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  • willowtowncop

    I am hearing that the police officer killed in Texas yesterday- former NYPD – was a graduate of St. Ann’s. RIP.

  • Jeffrey Smith

    Re: the late night open construction site at 27 Monroe incident 2/29, I spoke to
    Andaloro construction and interglobal construction and related the details of the incident. Now let’s see who gets back to me..

    But just for, well because of the overall situation, I pointedly asked the level I did get to speak with, who actually, in truth, OWNES 27 Monroe Pl?

    The question was NOT well received…..

    On a better note, coming on the first release of the Bugatti Chiron yesterday,
    Today was the first look at the Lamborghini Cenyenario 770 appearing on
    like 40 You Tube sites. The releases of these consumer items are important to
    the Heights due to the danger of exoticar gridlock shortly in and around BBP.
    THIS JUTS IN; Regina just took delivery of a Lamborghini Egoista as her personal

  • Willow Street Watch

    Very, very sad. But he led a brave life in service to public safety and indeed his country.

    I hope people do something tomorrow, offer a prayer, light a candle, mention this loss to a neighbor or co worker, and take moment to thank an officer for his service, in honor of this fallen hero.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    A bit of reflected sunlight from across the street falls on Siddhartha yesterday afternoon.

  • Concerned

    The nice parks worker who works the children’s park at the end of Pierrepont Street (by the Promenade) is retiring soon. If you pass by him give him a little thanks/congratulations.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    That’s John. He told me he’s retiring in June (to offer a more precise timeframe).

  • Heights Neighbor

    I wondered if there are any local recommendations for a good and reasonably priced tailor for a men’s suit? Haven’t had the best luck in the neighborhood.

  • Ned on Joralemon

    Good and reasonably priced don’t usually go together. I’ve had good luck for simple alterations (hemming pants) at the cleaner on Joralemon and Clinton. Any alterations to a jacket are considerably more complicated and I personally wouldn’t use them for that.

    The best men’s alteration tailor in the city is Sam Wazin. He’s on 57th street and 6th avenue. He does all of the work for Barney’s and Bergdorff as well as the Armory. He isn’t cheap, but his prices are fair. While you’re up there might as well get a coffee from Zibetto and take a stroll in the park

  • Jeff Smith

    They’re tearing up Monroe and the steel plates they put down when a car hits them late at night sound like a hand grenade going off!! Fam. Members anywhere near the court say it’s impossible to sleep through!!! Thanks Blaz.

  • ER

    We had a similar problem last week on Hicks. There is a specific form to complain about metal plate noise on 311. Here is a link:

  • MonroeOrange

    The best Tailor in the heights is the cleaners next to the clark street station, on Henry.
    Does amazing work, had him alter suits, jeans and coats…all amazingly done, and reasonably priced for such good work.

  • Slyone

    Such a nice man — thanks for the heads up.

  • Heightsman

    Wow. A real part of our community.

  • Peter Loibl

    Any recommendations for the most affordable parking garages in the Brooklyn Heights general area (I am willing to venture a bit outside the neighborhood)? I need to keep my car in a garage for 12 nights, which can get a bit pricey. Help? THANK YOU!

  • Maggie

    You might be better off signing up for a monthly spot and just using it for those 12 days. Check out for pricing and locations.

  • Andrew Porter

    Why have the BHA House Tours ended? Because some stupid, thoughtless people disregarded the rules about not photographing the interiors of the houses, and posted their photos online. The details of this incredibly dumb behavior—”those rules don’t apply to ME”—are detailed on DNAInfo, here:

  • StudioBrooklyn Discerning tastes for the adventurous gastronomists. My camera scared him off before he could post a Yelp review.

  • Arch Stanton

    Try the garage on Atlantic & Hicks, now that the LICH building is basically abandon there should be plenty of space available.

  • Heightsman

    My wife says it might be NEXT June…..2017.

  • Jeff Smith for President

    Photos? really? It couldn’t be that the ‘quality’ of some of the people attrac- ted to the tour in the last few years. Or the fact that “for some reason” home owners are increasingly security concerned in the last few years?

    Hmmm, wonder why that might be?

  • Banet

    Indeed, it’s 2017.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    John pulled me aside just a couple days ago and said “June”…do you suppose he got the year wrong?

  • Banet

    As I posted on smear list thread this week:

    I had several conversations with Judy Stanton on the topic last year — when she struggled to find enough houses to hold the tour and it came *very* close to getting cancelled.

    “Social media” isn’t really the right term. I’ve been on the tour pretty much every year for 15 years and don’t recall EVER seeing anyone take a photo. The issue is more one of privacy and anonymity.

    In this age of Property Shark, Brownstoner, LinkedIn, and NYTimes Wedding Announcements someone can start with the address of a house and with 5 minutes online know the names of the owners, where they work, when they got married, possibly the names of their children, how much they paid for the house, etc.

    That was almost enough to kill the tour in and of itself, but the next problem was that ~90% of the attendees were NOT neighbors, but people from *outside* the neighborhood who heard about the tour through new online outlets like Gothamist, Brownstoner, Curbed, etc.

    So it wasn’t just your neighbors seeing what a nice job you did with your renovation, but hundreds of strangers knowing just a bit too much about who you were.

    Sigh. I’ll miss the tour. I thought it was lovely. Kudos to Judy for pulling it off for so many years.

  • Willow Street Watch

    Well, its 1:56 AM and the “2:08″ mystery helicopter is overhead again. Shaking every apartment 4th Floor and up. Flashing lights, loud engines and powerful searchlight beam… all conjuring a image of what some unfortunate regions of eastrrn Europe must have been like in the early 60’s. What are they looking for?

    Besides degrading everyone’s privacy and peaceful enjoyment of their homes at late night hours, this increasingly represents the WORST public relatons for law enforcement relations with the downtown area. Even though the downlinks of these late night visitors are on FEDERAL frequencies and they are ENCRYPTED. So, why are they here? What is of such critical importance that they need to create such disruption and, given the low level of flights, danger, of a constant basis? Every level of officialdom anyone has tried to ask refuses to answer…..

  • Heights Neighbor

    I have heard good things about that tailor. Thanks!

  • Still Here

    Agree – he restored and relined a favorite jacket and then a leather jacket – excellent work. These were big projects and priced accordingly…but well worth it.

  • Andrew Porter

    I noticed a new massage place has rented the SW corner of Remsen and Clinton, street address 150 Remsen. Now, the question is, is this a massage parlor, or a “massage” parlor, with happy endings? And does the 84th Precinct know about it?

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Thumbs Up for Pinto Restaurant

    I had lunch today at Pinto on Montague Street with my cousin and his wife. My cousin, an ex-Peace Corps volunteer, who was stationed in Thailand, remarked that this was one of the best Thai restaurants he had ever been to. His wife and I agreed, the food was sophisticated, tasty and elegant.

    The photo below shows a pinto, a Thai container for carrying food.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    We had a very good experience there a couple weekends ago. Not sure about right now but they were BYOB at the time…

    Thanks for the info and photo about where their name comes from. It clears up a great deal of confusion.

  • Arch Stanton

    Know about it, they’re their #1 customers!