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I write this with a heavy heart as I was one of Councilman Levin’s original supporters in this area. I worked hard on his re-election campaign and was so exhausted after it I did not attend the party. Councilman Levin needs to be retired. Just look at all thats going on.. film shoots (out of control), Pierhouse (over the top). Oversized and over bulked building on pier 6 and the issue closest to my heart. the taking of public assests for a library destruction plan. These are primary city issues. Stephen has been unable to lead.. I asked. him months ago to sponsor a town hall and he remains silent.A leader cannot remain silent when a community is being overrun by development with no overall planning taking place I will work for another candidate who is thoughtful and is not afraid to represent the community. Also I who has given a fundraiser for Stephen have been approached by folks on the street complaining about the lack of followup from his office on other issues. Finally, he cannot be trusted Sorry Stephen.. its over
A quick thanks to all the residence who don’t complain about everything and realize how great this neighborhood is.
And lo! Did the townspeople pause to bow their heads, and the production crews looked up from their craft service coffee dispensers. And the dogs at Hillside let out a faint, lonely whimper. And even the wind, along the great East Bay seemed to hold its salty breath. For just that brief moment (which appears to be “an hour ago”), all the Heights denizens, human and animal and elemental, stopped to mark that moment, the moment that Councilman Levin lost the support of marsharimsler.
OK, moving on.
“overrun by development”
no need to trivialize my comments they were heartfelt
yes it is great lets keep it that way
really.. look around you.. the huge building on montague st., the towers planned for pier 6, 1000 apartments planned for the lich site..etc. etc
Honey, sweetie, baby you are the most trivial person who has ever graced the comments here.
gee you are nasty.. and mean spirited.. no further comment
Marsha, you speak your mind and you are one of the only people here brave enough to put your name and face on your posts. You keep up the good awareness!
Show your face and name. Marsha does.
The fabric and feel of the neighborhood is changing. In my opinion, not for the better.
I’m not so sure why anyone would attempt to marginalize Marsha or anyone who is working hard to protect this great neighborhood and speaking out while our NYC government is plain and simply overbuilding our community (schools bursting at seams but no tax money to expand because given away in breaks and subsidies to developers).
That the Pierhouse is being built 2 stories higher than it was agreed to long ago is exactly why communities must be vigilant over their government, especially one that is notorious for giving everything to developers and very little back to communities. We have talked about how political machines now enrich themselves and no longer have interest in serving their communities. In the old days, albeit corrupt, they would at least make sure their voters got what they needed, sending reps into neighborhoods weekly to make sure.
Representative government requires constant great checks and balances to preserve what we think are even rudimentary rights as citizens. The minute we as a people get complacent, disrespectful to one’s right to free speech, etc. we approach a slippery slope. As we see now with LICH ruling on Monday, even the courts bow to the decree of developers, political machines, governors and mayors in 180 degree reversals in 48 hours.
Think of Ft. Greene Park where the remains of thousands of colonists rest (having been raked from the seabed) for merely disagreeing with the king. Perspective.
The blogs have picked up where journalism has failed us. So I say to the Brooklyn Heights Blog and Marsha Rimler — Carry On!
And for those of you who complain and trivialize others who comment, why don’t you pull out your wallet and contribute to BHB (and other blogs like Truenewsfromchangenyc.blogspot.com) so they can expand coverage in Cobble Hill to expand this robust and vital debate.
Yes, what you said is very funny. But Marsha cares about the community and is willing to fight for worthy causes and she has my admiration for that.
With some respect, can we lend some other voices and a fresh air of positivity to these threads which are constantly hijacked by the same people and the same things? How about info on a beginner’s yoga class? Was your server at Noodle Pudding especially lovely? What’s going on this weekend? Great sales on Montague anywhere? While there will remain Issues (and those whose tenor overshadows their position on them) I, for one, wouldn’t mind reading about some lowercase “i” issues every now and again.
Homer, once again I repeat my plea for you to limit Ms Rimsler’s comments – or at least rename each thread to “Marsha’s repetitive soapbox, chapter 952.”
To shut anyone’s voice down is disturbing. Fascism comes to mind.
which is why i call for more people to start posting. we can at least try to balance it out.
And you don’t. Your point was what again?
The point is that you have expressed these same comments so inexhaustibly.
that is a good idea
No one is trying to shut down Marsha’s voice, but this blog has rules (i.e., no hijacking threads of which you are also guilty) and the frequency of Marsha’s posts on the same issues violates them. Most, including myself, tire of having to filter through them on most every thread. And your leap to fascism is unmitigated hyperbole.
this is not about me but about the representation you have
I said limit the number of comments, not shut down. The same comment in every thread is bad manners (and unpersuasive).
If you call what is said in this blog complaining, you don’t know anything about democracy. And, excuse me, but you sound a bit like a goody two-shoes.
Runners and fans…on October 19 down on the waterfront there will be a 5k and a half marathon organized by the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.
Skimming is the solution. Not sure why this bothers anyone. See something annoying, skim right by or rebut if you’d like, then get on with the day ;-)
my friend, there are a plenty of countries in this present day world where you comment at your own peril.
I do not wish to be attacked by the likes of you. She is brave enough to put herself out there.
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