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  • Bornhere

    Whatever it is, a crew, with an “unmarked” :) van did more work on it this morning after midnight.

  • DIBS

    Dr. Wong on Court St just south of Atlantic,

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    Like, if someone was drawing a tennis court who’d never actually seen one in real life, only had it described to them by someone else who had never seen one, and so on.

  • SongBirdNYC

    The Henry Street side is the front of the building.

  • Andrew Porter

    Now it is, after much reconstruction work to add plantings and a new stairway. But it was designed with the major entrance on Cadman Plaza West—as was 140 Cadman Plaza West.

  • MaryT

    Re: Dentist – Thanks, Andrew and Mary. I shall check both.
    For some unknown (techie) reason, my iPhone ‘reply’ and ‘post as guest’ taps aren’t working on the BH blog. Everywhere else, tho. Hmm. Is Discus being bossy?

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    Nxivm-related human trafficking? That marijuana raid in the north Heights several years ago? The thousands of residents who, contrary to DeBlasio’s characterization of them, are neither fabulously wealthy nor racist elitists hell-bent on obstructing progress?

  • CassieVonMontague

    I’ve heard lots of claims about the underground railroad in the neighborhood, but i’ve never seen any sources. I know it’s hard to research something that’s secret, but i think the tour guides will point at any vaulted sidewalk and say it was part of the underground railroad.

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

    The term “underground railroad” generally refers to the clandestine routes used by abolitionists to ferry freed salves to freedom. Not an actual subterranean railroad.
    But of course there really is an abandon railroad tunnel beneath Atlantic Avenue.

  • meschwar

    I love that you think Cassie doesn’t understand this.

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

    I know her comment was probably facetious. However, I have had to explain this to adults several times… So just making it clear.

  • Andrew Porter

    My apartment has railroad engines, but because I’m not underground, I don’t think it’s part of history.

    Here’s my most recent acquisition:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8edc2001743aeb21c288c9b6c4948b2bc01bc7c9715b9df516da43e1a42e36c8.jpg

  • Andrew Porter

    25 Monroe Place is for sale, by the company that bought it a few years ago, kicked out everyone, renovated it and replaced the windows:

    http://bit.ly/2MLHywB

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    Had to do a double take; thought you’d acquired a model of the Union Pacific 4014 we heard about on CBS Sunday Morning. Tell us more!

  • Andrew Porter

    I bought one of those—the “Big Boy” a few months ago. I fell in love with it after I passed one on display in Wyoming on a 1968 West Coast road trip. That’s the one that was just refurbished.

    Here’s mine: an “O” Gauge Lionel 4006, about 31 inches long, here with a Lionel “Challenger” behind it, also bought earlier this year (click to enlarge):
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/90a4eae20be23e07bad916708161850d748f12369508ae8b5588c84a8398b981.jpg