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Happy New Year, Brooklyn Heights!
Ditto, ditto, BHB!
I wonder what Pix 11 was up to on Montague. Investigating the blatant zoning violation by the new high-rise that impedes on the sidewalk? Well, one could dream…
This may be too late to ask, but can you see any fireworks from the promenade?
Wow is everybody out of town or what?
Good morning Bkly Hgts and Happy New Year! Is anyone else sick of the police drama/outrage over our Mayor daring to acknowledge the need of black boys and men to be very, very careful when dealing with the cops? Are conservatives now going to disrespect the Mayor every chance they get, just as they do our president? No one elected Pat Lynch to lead the city, nor Al Sharpton for that matter, but DeBlasio has every right to confer with both — actually it’s his duty to. He was elected ina landslide and I for one will support him until he gives me reason not to. Telling the truth is not a reason.
Based on what I’ve seen the last few days, the alleged police slowdown has not affected the parking ticket distributors in our fair neighborhood.
Unrelated: happy new year, everyone —
Most I know want Bill to resign. The worst embarrassment we’ve seen since Dinks.
To put the Pierhouse project of the Toll Brothers in perspective, look at illegal construction in Agrigento, Sicily. On 11/25/2000, New York Times’ writer Alessandra Stanley wrote about unauthorized construction in a UN Heritage site. “The soaring ruins of Greek temples from the fifth century B.C. recall a distant glory when the lyric poet Pindar called this part of Sicily ”the most beautiful city of mortals.” At the perimeter of the ruins, however, a sprawl of illegally built apartment buildings, cottages and villas are temples to another, more recent historical phenomenon called abusivismo.” In Agrigento, people housed mostly in illegally constructed high-rise buildings that form a jarring backdrop to the Temple of Concord. “Abusivismo”is so ingrained that owners of illegally built homes have their own association and women’s auxiliary.
The “abusivi,” as the owners are known, put up such buildings during a postwar boom when even the most flagrant zoning abuses were ignored by elected officials and city planners.
What of New York City authorities who allow such abuses to occur under one of our temples, the iconic Brooklyn Bridge?
“Landslide” only in terms of a very narrow definition. Although he received 73% of the vote, voter turnout was only ~24% — a record low. That equates to less than a million votes or less than 10% of the total population of NYC. I’m just tired of De Blasio in general..
In case you didn’t notice, there was a primary — Dem & Repub. Your comment is strictly sorelosersourgrapes. Or perhaps you didn’t vote?
I guess it all depends on who you know. No one I know is likely to make such a rash judgment so soon.
Let the record be clear, it was de Blasio who used the Save LICH movement to pull ahead in the primaries and it was the same de Blasio that sold out LICH when he became mayor. That is an enormous blot on his record as far as some of us are concerned.
Multiple agencies have looked into this allegation and found it unwarranted.
While all of you prattle about DE b lazio and the toll brothers, there is a MAJOR Danger right overhead: the huge in crease in helicopters. It’s now a fully Constant reality often all or largely all Through the night. We’re being trained To accept and expect constant near Over flights “for our safety” really? The very real danger of all this Well shown by the dozens of hello Crashes including police copiers In urban areas…
Do you realize how insulting your words sound?
I’m sorry for the tone but not the Content of what I said. But instead of comment in on my style..how about addressing the very real Issue I raised…what about the Danger we have been increasingly Placed in by the TONNAGE of hardware police and other non now constantly overhead… Please try to address the issue
That’s how we do elections here in the USA. We tabulate the votes of people that actually show up and vote. de Blasio won with 73% of the vote a full 49 points higher than the Guilliani supported candidate. That is a landslide in any book.
Cops turning their backs on our elected Mayor, and their boss, is the same as turning their backs on the citizens of this city. A shameful episode for the NYPD.
Heights Correspondent, aka Cindy….spell check and grammar check before you post will make it far likelier that people will understand the issues you raise. Although we should all be aware of the danger you raised in your post of “police copiers” flying overhead.
the cops have not turned there backs on the citizens as you said. If the cops really did turn their backs to the citizens…well you remember the 70s and 80s in nyc right? don’t see that on the streets…still looks like 2015 to me.
I have found that it is not the police copiers, but the ink cartridge refills that really kill you.
First of all I’m a guy, and second a lot Of people are doing business so that When they see something they use Speech recognition, not always the Most accurate on spelling, granted But just because one system’s behavior Resembles another sorry blame the Design guys. I only comment when I see something So important that its Worth my and your time.
I hope that satisfied all the English Majors who prize form over content That mindset always so well preserves The safety and overall well being of Any area or of a country…
Now can someone speak to the issue I raised?
So anybody feels that the tonnage were Being trained to accept is fine and dandy Was everyone’s holiday season better With the constant drone maybe because I’m on the 7th floor but look at the history of rotary wing traffic…Yipe
Go ahead goof on the issue but one day Some improperly maintained copter Will take lives in an urban area and I’d Rather it not be the Heights…
Well said, Roberto Gautier! Thank you.