Open Thread Wednesday 9/8/10

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  • Teddy

    Anyone on State St. or nearby get FiOS recently?

  • AEB

    Is anyone in the north Heights other than me having Time Warner modem trouble?

    Mine is having an extended tantrum: sometimes it permits the use of my house phone, sometimes not. I’ve begun to study its row of blinking lights as if trying to read tea leaves.

    The earliest appointment I could get with TW was next Monday, a week after the problem started. Of course.

  • Bongo

    Not to jinx the situation, but my TWC modem and TV has been at it’s best for over 3 years.

  • Montagueresident

    Did anyone hear that the building at the end of Montague are having their usual fall sidewalk sale this Sunday? They typically have the sale about this time. They always have good stuff.

  • Norman E-Mailer

    Just a warning: Brooklyn Heights Plumbing & Heating (185 Atlantic) is atrocious. They’re criminals and will destroy your home if you let them.

  • Christi

    Montagueresident….I heard that the sidewalk sale at 62 Montague was scheduled for this Sunday? I always find great things at their sales, especially the pottery

  • Nancy

    We had an issue with our TW modem for 3 weeks. It would flash, but we couldn’t get internet. Finally it went down to only one light flashing. We ended up having to have the modem replaced. Make sure they give you a credit for the time you are out of service

  • Atlantically

    AEB: We live on Joralemon, and the TWC internet has been sporadically unbearable for the last 3 weeks or so, though I have yet to call.

  • AEB

    Thanks, Nancy.

    Actually, I’m on my third modem–the other two requiring replacement.

    This meant personal visits by me with defective modems to the TW Shock Corridor on 23rd St., where one takes a number and sits…and sits…and sits….

  • Arch Stanton

    @AEB If you keep burning out modems you might have a problem with power surges. I suggest plugging it (and all other electronic devices) into a quality surge protector.

  • Arch Stanton

    @Norman E-Mailer, Please tell what happened?

  • Roadify

    Anyone heard about the new transportation start-up in Brooklyn called Roadify? Check out our website, we’d love to hear any feedback! We’re trying to make commuting easier…

  • AEB

    Thanks, Arch, but it is plugged into a surge protector….

  • Nancy

    They told us dust… that is going to make me clean….

  • BS Meter

    Happy 1st day of school.

    Happy new year, to all observing..

  • Laura

    I’ve noticed some light night (1:00-2:00 am) activity going on at Bread & Butter the past couple of weekends – music and people drinking and socializing at the bar. I thought B&B was just a restaurant. Does anyone know if they are open later night on the weekends or are these just private parties? It’d be great to have another bar on Henry Street instead of just Henry St. Ale House.

  • brooklynite

    Has anyone else heard about a bedbug scare at the UA movie theater on Court Street?

  • Montragrue

    @brooklynite, I’d personally be more worried about smoke asphyxiation or attack by the resident rodents that are frequently sighted scampering around the Ratner cineplex.

  • Norman E-Mailer

    Arch, they sent over a sub contractor with no experience in the building. The task was to drain the tub, which had backed up.

    The guy snaked it a few times, prior to which I asked if this would damage the building’s pipes, which are quite old. He swore it would not.

    Anyway, he left after a few unsuccessful attempt, and told me he’d come back the next day, to either a) tear open the wall or b) remove — i.e. destroy — my old tub.

    The next day, the super found that the a*shole had, in fact, destroyed the pipes, which soaked my downstairs neighbor’s bathroom. I’m out $800 in repairs.

    After explaining all this to Brooklyn Heights Plumbing they still tried to charge me $350. I said no. Then they suggested i pay them $150.

    I quietly explained to the owner of BHP that I would do nothing of the kind. Anyway, long story short: BHP sucks.

  • Anonymous

    A 1 Liter bottle of seltzer costs $2.10 at Gristedes. That’s chutzpah!

  • Remsen

    Anyone notice the GIANT Sleepy’s temp tarp sign placed on the side of the scaffolding on Montague? WTF?

  • eg

    I am bothered about Mr. Biviano continuing to attack Ms Millman about her pension, which she paid for over 27 years as a teacher. It seems he has no other real issues to talk about, so he’s going negative. That alone would tell me not to vote for him ever.

    Also, I’m not happy at seeing Michelle Bachman advertising on this site. She’s just another Sarah Palin wannabe shock-jock.

  • David G

    I have had FIOS for over a month in my apt on Monroe Place. It’s faster, better and cheaper the TWC. It takes awhile to wire it in for the first time in an older building like mine, but it works very well. I once had a problem and actually used the website’s chat function in order to speak to tech support. Also, we have this thing called multi-room dvr which allows us to record a show and watch it on any tv. You can also record stuff through the internet.

    I say, if you can get Fios, you should sign up asap. It’s a lot better.

  • danno

    Weather permitting, the stoop sale @ 62 Montague is on for this Sunday, Sept. 12. Rain date, if necessary, is the 19th.

  • Homer Fink

    @eg – the Bachman ads are via Google adsense. Learn more about it here:

  • Lee

    Can anyone tell me what I can do to get the Fresh Direct trucks and the delivery trucks to the Heights Casino to turn off their compressors? They deliver at 7am, park in the hydrant on Montague St and leave everything running for 20 minutes. And then there is the problem with the Casino’s garbage pick up at 2am. It is so loud.

  • Hicks St guy

    @Anonymous, I stopped going to Gristede’s when they were selling a half gallon of Tropicana for $7.00. I wonder how anyone could go in there, but then I again, some people believe Sarah Palin.

  • Anonymous

    @Hick st guy: I left in disgust. The same bottles are $79 cents in Peas n Pickles, which is not a bargain store. Also, it costs 2 cents to make seltzer.

  • WillowtownCop

    @ Anonymous- get a Soda Stream. It couldn’t be easier to make your own.

  • EHinBH

    I saw on Zillow that 46 Henry Street was for sale (around 250k). Isnt that Bread & Butter. Could just the restaurant — and not the building — be for sale. Like a condo? Anyone hear about their going out of business?