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  • CassieVonMontague

    This is just a reminder to not believe anything a tour guide tells you. Cyclist tour guide said a local house sold for $18 million (it didn’t. it’s on the market for $11 million) and that no one lives there (it’s currently rented out). Anyone have any other tall tales they hear while trying to maneuver through the tour crowd?

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Yea, my favorite is that Marylin Monroe lived on Willow Street.

  • Jorale-man

    I think I’ve heard at least one tour guide claim (over a loudspeaker) that BH is where a lot of “artists and hipsters” live.

  • Jorale-man

    Has anyone noticed the new camera that’s mounted to the light pole at Henry & Joralemon? Any idea what it’s about? I’m guessing most people have their heads buried in their mobile phones and haven’t seen it, but I’m curious as it doesn’t look like you standard traffic speed camera.

  • Banet

    She may have. I know she lived on Grace Court when she was married to Arthur Miller. Possibly they also lived on Willow?

    Yep, apparently she did, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 155 Willow Street:

    https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/08/17/see-the-brooklyn-heights-street-where-truman-capote-and-arthur-miller-lived/

  • Bornhere

    Arthur lived on Willow with Mary Slattery (predivorce) and their children, Bobby and Jane. (I used to date Bobby :) )

  • CassieVonMontague

    Note that the article says Miller *moved out* of 155 Willow when he met Monroe. They lived in Connecticut.

  • Banet

    Oops. My bad.

  • Andrew Porter

    Maybe keeping an eye on some of those en route to/from Brooklyn Bridge Park?

  • Andrew Porter

    Courtesy the Municipal Archives, here’s the site plan for the massive redevelopment area from Clinton Street north to Cadman Plaza/Henry Street:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/296b4a99147f49ef9dcf33e25c3840b310e867d7805bf1dd78fcfa8102d1a2a2.png

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    Oh come on, there are only, like, five of us here

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    I’ve seen quite a few cars take that red light as a mere suggestion, especially if their license plate starts with a T and they’re southbound in a hurry

  • MaryT

    Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced competent dentist with soft hands in BH or nearby? I’ve had it with commuting to Manhattan.

  • Andrew Porter

    I’m a big fan of Dr. Moshman, 89 Remsen Street, phone 1-718-855-7545. He has a website:

    http://moshmandental.com

    I used to have a dentist in the Empire State Building; got tired of taking the subway to Manhattan, then having to go through a metal detector.

  • Reggie

    Look at all that interconnecting, above ground plaza space! Even above Middagh! Now that is a Modernist idea that has come and gone.

  • Jorale-man

    Yes, I just looked at it again and the camera is clearly pointing at the street, so it’s probably a newfangled speeding camera. I’ve long thought there should be a couple of speed bumps going down that hill and on to State Street. With the number of kids crossing on their way to the park, the “suggested” red light needs some help.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Banet, I’m sure his wife, Mary Slattery would not appreciate having Ms. Monroe sleeping on their couch in their living room. The Daily Eagle is incorrect. Miller lived on Montague in 1940 with his wife Mary and her roommates. Then Mary and Henry bought a brownstone at Grace Court in 1946 or 1947. As you probably know, Miller sold that brownstone to W.E.B. DuBois. He and his wife Mary then moved to Willow St. in 1951. He then moved to Manhattan in 1955, separated from his wife. He then divorced and met Monroe. I think they married in 1956. She never lived in Brooklyn, trust me.

  • Banet

    Yep. Everything you write matches what I later read in an NYTimes article. I was mistaken earlier. Hence, the post I put up 18 hours ago saying as much.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Just saw that. The layout says additional replies and I did not click on it. I apologize.

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    I noticed they installed some speed reading wires (that’s got to be the technical term) across the road on Joralemon between Sydney Place and Henry. So it would seem they’re more concerned about westbound traffic on Joralemon than southbound on Henry.

  • Jorale-man

    Hmm. Maybe they’re measuring the traffic that heads down to Fulton Street for the possibility that it would one day be closed off due to a BQE re-routing. Just a theory.

  • Mary Kim

    Dr. Evelina Tolchinsky at Signature Smile on Pineapple Walk is wonderful. Great bedside manner and gentle.

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

    That’s very likely, part of the environmental impact study.

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

    Those are usually for counting vehicles, not for determining speed.

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    Ah, good to know

  • JaneonOrange

    I note we lived across the street and my mother saw MM in the car waiting for Mr. Miller one day.

  • Andrew Porter

    Keep those scummy locals away from the elite residents. Even today, garbage for 75 Henry Street is collected from the back (Henry Street) side of the building.

    Thank you, Mr. Moses!

  • Andrew Porter
  • Jeremy

    Love this thread!
    I’m planning a tour of the Heights focused just on the things you can’t believe in guidebooks! (Not kidding.)

  • cool

    Is that a tennis court?