Open Thread Wednesday, January 9, 2013

It was on this date in 2001 that Apple Computer introduced its iTunes music management software at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco. (Likewise, in 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone.) So on this BHB Open Thread Wednesday for January 9, 2013, what’s got your gourd singing a happy song? Comment away! (Photo: CT)

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  • hoppy

    Great Wall got an “A” from DOH!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bagel boy

    mr crusty.. pls move over to craigslist, or croak, or something….

    re great wall: you go ahead and eat there .. you will spend a fair amount of time praying to the porcelain god.

  • Mr. Crusty

    bagel boy, man up.

  • Cranberry Beret

    Brooklyn velodrome is dead!

  • Wiley E.

    Why don’t they open another CVS store on the corner of Joralemon and Clinton. Heaven knows we need another one.

  • Arch Stanton

    Oh Crusty you just can’t admit you are wrong, typical “beyond reproach” attitude one would expect from a cop. You accused me of “revisionist history” yet there are hundreds of examples going back years, showing the traffic concerns are about the Atlantic Yards project as a whole not just the Barclays Center Arena. Here is one more example: “The increase of car traffic to the area caused by extra housing and the construction of an arena has been frequently cited by critics as a major reason for their opposition to the project”
    Just search and you will find many more examples.
    If anyone is spinning revisionist history its the Forest City Rattner trying to say the traffic worries are unfounded because so far there hasn’t been any major congestion. Or has there? According to a first hand account from Harumph “Game day IS crazy bad traffic”. It stands to pure logical reason that adding hundreds of cars to an area that already suffers from bad traffic congestion, will make it worse. You are either a stooge or a shill for FCR.

  • Mr. Crusty

    But Arch are you saying that there weren’t concerns about parking due to Barclay’s events? That is what I was talking about. I excerpted an article clearly showing that there were those concerns. That is what proved to be unfounded. That was my point. I don’t know what is so complicated about that.

    Once again here we have the argument that I must be a “shill” or a “stooge” because I supported the Barclays Arena. My motives and good faith are questioned because i have a different viewpoint than Arch Stanton. Arch with all due respect respect, you can go FY.

  • harumph

    I think I saw you! – were you the older woman haranguing a man with his son this past weekend about the hedge? If so, I’m not sure that your aggressive nastiness would be the answer. I did notice he brushed you off, but clearly he was in a hurry to get somewhere with his kid. Why don’t you just find out who the managing agent/supervisor is in the building and call or send them a query – might be better than attacking one of the owners when they are going about their business. And p.s. – the hedge isn’t all that bad, I think you are obsessing!

  • Mr. Crusty

    “Some residents who were once uneasy about the limited parking and the overcrowding of streets in the neighborhood are presently surprised the arena didn’t have the destructive impact everybody presumed it would have.

    “Who would have thought that bringing over 15,000 people here wouldn’t increase congestion in the neighborhood. It’s shocking,” said Bruce Wallace, a public radio reporter who lives in the Prospect Heights area. “My friends and I have been driving around here during the Jay-Z and Barbra Streisand concerts and didn’t notice any crazy congestion at all.”

  • Wiley E.

    I ignore krusty komments. Just skip them over. Pure non-sense. Don’t let him upset you.

  • Gerry

    @ Wiley E. – I do the same thing I ignore ALL comments from Mr. Crusty.

    I have been ignoring comments from Mr. Crusty for months – when i see a comment from Mr. Crusty or another freak like pankymom I scoll to the next comment I skip over the comment do NOT read them.

    I have not read a Mr. Crusty comment in months a pankymom comment in weeks.

    Others on this blog tell me the same thing that they ignore both freaks Mr. Crusty and pankymom.

  • Mr. Crusty

    For someone ignoring me Gerry, you seem a bit obsessed. Oh, wait a minute ! You won’t see this because you skip right over me. Darn.

  • GHB

    Gerry, considering that you don’t read what Mr. Crusty or Pankymom have to say, you spend an awful lot of time talking about them. Give it a rest already. And lastly, try getting spell check.

  • Gerry

    @ GHB – Look whos talking!

    You can give it a rest already.

    If you dont like my posts skip over them!

  • pankymom

    … so saith the au pair. I am just amazed that he’s not some hilarious teenager from Rego Park having a go at us all. Cannot possibly be a real person.

  • Arch Stanton

    Dear Mr. Crusty,

    Thank you for telling me “go FY”. It’s a great concept, I wish I could, it would save a lot of hassle, if I could I would probably never leave the house.

  • GHB

    @Gerry, I would skip over your posts, but 75% of them are yours!

  • Margalo

    Seeking a White-Haired, thin older man for a featured extra role on a film. If interested, please email your headshot/snapshot and general sizes to:
    CastingBreaks At

    Also, if anyone knows of a neighborhood actors’ group where I could post this, please let me know.

  • Thruxton

    I honestly think that Gerry is not a real person. There is no way someone can post as much as he/she does and actually have a productive life.

    It’s all computer generated like virtual reality or something.

  • Wiley E.

    Margalo – Heights Players.

  • Gerry

    @ Thruxton – Its all about multi-tasking I get up at 4am swim, get to my office to delegate get back to Brooklyn Heights and in between things I blog for a while often at lunch time with 3 young children running around I know how to multi-task!

    If I dont swim it is a bad day nothing gets done I MUST begin the daily routine with an hour in the pool.

  • Arch Stanton

    bagel boy, your assumptions about Great Wall don’t reflect my experience. I find the food quite good, decent portions and reasonably priced. I order takeout from them regularly and never had an unpleasant meal.

  • bob

    The dreaded question: major appliance repair service that perhaps is honest and fair? Also looking for the same in an Endodontist.

    Yup! A great start to the weekend!

  • David on Middagh


    Sorry not to be of help in either regard, but how many times have we told you not to test the pilot light with your breath?

  • eg

    @harumph – I was trying to get his attention as he was on the phone. There was no haranguing or nastiness! He turned away and went inside. Obviously you weren’t near enough to hear how I was talking. This is the third occupant/owner I spoken to.

    I don’t know how to get in touch with their managing agent/supervisor, or I would have done so, which is why I asked.
    Judging by the other hedges on the street, it was a good 3 feet over the line and has never been trimmed.

    Yes, he had other things on his mind.

    I’m not surprised at the judgmental tone of your reply because, that’s how you speak to each other on this blog.

  • Jazz

    EG you clearly dont read many other sites as huffington post and other blogs have far worse commenters. Welcome to the internet.

    Btw what are your thoughts on the trilateral commission?

  • bagel boy

    Why are planes flying so low over the Heights all day today. Even at 2 am. One just shook the block. On Sun evening I heard one every minute or so for hours. Low. And loud.

  • Bornhere

    This is nothing new –it’s the fog, bagel boy.