Open Thread Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Good day, BHB minions. It’s Open Thread Wednesday for July 18, 2012. Feel free to beat the heat and exercise your right to express what’s on your mind. And despite the ongoing heatwave, please, let’s be cool. (Dude practicing Pilates on Promenade: Chuck Taylor)

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  • MontagueStreetResident

    @fast_walker: You clearly haven’t been to East Berlin in a while!

  • WillowSt.Neighbor

    I found several articles regarding dognapping. Here’s just one.

  • Carol

    Everyone knows that you should not leave a dog outside unattended. People will take anything. Especially at Key Food. Dogs are being sold on Craigs List everyday.

  • Carol

    Especially designer dogs.

  • Hicks St Guy

    “dognapping”. sounds like a good idea.

  • WillowSt.Neighbor

    Apparently “everyone” does not know that it is wrong to leave a dog tied up outside. I see many many dogs tied up every day when I am out and about in the neighborhood.

  • Monty

    NY Times blows the lid off prohibited discounts to cops at the Montague St Chipotle. This actually bothers me less than when they get to cut the line at Fascati’s.

  • Mr. Crusty

    @Monty: It’s funny that Police Officers are prohibited from taking “gratuities” because theoretically they are in a position of power and it might bias them if they have to take any official action with regards to that vendor.


    Our politicians can literally take millions of dollars from “donors” without any problem at all. Yes, some casino owner that is being investigated for illegalities can (and has) contributed tens of millions of dollars to politicians that might very likely be in a position of power that could directly benefit him but god forbid if he gave a cop a free cup of coffee.

    ya gotta love this country.

    btw, for the record, I am in agreement with the policy that prohibits police officers from receiving gratuities no matter how minor. It IS a corrupting influence.

  • Elmer Fudd

    For all of you Michele Bachmann fans in the neighborhood… she’s at it again.

  • T.K. Small

    A few months back I posted something about Brooklyn Law School, being a valuable part of Brooklyn Heights. While there was some disagreement, I would like to wish the recent graduates good luck with the upcoming New York State Bar exam next week. The test is not that hard and you all do well!

  • fast_walker

    MontagueStreetResident – point taken! I haven’t since 1985

  • Bill

    Knight – You’re right. Louie Miller has been in the area for years. He looks about 60ish, but is in fact in his late 40s. Hard life/unhealthy lifestyle takes it’s toll on a guy. What you say is true – especially the part about being bored to death. If you ever say hello or acknowledge him, he has the potential to talk to you on and on about anything and everything (mostly about himself) to the point that you really have to say “Sorry, I gotta run”, and pull yourself away.