Open Thread Wednesday 11/4/09

Flickr photo via Paint the Town

Flickr photo via Paint the Town

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  • paul

    can anyone recommend a maid or cleaning service that would work on an as needed basis?

  • Jazz

    I was asked by a jehovah’s witness what time it was last night. Just wanted to warn every one.

  • Gianluca

    I still didn’t find anybody oround the Heights that can fix my bike. Any Sugggestions !!!! Thanks

  • Harry

    did the jehovah’s witness ask “what’s poppin’?”

  • Bruce Gregory

    Why not anything about the volunteer gardeners helping on the Promenade with Johnathan Landsman hired by the city and BHA. It is a good story of civic helpers in our community – perhaps even a picture.

  • Homer Fink

    Bruce – feel free to contribute a story!

  • Stoop Sale

    At 62 Hicks Street (between Cranberry and Middagh) we will be having a stoop sale this Sunday, from 11 to 3 (roughly)
    So come on by! There should be some nice things to choose from at reasonable prices! We’ll have some furniture, and also tabletop items and more.

  • anon

    Because of work, I may be moving out of the city a few months before my lease expires next September. I’m hoping to be able to sublet it. Have you found that there’s a market for such a short-term sublet in the neighborhood?

  • Sticky

    Yes there is a market for sublets in the hood. People would give their left leg to live here. I subletted here once and the person did not even see the place first. Plus according to rider lease laws, the subletter gets first dibs on the place. If they like it alot, they will be psyched. Speaking of dibs… time to sate my ice cream needs.

  • AAR

    The bike shop on Atlantic across from the Brooklyn House of Detention – have been going there for years for routine maintenance and repairs.

  • promenade

    hey anon – how big is your place? I have an artist friend (from out of the country) who needs a sub-let for 4 or so months…

  • ABC

    For as-needed housekeeping, try Si Se Puede! They’re a women-owned and operated co-op so the person who does your cleaning is not kicking back 2/3 of her money to some guy with a cell phone somewhere. Prices are clear and upfront. I’ve had really excellent work done by them:

  • AEB

    Report on my attempt to get graffiti on the drop-off mailbox on the SW corner of Hicks and Middagh over-painted:

    After filing a complaint, and having, on inquiry as to its progress, been told to call the Cadman West PO to find out if local maintenance had been alerted–and after making two more calls about that–I finally hooked up with a woman (telephonically) who took pity, and said she’d contact maintenance herself.

    I was to understand, however, that repainting over graffiti was “low-priority, and could take weeks.” I was also told that there was no “system” in place to follow-through on when/whether the job will be done.

    I’ll keep at it, though…..

  • Jonas Von Groucheau

    sounds like a job for STEVE LEVIN!

  • AEB

    It may yet be….

  • Harry

    when they’re done with the mailbox can they start painting over the graffiti in the High St station.

  • AEB

    Ah, but Harry–that’s (obviously) not the job of the PO. You’d have to start from scratch: 311.

  • hoppy

    Has anyone patronized or otherwise heard anything about the Signature Smiles dental office on Pineapple Walk?

    I was thinking of making an appointment since they actually accept my cheap, proletarian insurance. However, I’m kind of nervous…. because they actually accept my cheap, proletarian insurance.

  • mc

    Does anyone know where in the heights Henry Ward Beecher lived? I asked at Plymouth Church, and they weren’t sure.

  • T.K. Small

    Today my faith in the next generation has been confirmed. My wheelchair got stuck on a curb and a group of kids (12-14 years old) realized my situation and asked if I needed help. With a little push I was on my way. It was at the corner of Hunts Lane & Henry. If any of their parents are BHB readers, you should know that you have a good kid!

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    I have a great and trustworthy cleaning woman who has worked for me 12 years or so. Her name is Patricia and she is from Trinidad.

    Her phone number is 718-826.0565

  • T.K. Small

    I just took a look at a tool on the New York Times website which showed a block by block break down of the recent election. It seems that Mayor Bloomberg did very well in Brooklyn Heights. If anyone is interested, take a look at:

  • nabeguy

    mc, if I’m not mistaken, he lived on Columbia Heights.

  • justaneighbor

    Alright, who was out there with a jackhammer at 7-something a.m. today?? This ran major interference with my celebratory hangover from last night.

  • Sticky

    It was a little upsetting seeing two older women polling for Bloomberg outside of PS 8. Isn’t that illegal since it was a voting center?

  • Cranberry Beret

    TK, looks like Green-Wood cemetery came out solidly in favor of Thompson. I wonder if Boss Tweed voted.

    MC, according to Clay Lancaster’s Old Brooklyn Heights, Beecher lived at 22 Willow Street in 1848 and 176 Columbia Heights from 1851-55. The New York Times wrote that Beecher lived in the Heights for nearly 40 years, mostly at the Columbia Heights house, and died at 124 Hicks Street.

  • ClarknHenry

    The jackhammers are out in force early from the intersection work at Clark/Henry. A real drag, to be sure. Did anyone notice the missing tree in front of Clark’s Restaurant? A delivery truck mowed it down in the middle of the night recently. Sure wish we could get some of Bloomies million trees along Henry Street…

  • mc

    Thank you, Nabeguy and Cranberry Beret. I’m taking a class on a trip to Plymouth Church and they want to know if we can walk past Beecher’s house.

  • justaneighbor

    The jackhammering was awful, at 7:00 a.m., no less. Ugh.

    Anyone know what’s up with the helicopters tonight? Wow, are they close.

  • No One of Consequence

    Inbound (as in towards Brooklyn) traffic stopped in all lanes.
    Guessing it was a jumper.