Open Thread Wednesday 11/13/13

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  • Ellie

    The volunteer gardeners are donning aprons and churning out great treats for their bake sale this coming Saturday from 9.30 till midday on the Promenade near the Montague Street entrance. Love the Promenade Gardens? Show your appreciation and “come on down”

  • Remsen Street Dweller
  • petercow

    Lost dog in Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill.

    LOST BADASS DOG: CARROLL GARDENS! Badass alum Digby – known as Speedy when he was a Badass – is still missing! He broke off his collar last night (11/11/13) just before 10 pm. He was last seen near Court and Carroll running towards the Atlantic Avenue station. His family desperately wants him back. He was wearing a brown color when he escaped but no tags (they broke off). Digby is sweet but can be a little skittish. Do NOT chase him if you see him, but rather stay calm and let him come to you. He loves stinky fish treats and likes to hide under things, so keep your eyes peeled. There is a search party out looking for him tonight but he needs all of the help he can get. Please, please share and contact and/or call 917-428-9281 with any info. Let’s get this guy home!

  • GHB

    I’ve noticed increased police patrols at night in the North Heights. This is good!
    Why is the guy who’s been painting mailboxes, fire call boxes, etc. allowed to continue? He painted one of those black lamp posts at the Promenade and Montague with additional “flourishes” in light blue and white. It’s graffiti!

  • BrooklynBugle
  • Maddy

    Hi Everyone!

    I am a student reporter from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and I was wondering if anyone would be interested in helping me out with my next assignment.

    It’s a Day in the Life assignment, where I am supposed to profile a resident of Brooklyn Heights and shadow them for a day, talk about how they are important and engaged with the community, etc. My deadline is midnight Monday, so ideally I’d like to meet with someone either Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

    Let me know if you are interested or can think of anyone who might be up for this! My email is


  • mpark

    Protect Your Identity. Help Your Community. SHRED IT!

    WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 10am-2pm
    WHERE: Open House Nursery School, 318 Warren Street (between Court and Smith)
    WHAT: Paper Shredding, Electronics Recycling, Rummage Sale and Bake Sale!

    To raise funds for our school and as a service to the community Open House will have a professional shredding truck parked outside the school. Bring old bank statements and other confidential papers for shredding. In addition, we will collect small electronics for recycling. There will even be a rummage sale and delicious baked goods!

    DOCUMENT SHREDDING. $10 for the first box/bag and $5 for each additional. ALL DOCUMENTS SHREDDED WHILE YOU WATCH!

    RUMMAGE SALE. Come by and rummage for clothing and other treasures. All unsold goods will be donated.

    ELECTRONICS. Acceptable items include inkjet/laser printer cartridges, GPS, iPhones, iPods, digital cameras, MP3 players, headphones, iPads and other tablets, and laptops. All items will be recycled responsibly.

    All proceeds support Open House Nursery School and our financial aid program. We are proud to be one of the few preschools in the neighborhood to provide financial aid.

  • Teresa

    Did this Maddy Perkins go to high school in the neighborhood, by any chance?

  • Maddy

    Yes! Packer ’09.

  • HenryLoL

    You should interview Rocky the Barber in the Cutting Den inside the 2/3 subway station. He knows all the old-timers in the neighborhood, all the gossip, and would be a facinating interview. Has been cutting hair here for 40 years.

  • north heights res

    Time Warner Cable has been out in the north Heights since early afternoon. Elsewhere in the neighborhood, too? This is brutal.

  • Teresa

    Greetings from one of your old English teachers, and good luck with the project. Sounds great, and hope you’re doing well.

  • Jorale-man

    That’s odd about the painter. I wish he’d get to work on the faded green bike lane down Henry Street while he’s at it. It’s really seen better days!

  • GHB

    Had the same problem Sunday morning

  • mark

    any other fellow straphangers here in the heights who take the 2/3 train notice the drop in service in the morning during rush hour? Anyone who has been on the Clark st platform between 830-9am and had to wait thru 4 or 5 trains before they can squeeze on, what gives??

  • Claude Scales

    Second that.

  • Claude Scales

    Unless the 2/3 are actually running less frequently, this might be caused by the lack of R train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

  • Jorale-man

    The R train suspension is my guess too, though I agree, it does seem like it’s gotten worse in the past week or so. The 4/5 has been having the same issues.

  • Maddy

    Great to hear from you! Actually thought of you at the Garden Tuesday night with another Packer classmate. Hope all is well, and thank you!

  • BrooklynBugle

    and.. we’re looking for writers so email us – webmaster at brooklynheightsblog dot com

  • TMS

    UM, too many highrises. Overpopulation with not enough infrastructure to support it. But they keep building luxury coops. Just look at local schools. Think your commute is bad? They keep squeezing more and more kids in. Builders should contribute to upgraded services if they bring people into the neighborhood.

  • Bloomy

    The colder weather could also be driving more people to subway as opposed to surface transportation like bikes etc.

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Carl McCall is at it again …

  • MonroeOrange

    I thought the citibikes was supposed to help, as that is alternate transportation?….oh wait, its freezing outside!

  • north heights res

    Gear up for a brutal week of movie shoots: Between something called “Anesthesia” and more “Hostages,” most of Cadman Plaza, Hicks, and Henry will be off-limits Monday – Wednesday.

  • Joe A

    I know that bike share program has been such a failure huh?

    Published November 08, 2013

    Today Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan announced that Citi Bike riders have taken over 5 million rides since Memorial Day. That’s more than the number of visitors to the Empire State Building last year, more in fact than the population of 28 states. That’s a lot of trips!

    Our system has grown more rapidly in terms of ridership than any other bike share system in the nation. We have more trips on average each month than Barclay’s Cycle Hire in London, which is three years older and bigger than our system.

    Our bikes get ridden on average 6x each day. That keeps our mechanics and re-balancing teams very, very busy.

    We now have nearly 94,000 Annual Members, and nearly 340,000 people have accessed the system using our 24-hour and 7-day passes. In September these Citi Bike riders burned an average of 2.7 million calories each day. *based on assumed average of 40 calories per mile biked.

  • Arch Stanton

    Yeah, and even with the cold weather Citibike is averaging around 20,000 trips a day!

    Read it a weep, moron.