Open Thread Wednesday 2/11/15

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  • Heights Correspondent 1

    You are “morally obliged” to refrain from replying?
    Why? What did say which is in any way out of line
    EXCEPT among the elements responsible for our
    country’s moral decline….

    And, just to be clear, it IS the height of outrageous
    Western society being off the tracks when its perfectly
    PC reasonable to crash the station of native
    born western women while eastern women are
    Zealously potected by their families/husbands/
    Communities. An example of which we’re apparently
    Seeing here….

    “Humor is immoral” (?!?) Well so are the practices
    of many institutions behaviors we 100% Don’t need
    In the Heights…especially during a time of not a
    little crisis like now

  • Teresa

    Anyone know if there’s a place in the neighborhood to buy mailbox locks? Used to buy them at the security place on Henry St, but they’re long gone, unfortunately.

  • JoT

    If it were my mother or daughter, I’d be proudly shouting it from the rooftops.

    I am a woman, and I think Misty Copeland – and her appearance in the ad, in her leotard – is BEAUTIFUL. Instead of “demeaning all women”, I find it to be empowering. How fantastic to feature a strong, successful woman who doesn’t fit the Victoria’s Secret/Hollywood stereotype. I hope it inspires young girls and lets them know that even if they’re not a blonde twig, they are worth being celebrated!

    Also, I can’t believe I’m feeding the (suspected) troll. =/ Ah well, slow morning at work.

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Bruno’s Hardware on Court Street has them.

  • DoBro84

    In years past we had a similar problem with a neighbor’s corner lot. It turned out the property manager didn’t know the building staff was only cleaning snow in front of the building and neglecting the sidewalk around the corner…also their responsibility.

    Fortunately, we were able to get the phone number of the property manager; once alerted, the problem disappeared.

    It sounds like you’re describing the building on block 208 lot 501 in Brooklyn. According to ACRIS the owner is 10 Montague Terrace Owners Corp. and NYS shows the contact is a Brooklyn attorney, George M. Spanakos.

    The attorney should be able to tell you who’s responsible. Good luck!

  • Teresa

    Thank you. Should have thought of that.

  • bklyn20

    As I wrote before, I am weary of how women are usually depicted wearing much less than men. Are women only worth depicting if they show off their bodies? (I’ll give ballerinas something of a pass here.)

    I didn’t want to directly reply to some of your points, Heights Correspondent, because you make some good points on other issues, but your comments on the Corcoran photos seem very … umm … culturally biased. I am morally obliged to NOT reply to your previous comments because I found them sadly bigoted. You have every right to have your opinion, but I don’t want to debate you on those terms.

  • ltap917

    Oh please. Leotard maybe but does her entire arse have to be on display? She is beautiful but maybe if she had just a tad more clothing covering her derriere the ad might not be so offensive. I wonder how everyone would feel if a male ballet dancer was exposed in the same way.

  • Hicks St Guy

    it’s not the only thing you got wrong, troll.

  • Arch Stanton

    Yep, the building owner is responsible for clearing any the sidewalks abutting their property. Call 311- ask for the Department of Sanitation to issue summons, that ought to get their attention.

  • johnny cakes

    She dresses like a senior-class student going to school at Packer. Ha.

  • Heights Correspondent 1

    You know, its amazing..with all the wealth in the Heights
    most buildings could easily afford HEATED SIDEWALKS.
    That’s what my family did with two buildings they own
    Simple affordable very dependable technology which cuts
    Liability radically, so why isn’t it in far wider use?

    Ha, because of cheapness and stupidity in the RE field

  • Mark on Middagh

    I personally would be exceptionally proud if the woman in this ad were a family member of mine. The intent of this ad is to celebrate the beauty of the human form. There is nothing vulgar or Immoral at play here.

  • Mark on Middagh

    Are you talking about the crossing gaurd?

  • Mark on Middagh

    I agree – – More nude men are definitely needed!

  • ShinyNewHandle

    Oh, yeah!

    (For those not in the North Heights, this crossing guard must be untrainable & unfirable. The incomprehensible hand gestures, the bellowing, and the whistling—especially the whistling—whose tweet-count was she trying to beat? Not everyone has had coffee by 8:30.)

  • Mark on Middagh

    Haha – – Im not there in the mornings, but I do hear it in the afternoons. I like her though – – she is a good woman who takes her job seriously.

  • miriamcb

    Thank you for the thorough reply!

  • miriamcb

    Thanks – I wasn’t sure if it was the building or not. If I called 311 and it’s the city, well then… :) Maybe someone from the building will see this post and just clear it…wishful thinking?

  • Heights Correspondent 1

    Looking in a mirror again? How many times. Do
    I have to warn you…(sic)

  • Andrew Porter

    … Cindy …

  • joralemoan

    Yes, and we should always base our actions on what less democratic countries do, by all means. But kudos to you for actually speaking to one of these “New Americans,” and for asking him about the mores of “his” country (funny, I would have assumed THIS was his country). Did you check your pearls afterward?