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  • Allie

    Thanks! I’ll check this too.

  • Allie

    Fantastic! Looking forward to hearing from you.

  • C.

    From the Brooklyn Paper:

    “Some lout with a gun bashed two guys and stole one kid’s phone and wallet on Columbia Place on April 11.

    The victims told police that the jerk flashed his gray firearm and hissed, “Take off your belt” near Joralemon Street at 6 pm. He then struck one guy in the face — a blow that left him unconscious.

    Next, the brute kicked the kid, causing him to drop his phone and wallet, grabbed the loot, and fled, according to a report.”

    Scary stuff. Be mindful of your surroundings.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Sorry to disappoint, I’m afraid my only lead was cold.

  • Ernie

    Sure hope they have signs for Pier 5 Upland restrooms. They sure have not for other restrooms.

  • B.

    On the other hand, the Prospect Park Alliance seems to have given up on regulating barbecuing in Prospect Park. When I was a kid, it was unheard of; but now, every summer weekend, SUVs disgorge large families with large picnic containers, who settle in their spots, and by noon the park is filled with revelers, loud radios, and charcoal (and kerosene!) fumes. On Monday mornings, garbage is piled high in, and overspilling, the cans, and too often burnt-out charcoal is found heaped against tree trunks (hence the signs forbidding the practice).

    When Olmsted called it the People’s Park, he had no idea what the people would morph into. You’ll notice there are no barbecues in Central Park. That, we keep pristine. Let’s hope our new harbor-side park has better luck.

  • Linda Bechutsky

    Just had my wedding envelopes done by Nataliya. Beautiful work, reasonably priced, quick turnaround and overall great to work with. Her site is Good luck!

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Report from today’s stroll:

    They ruined the bouncy bridge. It doesn’t bounce at all anymore. I guess the only remaining way to enjoy it is to set up on the middle node with a telephoto lens pointed at the adjacent condominiums.

  • KXrVrii1

    Do you even need a telephoto lens?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    For full effect…

  • Ethan Allen

    What did you expect? The city/Heights to get safer under big bird? Time for a Federal CCW permit system which would BYPASS blaz and the other (dangerous) clowns who are running this (very sick) town…..

  • TeddyNYC

    The increasing pollution in the neighborhood is definitely a concern with all of the construction going on, increased activity on the waterfront, the BQE, fireplace usage, etc. The DEP should monitor the area, if they’re not doing it already.

  • TeddyNYC

    So from bouncy bridge to pervy bridge.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I’d use the lens to peek at their art. What did you have in mind?

  • TeddyNYC

    Art? my bouncing behind.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    There you go again with the potty talk!

  • Andrew Porter

    On Monday, a concrete truck was on Columbia Heights. The JWs filled in the tunnel under the street that connected 124 with their other former buildings, using “foamcrete,” a lighter mix of plastic and concrete.

    You can expect coverage of this in other places, including the Eagle and Brownstoner.

  • TeddyNYC

    As an observer of human nature, I’m just stating the obvious. Of course, I could be wrong…and I could also win the lotto tonight.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    As an observer of art, I’m pretty sure I was also stating the obvious. But hey, if human nature’s your thing, I assume you brought your own binoculars? :)

  • TeddyNYC

    I have better options.

  • Reggie

    The next comment, from StudioBrooklyn, is their “Report from today’s stroll.” The preceding is the report from today’s troll.

  • Brixtony

    Hi Jeff

  • Andrew Porter

    Curbed reported that people in the Standard Hotel were giving strip shows to passers-by on the High Line:

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Somewhat (?) painful admission: I visited the Pierhouse WC with my kid, who suddenly announced the need during our walk in the “park” yesterday. It is a PERFECTLY executed example of a large, public, genderless toilet facility.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    To a good home, I presume. Near the Commandant’s House in Vinegar Hill.

  • Andrew Porter

    Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and the Dumbo Heights development were extensively covered on Sunday night’s very irreverent “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on HBO. 24 minute video here:

  • Ethan Allen

    So anything which is a) not ok with you and your “distinguished ” friends and is b) likely to really stabilize the situation is…,some kind of “troll”? Hmmm – well, that’s a great mind action.

  • Heather O’Reilly

    You know andy, you (and the foul limey who feels he can come here and assault the country and our institutions as he pleases) both of you don’t know the lines between humor and assault.

  • Allie

    Thank you Linda. I will contact her.