Open Thread Wednesday 10/15/08

BHB Photo Club pic by fkuffel via Flickr

BHB Photo Club pic by fkuffel via Flickr

So what’s on your mind this week?  Comment away!

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  • Anonymous

    You need to take a chill pill. Does the truck repair the street light outside your window every night? Its a one time thing. You would be the first one complaining to 311 that the street light doesnt work after you fell down the stairs because of darkness. For the record: I do live on Henry as well.

  • hickster

    ok what is with the shishkabob cart on henry last night…god i wish this dorm would go away.

  • Screaming

    No, the streetlight doesn’t get repaired every night. But if it’s not that, it’s the city garbage trucks picking up trash at 2 am, or as has been discussed here, street milling.

    Regularly disrupting people’s sleep just doesn’t seem excusable to me on a regular basis.

    And there was plenty of light…no one was tripping over anything. Do not assume how I would behave.

  • GHB

    It’s a city…get over it. Should everyone perform their jobs only when it’s convenient for you? Might I suggest that you move to the suburbs?

  • Screaming

    It is always so nice to see the reasoned responses that one can expect on this site. No personal attacks, a high level of discourse…so different from the other blogs.

    So conducive to continued conversation…

  • nabeguy

    Screaming, could you keep it down a bit…you’re waking the neighbors.

    Ear plugs, people, ear plugs. Need I say more?

  • AliG

    Nabeguy, I sleep with earplugs every night and have done so for years but Brooklyn Heights is so F*ing loud lately that it doesn’t drown out everything.
    So..GHB and Anonymous, so sorry that you felt the need to attack poor Screaming who just wanted to vent. Both of you need to c-h-i-l-l.
    ANyone been to Chesnut Bar on Smith Street yet?

  • AEB

    BH loud? BH LOUD? (Sorry–I’ll whisper next time.)

    Of course there’s the occasional noise–fireworks (which seem to occur with some regularity); street work, garbage trucks, etc.

    But gosh! Having lived in Manhattan for most of my plus-five decades, and come to BH only about a year ago, I’m constantly startled by the SILENCE here. (Sorry–silence.)

    Apart from the dull whoosh of BQE traffic, audible in my bedroom–a kind of white noise after all–my neck of the BH woods is blissfully QUIET.

    I mean, quiet.

  • AliG

    AEB, move over, I’m sleeping at your house.

  • GHB

    Quiet here too… except for the helicopters, sirens, concert on the pier, dorms, tourists on the Promenade, blah, blah, blah…

  • nabeguy

    I guess ther are some advantages to getting old…in my case, diminished hearing.

  • my2cents

    I moved here for the peace and quiet, and by and large I think we are so lucky to have it. garbage trucks are a nuisance anywhere in the 5 boroughs. Tough luck. My only gripe is the helicopters. Otherwise I am on cloud 9.

  • joe

    My brother from a northern NJ suburb slept over my apartment and he commented how quiet my apt is. He said he got the best sleep ever. I face the back.

    I also hark from Manhattan. Not only did I have the 59th street bridge nearby but I had neighbors whose bedroom abutted mine, who were always loudly getting it on at all times of the day. Due to some kind of karmatic justice they managed to produce an incredibly loud baby whose colic managed to stop all the hanky panky, however, her nonstop ear piercing cries had me wishing for her parents love coil noise instead . I finally moved to BH.

  • keever

    Thanks, AliG and henry & state. Looking forward to checking out La Pizzetta.