Open Thread Wednesday 10/9/13

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  • DIBS

    I live in Brooklyn Heights now. Isold my Bed Stuy house!!!!

  • DIBS

    A smart person wouldn’t put personal information in it. Really only birthdates and social security numbers are all that matters. Maybe your mother’s maiden name!!!!!

  • MonroeOrange

    And ONCE AGAIN…lets wait unit Nov – March, when no one is going to use the bike share program, but yet, we will still have these ugly CORPORATE ADVERTISING stands in our landmarked neighborhood. But i wouldn’t expect you to care about that, as you are a shill for the big banks of america. And being that you love to spout stats..why don’t you ask how the Mom and Pop bike shops are fairing due to the citibikes? but of course, why would you care about Mom and Pop stores.

  • DIBS

    Just how do the bike stations affect the foot traffic that supports mom & pop store????

    “a shill for the big banks of america” You really trotting out this cr@p????

  • MonroeOrange

    maybe you should read my post, if you can take a moment from your Spaghetti Carbonara….I said Mom and Pop bike shops…

    and you clearly are a shill for big banks too…how is it that CitiBank gets permission to advertise in our area when no other business can? bc Bloomberg bends over backward to accomodate them.

  • DIBS

    Get a life. I’m not a shill for big banks just because I say your rant against them is tired and so outdated. I’m sure you’re one of those people who go on tirades about how they shouldn’t have been bailed out without a clue on the consequences that would have produced if they hadn’t been.

  • BrooklynBugle

    The Brooklyn Bugle does not use Disqus. We’ve just posted an Open Thread. Go over and have fun!

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  • herman

    Somewhere out there, a Yorkie Terrier is just waiting for the opportunity to get run-over by a Citibike. And collect insurance.

  • MonroeOrange

    really my rant about a bank getting permission to advertise in a landmarked area, against the policy of a landmarked area status is outdated and tired…i would think this has to be the first example of an advertiser allowing to advertise all over a landmarked area…not sure how that can be outdated if this is the first time that has happened…

    and lets not start about the bail out (did i mention that at all?…no)…im quite educated and totally get why the government had to enact a bail out..but if the banks were responsible to begin with, no bailout would have been necessary….so the US bailed out the banks bc they were too incompetent to run their business properly…so they get bailed out and now advertise all over our neighborhood, which i and my family have called home for many generations. Clearly you care very little for the aesthetics of the neighborhood.

    i now have now doubt your a shill for the banks.Enjoy your Carbonara!

  • blake livey

    It stole my quarter!

  • flagel

    what is all the digging on Pineapple. Chain saws, giant trench, very very loud noises. It casuing the whole nabe to quake and shake? anyone know how long this will go on or if it could be damaging foundations? Also hate disqus, its a pain in the posterior to use

  • Arch Stanton

    That’s a terrible thought, shame on you.

  • Arch Stanton

    True but there are plenty of dummies out there; just read some of the comments on this blog.

  • Arch Stanton

    Oh its the lame-o “Shill” argument. “I don’t agree with you so I must be a shill” Grow up.

  • DIBS

    Yes, you’re right. People apparently can’t cross Henry Street above^^^^^^

  • Arch Stanton

    MO you make such a fool of yourself.

    Your footnote to a NY Post article proves nothing.
    The article is from last May, on the day the Citi Bike first launched and the The NY Post (well known for its skewed, spun “journalism” and catering to those of diminished mental capacity) was engaged in a smear campaign against the program. Nothing in the article proves any bike shops, at the time or since, have been negatively affected by the Citi Bike program. It only shows one store owner who was “fearful” the program would cut into his daily bike rental business. There is no proof that any “Mom & Pop” or any bike shops have been hurt by the program since its launch.

    How does the Citi Bike logos present on the bikes and on the docking stations “violate the terms of landmarked areas”?
    Show some proof.

  • MonroeOrange

    Arch, it is clearly in violation, hence why we don’t have any other advertising all over the neighborhood. I am not a lawyer, nor do i work for the landmark preservation society, so not sure what documents i need to show you to prove it… if you are not against this advertising, then you are for advertising all over our quaint neighborhood, which you seem to care so little about….In your world, every street corner, would have Ameritrade advertisement or Verizon ads…the point is, if its okay for one corporation to advertise, where does it stop. I hope to stop it seem to hope it will snowball and our streets will have bank ads on every corner. How about, Orange Street, btw bank of america avenue and Starbucks avenue? will that make you content?

    you amaze me with how little care you have….keep being a shill Arch for CitiBank, that’s all you’re good for (i hope they are paying you).

  • Arch Stanton

    Oh MO we all know you are not a lawyer, LOL.
    Walk around the neighborhood you will see plenty of “advertising” See all those parked cars and trucks, every one has a corporate logo on it. See those bus stops and subway entrances, they also have a corporate logo on them as well. Now take a walk down Montage St and count how many logos and trademarks you see. Citi Bike (not Bank) in no different.