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  • WillowL

    Does anyone know what is going into the old Andy’s/Dumpling house space?

  • john lumpkin

    The “LOVE LA” sign on the corner of Love Lane and Henry St. was either stolen or removed by the city :(

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Life imitating art, perhaps

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Criminal masterminds plotting their next scheme to infiltrate and destroy the neighborhood using rude language and substandard grocery options (probably)

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Diving barge

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Meditation on the primary colors

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Diver getting prepped like a boxer before the next round

  • StudioBrooklyn

    The agony and the ecstasy of Remsen Street lamp posts

  • Greg

    This is a very cool picture!

  • Concerned

    LOL!!! You talk real tough while staying on the other side of the netting…

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Aint tryna get mugged, yo

  • Roberto Gautier

    Who are the “criminal masterminds”? Basketball players? Yours is an ambiguous post.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    We’ve both been participating in this forum long enough to catch the reference, no? If I have to spell out my sarcasm it’ll lose all its bite! I mean, I’m willing to, but reluctantly…

  • Jorale-man

    Curbed.com has a report on the proposed high-rise next to Pineapple Walk. Not much new – a typically pro-development slant while mocking the residents of 75 Henry:

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/12/11/brooklyn_heights_residents_unhappy_with_40story_tower_plans.php

  • Jorale-man

    Another local item: it appears Brooklyn Bridge Park is looking for a new food concession operator to go in the kiosk at the entrance to Pier One: http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/press/brooklyn-bridge-park-releases-rfp-for-pier-1-food-kiosk-concession

  • alyssabereznak

    Hey guys,

    The latest BK HeightsCast is out. Get it hurrr —>

    https://soundcloud.com/bkheightscast/16-reclaimed-heartwood-pine-floors

    Happy holidays!

    Alyssa

  • Elaine Rendon

    I heard it was going to be another Thai place.

  • mlcraryville

    There’s is one big issue facing the Heights now and many other livable Brooklyn neighborhoods. It is the Manhattanization of Brooklyn.
    There are those who see our generally low-lying neighborhoods as fertile, juicy, golden opportunities for high density development. For the Heights see the Library, see Pineapple Walk, see the Big Black Condo Box in the Park, see Pier Six, see lanthe Fortis. These are the powerful forces behind the new zoning plan supposedly now in Public Hearings stage. But at this morning’s anticipated hearing, hundreds were shut out and in effect shut up. That’s raw governmental power and the Planning Commission and the Mayor’s office win a Putin Hi Five Award for showing us, the public, that we are not to be bothered with. This is another solid reason for organizing and protesting the Mayor’s cockamamie housing for the poor and working classes which is part of the plan to throw livable neighborhoods with sky, light and air to the dogs.

  • Jeffrey Smith

    This entire community should be thinking about the loss of the world class research facility we just loss in the theft of the Cadman library. Lost to absolute theft. We should ALSO be thinking about the key figures responsible for this historic loss…and that includes the “opposition” figures which used the most ineffective measures to “defend” this critical neighborhood resource. Nothing was done which would remotely stop or deturr the forces attacking the Heights

    Now, if anyone IS interested in taking some actions which actuilly have a record of stopping or greatly reducing the kind of destructive behavior we have seen here, there ARE individuals and organizations which could use your support.

  • Willow Street Watch

    Hey, it’s the Christmas, let’s have better behavior the both of you.

    Why can’t everyone be more civil, at least for this season? Look at me, I never engage in uncivil or improper behavior. Why cant all of you just follow the tone and comportment which is always associated with Willow Street Watch …….you’ll be doing your part to make this a better blog…..

  • Banet

    I was on Wall Street last week and it made me think about how narrow Pineapple Walk is and how incredibly DARK it would be, both at street level and I the apartments that face the walk, if a building really were to rise 40 stories right at the lot line.

    I know we have a few buildings nearly that tall in the neighborhood but none of them are close to one another and most of them have setbacks.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    We begin to wonder if that space is zoned for Asian food. Is that a thing?

  • davoyager

    People need to be on alert. I just chased away a thief who was stealing packages from people’s houses. He had just raided Garden Pl., and Henry St. I caught him on Henry opening a package which I took from him but he escaped with a large Target bag full of stuff he had looted. Watch for your deliveries and bring stuff inside locked hallways even if it’s not for you.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Before I forget, Mister Roberto, I want to also quip that ambiguity is a keystone of good fiction.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Please describe him.

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    On Middagh. We had packages stolen recently from our building.

  • davoyager

    Utah neighborhood uses decoy packages on porch to discourage thieves. Will it work? https://boingboing.net/2015/12/16/utah-neighborhood-uses-decoy-p.html

    Not a bad idea. We should try it here.

  • Teresa

    111 Hicks St. has been using power tools in its lobby, with the doors wide open, since 2am; it’s now 4am. And the 84th told me that there’s no law against it unless they have a permit that specifically forbids construction beyond a certain hour. Not the first time 111 Hicks has done this. Wonder how many people they kept awake this time.

  • kenneth shusterman

    here’s a new service that will assist you in getting packages delivered to you safely http://www.doorman.co

  • MaryT

    Too right. “Affordable housing” is now smoke for poor-door real estate economics. Whatever happened to ordinary Brooklynites having a stake and a say that the politicos respected? Kowtow to the deep-pocketed and everyone loses, except them. Shame on Cuomo and de Blasio for promoting this reactionary trend.