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  • Schermerhorn62

    FYI – UMD Montague Urgent Care
    Tried out the new urgent care in the former Crumbs spot and had a disturbing experience. After a brief consultation, I was prescribed medication containing an antibiotic that I had clearly stated an allergy to. Luckily, I googled the medication myself and discovered the error. When the mistake was pointed out, the doctor then prescribed me a second medicine, which (fortunately) my pharmacist realized also contained an allergen. Kudos to CVS pharmacy on Henry St. for catching this, informing the doctor of an appropriate antibiotic for me and potentially saving me from a life threatening situation.

  • alyssabereznak

    Happy New Year! Just posted a new BK HeightsCast episode. We discuss a few new Montague closings/openings, including the mysterious new restaurant Pinto.

  • mlcraryville

    Meeting tonight about the potential sell-out of Pineapple Walk to yet another out-of-scale, un-needed, sky-robbing, luxury tower which would throw a shadow over much of the Heights north of Pineapple Street. Let’s show the people at 101 Clark that we are with them in opposing this giant project.
    Meeting at 101 Clark is at 7:30 tonight, Wednesday, Jan 6.

  • Diesel

    I’ll pee on their sign next time my “human” walks me by there.

  • HereToStay

    How are you having a meeting when you don’t even know ANY details? And for the record, the 101 Clark folks are NO friend of this neighborhood and they are also almost bankrupt and if they had a piece of land to develop they would do it IN TWO SECONDS FLAT. Such a bunch of baloney. All the ‘no development’ folks are always the same — NIMBYs.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Seen on the curb of Atlantic yesterday: once you have mastered something, throw away the how-to book as unceremoniously as possible.

  • DIBS

    I think we’ve all had just about enough of your ignorance.

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    Wow that is horrible. I went to the Urgent Care center on Court street a few months back and they were horrible. I have found that the CityMD in Cobble Hill is really good–if you don’t mind the walk.

  • HereToStay

    LOL – look who is talking. Ha! And just what is it that I am ignorant about? That building has NO PLAN. They are just exploring whether they should explore. That is it. So what is this other building going to do? Have a meeting to sit around and talk about how we don’t want another building even though they don’t even have anything to react to? You need to mind your own business.

  • DIBS

    Get a grip.

  • HereToStay

    I will. Will never be responding to one of your uninformed posts again. Thanks for playing – enjoy…

  • DIBS

    OK, I’ll bite, just to show how dense you are. In your first post, your allegations that the residents of 101 Clark are No friends of this neighborhood is truly a$inine and I suspect classist on your part. And I doubt you have any inside knowledge of their finances. It is my business as I have a friend in 101 Clark and I have, on occasion, advised on the building’s finances. No, there is no concrete development plan but why should that stop the abutting residents from discussing it and trying to get more information? It has been discussed on this blog. Try to think before you post.

  • DIBS

    HereToStay says you can’t have a meeting to discuss this.

  • StoptheChop

    I’m wondering how long it will be before the so-called “urgent care” market becomes oversaturated, and how many of these entities will go out of business.

  • regularmike

    For the record, it also seemed a bit premature to me, but why are you getting so bent out of shape about a meeting? By the way, hundreds of “folks” live at 101 Clark St. and we have many different opinions on a lot of these issues. We are not friends or enemies of the neighborhood, we are part of the neighborhood last I checked. Almost bankrupt? I don’t think so. And we’ve been discussing privatization for over 10 years (not sure if you know what I’m referring to since you don’t seem to understand what the building is anyway), which most of us are against, so I don’t see how you can be so sure that we would push through a project like this if it were our land.

  • eileengray

    Mt Sinai is no better at urgent care. A neighbor had a foot/ankle injury and Mt. Sinai’s X-ray machine was down. Another family I know took a child and waited three hours before being seen. The old LICH ER run by NYU is your best bet for minor problems. Be careful – the rates are hospital scale. Make sure they accept your insurance.

  • DIBS

    Hear, hear.

  • Concerned

    Heretostay, this should silence you for a bit, no?

  • Reggie

    If 101 Clark has been talking about buying out of the Mitchell-Lama program, it hasn’t the moral ground to lecture 75 Henry about preserving this urban renewal area for moderate income residents, as it did last night.

  • DIBS

    Two completely, separate and unrelated issues. But thanks for your insightful analysis without regard to any of the factual information. The buyout was explored and is now shelved, the last I knew.

  • Reggie

    Not unrelated Dave, if you heard some of the rhetoric last night. You were there last night, right?

  • Andrew Porter

    I was there, took a bunch of photos which I’ve shared with the Eagle and Claude. I left when they opened the microphones to comments.

    Here, for instance, is Peter Bray of the BHA (right) and one of the Cadman Tower co-op board presidents. Help me out: who is that?

    Saw Judy Stanton there; she’s still very much involved with BH affairs.

  • DIBS

    Well good for you. Now tell us how the issues are related.

  • Reggie

    Roberto Gautier, a resident in 140 Cadman Plaza West.

  • TeddyNYC

    So that’s how low we’ve come that some people need a guide for that.

  • rss

    I wish I could have been there but had a prior commitment. How did it go?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Everybody has a guide, or guides, just not always in For Dummies book form.

  • Andrew Porter

    I left when the residents lined up to make statements. Basically, it all depends on the vote by 75 Henry Street residents on, I believe, January 15th.

    I live on Pineapple Street, not in the various towers, so have no say in the matter.

  • regularmike

    Well, I don’t think it would have been possible not to talk about it, once it became a legal option. Also, I mentioned that most of us are against it, and there are no plans to even vote on it. Not really following your point.

  • Jorale-man

    Gov. Cuomo/the MTA revealed a list of 30 stations today that are slated to get a complete overhaul. None of them are in or around the Heights, alas.

    If any station needed it, it’s Borough Hall. It has to be one of the most decrepit and run-down looking stations in the system — much more than some of the others on the list (i.e. 86th & CPW).