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  • Heights Observer

    “HereToStay,”the real estate shill, is back! After losing the battle for the sale of the land on Pineapple Walk you disappeared, but the pro-developers in the area are happy to see you back, collecting your $$$$ for each pro-development post. Where have you been? You must also be one of the people associated with our illustrious Mayor and sharing in the $$$$ that went to the Mayor’s organization to get the library developer approved? Great job! Hope someone can find out who you work for.

    What we want to know is, are you paid by the word or by each blog entry? And where can we get this kind of job?

    It is so patently obvious that no real resident of this area would ever agree with the things you post, but also sad that the developers can hijack a neighborhood blog for their own selfish ends.

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Because de Blasio’s affordable housing plan is a scam to give his real estate backers everything they want.

    http://bill-de-blasio-sold-out.blogspot.com/2015/08/de-Blasio-has-allowed-real-estate-developers-to-game-land-use-in-NYC.html

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Thanks for clarifying! This was my suspicion too.

  • MPIERCE

    THANK YOU
    WILL PASS THIS INFO ALONG
    CHECK OUT DAILY NEWS RE HOW
    THESE FOLKS ARE “CHOSEN”.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Anyone ever encounter “ducking” in autocorrect? Here are some ducklings, living in a corporate waterfront development with no sense of obligation whatsoever to the community that resides just above it. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/591f96ae6838b6d29609d410f2f1e06866f4a4e62c62d1662ee9b1d81dab43fc.jpg

  • Andrew Porter

    The big question is, whatever happened to the muskrats that suddenly appeared, staying for a couple of years, then disappeared from the pond at Bklyn Br. Park?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Must have fled with their kids to New Rochelle after the PS8 rezoning.

  • Heights Observer

    This post, and the language used therein, is exactly the kind of writing that is generated by a developer’s communications department in a press release. No real neighborhood person writes this way. It might as well be a PowerPoint presentation, in fact it probably is, minus the bullet points.

    Great job, HTS. Don’t forget to show your boss this post, you might get a bonus!

  • Concerned

    ColumbiaHeightster can’t up vote my joke. So sad, when neighbors who have disagreed in the past can’t agree on a joke or another issue.

  • Roberto Gautier

    No matter which side you might be on regarding the sale of the Cadman Plaza library branch, I recommend that you sit in at the hearing on June 10th at 9:30 a.m. to listen how lawyers for the City of New York and for the developer argue to throw out the challenge by “lovebrooklynlibrariesinc.org.” This is a truly divisive issue. All members of the community would do well to understand the basic arguments of both sides. Too bad the hearing is at a time when most people have to be at work.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    S’mores (foreground) and Fudge wait out the rain under the awning at 100 Remsen this morning.

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    It’s the weekend. I hardly spend any time in front of my computer on the weekend. I could do without the nastiness of your last post, but your joke was funny.

  • Concerned

    Thanks! I’m sensitive. Please forgive me.

  • Brixtony

    Here’s my red flag about this post: “…condo is going to bring people and activity to Cadman Plaza West, which is dark and lonely at night near the current library. ” I live right there and since the park is active in good weather until it’s quite dark and then it’s quiet and peaceful, you don’t know what you’re talking about. Residential buildings don’t bring much activity to any block – look at 75 Henry, Cadman Towers, etc – busyblocks at night? I don’t think so.

  • Andrew Porter

    There’s also the bus terminal across Cadman Plaza, where a lot of buses start and end their routes. So the block between Tillary and Johnson is always full of buses, their drivers, and people waiting to board buses. Also, CPW is a major route for people coming from Trader Joe’s.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Heard a rumor from a park worker that the reason the far end of Pier 5 was closed off by police barricade today was that they had hauled a body out of the water. Nothing about it after a quick Google search. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/20602a52a5042565eecf295ff6ed6015471a02e096e18ed8bd408b1855700234.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2bc945c0fe6400dbec78e4525bde88ea169f791f8a3aa1e7056d56cf6a349707.jpg

  • AbeLincoln

    We witnessed something similar happening on the pier on Memorial Day. Granted it was from a distance, as we were on the prominade, but we could make out something on the ground covered with a white sheet.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I had Googled “Body Pier 5 Brooklyn” and found something had happened in January, but that was by the ferry terminal in north Williamsburg. I’m not sure how to interpret the notion that hauling bodies out of the East River isn’t newsworthy.

    *UPDATE*

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/body-unidentified-man-pulled-east-river-brooklyn-article-1.2662452