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  • Kathryn

    What’s with the homeless camp on Joralemon (corner of Court)? To get to the subway entrance you have to navigate their belongings, cigarette smoke, incense, and urine trails. Combined with the coffee cart, newspaper guy, and the gentleman that sells nuts and candy, there is no where to walk!

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Maybe more appropriate for “Study Finds $250 Million Needed For Maintenance in Brooklyn Bridge Park”, here’s a diver working just south of Pier 2 yesterday. If you haven’t checked out their operation yet, be sure to glimpse the writing on the door of their equipment trailer.

  • AnnOfOrange

    No sanitation pick up today. Brooklyn Heights community appears to be generally unaware of Veterans’ Day as indicated by the abundance of garbage and recycle at curbside. A sad reflection of the lack of appreciation of the holiday observance.

  • DIBS

    Or they are busy, preoccupied and just didn’t remember and certainly too busy to be posting petty comments on a blog about their neighbors’ shortcomings. :)

  • Concerned

    Despite the beauty of Joralemon street, it is becoming the “skid row” of Brooklyn Heights. From the homeless encampment to the ingress/egress issues of BBP. To consider living there, I would have to knock 10-20% off the asking price.

  • Willow Street Watch

    As mentioned elsewhere, but it really Does bear repeating, This is Veterians Day. Go to the parade 23rd St to 53ed Street via 5th Ave.
    Decorate a gravesite. (Like the parade, Greenwood cem. Is a short train ride away).Display a flag, Thank a vet for his (or her) service.

    The 84th Precinct Community Council monthly meeting (mandated by law to hear community concerns) is fast approaching.

  • RJG

    NYRR Open Run in Brooklyn Bridge Park, 5k Course, Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.

    For last week’s Open Run #4 we had 18 participants including 9 first-timers

    .

  • StudioBrooklyn

    “Holy diver, you’ve been down too long in the midnight sea”

  • AnnofOrange

    Thank you for your respectful response and suggestions.

  • AnnOfOrange

    Sorry, I meant to thank YOU, not the person above.

  • DIBS

    I guess the :) slipped by you. But still, come on, really???

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    I went last week and it’s a lot of fun. Good group of people.

  • Willow Street Watch

    The 84 Pct council meeting the month is at the Cong. Mount Sinai 250 Cadman Plaza West 6:30 to prob. 8 or 9:00.

    If you have Community concerns, the place it REALLY matters to make your voice heard is at this critical meeting.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    “The skid row of Brooklyn Heights”

    I love that! Maybe they’ll send their kids to PS8 to try to integrate it a little.

  • MonroeOrange

    but DIBS is never too busy to post sarcastic rude responses:)

    You see i put a :) so therefore i can say whatever i want….

  • Willow Street Watch

    If you have concerns in this regard, there are a series of things you can do:

    First register your concerns with the police community affairs line:
    718-875-6850

    Then there are a series of really effective organizations which DO help
    those in genuine need. There is a great contact list which you can hand to any homeless or person in need. Anyone interested, I can download/fax yo anyone who asks for it.

  • Jorale-man

    The sidewalk shed is a major culprit. But it also doesn’t help that you have on the street the rear of St. Francis College and the Rite Aid, neither of which take any interest in cleaning their sidewalks, pulling weeds or picking up trash. The Packer School across the street is only marginally better, I think.

  • gatornyc

    Actually St. Francis just did a really nice job planting the tree pits and other boxes along Joralemon.

  • DIBS

    Your cleverness never ceases to amaze me. It’s truly mind boggling how sharp you are.

  • Concerned

    Lol. Yes, Jorelemon street eats farm raised salmon and drinks tap water.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Someone should write a letter to Bernie Sanders: “I refuse to accept that in an industrialized Scandinavian country like Brooklyn Heights, people could be expected to consume such abominations as farmed salmon and plain, demineralized tap water. It is a moral outrage!”

  • Concerned

    The “Joralemon street lives matter” movement is gaining traction. The far right wing of Brooklyn Heights representative, WSW, was quoted as saying that “ALL Brooklyn Heights’ lives matter” and “I know about the plight of Joralemon street. I can see it from my house.”

  • StudioBrooklyn

    On the bright side, some of those kids living the hard knocks life of Joralemon Street might grow up to become rap superstars or NFL linebackers. Then Spike Lee will produce a documentary about how tough their childhoods were, and the world will see how humiliating it can be when you’re ten years old and you have to roll up in front of the Avenues School in Chelsea each morning in a BMW that isn’t even a custom-made limited edition and one of your own parents is driving it.

  • Jorale-man

    You’re right – they do have very nice landscaping and I give them credit for maintaining it too. At times they could do a better job at managing the litter on their sidewalk. It’s tough, I’m sure, because that’s a heavily trafficked stretch, and litterers have little regard for the community.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    The owners of 100 Remsen should replace the image in their advert with this one, then take a photo of the corner of the building with the new advert in the window, then use that photo for their advert.

  • Concerned

    Lol. How meta. My mind is blown!!!!

  • alyssabereznak

    Hey neighbors,

    Here’s the latest from BK HeightsCast. Hope you enjoy!

    http://bkheightscast.com/12-bordering-on-offended/

    Cheers,
    Alyssa

  • StudioBrooklyn

    That McSweeny’s piece though…what do they think this is, Ossening? BK Heights nannies don’t shuttle kids around in cars.

  • Roberto Gautier

    I recommend the NYDaily News article about the sought-after raise for City Council members: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/exclusive-city-council-members-seeking-71-raise-article-1.2431918

  • Boerum Bill

    Can’t tell you how much I love this! ^^