Open Thread Wednesday 7/27/11

BHB Photo Club pic by tscola via Flickr

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  • Mickey

    BH Deli (pictured) makes the best sandwiches in the Heights. Love their Bklyn Bridge hero (turkey with grilled apples & cranberries). The butcher by the Clark Street subway station is good, too, but pricey!

  • AL

    Have you had haircut at Boy Luv Girl Salon on Atlantic? If so, how would you rate it? Thanks.

  • Elmer Fudd

    No more haircuts or blow-outs at Envy Looks on Columbia Place. Sign is down, and furniture is dismantled.

  • MontyPotter

    I just had a confrontation with a very nasty dog owner. When I asked him not to let his dogs urinate on my sidewalk and plantings, he exploded in a barrage of foul language suggesting a few activities I should try. He also said “it’s ivy, who gives a sh*!.” obviously I need to upgrade my plantings in order not to have them desecrated.
    What will it take for some of these dog owners to treat their neighbors decently?

  • David on Middagh

    Poison ivy?

  • harumph

    @AL – we love boy luv girl – recommend Riannian. She is lovely and cuts a mean ‘do’. The whole family goes to her and many friends. Not too pricey either (comparatively)

  • Cathy

    I am still looking for BeeBop. I’ve heard that a neighbor has him. Some neighbor!!! If you see any person ripping down signs for BeeBop on Willow Place/Columbia Place/State Street please take note and call me. 917-837-6899. I really want my cat back. Lost now for 30 days. THANKS.

  • Drew

    Can anyone recommend a good painter for some interior work?

  • Arch Stanton

    @ MontyPotter “my sidewalk” ahem, it is not your sidewalk. It is a public sidewalk and like it or not dogs are allowed to pee on it. Perhaps you should move to the suburbs where you belong.

  • Big Dave

    I like the Clinton Street Barbershop — everyone of their barbers is nice and cuts a mean do!

  • Montague

    Looking for 2 bedroom in the Heights (750K Max). Any leads?

  • Cranberry Beret

    @arch – witty but wrong. It’s called “curbing your dog” for a reason – owners are supposed to direct the dog to the curb, not let them go all over the sidewalk. Also, even though the sidewalk is publicly owned, the property owner is responsible for maintenance, and has the right to tell someone not to defile it.

  • MontyPotter

    @Arch Stanton: You are right, it is not my sidewalk, it is city property. It is however, my responsibility to keep it clean. Dogs are NOT allowed to pee on the sidewalk, they are allowed to pee and defecate in the streets only. Look it up.

  • Hicks St Guy

    do dog owners ever consider how gross it is, the action and stinkin’ aftermath of their mutts urinating all over the place? the usual problem in society, if no cop (authority figure) is standing there to stop you, you’ll do whatever you want, and to hell with consideration and a genteel neighborhood.

  • GHB

    Stop making it like every dog owner is an irresponsible slob. I always curb my dog and clean up the aftermath. People who leave turds and puddles on the sidewalk piss me off too!

  • p

    anyone know what’s opening next to Caffe Buon Gusto in that space? i see it’s almost done and I saw there’s a bar? and an upstairs.

  • Topham Beauclerk


    I’m not able to comment on Heights Deli’s sandwiches or indeed on anything else about the place because I refuse to go there. It’s bad enough that the store has the ugliest roll-down shutters one can buy; but these same shutters have been graffiti-scarred for years – years. It’s awfully unneighborly of the owner not to take a half-hour to paint it.

  • RamonaQ

    I abhor dog owners who don’t pick up after their dogs because they make everyone else look bad. I also encourage my dog to go in the street. However, I cannot find a statute that says it is illegal for dogs to go on the sidewalk. I have found NY Public Health Law 1310 which requires owners to remove feces left by his or her dog on any public street, sidewalk, gutter or other public area. NYC Health Code 161.03 prohibits pet owners from allowing the pet to create a nuisance on any public place, floor, wall, stairway, fence, etc. My reading of the statute is that the term nuisance does not include urination.
    Please let me know if there are additional laws on this subject. Thanks.

  • Hicks St Guy

    @promenading, the curb area, not the middle of the street. if you’re so comfortable with urine, maybe you should ease off the R. Kelly stuff.

  • Mickey

    Ramona: I don’t know if it’s still there … I’ll try to check later … but there used to be a sign on Hicks near Old Fulton (where the triangle is) that read “Leash, Gutter, and Clean Up After Your Dog.” It cited the Health Code regulation number at the bottom. That sign must have been put there when John Lindsay was still mayor!

  • T.K. Small

    Here is the exact language in question:

  • Wrennie

    First, great picture!

    Second, I also recommend Rihannon at Boy Luv Girl; I haven’t used anyone else there, but they all seem competent and friendly. Prices are reasonable, too.

  • GHB

    Fortunehag, shouldn’t your name be Bitterhag? Your quote could apply to much more than dogs…

    “…it’s ok to keep beasts that defile our city on a daily basis.”

  • North heights res

    Cathy, do I recall that you’re not in the neighborhood anymore? Perhaps BeeBop would come out if he heard your voice? If he’s skittish, he might not come to someone else.

  • Tony

    I went to Vineapple the other day and was delighted to see that the establishment was now serving sandwiches. I ordered a mozzarella, tomato and basil sandwich with my coffee. The “sandwich” consisted of two tiny pieces of bread – they looked like those mini-sandwiches served as hors d’oeuvres or the kind of bread you get in a restaurant before a meal. Oh, and there were a few chips on the side. For this I was charged $8. Eight dollars! I protested, and the barista’s response was that I was the first person to complain. If that is true, I hope others object too, for it is outrageous to charge $8 for such a flimsy meal. For another 75 cents I can get a hearty, delicious salad at Tazza’s. Also, none of the baristas wear hats or gloves when preparing food. Vineapple better get serious about following health codes or they will be hit with major fines and a big, fat “C” on their window.

  • PierrepontSkin

    @Topham, graffiti is the reason you won’t go to that deli? Put on your big boy pants and get over it. Welcome to Brooklyn.

  • val

    @AL Our family goes to Boy Luv Girl. Affordable quality cuts and (ahem) color.

  • GHB

    @PierrepontSkin: If it’s a Jewish deli, that may be the real reason Topham won’t go…

  • PierrepontSkin

    @GHB, touche! Hahaha

  • Tony

    @PierrepontSkin: an intelligent response. I’m sure you wouldn’t mind if your lovely street were scarred with graffiti. After all, this is Brooklyn!