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  • StudioBrooklyn

    Heartfelt and belated condolences to Rob at 137 Henry. Walking home tonight I saw this sign and candle and realized Lola and I had regularly exchanged hellos through that window. I used to look forward to seeing her inquisitive, friendly face as I’d pass by. I was very moved by this memorial.

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  • AEB

    So very sorry to hear this. Signs like the one posted not only note a sad passing, but help to bring people and their neighborhood–our neighborhood, in this case–together.

  • Claude Scales

    Very sad news, indeed. Heartfelt condolences from all of us at BHB.

  • e.p.c.

    Lucas Harashima, son of Hideh “DumboNYC” Harashima has passed away from DIPG at age six. Obituary is here:

  • CassieVonMontague

    13 Pineapple Street is still on the market a year later, price reduced from $10.5 million to $8.4.

    146 Pierrepont has topped out.

  • CassieVonMontague

    BHA will not appeal ruling allowing Pier 6 buidings

    I think someone should sue them for mispronouncing “quay.”

  • Still Here

    I guess this was a case of quibbling to the quay:)

  • Anneke Berken

    Participatory voting: I looked at the choices and it seems almost all are way over priced. Five laptop carts for $300.000?

  • Andrew Porter

    A little late, here’s Brownstoner’s write-up on the filming of Motherless Brooklyn on Henry Street, with really excellent photos:

  • Andrew Porter

    Note how the photo of 13 Pineapple there has been photoshopped to eliminate the enormous JW former dormitory building behind it.

  • Michael

    If you’re looking for a place to worship on Easter, please join us at RBH.

  • John S

    I’m so annoyed. Dock Street School was opened in 2016. It was built to the highest possible standards with bells and whistles other schools can’t dream of (ie, a recording studio). There is nothing in the school that is more than 2 years old.

    They have only 300 students in that school. And now they need 300,000 for laptop carts? That’s a thousand dollars per kid. Who already have the very best of our tax dollars.

    How dare they.

    My kids attend a school that is not new, but has more parental involvement and extra PTA dollars than many. When we think about possibly putting forward a project in this process (air conditioning would be nice), we realize how many, many kids have far less. And we usually throw our support to a local housing project looking to refurbish a community room or asking for working lights in the halls.

    This is money grabbing. Shame on Dock Street parents and administrators.

  • Anneke Berken

    The most expensive laptop cart I found on-line was less than $2,500. I just send an email to Benjamin Solotaire at councilman Levi’s office. I asked Mr. Solotaire to clarify how these estimates are validated,

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  • CassieVonMontague

    Williamsburg’s Whisk is opening in the Cook’s Companion space

    I could not be more pleased. Their store in Williamsburg is great.

  • CassieVonMontague

    lol. good eye

  • Clarksy

    This is good news! I’m so happy to hear that another cookware store is taking Cook’s Companion’s place.

  • John S

    I’m sure they mean laptop carts full of laptops. According to Inside Schools, enrollment is 137 kids. Using education pricing, $300,000 = every single student would get TWO Macbook Airs plus plenty more for new arrivals.

    All to replace a school full of 2016 laptops. Disgusting.

    The preK at Dock Street just received 160k for STEM equipment from Borough Prez Adams. Another completely new facility.

  • Andrew Porter

    On Brownstoner, there’s an article, “Public Rips Proposed Changes to Landmarks Rules in Contentious Public Hearing Tuesday,” which includes several photos of work going on in the Heights:

  • Andrew Porter

    Quay serra, serra…

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    AWESOME NEWS! Thanks for sharing. But the question is…will they sharpen knives???

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    Any leads on a 3 bedroom apartment in the neighborhood (rental). Been scouring the usual websites/broker listings, but it never hurts to ask our neighbors too. We need more space, and are loathe to leave the Heights. Thank you.

  • Claude Scales

    Very sad news; our heartfelt condolences to his family.

  • Banet

    I think if enough of us ask for it they’ll add the service.

  • CassieVonMontague

    Wow, i just searched for 3-beds on Streeteasy. One on Atlantic for $6,500. The rest are $11k+. Crazy.

  • Roberto

    Enjoyable response, but it needs a slight correction: “sera,” not serra.

  • Diesel

    Goodspeed Lola, WOOF.

  • Pokebowl

    emily matles for douglas elliman is the best!

  • Allie

    Hello Neighbors – I am asking again for your help. I am looking for a place that will attach snaps to clothing. Specifically, I have a Pendleton jacket that one of the snaps came off. After a lengthy correspondence and wait, Pendleton sent me a pair of snaps and suggested I go to “any” dry cleaner with a tailor. I have been to every dry cleaner/tailor in Brooklyn Heights. None of them have the tool to do this. Can you recommend a place (any place in the city will be fine)? Much. much appreciated!!
    And do you know where I can find the Washington Post or Wall Stteet Journal? (I enjoy a variety of newspapers.)