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Photo by Martha Foley: six foot long deli sandwich unattended on fence top on Pierrepont Street. We hope someone enjoyed it!

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  • BrooklynHeightzer

    I guess the hero could’t fit into the trash container.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    It had been left by people working an event at the Historical Society, down the block, freshly made earlier that day. I enjoyed watching passersby toil with the excruciating decision over whether or not to leave a giant sandwich sitting there unopened. Finally an enterprising, and presumably hungry, young gentleman—a “hero”—stepped up and hefted it to Bed Stuy.

  • Jorale-man

    Wow. No one at the BHS would take it home? And if not, was there not a food bank or homeless shelter to which they could donate it?

    On the bright side, it sounds like someone got to it before the rats showed up.

  • Andrew Porter

    Courtesy the Municipal Archives, here’s a sign at the corner of Middagh Street and Cadman Plaza West touting the coming wonders of clean, modern highrise construction. The rest of the Heights is so 19th century, ugh! Or so Robert Moses thought.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I think you’re talking about a level of effort that may have been beyond the scope of the event organizers. I’m confident the sandwich was taken by someone who at least felt the need to consume it. A favorable alternative to throwing it in the garbage.

  • BrooklynHeightzer

    Keep in mind that that someone could have been a rat…therefore a proper disposal wold have been a better way to proceed.

  • Jorale-man

    Yes, or maybe something was wrong with it… Otherwise, you’d think someone would wrap it up and take it home for a few meals.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    Jorale-man, I think it would take a special kind of misanthrope to bait Brooklyn Heights with a tainted 6′ sandwich. I’m not sure that the Historical Society attracts such types to work events there but hey who knows.

    And BrooklynHeightzer, if any one rat would have carried away that particular sandwich, I would salute that rat for a feast well-earned.

  • BrooklynHeightzer

    I am not a rat, of course, at least that is what my BH neighbors are saying to my face, but from a rat’s perspective, I would make the ledge my dinner table and not bother to carry away the over-sized sandwich.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    My respect would remain intact.

  • L.

    Anybody know why the Burrough Hall fountain hasn’t been on all summer?

  • BrooklynHeightzer


  • Pierrepont

    As of 4PM this afternoon, Central Park is 3-1/2” above normal on the precip that has fallen since Jan. 1st, so no drought.

  • Andrew Porter

    Edgar Rice Burroughs Fountain? Ask Tarzan…

  • BrooklynHeightzer

    Maybe too much water already…?

  • rubenkincaid

    Anyone know about the closure of the butcher shop on Clark Street? Heights Prime has been here for years and closed without notice.

  • KBells40

    Covered on the blog a couple weeks ago:

  • BrooklynHeightzer

    Doubt they (and the hero) will be much missed by the many vegetarians living in the Heights.

  • Andrew Porter

    What do vegetarians here think of all the tasting-like-meat things coming out? I’ve been eating the Impossible Burger at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and it’s excellent. Now I see there’ll be a vegetarian meatball hero at Subway sandwich shops.

    I like these alternatives, but do vegans really want to eat food that tastes like meat?

  • Greg

    Sure, why wouldn’t they?

    People choose dietary preferences for many different reasons. Some vegetarians don’t like the taste of meat but many are vegetarian for completely unrelated reasons.

    Interestingly, the Impossible company isn’t marketing their food to vegetarians.The crucial market they see is meat eaters looking for lower impact alternatives when convenient.

    Either way I agree they’re great1

  • Arch Stanton

    What an utterly pointless comment.

  • brooklynbull

    “Utterly pointless”?
    Unlike your needlessly snide crack??

  • Arch Stanton

    Yeah, I think stating the obvious is pointless. Thus all such comments are subject to snark :p

  • William Gilbert

    Did he actually tell you where he was taking it?

  • petercow

    “James William Gaynor” – commisioner. Presumably a descendant of Mayor Gaynor?

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I overheard him actually tell someone else. So, yes?