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  • CassieVonMontague

    Friend of a Farmer held a public auction yesterday. A sign on the door says they’re closed until February. Are they closing for good?

  • Chris Bastian

    Is the Office Supply store being kicked out by the landlord for a better tenant, or is it just going out of business?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    And on a related note, are we ever getting our anchor back?

  • Teresa

    Apropos of the recent conversation here about windy corners, I was reminded of this article today: https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/24/at-a-brooklyn-cold-summit-taking-joy-in-the-wintry-wind/

  • CassieVonMontague

    They’re switching to online sales. Owner says it has nothing to do with rent. The market has changed.

  • Chris Bastian

    Has anyone adopted from the Atlantic Ave Cat Cafe? One of our two cats abruptly died, and I don’t want our second cat to be a loner.

  • Teresa
  • Teresa

    Haven’t adopted from them, but I’ve known the organization a while & would adopt from them without hesitation. I was there this week—lots of friendly kitties roaming around.

  • JaneonOrange

    I adopted from that organization (pre-cafe) and have two great cats.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7nPOzGeyaw Arch Stanton

    No surprise, the tone of the place was rather uptight, even rude at times. They may have been a friend to the farmer but not to their customers.

  • Jorale-man

    I just tried to reserve on OpenTable and it’s not letting me, even for dates a month from now. Not a good sign.

    A shame if it closes. I know it has a mixed reputation but I’ve had a couple very nice meals there and it’s brought some needed life to that end of Montague.

  • KXrVrii1

    For those who were interested in last week’s discussion of the sleazy PBA parking placards, here is an update on a related topic – the PBA “Get out of jail free cards”, and the outrage from the police union that the amount cops are granted is being reduced…

    I mean, shouldn’t they just be entirely eliminated?

    https://nypost.com/2018/01/21/police-union-slashes-number-of-get-out-of-jail-free-cards-issued/

  • Erin

    Abruptly died?

  • gc

    Gallitos was dark this evening when I walked by.
    Hopefully not shades of things to come

  • Brixtony

    Me too. They’re great

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7nPOzGeyaw Arch Stanton

    Yeah the food was pretty good but at those prices the service should match. Peter Lugers might be able to get away with the “attitude” but not a newcomer like FoaF.

  • gcarl

    Can someone tell me why, when there is this invitation “Get BHB in your inbox everyday. Enter your email below.” in the center of the first page of the blog, nothing happens. I have signed up a few times (after second and third attempts, I was told that I am already signed up), but never have I received the emails. Years ago, I used to get them, but for a long while now I have not, even though the page still asks people to sign up to receive it. Why?

  • gcarl

    I would not be sad to see it replaced by something better with better value for the cost. I’ve had two meals there, and they were both terrible. And the service, particularly if you complain about the food, was defensive and not at all customer friendly.

  • KaraBK

    It would be nice if another restaurant takes its place. The atmosphere and decor were great. However I agree with other comments about the service, it was horrible. Every meal I had there was uncomfortable in some way so I stopped going.

  • http://www.cognation.net/ deancollins

    Agree ate there twice, once when it first opened and once about 6 months later when I thought they had “worked out the kinks”…..hint “they hadn’t”.

    Looking forward to seeing what replaces them there, its a great layout for a restaurant and wouldn’t need to change anything apart from menu/chef/staff/name etc…..

  • Love Laner

    I think unfortunately when BHB founder John Loscalzo/”Homer Fink” died in 2015, a lot of the password protected areas/functions of BHB became inaccessible (since he tragically passed away quite young/unexpectedly and took the passwords with him). I might be wrong but I believe that updating the email list is one such function.

  • Love Laner

    I’ve always felt the corner of Hicks and Montague is the windiest, but I’m also there more frequently than up by Borough Hall. I’ve worried about the Heights Cafe sign flying off when it’s been particularly bad.

  • Andrew Porter

    There are alternative ways to do this; one would be to establish an Announcements e-mail service on Yahoo or other service.

  • Andrew Porter

    I replied to you on last week’s Open Thread.

  • Andrew Porter

    I don’t remember if I ever posted this Old BH Postcard before. It’s the Borough Hall Subway Station when it was newly built. For anyone wondering about the copyright, it’s from 1907, so long in public domain:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be34c5947a3c29ea96c43ef3d57a189bbb1691624528dc3c5d00112d81fa071f.jpg

  • Andrew Porter

    There are two other locations, and another one, on Long Island, closed.

  • gcarl

    I have heard this as well, but I have two questions about that: 1) I was receiving the emails before he died, so why wouldn’t they just continue for the existing list members?, and 2) It has been quite some time since he passed, wouldn’t you expect the people who are now running this blog to have been able to reset the password with a new one? I would that any other enterprise or any IT person should have been able to do that, or at least take down the invitation to join the blog.

  • mac

    In case anyone is interested in the updates to the watchtower building..
    https://ny.curbed.com/2018/1/23/16923650/brooklyn-watchtower-building-office-conversion-details

  • harumph

    For a burger and a martini at the bar – place could not be beat in Brooklyn Heights. I will miss this place :(

  • KaraBK

    Still dark last night as well. No sign on the door. Would hate to see it go.