Open Thread Wednesday 9/4/13

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

And from this week’s post about the BHB reader’s endorsement of Stephen Pierson in the D33 council race, here’s a wacky cartoon featuring real reader comments spoken by “composite characters.”

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  • jason kidd

    Steve Levin is the man. Pierson is a spent hand.

  • Ernie

    If you voted at St Ann’s last year your voting location may have been changed to the Municipal Building on Joralemon Street. Check at

  • lois

    Please don’t turn today’s Open Thread into a political debate. Put your political comments on the article about Pierson vs. Levin. Thank you.

  • marshasrimler

    Read the Daily News today which describes a light filled above ground new library in glen oaks,queens. Why does Queens do Libraries better then Brooklyn?. Maybe the management of the Brooklyn Public Library should be contracted out to Queens… ?? They seem to know how to administer a better system

  • lois

    Does anybody know the guy in the orange shirt who leads many tours of the Heights on the weekends? He likes to embroider some of his stories and is not always accurate. I believe he is a neighborhood guy – no, I don’t mean Homer Fink – his tours are excellent and accurate.

  • AbbeyKira

    Anyone know of a jewelry repair place they can recommend?

  • BrooklynBird

    Anyone recommend a dentist in the area?

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Hi Brooklyn Heightsians, et. al.

    How about committing to vote for Bill de Blasio on this fine September day ?!!

  • David on Middagh

    Are you trolling, BrooklynBird? If not:

  • BrooklynBird

    Nope, just wanted someone to clean my teeth.

    Thanks for the link.

  • David on Middagh

    You’re welcome. Sorry for the presumption of guilt; we sometimes mock-ask the questions everyone has been seeing for months and years.

    Searching this site via Google is usually how I dredge up those Frequently Asked Questions: dentist

  • BrooklynBird

    Thanks, and no worries. It’s the internet.

  • ethel

    Satnicks on State Street east of Court Street.

  • Andrew

    What’s going on with the renovation of Tazza on Clark Street? It looks like they are splitting the space into two distinct spaces.

  • Topham Beauclerk


    I believe you mean Borough Hall.

  • BrooklynBugle

    Is Great Wall the favorite restaurant of dentists?

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    And while we’re at it, how about committing to vote for our Councilman, Steve Levin?!!

    Sorry, Lois — this is too important.

  • wally

    I lost my 2 front-teeth there on Saturday.

  • David on Middagh

    I know what someone’s getting for Christmas!

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Another endorsement for Steve Levin:

  • David on Middagh

    Does anyone know if the police caught up to the phone grabber? (A thief wrestled away what I presume was a phone from a woman walking on Cranberry between Hicks & Henry. This was at about ten to seven this evening. He escaped onto the BQE, on foot, but lots of cops were on it…)

  • Therblig Gerblinson

    Can anyone recommend a good Danish-language transvestite bowling league for kite enthusiasts of Lesotho-Japanese-Bulgarian ancestor? I also need a blimp repairman to help me with an insurance scam, if anyone knows a guy. Thanks.

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    I think that one was covered a few years back. Don’t you remember?

  • HenryLoL

    De Blasio is THE WORST. Even the NY Times thinks he is a joke. He wants to create a divide in this City and is shamefully trying to get votes by having the underprivleged think he will help get them more by punishing the terrible ‘rich’ people. What a laugh.

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Thanks, LOL — your opinion should be just the thing to put Bill de Blasio over the top.

  • HenryLoL

    LOL. Believe me — you do not have many people who agree with your point of view.

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Yes, it’s really important to give the rich in this country even more than they already have and make sure that less fortunate people are deprived in every way possible.

  • bklyn20

    Also sorry, Lois – Pierson does have a record to examine. He’s been on CB2 for a few years. How was his attendance? What is his voting record? ULURP (a kind of land use) votes are recorded by name, and could listed here on BHB. They could retrieved by a FOIA inquiry, if necessary. This would show us something of his record on development and developers. All the meeting minutes should be public information as well.

    I’m not sure, but at the meetings I attended over the past few years (I’m not a CB2 member now), I think he sat in the back and didn’t say much.

    How about it, Homer and friends?

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  • Andrew Porter

    Tazza is a co-op or condo space, so it’s possible it’s being transformed into two stores.