Open Thread Wednesday 2/5/14

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  • marshasrimler

    So has the Brooklyn Public Library.yet given up on their wildly unpopular plan to sell-off our library instead of refurbishing it?
    The BHA has been very unhelpful as it continues to
    support with a small s the destruction plan. David Offensend of BHA fame destroyed the Donnell now he continues to try to replicate that disaster . Why?

  • ionFreeman

    I lost a toddler size eight Kamik rain boot this morning between eight and Nine. I checked it at Pierrepont and Henry, walked up the South side of Pierrepont and turned on Cadman Plaza West, which I crossed at Montague. Across the plaza and down the stairs to Adams Street, then over to Joralemon in search of smaller puddles. At Joralemon and Adams, someone told me my son (who was riding in a backpack) had only one boot.

    Did anybody find a boot?

  • KiwiStreet

    Could someone explain why the tennis players at the casino can’t change after they play? I keep seeing girls in tiny skirts walking around in 10 degree weather. Is this a thing with tennis? It seems like they’d bring a pair of pants to change into or at least throw some tight on. People are weird.

  • miriamcb

    Our family just moved back to Brooklyn Heights after being away for a year and we’ve been saying hi to people in the neighborhood we’ve missed.

    We stopped in to see our favorite massage therapist at PhysioLogic on Remsen and were saddened to find out that Nicole’s daughter, Sally, was diagnosed with Infant Leukemia this past summer at 10 months old. We were moved to help and raise awareness about pediatric cancer.

    If you know Nicole, go to PhysioLogic or have an interest in helping, their blog address is as follows:

    They are on facebook too at

  • Tim Whistler

    Henry Street Businesses that ARE Good Neighbors and those that take you for granted: Walking down Henry Street this morning at about 11:00 a.m., I was pleased to notice how many of the businesses between Clark Street and Middagh have shoveled the snow, ice and slush from in front of their places of business. Notable exceptions to this are BECVACCO and the BROOKLYN HEIGHTS CINEMA. These businesses apparently don’t get it. I would also note that in November of 2013 Public Hearings were held with regard to the application of BEVACCO for permits to put tables on the sidewalk around their restaurant. Evidently, their concern for the sidewalk only extends to warm weather. This is not how neighborhood businesses should behave.
    On the plus side, long standing establishments such as CRANBERRYS often take the EXTRA STEP of also clearing the way all the way from the street to their front door, which means that, in addition to having a clear path past the store, customers do not have to hop over the mound of snow on the curb if they approach from across the street. THANKS JIM!! You are a good neighbor.

  • Freddie

    It is called showoff. Showing off your time & money & immunity to cold weather; something only the 1% are lucky to have

  • Nay Burr

    Is it normal for the parks dept to send 6 work trucks with a dozen people to shovel the park/promenade as the snow falls? Maybe I just missed this in past storms

  • Plaindude

    CORRECTION: Bevacco has shoveled the sidewalk and is NOT the restaurant that applied for permits for sidewalk tables. My Bad.

  • Kit

    If you own a townhouse you might be able to discretely install a satellite dish on your roof. The only other provider would be Verizon Fios, provided your building is wired for it. I get offers to make the Fios switch in the mail all the time. Use phone and Internet at the office and it’s reliable. Can’t speak for the cable service, though I have considered switching to Fios myself. What I can’t fathom is how the Fios hookup would affect the aesthetics of my apartment. At the office, the main line comes into the space and is connected to a router mounted on the wall. From that router run the cables to the phone and modem, plus a connection to the emergency power unit sitting on the floor. It’s a lot of wires and stuff visually, and I’d want it as hidden as possible in my apartment. Just not sure how that could be accomplished, so I haven’t pursued it.

  • Alec

    does anyone know how I can play on those courts short of becoming a member?

  • miriamcb

    We had Fios in our apartment at Hicks/Clark as a new install. They did the mainline hookup through the phone line, tacked it to the wall (like any cable company would) and put the install stuff in the closet, which was great. In our current building, the building was already wired for Fios, so there was already a wall box in the closet for the hookup. Have had great internet and cable service from Fios – not always the best customer service, but it seems like this is par for the course.

  • Teresa

    Signs are up on the north side of Clark between Cadman and Henry–cars are supposed to be out of there by Friday for filming. The signs themselves have icicles hanging off of them…they can’t be serious, can they?

  • Eddyde

    Yep, There is some Orwellian censorship going on here… Homer, care to explain?

  • BrooklynBugle

    People were trolling. It’s a post about a Heights resident who makes jewelry. The signal to noise ratio was out of whack with dopey comments like THIS IS AN AD .. HEY MAN WHAT HAS THIS BLOG COME TO.

    As David on Middagh would say “disqus rifffaff”.

  • BrooklynBugle

    Don’t troll and folks won’t flag your comments which leads to them being moderated.

  • miriamcb

    My comment was not trolling on the actual original post. It would have been better to respond to those of us real commenters who were curious about the deleted comments, rather than just deleting them out of hand.

    There were 4 of us curious about the posting. All were deleted, which might signal the writing on the original posting left some information to be desired, especially about the designer.

    As a note, the posting basically was an ad and the question was a valid one. Someone asked if they could advertise their brooklyn heights based business as well (I also own one, how do I get a posting like that).

    I went to Salt and Stone’s website after looking at the posting and there is very little to identify the shop designer/owner as someone from Brooklyn Heights and with no storefront actually in Brooklyn Heights it would have been better had the write-up had more about the designer herself rather than the posting seeming like an advertisement for what to buy for Valentine’s Day (which it does read like one).

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    Maybe there were a lot of complaints from previous storms about not enough clean up? My only guess.

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    I love whenever I walk by Cranberry’s. Good job BK businesses.

  • David on Middagh
  • BklynJace

    Heights Cinema was shoveling as I brought my kid home at 345p. As I understand it that’s within the allowable window under the law, but it sure isn’t neighborly — they were the only place on the block that hadn’t. Disappointing to see it.

  • PineappleWalk

    We switched to Verizon Fios as soon as our building got wired. A hundred times better than Time Warner for cable, internet, customer service and value.

  • Eddyde

    OH, so any comment challenging your journalistic integrity automatically becomes “trolling”? The post has a clear air of being an ad, which seems to go against your own ‘terms of service” Several regular BHB commenters raised legitimate questions and you censored them, Shameful.

  • Eddyde

    Wow you deleted my comment, I expected more from you.

  • BrooklynBugle

    Must have been flagged as inappropriate.

  • Anon

    Interesting… well score it as: Parks Dept 1 – Crosswalks Team 0

  • Andrew Porter

    Disguise yourself as a tennis ball?

  • Andrew Porter

    This is not only a Good Neighbor policy, but is also sound business sense. Many people come from the subway and cross Henry, going directly into Cranberry’s.

  • Andrew Porter

    I finally ventured out today—needed milk, juice, cereal—and found the sidewalks on Hicks and Montague mostly clear of snow and ice. At one point on Hicks they were laying a new sidewalk, so I had to walk in the street until I could find a place that wasn’t heaped with snow and ice to get back on the sidewalk. When I got to Key Food, I found it eerily empty for the afternoon.

  • Eddyde

    Be invited by a member.