Open Thread Wednesday 10/19/11

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  • Andrew Porter

    Three times tried to post here, but comment does not go through…

  • Andrew Porter

    Five times now. What’s going on, Homer?

  • nabeguy

    Andrew, it’s 1:32 AM and he’s a new dad. Let him sleep.

  • Zipporah Dvash

    New era, new management and a great staff committed to the community! I’m inviting everyone to become a fan of Downstate LICH’s Facebook page.
    Thanks, Zippi Dvash – Downstate LICH public affairs

  • GHB

    I would do it for no other reason than the fact that your name is “Zippi”!

  • Zipporah Dvash

    Short for “Zipporah” – it’s a real name! Please do become a fan. I post about 2-3 times a week – won’t clog your news feed.

  • T.K. Small

    Part of my morning routine includes having CNBC on in the background for about an hour or so. Invariably, those annoying Vanessa/Stephen, One Brooklyn Bridge Park commercials appear. Advertising must be very cheap or those apartments are just not selling very well. Either way, if I ever come across Vanessa or Stephen I am going to beat them to death with a claw hammer. Just saying…

  • GHB

    @Zippi – I will, the LICH ER was very good to me.

  • Heights Mom

    Saw Hoodie Guy on Atlantic Avenue last Friday. What’s up with him?

  • Chuck Taylor

    noticed yesterday while picking up some hooch at michael towne wine & liquors on clark street that they’re totally redesigning the interior and check-out. never made much sense to wind your way around the joint to buy booze. looks pretty first class…

  • DrewB

    @ TK. Those commercials are THE WORST! If that’s the type of people who live there, keep me away. I know some of the residents, and they surely aren’t all that pretentious. But If I was in the market for a condo, those spots would not entice me very much. At the end when they say the tagline “Life, surrounded by acres of park.” I think to myself, “Life, surrounded by a building full d-bags.”

  • Elmer Fudd

    T.K., I like your style, and agree with your comments about Vanessa and Stephen at One Brooklyn Bridge Park. Can I donate a claw hammer for the cause?

  • T.K. Small

    Elmer Fudd: I already have one hammer, but I would not want to cross contaminate the evidence in the event that I run into both of them at the same time! So yes, I will accept a donation of a hammer.

  • Tony

    Now that we have these new-fangled meters in the Heights, are we going to lose the old ones? I sure hope so. They are particularly an eyesore on residential streets like Remsen.

  • cc

    was out for a run on the bk bridge park waterfront path last night around 730pm. the lights are turned off on the paved portion of the path. it’s practically pitch black and very dangerous – any idea why?? i also noticed while running last week that some of the lights are off at the south end of the promenade…

  • Elmer Fudd

    T.K. – just like a lawyer. Let me know when you want to whack them, and I will chase down the one who tries to run away. Ha, ha.

  • Bongo

    Hanco’s sandwiches is fantastic. Great bread, great sandwiches, great prices.

  • Hicks St Guy

    @Bongo, you are shillin’ on the wrong thread!

  • PJL

    Does anyone have a recommendation for an available/soon to be available Nanny (potentially for a 5 month old boy)?


  • PeterB

    Just wanted to follow-up from my posts from last Wednesday. Ate at Bevacco last weekend, my thoughts:

    *Food was good overall, not amazing, but solid. I had the lamb papparadelle and the saltimboca, and we had some doughnut dessert. Good red wine as well, a Nero D’Avola suggested by a guy juggling sommalier, hosting and seating duties.

    *Waitress was sweet and accommodating, but service was slow overall. But I really didn’t mind, the place has a — dare I say — “cool” vibe for the Heights.

    *Next time, I may check out the bar area with my wife, good place to grab a few glasses of wine. Will likely go with the lobster ravioli next time.

    Noodle Pudding is definitely better, but I would definitely return here.

  • Wallard

    @Tony, did you notice the price of parking (at least on Montague b/w Henry and Hicks) got bumped up 33% in the process? A quarter only buys 15 mins now. Next stop is undoubtedly the current Manhattan extortion rates of fifty cents for every 10 minutes.

  • Winstion Smith

    Wallard, what do you expect, somebody has to pay for the new machines.

  • Wallard

    @Winstion I thought we had a deal whereby the sale of the Watchtower properties was going to pay for that sort of stuff. And get us a barge-pool….

  • T.K. Small

    Rant # 2: I just got off the phone with Bank of America. After being sick for the better part of two months, I just discovered that they have charged me $204.84 in interest for something that was, to my understanding, supposed to have been free. This is simply ridiculous! I have excellent credit and never would have agreed to these terms. It took me about 15 min. to find and arrange for a far better offer from one of their competitors. Is it any wonder that Bank of America is so hated?

  • Heightsman

    I ate at Bevacco on Sunday and it was super. Service was all over us and the food was great. I don’t think Noodle Pudding is any better. NP is a burn and turn shop. Bevacco is a bit more upscale. Not sure of all the comments on service. I thought that was a strong point in my first experience. Will be putting them in the rotation for sure.

  • bklyn20

    TK and cc, Vanessa and Stephen cut the lights. They were observing the stars using a $1,000 telescope while sipping a fine Vouvray in Baccarat crystal glasses. They were by the marsh and didn’t want to frighten the muskrat.

    Is that Sigourney Weaver’s voice in the commercials? If so, how the mighty have fallen!

  • T.K. Small

    bklyn20: I am usually very good at connecting voices with celebrities. I do not think that the narrator is Sigourney Weaver. It is probably the unemployed daughter of the developer.

  • T.K. Small

    By the way, I just learned that Vanessa and Stephen are executives with Bank of America. This explains everything!

  • Willow St. Neighbor

    The lights go out periodically on the Promenade and I find this disturbing. A few years ago I noticed that the lights were out at one end of the Promenade for three days. This is inexcusable as it is very dark on the Promenade when those lights go out.
    Does anyone know the name of the man in charge of the Parks Department. I know that Judy Stanton mentioned his name once. I would like to contact him and ask him why this is happening so often.

  • Nancy

    Does anyone know if Bevacco is open for lunch on Saturdays?