Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Merry Christmas; Happy Hanukkah!

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  • Poplar

    Photo looking up Middagh Street. Does anyone know what this new building is with the crane on it? Any renderings of how tall it will be and what the facade will look like? Thanks!

  • Andrew Porter

    Gorgeous interior photos of the former Gage & Tollner restaurant space on Fulton Street from Brownstoner:

  • Andrew Porter

    North of Tillary Street, could be on Jay Street or Flatbush Avenue Extension; there have been lots of new high-rises going up there in recent years.

  • Robert Perris

    It’s a new building at 199 Jay Street, between Concord and Nassau streets. According to the buildings department’s website, it will be a 33-story condominium. New York Yimby has a rendering; click on the image for a larger version:

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  • Claude Scales

    Bring back crabmeat a la Dewey!

  • AEB

    Bring back Gage & Tollner….

  • Jorale-man

    Beautiful. Please, no more tacky jewelry stores or Arby’s!

  • Andrew Porter

    Brooklyn scored $15 million for economic development, including $1,240,000 for Brooklyn Bridge Park, for an ice skating rink in Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, and $176,283 for the Brooklyn Historical Society, for an educational exhibit in a satellite museum in the Empire Stores complex.

    Eagle article here:

  • St. Georgette

    Hello – can anyone recommend a bar or eatery in the area that serves eggnog? I miss Pete’s Waterfront Alehouse and I’m looking for someplace nearby to satisfy my eggnog craving.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Friends of Brooklyn Heights,

    I love the Heights and need a new place to live after 36 years in the north Heights. If anyone has any ideas for a one bedroom in the $3,000 to $3500 range, please contact me.

    Only apartments we are excluding from consideration are new buildings between Clinton and Court.

  • Brooklynite

    Bravado, what is in the old space, serves eggnog.

  • Banet

    Brado is the name of the place.

  • MaryT

    Amen. Fulton is such a who-knows-what’s-next mix right now. Is there an overall plan or is it Dodge City? Yes, please bring back Gage and Tollner! A classy joint.

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    Check out Streeteasy dot com (I am not advertising – I have no interest in the site). There are plenty of good options in the Heights in that price range, including a decent amount of No Fee apts. There is actually a listing there for 65 Montague (again, I have no personal interest). My wife and I looked there a few years ago. Recently rehabbed building – very nicely done. We opted for another apartment, but I really liked it. Good luck with your search.

  • Brooklynite

    Thanks for the correction. Dangers of autocorrect :-)

  • Andrew Porter

    Saturday evening at 7pm, the festival of Christmas will be celebrated at Plymouth Church with a traditional service of lessons and carols, sung by the congregation and the Plymouth Choir. The service will end in candlelight.

    I’m not religious, but I hope to see some members of the community there.

  • Andrew Porter

    Perfect Paws, the dog-grooming place at 102 Hicks Street, the corner of Pineapple Street, is moving. First they said the building is coming down, which is patently absurd, but then that it had been sold and it is being renovated into new more expensive apartments, much like other buildings around the Heights of late.

    Anyone know anything more about this?

  • Santa Claus

    Secial Alert! (Christmas Eve) The Tree sellers in front of Key Food were over delivered Xmas trees from thier supplier. So they are left with a sizable number of surplus trees which are going to have to be trucked to mulch. Anyone who wants a tree possibly for back yard mulch or other garden purpose should QUICKLY go over to in front of Key Food and look over the really fresh trees just sitting there. WARNING…the pick up truck is coming SHORTLY…So SPEED is advised….

  • Andrew Porter

    Pretty Autumnal photos from the Heights and Cobble Hill on Brownstoner:

  • Teresa

    Please include the photo source, or delete if you don’t have permission to post. Thanks.

  • Andrew Porter

    A lot of other sites, including the Eagle, TheRealDeal, and Gothamist, aren’t afraid of angering the Internet gods. Why such concern on your part?

  • Teresa

    Because it’s unethical and illegal.

    Because I have photographer friends whose work regularly gets stolen & used inappropriately.

    Because artists & collections have a right to say wherever & how their work is used, & to be fairly compensated.

    I will ask the admins to remove the photos, now & in the future, as I get the sense that you’re not interested in doing the right thing.

  • Andrew Porter

    Actually, just tried to delete it—and can’t.

    And my own photos have been re-used without my permission.

  • bklyn84

    Can’t help but wonder why the guy doesn’t just walk a couple of blocks and post his own picture?

  • David on Middagh

    Bklyn84, I think the pic (now removed) was historical, which was interesting in itself. I don’t understand the fine points of copyright law (antique photographs that someone still has rights to?), but there ya go.

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