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  • Banet

    It’s driving me crazy. I know I recognize those window boxes but can’t quite recall — what block is this?

  • CassieVonMontague

    Columbia Heights at Pineapple St.

  • Andrew Porter

    I’ve done my shopping, plan to keep inside when the Big Chill gets here. But I do plan to be at the tree-lighting this evening!

  • Shellshocked

    Nightmare on Willow Street with the selfish and never ending disruption of the entire block between orange and pineapple. Who t f do these people think they are tearing up the entire road. Why does the city allow this nonsense. Excessive noise dust illegal parking rude contractors. What the heck are they doing over there at 70 willow. They are a complete nuisance.

  • gc

    This is the new normal for most of our neighborhood.

  • Jake Monrow

    Yeah, the creators of grand theft auto have really created an ongoing nuisance with their renovation and latest to upgrade the main sewer line. Plus, the dumpster almost next door impedes traffic and likely fire trucks

  • Joe Dudas

    Seriously. Every block is a cacophony. Paying the price of old infrastructure and a booming real-estate market.

  • Peppermintgreen

    Are their cones and permitted parking signs bogus? There are many spots right there coned off for “police.” The signs look fake. Has anyone called the local precinct? I was thinking about it…

  • Banet

    Ah. Thank you. On the corner. I knew those window boxes looked familiar.

  • Roberto

    2016: We passively look on as invading hordes of contractors go about the business of “developing”: We still rely on mind-banging motion alarms on construction equipment: We allow the citywide, systematic violation of the NYC Noise Code when it comes to after-hours construction: We still use jackhammers: With straight faces, we still accept the loony mantra of “the city that never sleeps.” 2017:?

  • Sen. Bob Forehead

    LMAO try Atlantic Ave., we got sh*t falling off shelves from the Hospital deconstruction starting at 7:30 am, including Sat & Sun. No rush though, it will be going on for the next 5 years. Then after, with the other 2 new buildings in the park, drop down and say hello to our 10,000 new neighbors. Joygasm! :/

  • Jorale-man

    The jackhammers from the hospital demolition have been nonstop for weeks now – and I hear them clearly from my apartment on Joralemon Street. Along with the new park buildings, there’ll be new high-rises going up where the hospital once stood (thanks to NYC’s almost complete lack of sane zoning laws).

  • MaryT

    What happened to NY1 overnight? The new formatting is just awful – ticker tape, unnecessary ‘coming up’ notices, temps, subway updates. Clutter. Did the super moon make them crazy? ‘Old’ format is much better and more NYC, Spectrum. Bring back full screen, pu-leez!

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    I thought the same thing, but I actually love the subway tracker on the bottom. We’ll get used it the change in no time.

  • middaghmatron

    Any recommendations for Brooklyn-oriented Christmas gifts? Ornaments, art, treats…

  • Claude Scales

    Try the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont. Lots of Brooklyn themed stuff.

  • Arch Stanton

    You come home and turn on the lights, you light the stove to cook and you flush the toilet when your done. You walk down the sidewalk reasonably safe from a piece of decaying building falling on your head. You live in a historic neighborhood with beautiful buildings that are well kept. All this comes at a price, get real.

  • gc

    No. All of this could come without the price Roberto describes. All of this did come without that price up until a few years ago.

  • Arch Stanton

    “All of this could come without the price”, okay tell me how you figure that?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Also the Brooklyn Historical Society gift shop.

  • Still Here

    For all you local theater goers – this weekend there are three local theater events that are really worth seeing – an excellent production of’ ‘A Few Good Men’ at the Gallery in Park Slope, a very very funny Guffmanesque ‘Inspecting Carol’ and the Heights Players, which is also presenting another of its Theater for Children original productions, this time it is ‘The Great Christmas Tree’ – Saturday matinee.

  • Andrew Porter

    I understand that eventually jackhammers will be replaced by judicious use of Star Wars light sabers. OTOH, they’ll be wielded by clones of JarJar Binks.

  • gc

    I’ve been here for more than 40 years turning on the lights, flushing the toilet, and walking safely down the sidewalk. All without the price we are currently paying.

  • Arch Stanton

    LOL. Ive been here all my 54 years. construction was always here and always somewhat noisy, what alternative do you offer to a jackhammer?

  • Brixtony

    And we can look forward to the library demolition and subsequent construction

  • W.R.

    Vote down the mayor – he is in the pocket of the real estate industry

  • Jorale-man

    Slow news month here on the BHB…Anything good/bad happening around the neighborhood?

  • Arch Stanton

    Yeah that’s what I thought…

  • Andrew Porter

    “Baby, it’s cold outside…” Been staying in; for me, trips to Trader Joe’s, during which I observe stuff en route, are fewer.

  • Andrew Porter

    Pretty photos of Brooklyn (and the Heights) in the snow on Brownstoner: