Open Thread Wednesday 8/6/14

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  • miriamcb

    I have an honest question about the park development as I went to the meeting yesterday.

    Aside from the lawsuit, what duty does the park board have to the community? If the park board wins the lawsuit, there is no reason for them to be in harmony with the community in Brooklyn Heights, is there?

    While obviously preferable, are they duty-bound to Brooklyn Heights at all?

  • AEB

    Famously known for its “cutting-edge” hipster clientele….

  • Kenji Takabayashi

    Nearly daily. I’ll take a tiny slice of vegan munching hippies over Bushwick and Williamsburg any day. Stayed at a friends place in Williamsburg a few weeks ago, felt like I was in Portland.

  • DIBS

    LOL!!!

  • Greg

    Eddy,

    You’re being pointlessly snarky and mean-spirited. Drop it.

  • David on Middagh

    The person I knew moved years ago; maybe the folks at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange on Pierrepont know someone?

  • Ellie

    Naughty nanny Julie to leave her charge (3/4 year old boy) in his stroller attached to his dog in the middle of the sidewalk outside of Gristedes yesterday, Wed, while she went in to shop!

  • http://www.shootlikeagirlphotography.com/ lauren

    A friend from Australia will be visiting Brooklyn for the first time in September. Can anyone recommend a good (and not super expensive) hotel in our general area? Thanks!

  • Andrew Porter

    Sometimes I walk around BH cuting down notices. People who put up notices about tag and stoop sales never take them down after they’re over. I leave “Lost kitty” notices up, remove commercial ones. It’s an unending task…

  • Andrew Porter

    There are actually some b&b’s in this area; there was a post about them recently on Curbed.

  • David on Middagh

    There’s the Holiday Inn Express in the Gowanus Canal area. I haven’t stayed there, but it’s convenient to Park Slope.

  • http://www.shootlikeagirlphotography.com/ lauren

    Thank you, David!

  • http://www.shootlikeagirlphotography.com/ lauren

    Thanks @disqus_UxVlbPXzBJ:disqus! I will check out the post on Curbed– that may be an option for my friend.

  • BrooklynBugle

    Sheraton downtown is our “official” hotel!

  • http://www.shootlikeagirlphotography.com/ lauren

    Thank you! I am passing this tip along to my friend, as well!

  • Banet

    Your friend will spend a LOT less by using AirBnB.com. There are dozens and dozens of listings in the Heights and surrounding neighborhoods.

    Personally, I’ve stayed at airBnB places in Portland Maine, Washington DC and Lake Placid NY and had a great experience all 3 times.

  • miriamcb

    My mom actually sends stuff all the way from MN to the women’s exchange (sewing and knitting). If you’re looking for local, I’m sure the BWE would know someone or be able to connect with someone whose handiwork they feel comfortable selling. They have committees to approve the artists before they can sell!

  • Eddyde

    i have a point, not snarky, you apparently cannot grasp it.

  • Eddyde

    What makes NYC great is its entirety, not just Manhattan.
    No, I dont assume I know you, don’t want to either.

  • MiniCooper

    What in the world was going on with the BQE last night (8/8 between about midnight and 5am). What sounded like every single 18-wheeler as well as every single car (with a working horn) was speeding down Hicks Street — where my bedroom window faces — and I swear I could actually feel my building sway. When the BQE is shut down (I can only assume it was) why is traffic not diverted to Court Street rather than Hicks?

  • Kenji Takabayashi

    Agreed on both points. After checking some of your other posts here, I don’t feel so bad. You really are a troll. Have a nice weekend.

  • MiniCooper

    Good for you! And they should also stop push-pinning notices to the tree trunks!

  • GHB

    Looks like it was just milled, anticipating a long overdue repavement. As a result, maybe we won’t feel all the traffic down below for a while.

  • MiniCooper

    Aha… I knew they were going to do that but didn’t know when. I certainly hope it stops the vibrations you have been feeling. I’m almost a full block from the Promenade so haven’t felt anything — until last night. But I still wish they had diverted to Court Street. Those gigunda trucks have no business going thru our neighborhood like that.

  • Jarrett Scott

    I agree that people should be allowed to pee and poop on the street. I have been exercising this right for years with a privacy curtain so as not to expose myself to the public. It is much more sanitary in my opinion than pooping on a dirty toilet bowl and so liberating too!

  • Jarrett Scott

    You named curbs, gutter flagstones, trees, lampposts, awning posts, telegraph poles, telephone poles, public utility poles, public garbage bins, bus shelters, bridges, elevated train structures, highway fences, barrel, boxes, parking meters, mailboxes, traffic control devices, traffic stanchions, traffic signs (including poles), tree boxes, tree pit protection devices, benches, traffic barriers, and hydrants. But by “similar public item” what do you mean? I find that point confusing.

  • Jarrett Scott

    I agree that we should choke the 99% to death, Poor people are vermin and do not deserve to live in this fine neighborhood we have created through our hard work.

  • Eddyde

    You don’t sound like someone who has done any “hard work”

  • Eddyde

    Because I disagree with your statements I am a troll?

  • Kenji Takabayashi

    because I checked out your other posts and I’m calling you out as the troll you are,