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  • festivus

    So it turns out there were only 18 inches of snow. The rest is dog poop. Seriously, what’s up Joralemon Street?

  • Teresa

    I stopped into the shoe repair shop on Montague near Emack and Bolio’s for the first time in years, with some trepidation given the reputation the owner has for being churlish.

    Forget churlish–he was downright gregarious. Regaled me with stories for a good 10 minutes. The price for repairing my boots nearly made me choke, but he was absolutely friendly.

  • LDS

    Funny, I had the same experience. After avoiding the place after a surly encounter years ago, I went in a while ago to have a battery put in my watch and was wondering if this was the same guy! Glad I went back – he was delightful!

  • itsjoesullivan

    Alyssa is busy today, but we just posted a special food episode of BK HeightsCast, including a segment recorded in the newly-opened Le Boudoir bar underneath Chez Moi on Atlantic Ave.

    http://bkheightscast.com/18-what-happens-in-le-boudoir/

    Enjoy!

  • Reggie

    My experiences have ranged from taciturn to gruff but the deciding factor for me is price. He’s just not competitive.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Same. $5 for a single bootlace that turned out to be shorter than needed.

  • Jorale-man

    I’m of two minds about the trash bags now piling up on the streets and snow drifts. On one hand, if there’s no more room indoors for it, what choice do residents or businesses have? On the other, are these all last-resort trash dumpings, or could they still have waited a few more days until absolutely necessary? It’s clear that garbage trucks won’t be around until early next week at the soonest, so in the meantime…

  • BrooklynCoffeeLover

    I believe the said sanitation will start picking up Thursday this week.

  • rjg

    Maison-Kayser at 57 Court Street is now open. Lots of changes going on in the nearby downtown!

    http://maison-kayser-usa.com/

  • Andrew Porter

    I noticed the MAC cosmetics store on Montague has closed, but I don’t remember what’s going in there next.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I believe it will be a clothing store.

  • AEB

    It hardly matters, does it?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Not to me at least…Hard to imagine a more tone-deaf response to “hmm, what sort of businesses are in demand on Montague Street at the moment?”

  • AEB

    In case yawl haven’t yet seen this:

    http://tinyurl.com/z9lo7cq

    Some terrific photos included too.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    AEB, thanks for the link The pictures on my iMac were very helpful in putting it all in perspective. I can not believe that a developer needs to sell its property at 85 Jay Street for $2000 a square foot to make an investment profitable. I am not an expert but that figure seems to be a bit on the high side.

  • GHB

    A shame that they kicked Summa Gallery out a few years back. The best frame shop around!

  • Jorale-man

    I just bought a baguette at Maison Kayser. It was still warm when I took it home and was so delicious. So glad to have it by the hood.

  • Jorale-man

    Slow news week here on the BHB…Anyone see this story about the oil tycoon who bought the former JW carriage house on Columbia Heights? Kind of interesting:
    http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/1/27/oil-tycoons-daughter-buys-brooklyn-heights-carriage-house-once-belonged-jehovahs

  • Andrew Porter

    Article about Grace Court and Grace Court Alley, with lots of excellent photos and maps for historical reference, is here:

    http://tinyurl.com/hcae5rw

  • Wally O’Keefe

    Park people’s dogs.

  • Andrew Porter

    The Eagle routinely runs articles about real estate in the Heights. I really wish the BHB had links to articles in other blogs about the Heights, as Curbed.com and Brownstoner.com have. How about it, Claude?

    I send out links to those sort of articles to about 15 people whose e-mails I have here, part of my decades-long compulsive urge to share information.

  • Remsen Street Dweller