Open Thread Wednesday 6/4/14

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  • north heights res

    Did you speak with anyone at the church first? If you’re talking about Assumption on Cranberry, I imagine that the church has some sort of relationship with her, as she’s been there some time. Guess there wasn’t much of a “What would Jesus do?” moment in here.

  • Andrew Porter

    The Rite-Aid that is currently at Clinton and Montague is moving there. Could be worse: a cell-phone or threading store.

  • Andrew Porter

    Maybe 30 years ago, but not now.

  • PubliusBklyn

    That water is indeed polluted. There’s multiple raw sewage runoffs in the immediate area. The Park officials stated at the last Citizens Advisory Council meeting that better signage will be installed warning park goers of the poor water quality and to stay out of the East River at that location. Tru Dat.

  • Jorale-man

    This is purely a guess but I’d think the water quality improves as you get closer to New York Harbor, which is a bigger body of water and opens to the Atlantic. Pier 4 Beach is just about at the mouth of the Harbor; I’d bet that there’s some pollution there but it’s not nearly as bad as you’d encounter farther north around Queens, where industrial waste is more of an issue.

  • Justine Swartz

    Why are my comments/quotes about the Water Pollution being deleted????

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com ClaudeScales

    Walking by today, I noticed (from the north side of Montague) that 75 Clinton (corner of Montague) and 180 Montague are both set back further from the street than are the bank and other buildings between 180 Montague and Court Street.

  • Andrew Porter

    This says you’re Not Correct:

    http://tinyurl.com/kj8n8bn

    Please identify exactly where those “multiple sewage runoffs” are located, if you can.

  • PubliusBklyn

    I posted a reply by Discus is holding it for Homer’s approval because the answer to your demand is to read your own cited article that describes raw excrement sewage runoff pipes. One of which is clearly marked next to Pier 6. Others are throughout the park not clearly marked. At the last Citizens Advisory Council meeting, senior park officials addressed this starting we would all see more signage at points of entry to the river, such as at the new beach to inform the public. So it’s up to everyone to decide if they want to expose themselves to raw excrement runoff.

  • Eddyde

    You can go to the beach year round.

  • Eddyde

    Did you read the entire article? because it confirms that raw sewage is indeed dumped into the river. It also says that generally the levels of bacteria are “safe to swim in” by federal and state guidelines, However, in some areas bacteria can be up to 100 times over the safe limit.

  • Chubby Burkhardt

    I have found that the monitor of this board is like Minister of Information. If the monitor does not agree or approve of the comments they are deleted/removed. As I suspect could happen to this post.

  • Justine Swartz

    The Parks Dept. Police will
    ticket you if you swim after
    Labor Day.

  • PubliusBklyn

    Clearly another instance of creative Googling and not reading the entire article.

  • MonroeOrange

    not true at all…people swim/surf in rockaway all year round…though wetsuit is needed by october.

  • Justine Swartz

    If the Parks Dept. were assigned to the Rockaway Beaches, they would be ticketed.
    At the Coney Island Beaches the
    Park Police ride by in their trucks and blow their whistles at you. If you don’t come out immediately and don’t have ID. you get arrested.

  • Justine Swartz

    Swimming in a soup of poop.

  • JayBee

    Speaking of BBP… Many have probably noticed the illegally – and securely – posted signs re: “Save Pier 6″ along Joralemon and other nearby streets. The “Save Pier 6″ campaign is not really about the height of the proposed buildings. It is about who will be living in them – “affordable housing”. Come clean, elitists.

  • Chubby Burkhardt

    Just because I subsidize people who live in affordable housing with my (and yours) tax dollars does not mean I want to live next to them.

  • BrooklynBugle

    When a comment has been “flagged as inappropriate” a number of times, Disqus places it into moderation. The community here must have felt your posts were inappropriate.

  • BrooklynBugle

    No but trolling or beating a dead horse will get you banned.

  • David on Middagh

    Public Service Announcement—I just received a landline phone call from what sounded like a telemarketing operation in India. The agent claimed to have a security code for my PC. These calls are scams. At best, you might end up paying for the free version of some antivirus software.

    (I told the agent right off, “I think this is a scam. Please take me off your list.” They probably don’t maintain a do-not-call list, but it doesn’t hurt to make the request, so they know they’re wasting their time with you.)

    More info, for the curious:
    http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/18/tech-support-scams-prey-on-consumers-telemarketing-fraud/

  • Justine Swartz

    Then Disqus published that comment three times.
    Tuesday was national REPEAT
    YOURSELF DAY. Not
    today.

  • Eddyde

    Indeed.

  • Eddyde

    Lot of that going around these days…

  • Eddyde

    You say that with way too much certainty. I have been swimming off the Rockaway beaches, after Labor Day, for the past 30+ years and never received a ticket. Only twice have I been asked to get out of the water by the park rangers.

  • Eddyde

    Coney Island! why on earth would anyone in there right mind swim there?

  • Eddyde

    I have swam off Rockaway many times in October without a wetsuit.

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    Wow. You’re the worst.