Open Thread Wednesday 1/8/14

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  • cfras

    Attention dog owners: Snow melts. Poop doesn’t. Snow is not an excuse for your laziness. Pick up after your dog, no matter what the weather!!!

  • Lady in the Heights

    Looking for a recommendation for a leather cleaner who can come and clean our leather sofa.

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    $17 Billion — so what about LICH in this NYS Resiliency Plan?

    As reported in today’s Metro newspaper:

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  • Hicksanthrope

    Why is it that downtown Brooklyn is getting restaurants like Hill Country Chicken, Rocco’s Tacos and Shake Shake but Montague St keeps getting the same old type of restaurant? (although fingers are crossed for Gallito’s) Is there some sort of ah hem, “organization” that wants to keep these new (good) establishments out? Serious question.

  • MonroeOrange

    I agree, most of us Dog owners do clean up…and for those that don’t, shaming them on this blog will have no affect, so lets make that the last comment on this blog about Dog poop or pee.

  • gatornyc

    Two factors: (1) size of the physical space needed and available, and (2) increase foot traffic in the area. That being said, I wouldn’t call Gallito’s (which I’ve tried and is excellent) and Taperia (haven’t gotten there yet) the same old type of restaurant.

  • Jorale-man

    I agree that Taperia is an improvement, and there are a couple others that I like on the street. But still – will Montague ever get the equivalent of a Buttermilk Channel, Prime Meats, Pok Pok NY or other “buzzy” restaurant that the rest of South Brooklyn gets? I kind of doubt it but would love to be proven wrong.

  • TeddyNYC

    I think a lot of BH residents are satisfied with the current arrangement, having a few decent restaurants within the neighborhood and the “buzzy” restaurants a short 10-20 minute walk away. Montague Street is a semi-residential street and most residents on that street wouldn’t appreciate a Smith St. situation.

  • Arch Stanton

    Only if it’s the last comment by you on this blog.

  • MonroeOrange

    Arch as a fellow Dog owner i would think you would be less of a jerk…but i guess not….not surprised though

  • Charmant

    For an upscale and sophisticated neighborhood we have very few decent restaurants. Pok Pok would be very welcome here. I think the greedy real estate owners make it impossible for good restaurants to thrive in this neighborhood.

  • Ann B Chapin

    and if it is picked up it is dumped into private garbage cans! bring it home to your house–don’t leave it at mine!

  • Moni

    Finally tried Taperia. The paella was a bit disappointing. Mostly chorizo, a single clam, 2 mussels, 3 shrimp and a few small bay scallops. No much for $25. Nevertheless the rice was tasty although not the authentic paella rendition with crusty bottom. Their cream of asparagus soup was excellent, but shrimp tapas sort of tasteless in olive oil. The waiter was excellent, friendly and attentive enough. It needs improvement but I’m willing to give it a little time and try it again.

  • Arch Stanton

    “upscale and sophisticated” No it’s just a high property value neighborhood.

  • Arch Stanton

    Yes I am a responsible dog keeper, which is exactly why I welcome anyone who complains about lazy a-holes who don’t clean up after their dog. If even one of them stops because of the scorn they receive here, it is worth it.
    You on the other hand, need to make presumptuous conclusions and attempt to dictate idiotic limitations.

  • MonroeOrange

    Well Arch, my point was that if people are so irresponsible as to not clean up after their dog, then continually posting on here about that, is going to do no good, as those people lack civility in the first place.To think that someone who leaves their dog poop in the street is all of sudden going to read this blog and realize that is wrong, is foolish.

    Furthermore, people on here complain about dog’s peeing! I can’t control if my dog pees on the way to the park in an emergency, hence why it is enough already about people complaining about dog pee and poop!

  • Andrew Porter

    Have you asked the cleaners who have the shop just to the right of the Henry Street entrance to the Clark Street subway station?

  • fast_walker

    Just noticed the new Parents section – great to see and hope it gets used.