Open Thread Wednesday 2/1/12

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  • Elvin Jones

    I enjoyed the Colbert Bjork performance, but to each their own.

  • Hicks St Guy

    poor spelling in this blog, abominable.

  • Willow St. Neighbor

    RE: Morton’s on Adams St.
    I just called and asked them if they were open and they said NO!
    I asked if that location was closing and the person on the phone wanted to give me the tel # of their public relations dept.
    So, I guess they are closed.

  • Andrew Porter

    Tony, about the fishpond, that’s been covered with wire on and off for several years, because the copper and other metals in the coins will poison the fish. I have no idea why people think fishpond = wishing well, but they do.

    Stopped by the Montreal-style bagel store on the corner of Clinton and Atlantic today and they’re closed, with brown paper on the windows. However, I was told they’re simply renovating, and will be open again in a few days.

    Now for something much more urgent. Apparently the person who was tossing the Christmas trees and wreaths over the wall in front of the Fruit Street Sitting Area is also throwing over bags of garbage and plastic trash cans as well. I counted a dozen large blue plastic trash cans there, among the garbage, bags of flyers, and other debris. This is the no-man’s land where neither DOT nor the Parks Dept. ever clean or prune the foliage. I’ve alerted the BHA about this, but a concerted effort needs to be made by buildings in the area to reclaim their trash containers, as well as find whoever is doing this.

  • Willow St. Neighbor

    I would be surprised if Montreal Bagel reopened. I stopped by a few weeks ago and the menu had changed. The staff was entirely new also. Not a good sign.

  • PJL
  • Andrew Porter

    Don’t know, WSN. I actually went through the open door, spoke to owners, who told me it was being renovated.

  • Doublebara

    Sorry about Mortons but a Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel or William Sonoma would be fantastic in that space!

  • PJL

    Not a bad idea; I liked Morton’s and am hoping for a (more reasonable) restaurant with a potentially broader appeal like a Houston’s….

  • bornhere

    As I was walking home from the subway tonight, I thought it looked like the metal frame at Stuart’s had been painted dark green. Could have been the poor lighting. Or a hallucination prompted by wishful thinking… .

  • EHinBH

    A Houston’s would do very well on Adams.

  • NG

    They are opening an American Beer and Brewery or something to that affect in 345 Adams Street, along with a coffee house/ice cream parlor there also called Sugarplum

  • JT

    It’s been a few weeks since I asked what’s up with all the dog poop (and pee) on the east side of Columbia Heights between Pierrepont & Clark. Today I actually saw two dog walkers chatting on the corner of Pierrepont & Columbia Heights while one of their 6 or 7 big dogs pooped right behind them on the sidewalk. When I passed by an hour later, the huge poop was still there. Are the dog walkers to blame for the disgusting mess, or the dog owners???

  • lulu


    No one here familiar with your postings would buy your BS about this being an isolated comment.

    Homer, are you ever going to address this? This isn’t about free speech, but about a troll who adds nothing but anti-Semitism to this board on a daily basis.

  • WillowtownCop

    Morton’s may very well be the worst restaurant in all of Brooklyn. And, @ TK -I could not agree more. I haven’t “gotten” her since the swan dress. And I never heard of her before.

  • bornhere

    Stuart Friedman’s metal HAS gone green. Much better!

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    JT, I live on that block and posted an almost identical comment last week, calling it a minefield of dog poop. Nothing anyone can really do about dog pee, but the poop is unacceptable. Is there anything that can be done, short of catching someone just walking away?

  • lori

    We can’t ahve the police “police” the problem, so it’s up to neighbors to “remind” someone who does not pick up. I have even waited to make sure that’s done.

  • Willow St. Neighbor

    I just spotted Bjork a few minutes ago walking down the street, hailing a cab. This is my first sighting since she moved in.
    Other than the lime green tights, pretty ordinary looking without makeup.

  • T.K. Small

    This was posted on the other Bjork thread.

    Beware of Vikings!!!

  • Knight

    JT, you can’t blame the dog owners unless they are the ones actually walking their pet. And you certainly can’t blame the dog. When you hire a walker, you just assume that picking up poop is part of what you’re paying for. I’d bet good money that if the owner of that dog asked the walker if he/she picked up after the animal, the walker would indignantly say “of course.” Catching the offenders in the act and publicly humiliating them is the only way to stop them from leaving the street like a mine field. Few of us have the temerity to do that, but it’s really fun to watch those who do!

  • EHinBH

    Thanks NG – will for sure check that out. We need an ice cream place. HD on Monty is awful — the owner is a D^$&.

  • David on Middagh

    Aside from the limited seating, which is a space issue, what’s wrong with the Montague HD? Could it be that the owner is a particularly sensitive creature who, like a spider on a web, picks up his customers vibrations and does the instinctive thing?

  • Willow St. Neighbor

    I have never seen a summons given to a person who did not “scoop the poop”. I thought there was a big fine associated with not cleaning up after your pet.
    Does anyone know what the law is?

  • willowstneigh

    I just came back from dr.friedmans… didn’t notice the windows…. he’s a very nice guy and 155 dollars for a check up and 6 months worth of contacts, not too shabby !

  • Willow St. Neighbor

    I also like Dr. Friedman and have been going to him for years.
    I wonder what’s wrong with me as I am waaaay too busy to notice what kind of windows are in a storefront. Shame on me!

  • JT

    ColumbiaHeightster, I saw your post last week about the minefield and it made me chuckle. When I posted about the poop a few weeks back, I also called it a minefield. As for what can be done, I don’t know. I’ve been giving the evil eye to anyone with a dog, we will see if that works. I’m always terrified of what I may be stepping in when it’s dark and I can’t see!

  • WillowtownCop

    I have written tickets for canine waste. It’s a criminal court summons. People either ignore them and don’t show up to court, show up and claim they can’t afford a fine because they are unemployed, or, in the case of one jerk who was an attorney, show up three times and insist on a trial the first time, request a court appointed attorney (which was denied because he made too much money) the second time, and finally, the third time be found guilty but had his sentence of community service adjourned if he “kept out of trouble” for 6 months because he picked up the #$@& after we had written a ticket (with his bare hands, because he had no bag, and threw it, loose, in someone’s private garbage can). 2 police officers spent three days in court over this nonsense. If ever someone deserved a hefty fine it was him, and he got nothing.

  • Nabeguy

    Sad thread, folks. As offensive as Topham’s comments may be, remember where we live. Censorship is the first step to totalinarianism.

  • EHinBH

    Multiple people have shared my view that he is an A$$. He also gived the smallest scoops — as if each one is weighed to an exact portion — and it is waaay too expensive. He never wants to chat, does nto recognize repeat customers, and is rude. Also, he knows NOTHING about marketing. It’s apparently the first HD store — according to a plaque on the store, anyway. That needs to be played up.