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  • CassieVonMontague
  • AEB

    In our nary-is-heard-a-discouraging-word precinct?! What’s next? Cats riding roombas at the Bossert?

    (Please don’t tell me I’m not taking this seriously enough. It’s been a tough month, week, life.)

  • CassieVonMontague
  • AEB

    Poor Dumbo!

  • A Neighbor

    Love Lassen – and one of the now few owner-operated stores on Montague

  • BrooklynHeightzer

    I too love Lassen, but I really hate Hennigs.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I can’t tell them apart (they’re twins).

  • Nomcebo Manzini

    Anybody know why varous sections of the old Watchtower buildings seem to be (newly) painted gray? Yes, most of it looks like “maintenance,” but one face (a few hundred square feet) is painted in its entirety…. And does anyone know where things stand in terms of their “re-purposing” – residential??

  • AnnofOrange

    Therapy Dog? I am looking for a certified therapy dog for periodic home visits in my Brooklyn Heights home. Will appreciate suggestions/contacts. Thanks…

  • CHatter
  • TeddyNYC

    Just in case you didn’t know, Gothamist is back.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    ℅ WNYC yes?

  • TeddyNYC

    Yes.

  • Andrew Porter

    I hated those bilious green window frames.

    The buildings between the bridges are “Dumbo Heights,” mostly offices with retail on the first floor. The high-rise “Inn” will become a hotel. You can already see the changes; a bunch of new stores and restaurants are already open.

  • Andrew Porter

    That’s 111 Hicks, the St. George (residential) Tower, not the former hotel.

  • Andrew Porter

    Filming for something called C2, a new TV crime show, on Orange Street on Thursday:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e6c1b94c6e77eb0c6105fe9862367a2d95125fbddac2c3b570632af46bf383ba.jpg

  • Andrew Porter

    Then and Now: the NW corner of Middagh and Hicks Street in 1946. Apt there now (once real estate office) was a superette then:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ed8e183432f957e4a6af6d8f0c299454eb3bc01f0001a6d275ca71eec110c290.jpg

  • Andrew Porter
  • Andrew Porter
  • Diesel

    It was indeed once part of the former hotel.

  • Diesel

    I’ll sniff around for ya, WOOF!

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Very cool. That is my building. Thanks for posting. It is hard to believe that tenants are paying $3500 for small one bedrooms in these tenements. Location, location, location.

  • Andrew Porter

    That’s where David on Middagh used to live. He left for upstate NY in September or so last year. I don’t suppose you have his apartment now?

  • Andrew Porter

    From the BHA: Tower Crane being erected for 280 Cadman Plaza West. NYC DOT approved the closing of the southbound lanes of Cadman Plaza West Friday night at 11 PM through Sunday, April 29th at 11:59 PM to enable the installlation of the tower crane.

    Traffic will be detoured to Tillary Street, Adams Street and Joralemon Street. NYPD traffic agents will be deployed along the detour route.

  • Andrew Porter

    Yeah, more than 40 years ago.