Open Thread Wednesday 10/30/13

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  • Alanna Santini

    Just because I haven’t had a chance to walk by… does anyone know if the jack-o-lantern patch is out front by the beautiful home that was either on Grace Court Alley or Hunts Lane? It was up a few years ago (2009? 2010?) , all lit, and I loved seeing it!

  • GHB

    A running track would be really good to have on Pier 3. I’m surprised no plans have been made for one.

  • Banjo

    Are the kids that walk around with clipboards and ask for money for band instruments legit? They seem to be mainly out during the summer/weekends

  • Kazoo

    About as legit as the basketball team donations

  • Heightsman

    You must be joking. The whole park is a running track! While we’re at it why not install stationary bikes.

  • GHB

    A nice oval track, with no pedestrians or bikes to compete with. Are you always such a #$&! ?

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    GNB,

    I thought of the same idea but around Pier 2. A nice rubberized track surrounding the other athletic activities made sense for those who would like to extend their milage on soft footing. (Similar to Cadman Plaza Park) Fact is, though, Pier 5 serves the same purpose if you run around the soccer fields. Your not crazy. hehe

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    I’m producing a film tonight with all the Halloween decorations in the Heights. Should be posted tomorrow. Brooklyn Heights is incredible.

  • A Neighbor

    ‘Soft’ is the operative word. The cover on the Pier 5 soccer fields is low-quality. They reportedly saved thousands of dollars — at the expenses of unsuspecting kids who are suffering ankle injuries. No excuse for that.

  • MonroeOrange

    oh the poor children who get to play on a multi-million dollar field that isn’t soft enough…We used to play on the dust bowl in cadman, or the field under the BQE downtown, or the redhook fields where we would have to walk the field before the game and pick up the glass and other discarded items…im sure the field at pier 5 is fine…the kids will be fine and the world won’t end.

  • Heightsman

    Just logical and that logic will be the reason you never see a track.

  • David on Middagh

    Some ran on a narrow dirt path around Cadman Plaza Park, but it was paved over in the renovation. Now there are two asphalt walks for strollers that are parallel to each other.

    /facepalm

  • Jorale-man

    I hate to sound cranky but the issue I have with the Cadman Plaza running path are the number of runners going at opposite directions. It would be nice if the city would post a sign asking people to run counterclockwise. It’s an okay path otherwise, if a bit monotonous for more than a couple loops.

  • Copldenizen

    No pedestrians? No bikes? It’s a park! Don’t be such an elitest.

  • Copldenizen

    Will all of you – just get a life…

  • Copldenizen

    The walk would probably do you some good…

  • Joe A

    We used to play on the dust bowl in cadman

    Yeah, but look at what happened to you.

  • David on Middagh

    I had hopes for Copldenizen. Nope—Disqus riffraff.

  • Charmant

    That is a good idea.

  • Copldenizen

    My point is – with this post and others – why are you directing your complaints about running paths, etc. to the readers of this blog? Call/write the officials who can make/change decisions regarding your issue. Do you really think that those people read this blog?

  • David on Middagh

    You seem to know what you’re doing. YOU contact them for me, please! When that Cadman Plaza Park brown asphalt pathery is gone, my feet bones will thank you.

  • gatornyc

    There is nothing low-quality about the turf on Pier 5. What facts would you like to bring to the table to support your position?

  • WILLOWL

    You are a real POS

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    LOL, Good one Joe.

  • MonroeOrange

    yeah i turned into a man, something you would know very little about….and that fact that your tandem bike buddy Arch liked your comment, speaks volumes…have a nice day mr. crusty…once again, you and arch are real gems to have as neighbors

  • A Neighbor

    I think you have missed the point. There is all the difference in the world between playing on a dirt field, however dusty, and a layer of artificial turf over a concrete base. The state-of-the art fields — and there are some in Brooklyn — put a thick layer of padding between the concrete and the plastic turf. That’s where the park tried to save money. And, by the way, if you have visited Pier 5, you know it is not just rich kids who play there.

  • MonroeOrange

    where in my comment did i say ‘rich kids’?

  • A Neighbor

    Apologies. I guess it was just your tone. Lol

  • WhatTheWhat?

    Had trouble with alternate side parking on Tuesday 8:30-10 on Columbia Heights. Traffic cop walking up and down, not letting anyone park/stand as we usually do to wait out the clock. Think this was a one-time thing? or is this the parking dance of the future on those blocks? (seems like a big waste of gas and air quality to have us all circle around and around for an hour. I bailed and found a spot elsewhere)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    “yeah I turned into a man” from what?