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  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    So not sure why it’s not mentioned yet, or else it was and I missed it, but the new ramen restaurant where Siggy’s used to be is really good. No alcohol, yet, and cash only, but worth a visit.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I’d be the first person to get behind the notion that America’s education model is in need of a complete overhaul. Yes, smaller classes would be a part of that.

    And now for a nautical analogy: if there’s a big ship that runs inefficiently, but it’s available for everyone to ride (across the sea to the shining port city known as “Education”), isn’t it better to pool resources and rebuild its engine according to already widely available R&D than to create luxury lifeboats for the elites to steal away on, causing the ship to rust through and drown everyone left aboard?

    It’s not safe to assume that everyone in Brooklyn Heights can afford to homeschool their kids, by the way.

    As for exposure to “drugs and violence”, my personal feeling is that education isn’t about shielding children from those realities, but providing them with the tools with which to negotiate them responsibly (i.e., learning conflict resolution, learning how to care for one’s own body, learning how to make responsible decisions, etc.).

  • OrangeStResident

    Seems a little pricey — were the servings large?

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    My wife and I spent $40, including tip for two bowls of ramen. Pretty big servings.

  • Arch Stanton

    20 bucks for a bowl of noodles, sounds like a ripoff to me..

  • Brixtony

    Well neighbor, although I’m in my 39th year of teaching, I’m rendered “speechless”. Your post speaks for itself. Great use of the word “tomography” though.

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    I don’t know. Seemed reasonable. Lots of veggies and meat as well. What is the going rate for food like that in other places? I would assume similar.

  • Arch Stanton

    Hanco on Montague has sells a bowl of Pho for $10 with meat and veggies.

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    This is a bit more upscale than hancos. That’s like comparing MontyQs to Sociale. Yes, same food but quality, service, and setting/vibe is much different.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I had to google that one, and wasn’t disappointed.

  • Parent

    Anyone know what happened at the PS307 rezoning meeting tonight?

  • Arch Stanton

    Ramen noodles “upscale”
    P.T. Barnum was right…

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    Not sure why you have to be so rude. All i originally stated was that it’s open so people were aware of it. Then stated my opinion. Oh well, welcome to the internet. I’m sure if we met in person you wouldn’t have had a similar response.

  • johnny cakes

    That location is cursed. Over-and-out.

  • DIBS

    This place is supposed to be really great but I have not been. $14-15 ramen. 25 Bond Street

  • StudioBrooklyn

    There’s this chef named David Chang who has explored the full spectrum of “scale” in Asian noodles. If you catch his mesmerizing TV show, Mind of a Chef, you might discover that noodles above packaged Ramen level aren’t just a flight of fancy for trendy suckers.

  • MonroeOrange

    Can someone tell DIBS how the ramen carbonara was?

  • Arch Stanton

    Well, you came off kind of haughty by shooting down my Hanco’s example, to your question. by implying that it’s somehow ‘not in the same league’. I disagree, Hanco’s uses fresh quality ingredients and the environment is not offensive.

  • Arch Stanton

    Noodles are basically junk-food
    Starchy, empty carb calories. Not my idea of upscale dining, no matter what one throws on them. or how much they charge.

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  • JoT

    Do you happen to know the name of the restaurant? I’d love to check out the menu online. Tried working my Google magic and came up empty. Love a good bowl of ramen!

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    I don’t have the info on me, it’s at home. If I remember I’ll let you know.

  • Willow Street Watch

    This is a flawed overview. What if the overhaul of the big ship is beyond your ability. Think of what the cost of a real total refitting of the NYC PS system…also, what if the basic design of the ship MAY have been workable at one time but is now profoundly improper for the present world? What if the ship is ovér run with a large group of privateers who are preying on the passengers? In such a situation it has long been the law of the sea that other, often smaller, ships rush to the scene, off loading passengers without regard to cabin class.
    The priority is NOT convention or pleasing the seamans unions, the priority is the safety and welfare of the passengers.

    And that should be all our priority here…

  • StudioBrooklyn

    “other, often smaller, ships rush to the scene, off loading passengers without regard to cabin class.”

    Yes, *ALL* passengers. The solution(s) to our school situation has to work without leaving some students stranded. My observation has been that innovations that respond by creating alternate routes, rather than by improving existing ones, historically serve populations along class lines. With regard to our education model, it doesn’t help that schools depend on so much funding from local property taxes; I understand this means that schools in poor areas don’t receive the fancy gizmos that scientists say are so helpful with learning, they don’t get funding for higher teacher pay in order to attract talented educators, etc.

    If you were to have a child at PS8 that you pull out in favor of a small homeschooling group, how would you make sure that kids weren’t being stranded in a failing public school?

  • Cranberry Beret

    I love Ganso. Really good ramen.

  • HereToStay

    Wish I knew – was our favorite in the hood. It was often empty until late and the lean on the very expensive Sunday gravy special probably did them in – in other words not an all-day kind of place; despite crowds.

  • HereToStay

    It’s damaging. I’ve been ‘there’ and it scars you for life. Send your kid to private or move. Sorry: those r the hard truths. You have no idea unless you have been through it. Believe me, from the kids perspective this is not enrichin in any way. They will be, frankly, tortured. They either end up three ways: stronger and more open minded, sad confused and hurt, or almost dead (two of my friends in my old hood [one in gang and one thrown on rocks at bays side.]).

  • HereToStay

    Huh? Wasn’t Eamonns knocked down? I heard a burger place was moving into the GC space…

  • HereToStay

    Lol. Probably about double or more than the price of Raman in manhattan. This place is nuts. By the way, sig didn’t leave because of high rent. It was because of an illegal kitchen they put in and a fight from the coop behind the place…

  • HereToStay

    Lol. Upscale? Relally? You r either the owner or investor…