Open Thread Wednesday 7/24/13

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  • Jorale-man

    The repaved Hicks St. and Garden Place are a nice upgrade to the neighborhood. Curious if any other streets are slated for repair?

  • notaNIMBY

    enough with the LICH coverage. it’s a crappy hospital. i’d rather see a 24-hr ambulatory care center/walk-in clinic in the ‘hood than LICH. it’s like the old yankee stadium: people wanted to preserve it, but at what cost? you’d have a hulking edifice standing empty – no one could afford to operate it as a museum, and redevelopment was not possible. sometimes it’s best to cut losses and move on. can we have some more interesting news now?

  • David Glick

    I’m a bit skeptical that Fornino will ever get to BBP, having recently closed their original location. I did see the paint one the side of that building but when I looked inside, everything was still empty. Does anyone know what’s going on? BTW – the pizza at Table 87 is great. I wish they took that space.

  • polite Gangsta

    They re-pave the streets here every 2 years. Welcome to the neighborhood. Oh yea, They cut them up every month. That’s how it’s been for the last 20 years..

  • notaNIMBY

    their pasta vodka is also excellent

  • DIBS

    Oyster Bar going into Fornino.

  • HenryLoL

    AMEN! And i think they are making one of those at that CPW/Pierrepornt office tower.

  • DrewBurch

    Where are we talking about? Oyster bar would be nice!

  • DrewBurch

    That is something I will never understand about this hood. The constant paving, cutting, digging, repaving that goes on. Particularly on hicks street. It is never ending!

  • mlo

    Having accessible healthcare is not an issue that’s a waste of time. This is actually an extremely important issue and should not be compared to a former ball stadium. Having a walk-in clinic is nice but its not sufficient to meet the health care needs of our communities. As citizens and tax payers we should have a strong voice on such issues. What Cuomo and SUNY have done here is criminal and unethical.
    As long as there are folks who either don’t care or don’t understand the fundamental value in having an accessible healthcare facility it makes it easy for things like this to continue.
    I am curious notaNIMBY and HenryLOL, are you renters or owners? Do you pay Real Estate taxes? I would be very interested in knowing, thanks

  • MonroeOrange

    Well we aren’t going to get a 24hr ambulatory care center..if we were, people wouldn’t be protesting as much…so your choice is a hospital or nothing…ill take a hospital…but that’s me, call me crazy….

  • MonroeOrange

    its because pipes, whether for cable or plumbing are all underground, so i get why they need to cut and dig often. Combine that with the potholes from the 4 seasons of weather and yes it will be never ending!…earplugs!

  • HenryLoL

    I am an owner — and pay a huge amount of taxes. The point is that this has nothing to do with healthcare — it is about unions and some doctors. We have accessible healthcare — to the hilt. We have more top hospitals right across the bridge than most cities have within 50 miles. We cant have everything. The hospital does not make money. They have a right to close it.

  • Claude Scales

    Couldn’t the difference between “right across the bridge” and the distance to the LICH ER be the difference between life and death for someone?

    When you say “we can’t have everything” aren’t you really saying everything must be determined by the tunnel vision perspective of the real estate market, to which the value of a piece of land is determined by the greatest discounted cash flow it can be projected to generate, no matter its greater social benefit in some other use?

  • Jeff

    Tonight I walked off the 2 train at
    8:30p to find a film notice that my car had to be moved by 5p (3.5 hours
    earlier). That film shoot notice was not
    present when I parked a day earlier.

    Luckily I checked on the car which was
    across the street from Heights Falafel, then had to go find a spot at the end
    of a long day.

    Film companies should pay towing,
    parking, and an inconvenience fee if they post towing notices less than 48
    hours in advance. Best case, they don’t
    shoot in Brooklyn Heights anymore.
    I would vote for a politician that suggested the 48 hour notice penalty.

  • Peter Pan

    Thanks, Claude. Very well stated for the sake of the community. Rich and poor alike.

  • Peter Pan

    Bloomberg isn’t running again. Thank God.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

  • Still Here

    Bebop be back—The Heights Players recently received queries about the missing black and white feline regarding its whereabouts……they had no new information. Anyone else from Willowtown have anything to report?

  • MonroeOrange

    well said Karl

  • MonroeOrange

    Henry, as an owner you are aware that by not having a hospital in the close proximity, your property value will decrease….

    and by the way good luck with making it to a hospital in manhattan while the brooklyn bridge construction is going on for the next 3 years…

  • MonroeOrange

    and furthermore when they do tow your car, they rarely leave notes as to where your car was towed too…Once they towed my car with no notice and left it in front of the library (about 5 feet from the curb and jutting out into traffic lane)…..

  • Peter Pan

    I am so proud to be a part of this community, in the fight to save LICH and health care in Brooklyn from the connected money grubbers.

  • MonroeOrange

    it won’t matter if Quinn is elected..she is his lackey and will continue to do his bidding.

  • HenryLoL

    Your comments make no sense. And its hilarious that you cant even admit that the point about money and power should be directed to the unions! LOL.

  • Monty

    I don’t see how it’s illegal or unethical. The hospital is losing money. What are they supposed to do? Government just doesn’t have the authority to fix this situation even if they should.

  • HenryLOL

    I’ve been to this hospital and it was one of the worst experiences in my life. Most people do not want a hospital in their town. They actually make values go DOWN.

  • HenryLOL

    BAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAAH! Do you know how transparent you are?

  • MonroeOrange

    ‘most people do not want a hospital in their town’..that could be the most asinine comment you have ever made (and that is saying a lot)…if and when you need a hospital in an emergency and minutes matter, any hospital is better than not getting to one in time!..seriously, do you even listen to yourself?

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    SUNY — the State University of NY is funded and run by the state government. If you read the facts about has been going on in, for instance, the Brooklyn Eagle, SUNY has lied to the community, stolen funds from LICH, put people’s lives in danger by diverting ambulances, remains in contempt of state court, which has ruled that they cannot divert ambulances, block patients from treatment at LICH nor let go medical staff and more — all of which they are doing right now, despite the court order.