Happy New Year!!! What’s on your mind?
Photo: Barney Bishop via BHB Photo Club on Flickr
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Happy New Year, BHB. At the risk of sounding a (mildly) negative note to start the year, it would be nice if 2014 is the year that the city fixes the crumbling sidewalks around Borough Hall. I noticed yesterday while lugging my rollerboard suitcase from the Jay Street station, that they’re in a pretty sorry state of disrepair.
Remember when MonroeOrange proclaimed with certainty that the CitiBike program would be a failure? First he said it would be a safety disaster. Well, that just has just not been the case. Very few and minor bike incidents. Well, then he said, yeah just wait till winter. Nobody will be riding. Well, surprise, surprise, he was dead wrong about that as well. From Citibike
Snowiest Day – December 14 Total trips taken: 3,802 Total miles traveled: 5,557Snowy Day – December 17 Total trips taken: 8,135 Total miles traveled: 11,334Coldest Day – December 12 Total trips taken: 17,819 Total miles traveled: 24,813
Snowiest Day – December 14 Total trips taken: 3,802 Total miles traveled: 5,557
Snowy Day – December 17 Total trips taken: 8,135 Total miles traveled: 11,334
Coldest Day – December 12 Total trips taken: 17,819 Total miles traveled: 24,813
MonroeOrange will you now admit that you were wrong and that not only is the Citibike program very safe but it is a wild success?
Let it snow, let it snow.
Having stayed over at my 91-year-old mother’s place last night, this morning I asked her what date today is. She replied, “January 1st.” I said, “What year?” She said, “1914.”
And, with that I’m sure she wishes you all a very Happy New Year – and a hope that WWI will soon be over.
Agreed. For the flagstones to be in such a terrible state in front of our Borough Hall is an embarrassment.
At the time it was referred to as “The Great War”.
cool black & white photo!
The need to be right, even if right, is very, very tiresome.
Have you got any data on bike accidents in general or citibike in particular. To me, the downside of citibike is that it deludes people into thinking they are doing anything meaningful about global warming, particularly in NYC where there is good public transit. On the upside, the citibike stands do take up a bunch of parking spaces, which does diminish the attraction of cars in Brooklyn Heights.
Judy Stanton of the Brooklyn Heights Association knows why it is taking so long. She has the answer and can elaborate.
And until the late1940s it was also called “The World War.”
This NY Times article from Nivember went over the numbers.
Oh I am so very sorry if I offended your tender sensibilities AEG. Perhaps you should lay down until you recover.
When I roll around the area in my wheelchair, it is incredibly uncomfortable.
It’s lie down. It’s also AEB. But here I go playing your game, Joe A.
So, so tiresome.
Wonder why Caffe Buon Gusto closed temporarily over the holidays. NYC sign on window said that they were “operating illegally”. I searched that phrase and found that it is usually reserved for something like unauthorized use of outdoor space.
Wishing all a new year filled with much laughter, adventure, good health and happiness! And, hoping our community rallies behind the fight for LICH to be Open 4 Care as a full service hospital.
and it didn’t start until June of 1914 so on Jan 1 1914 there was no war to end.
The so-called ‘restoration” of the quaint flagstones was the ruse used by the powers that be to eliminate our lovely garden area so they would have a place to park their SUVs. Thus the gardens gave way to an expanse of ugly paving, with a minimum of landscaping to make it look authentic (i.e., a little less like a parking lot). The delicate bluestone could not survive the tonnage rolling over it; it chipped and eventually crumbled. Now theire is talk of yet another “renovation”.
He’s been using the space next door to him at night (eye glass place I think) as additional outdoor space for years. I am guessing someone “official” finally caught on. We shall see.
Yes, that’s true — but I thought I’d take a little poetic license (and see how long it took for someone to notice).
The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand = the one factoid I remember about World War 1 from high school. :)
Excellent. I just started reading my first book ever about WW I so I had it on my mind when I made the initial post.
People never admitting their wrong is also very tiresome.
Is Gallito’s ever open for lunch? Stopped by for the THIRD time today … closed again. What’s the deal?
I noticed tonight that city cars were parked on the plaza in front of Burough Hall. You’re right, it seems rather reckless given the stones’ already crumbling state. Perhaps the next Burough president can make this more of a cause.