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  • DIBS

    Maybe BH needs a Think Tank like Cobble Hill has

  • RJG

    I was born and raised just 30 miles from Bronner’s in Frankenmuth. Our apartment closet is so full of Christmas decorations we can only use a third of it in any given year.

    I like both the traditional and the new!

  • Brixtony

    There’s a definite shortage of pagan imagery on Court St. Wreaths, evergreens, snowmen, sacrificial virgins- all in short supply.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Nope not about you either. ;)

  • Henry

    Unless BPL makes public its confidential 2007 “Strategic Real Estate Plan”, we won’t know the full dimensions of the library asset [fire] sale lineup until its too late.

    That document, btw, was authored by a former executive of Forest City Ratner. (What a surprise.) FCR has an exemplary track record in milking maximum subsidy and private benefit from public assets.

    Reggie, you must have influence. How about pulling some strings over at BPL so we can all see what they’re planning…

  • rss

    Big crowd tonight opposing the proposed tower on Pineapple Street.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    These days I’m down to precious few pieces of ear left, I have to be very judicious where I ship them. Sorry but DIBS has to at least buy some work, or me a drink, before I start sending him ear parts! Same goes for you, Concerned. In the meantime, I’m an equal opportunity bromancer…do YOU collect art, by any chance?

  • Arch Stanton

    OOOH could you please paint me a fire breathing Trumpzilla destroying Washington DC?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Yes, for a reasonable fee. :)

  • Claude Scales

    There will be a tree at the Montague entrance to the Promenade. Have no fear.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    For the record though I’m actually a big fan of religious imagery, but that’s more because I’m a painter and I have a sort of crush on paganism as a concept.

  • mlcraryville

    Now for something completely different:
    I want to recommend the new, two-month old, Ramen restaurant Kogane on Henry St, north of Fascatti, and south of Orange St. The food is rich, fresh and delicious. It has seven different Homemade Ramens with ingredients ranging from pork cheek to all-vegetable; plus salads, buns and so on. It is not a chain. The owner/chef is the guy in the kitchen. Its decor is tasteful, pleasant and restrained from the wood sides to the painted floor. This is a worthy addition to Heights edibles.

  • Arch Stanton

    I’d be happy to pay a reasonable fee.

  • Concerned

    I admire from afar. Do you have a website/blog featuring your work?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Ah man…see…now the problem is I’ve either got to be bad at business or take my mask off! :) Tell you what: if Trump gets elected, I will out myself on here, and you will dig up this exchange and we will get to work! That ok with you?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I do, but I’m unprepared to out myself on this blog, so for the time being all promotional activity has to just be in jest unfortunately. Hopefully in the future I’ll feel more comfortable, or act like less of a jackass so I don’t have to feel uncomfortable, one of the two. I’ll keep everyone posted.

  • Arch Stanton

    Aw now you created even a bigger problem of me, as I really want the painting so now I have to hope Trump gets elected… uh no… argh

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Hah! Come on, there’s better stuff you can invest in and look at all day.

  • Jeffrey Smith

    Well, this is the dispersion of Western Civilization. Just “tone down” traditional long time honored cultural and especially religious observations for an increasingly bland no – culture in which the people are more moldable. (That was a great theme for years of Nelson Rockefeller)

  • Jeffrey Smith

    The only people I’ve found who don’t object to the court st lighting are people of no cultural or social background. You are 100% correct in your observations. I’d advise to ignore present company.

  • Jeffrey Smith

    Amazing! Another Bonners fan! Even as a jaded New Yorker I was dazzled the first time I visited the big B….nothing like it!! Hey, did you ever visit the National Christmas museum?

  • Jeffrey Smith

    Sure, the gaggle of cyber heads and NGO “futurists” all think and promote the idea that Web research makes every other type of data storage especially written sources are obsolete. And of course if every action is searchable, well, that’s fine..

  • Maggie

    Ha! You crack me up. Could you give me a quick list of things that clearly indicate a lack of cultural or social background? I need to make sure to adjust my opinions based on the company I keep and any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Jeffrey Smith

    Right! Unless the library advocates, or someone, pierced the veil of secrecy around the overall BPL’S game plan no one knows the real dimensions of what’s going on Outrageous disgusting thievery!!! But at the same time, a wonderful insight into just how corrupt American society has become

  • Grace Court Jester

    Hi everyone. I just started reading this blog a few months ago and I just want to say, I love this site. Timely, accurate, relevant information and a hilarious comment section. My favorite is when people accuse each-other of being paid shills for real estate developers!

  • DIBS

    Obviously anyone for the library redevelopment

  • HereToStay

    You’ll soon grow tired of the same ol, same ol from the crowd on here. Most of the commenters are of the ‘no development is good development’ mindset for either one of two reasons: 1) they think developers make too much money and have issues with that on multiple personal and political levels, 2) they have a ‘view’ they don’t want blocked. It’s because of people like them that it take 45 minutes to drive to the Upper West Side…

  • R.O.Shipman

    I don’t think I said all non-online data storage is obsolete. Despite google’s best efforts, not everything is searchable online. Libraries do still have a place. But that doesn’t mean the loss of any single library is necessarily tragic for the loss of potential research capabilities. Most local libraries and small research libraries, unless dedicated to truly esoteric subjects, offer very little to nothing that can’t be more easily researched online.

    Holding up the research capabilities of the business library as a reason not to do this project (and again, the business library is simply being moved), is absurd. Then again, following the arguments about this project, very few opponents seem to honestly care about the actual library services provided to the community.

  • MaryT

    Thanks! I only noticed it yesterday(!) My daughter, the noodle maven, is visiting soon. We’ll definitely check it out.

  • NeighboorHood

    Oh God help me I know I’ll regret this but I’ll bite…why is it our fault that it takes you “45 minutes to drive to the UWS”?