or Ill Fortune, Cortland | 13 Comments

What Happened to “Breakfast With Enzo?”

Breakfast with Enzo is a weekly show of children’s music and storytelling created and performed by Enzo Garcia. Held at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center for the last 11 years, Breakfast with Enzo was much-loved by local children… and their parents. … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Parenting, Cortland, Music | 66 Comments

Thursday: Tis the Season for the 2013 Cortland Holiday Stroll

Many many many moons ago, in the time of our Bernal ancestors, a joyous tribe of elves lived in the Dominion of Bernalwood. Each year, during the run-up to the winter equinox, these proto-Bernalese would gather on the street we … Continue reading

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New Purveyors of Warm Drinks Coming to Western Cortland

If you are of the opinion that what Cortland Ave. needs is more places to buy warm drinks west of Bennington Street, then the gods have heard your prayers, because that stretch of Cortland will soon be home to two … Continue reading

Posted in Coming Soon, Cortland, Food and Drink, Uncategorized | 44 Comments

Kinfolk Restaurant Pops Up for Dinner in 903 Cortland

903 Cortland decided to end dinner service recently, but a new chef, Neighbor Greg Lutes, has stepped in to fill the void.  Neighbor Greg has launched a bumping new pop-up dinner restaurant called Kinfolk that’s open Thursday to Saturday from 5:30 to … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Food and Drink | 14 Comments