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  • Reggie

    I kinda guessed that. “There oughta be a law!”

  • MaggieO

    meh… i get it… supply and demand… blahblahblh… doesn’t mean i have to like it! :)

  • Andrew Porter

    Joe Coffee will open a store at 102 Hicks Street, corner of Pineapple, former location of Purrfect Paws. NY Post story here:

    http://tinyurl.com/mwu2huq

    I wonder how this will affect Vineapple, just down the street?

  • Andrew Porter

    Hey, Wednesday brings more BH postcards. Here’s another Bossert postcard:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ea35b6a32c861a0661ec3b11da2e72124999b02e1a75d0b64c36cf28360a185f.jpg

  • Andrew Porter
  • Roach

    Who on earth would eat anything prepared in that decrepit filthy subway station.

  • JaneonOrange
  • MaggieO

    i think it was a dry run for POTUS’ visit

  • Andrew Porter

    Sales have just launched at the new building replacing the Heights Cinema. Article on Curbed with pretty photos—who knew there were so many trees outside—is here:

    http://tinyurl.com/lzs6lxy

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/687d175550a1d81f3c4844e727fb54e5b5277f0782dc0928dbf57afeaadcb30e.jpg

  • Andrew Porter

    Really loud. Haven’t heard anything today, so maybe they’re using the Presidential submarine instead?

  • Andrew Porter

    How about some context to your link? It’s a bar at 60 Henry Street. Yelp reviews here:

    https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-binc-brooklyn

  • MaggieO
  • Andrew Porter

    There’s a write-up on the place with a photo, here:

    http://tinyurl.com/mqlf4kj

  • Jorale-man

    Gothamist has a post with a photo gallery of the whirlpool installation.
    http://gothamist.com/2017/05/04/brooklyn_portal_anish_kapoor.php#photo-1

    I haven’t seen this in person yet so I can’t weigh in on its merits but one does get the sense that any public art these days isn’t successful unless it’s made for social media sharing.

  • Reggie

    Ya know, you don’t have to eat it where you buy it. There is a very pretty park about a block to the east.

  • Slyone

    I’m not a cyclist (most often down there, I’m a runner), but I thought the path through the park was planned as a part of the Brooklyn Greenway/bikeway – so that people could bike down the waterfront. Seems like there should be an effort to accommodate both uses.

  • JaneonOrange

    Uh I know. The point was a national publication reviewed it. Sorry I thought the link provided the context.

  • Diesel

    POTUS Just landed about a half hour ago… Saw it from BBP.

  • Rick

    I love these. Thank you for posting!

  • Rick
  • Jorale-man

    Nice shot. Walking up it yesterday I was stunned by how close it is to several windows of the Pierhouse complex. Those residents (or hotel guests) will basically have a steady stream of people right outside their bedrooms and living rooms, including after movie screenings, basketball games, concerts, and everything else that takes place around Piers 1 & 2. Then again, many others will just look at the BQE, and all that entails.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Normally that would be fine but the New Yorker is one of many publications whose website has a paywall, so a TL;DR blurb might have been apropos for those whose subscriptions have lapsed. :)

  • StudioBrooklyn

    To be clear, he was departing after his meeting with the Australian PM aboard the Intrepid, not arriving. Not that it really matters.

  • Diesel

    The Speech on the Intrepid was at 7pm the helicopter landings were an hour before… Im working on the time thing, WOOF.

  • Cranberry Beret

    I think Vineapple will be fine — it’s a place to work, linger or both. The new place is a growing chain, I’d have to think their model requires a stronger focus on the bottom line and that means volume, not lingering. Not much volume at Hicks & Pineapple! Odd choice.

  • GP

    Just an FYI.

  • Andrew Porter

    The landlord of the Alfred White Houses is at it again, Gothamist reports. This fight over replacing the courtyard with a garage has been going on for a Long Time:

    http://gothamist.com/2017/05/05/bqe_garage_brooklyn_heights.php

  • BMS123

    What’s moving into the Aerosoles and the Ricky’s?

  • redlola

    i live in bk heights and work in dumbo. bk heights is a lot busier. the employees in dumbo simply to not have a customer service mindset.

  • redlola

    its for the tourists and park visitors bouncing their way across the bridge to BBP.