2010 in Review: Top Stories on Brooklyn Heights Blog

2010 was an interesting year in Brooklyn Heights.   You think you know what the most popular stories were? You may be surprised by what made the  BHB Top 10 of 2010:

1 – Shooting at 101 Clark Street:  Months after the incident, there has been no official confirmation of the victim’s identity.  Also, no statement has been issued regarding his reported death.  Local mainstream media has been virtually silent about the shooting and its aftermath.

2 – Fire at Laundromat on Montague Street –  They’ve since moved down the block and another laundromat has been rumored to opening at 78 Montague Street soon.

3 – Secret Brooklyn Heights Subway Exit Part 2 : The “secret” subway vent and exit at 58 Joralemon Street garnered much attention in April after the Associated Press ran a story about it.  Our Heather Quinlan got a glimpse of the inside of the “only Greek Revival Subway ventilation tower” in America.

4 – Car Crashin’ Snow Plow: the Video:  It’s rare that a story less than a week old makes the year end top 10, but this viral video might just hit number one before you finish reading this post.

5-  Spring is Here Time for Nude Sunbathing:  Sure, Karl Junkersfeld is known for his “films” but his photo of a serendipitous run-in with “banana hammock guy” in Brooklyn Bridge Park made this year’s Top Ten.

6 – What Happened on Henry Street Last Night?:  Before official reports about the tragic death of a St. George Dorm student were released, Brooklyn Heights residents came to BHB to discuss to discuss and to sort out what happened.

7 – First Look at Bread and Butter:  Brooklyn Heights was abuzz when Le Petit Marche on Henry Street flipped to an “American comfort food” spot.

8 – A Sneak Peek at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Sandbox Village:   Pier 6 has become the “go-to” destination for kids in the Heights and beyond.  A BHB reader sent us photos of its Sandbox Village before the park officially opened.

9 – Hot Singles Scene Brewing in Brooklyn Heights?: Heather Quinlan asked the question and many of you answered.

10 – Watchtower Officially Bugging Out of Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Eagle reported in February that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society are planning to leave their longtime HQ here.  As of this writing they’re still here and the end-times have not yet arrived either.

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  • nabeguy

    I’m presuming this ranking is based on response posts. I bet you “banana hammock guy” is disappointed to have only made the top ten…I’m sure in his mind, he felt he deserved the top twelve.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    Ours goes to eleven!

  • AEB

    Ah, yes! I remember No. 2 as if it were yesterday!

    But shouldn’t there be an In Perpetuity Award to all posts concerning Gristedes?

  • Norman Sapoznik

    News about Brooklyn just doesn’t all happen above Eastern Pkwy!
    There is an entire world of Brooklyn outside Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and (New) Williamsburg etc….besides many of the people living there are transplants…not native Brooklynites.
    So in order to be relevant, all or at least most of Brooklyn should be represented in your “Brooklyn News”…as a homeowner, native Brooklynite, NYC teacher, licensed NYC tour guide and artist I am proud of my Borough and my neighborhood…and to me Brooklyn means ALL of it not select areas that seem detached and somewhat superior.

  • north heights res

    Norman, did you happen to notice the title of either the blog or the post?

  • Jorale-man

    I wonder where Banana Hammock Guy goes in the winter? Does he show up in Miami or Palm Beach?

    An interesting mix of stories though overall. It goes to show that the Heights is not only a lively neighborhood but it has a blog that covers it incredibly well.

  • Eddy de Lectron

    What about the pebbles in BBP, the church blocked bike lane and the sinkhole on Clark?

  • T.K. Small

    One of my favorite message threads this year was when “open thread Wednesday” was invaded with the crazy banter for about 24 hours. It was like reading “Waiting for Godot”.

  • nabeguy

    T.K. that was more like “Huis Clos”.

  • BKHeightsGirl

    I do feel somewhat superior to Norman S. at least in my ability to read that this is a blog about Brooklyn Heights. Durrr….

  • David on Middagh

    BKHeightsGirl, “Durrr” is so *South Heights.* Here in the North Heights we say, “Duh.”

  • nabeguy

    She says “durrrr and you say “duh”. I’m not sure what either expression means, so I’ll just say “huh?”