Open Thread Wednesday 11/23/11

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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  • Mr. Softee

    Any reason why there is no 24 hour pharmacy in the neighborhood? A number of new pharmacies have opened over the past couple of years, yet none offer this feature.

  • JustANeighbor

    I know, it’s Cobble Hill..but this is upsetting nonetheless.

  • JoJo

    I am closing on a 1-br co-op in the neighborhood and would like to have someone come and do an inspection on the unit just to make sure everything seems sound and no big repair bills coming my way with anything. Does anyone have any recommendations?

  • Tclinton11201

    is this what the light at the end of a dark street looks like?

  • Wrennie

    Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably-priced place in the neighborhood for manicures/pedicures? I usually just go to a place near my office in midtown, but they’ve gotten a little sub-par lately. By reasonably-priced, I mean that I’m not looking to drop $60 on getting my nails done. From what I can tell about Dashing Diva, a pedicure is $35–and at other places, I’ve paid less than that after tip to have both a manicure and pedicure.

  • Josh G

    @JoJo.. we used a good inspector when we closed on our place; his name is Kit and he works for Inspect-Rite

  • Clarky

    Anyone have any thoughts yet on NYC Sliders? All I know is, now the Clark St. station smells like a bad fast-food joint.

  • Daddy Dearest

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced dry cleaner in the neighborhood? We are looking to make a switch after charges to our credit card did not match ticket prices. i don’t want to name the cleaner since they made ammends on the situation but it left a bad taste in our mouths. Thanks in advance.

  • Knitwit


    Samoa Nails on Montague Street Upstairs between Grand Canyon and the closed La Traviata. Cheap and clean. I think ped/manicure is $26

  • resident

    @Clarky: Eh, NYC Sliders is what it is. Small burgers sold in a subway station. If I had to grab a snack on the way home with a meal a while off, I might pick up a couple, but otherwise, I won’t be frequenting the place. I’d guess it’s ultimately aimed at the less refined tastes of the students in the St. George.

    You’re right though, that smell kills me every time I get out of the subway at night. Not because it smells great, but because I’m usually starting to get hungry.

  • Wrennie

    Thanks for the tip, Knitwit. Sounds great.

  • Tclinton11201

    Daddy Dearest, I usually go to the one located at the corner of Clinton and Atlantic, the one on Clinton btw Remsen and Jarolemon is more expensive.

  • JoeAlba

    As a new resident to Brooklyn Heights I am looking forward to my first Christmas here. My question has to do with the Borough Hall. Do they still put up a big Christmas Tree and have a tree lighting ceremony like they have had in years past and if so does anybody know when that might be?

  • Topham Beauclerk


    I recommend unreservedly the nail salon across the street from St Francis College on Remsen between Clinton and Court.

  • since47

    JoeAlba: The tree lighting will take place December 5th at 5:30. And better than that, Santa will be there!

  • Willow St. Neighbor

    Welcome to the neighborhood. I grew up in East Flatbush in the 1950’s. Spent 45 years on Long Island but all the while thinking that I wanted to go home. Home for me was Brooklyn. I never expected that we would end up in “the Heights”. That was too much to hope for but here we are. When I told my grown daughter that we were coming to BH (7 years ago) she remarked “Mom, you are living your dream.
    So, JoeAlba, welcome to the Hood.

  • JoeAlba

    Thanks Since47 for the info on the tree lighting.

    Willow St Neighbor, Well, our stories are similar it seems. I grew up in Bensonhurst in the 50’s and 60’s and moved out to Long Island where I have lived for the last 35 years or so. I never thought I would move back to Brooklyn. I have only been here since April but I never felt so alive. I’m enjoying every minute.

  • princess

    Hey JoeAlba,

    Welcome, and FYI, there will be a holiday concert AND a Radio Christmas Carol perfromed by professional actors from Theater 2020 (Brooklyn Heights NEW Theater Company) at Saint Charles Borromeo Church on Dec. 11 & 17 at 3pm. Any donation accepted, so you can’t beat the prices!
    Details at

  • JoeAlba

    Thanks princess One thing I have learned is that there is never a shortage of things to do and experience here in Brooklyn Heights.

  • Gerry

    @ JoeAlba – a guy named Nabeguy left Brooklyn Heights last year and moved to Long Island and is still attahed to our neighborhood he is on the blog often he had the most beautiful home in Brooklyn Heights and sold it because his daughter needed to go to a middle school.

  • JustANeighbor

    Wrennie: I like the salon above Caffe Buon Gusto on Montague called Plaza Nails. $28 for a mani/pedi.

    Daddy Dearest: I’ve had good luck with Lung’s Dry Cleaners on Henry next door to Siggy’s.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • Monty

    I think Peas N Pickles (Henry and Pineapple) is open 24 hours and there is another 24 hour place on Court St around Livingston. We don’t have a 24 hour chain store though.

  • Daddy Dearest

    @Tclinton11201 Thanks for the recommendation.

  • wrennie

    Thanks, all, for the mani/pedi suggestions.

    Peas & Pickles is indeed open forever and always. I love them.

  • AEB

    Daddy Deaerst, Plaza Cleaners, on Henry near Orange, is my cleaner of choice. Master of Cleaning, Jason, is always friendly and attentive, and the works is tops. Prices are, I believe, competitive.

    And Mrs. Fink: you go, girl! Woman. Another splendid shot!

  • Teresa

    The Times’ former restaurant critic weighs in on Fortune House:!/SamSifton/status/139516190648307712

  • AEB

    Heaven, Teresa! Thanks!

  • princess

    Brooklyn Heights ROOOOCKS!!! :)

  • Knight

    I wish all who read this a very Happy Thanksgiving … even the cretins with whom I have sparred on this blog in the past year! And I especially thank Mr. John Loscalzo for providing us with this unique opportunity.

  • since47

    Welcome to the neighborhood, JoeAlba. Do you happen to be the Ed Healy JoeAlba? If you are, you’ll know what that means.