Open Thread Wednesday 1/15/14

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  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Baby Acupressure Workshop in Brooklyn on Jan. 25th.

    The person that is giving this workshop has been my acupuncturist for ten years. I know her to be a gifted healer. as well as an extraordinary person.

    Here is the link to information about the workshop:


  • T.K. Small

    For two different projects I am working on (one for work, and one for a new charitable organization I am helping to found), I am looking for used equipment that may be discarded that could be donated for use by people with disabilities. Specifically, I am looking for fax machines and web cameras for computers.

    The fax machines only need to be able to send and I could probably make arrangements for a letter indicating a charitable donation (work related). The web cameras are for a new organization called MMD United, which I am helping to get organized targeting adults with neuromuscular conditions. Basically, we are working with the same population as MDA, without all the doom and gloom.

    Please feel free to contact me at

  • Captain Clean-up

    Recent ongoing activity in the Heights.

  • David on Middagh

    T.K., I’m sure some people will have multifunction printer/scanner/copier/fax machines for computers. Are those usable?

  • David on Middagh

    Love the RELAY MAIL box work!

  • Martin L Schneider

    Don’t miss your opportunity this Sunday to greet, fresh from other parts of “Brooklyn, London, ….and… Zimbabwe” the Sunday Church experience for “every tribe & tongue,” brought here by “Libertychurch” at the movie theater house on Court Street which some of us still refer to as the Regal Theater even tho’ it’s now a United Artist Cinema.
    In any case, when movie houses start converting to houses of worship it usually means they are looking past cinema and past popcorn for new, needed sources of revenue. But, wait, there’s good news here, too.
    The Court Street cinema’s programming is such that it has enabled the Cobble Hill Cinema and the Brooklyn Heights Cinema to thrive and compete effectively for first-run movies. We are happy for their success.

  • Claude Scales

    Saw the lamp post base yesterday; very nice work!

  • brucefan

    Go Capt Cleanup!!!!!

  • T.K. Small

    Perhaps those would work if our program participants have a computer. Unfortunately, many of our people are not very technologically literate.

  • Arch Stanton

    Dave, are you sure they need a computer?
    Most of those “all in one” machines don’t need a computer, except for the print/scan function. Copy/fax should still work as a stand alone machine.

  • AnnofOrange

    TK: Try this website. It lists a lot of sources for donated office equipment.

    Also, I think that the Lower Eastside Recycle Center offers donated electronics in working condition.

  • AnnofOrange

    Great! Please come to the North Heights…lots of canvasses waiting for your art.

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  • T.K. Small

    I will look into this issue. Thanks.

  • Andrew Porter

    Several photos are proof that BH is sliding into the ocean…

  • WillowL

    Long time heights resident Mark Golby unexpectly passed away this week. There will be a memorial service sunday at 12 at mount sinai temple. Anyone who knew him, please come to honor his memory.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Very sad to hear about Mark’s passing. A nice guy and great conversationist. Mark and Perry were mentioned on this blog back in May 2011 by Claude Scales regarding Shakespeare. Mark was a regular at Tazza on Clark Street. Very sad indeed.

    Here is link to Claude’s post:

  • WillowL

    Thank you for the link, he will be sorely missed. Please feel free to stop by his memorial him. Memorial Service at Congregation Mount Sinai, Brooklyn Heights, January 19th, noon. – See more at:

  • Donna

    FYI If your garbage collection is usually Mondays, then you need to have it out tonight to make up for MLK Jr. Day. I noticed that nobody has it out on the curb yet but here is proof that NYC will collect it!

    Press Release #14-04

    No Garbage, Organics, Recycling Collection or Street Cleaning on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20

    The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced today that in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be no garbage, organics or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Monday, January 20, 2014. In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, in observance of the holiday.

    Residents who normally receive Monday garbage and organics collectionshould place their garbage and organic materials out at curbside after 4 p.m. on Monday, January 20 for pickup on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

    Residents receiving Monday recycling collection will have their items picked up the following Monday, January 27, 2014.