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  • CassieVonMontague

    Brownstone Detectives wrote up a 1921 New York Tribune article about how, after the Clark St station opened, bohemians from the Village “discovered” Brooklyn Heights.

    I can’t figure out where the photos in the ovals were taken.

  • E

    When will something be done about people running across multiple lanes of traffic in order to jump the fence to access the Brooklyn Bridge footpath? Does someone need to die in order for action to be taken? I have written numerous public officials with no result.

  • Banet

    The left photo is College Place.

  • Rachel Beaton

    If you haven’t yet joined, please check out the Buy Nothing group for Brooklyn Heights on Facebook! Buy Nothing groups are places for neighbors to get to know each other through giving away things you no longer need. Just search for Buy Nothing Brooklyn Heights!

  • Heightsguy77

    What location are you speaking of?

  • C. great new site detailing potential bqe park plans

  • Michael Rock

    Does anyone know what construction is being done near the war memorial in Cadman Plaza Park?

  • Banet

    Agreed. Really heartened to read that BIG states:

    1) the cost for a “buried” BQE down at Furman is in line with the DOT’s “replace the Promenade” plan

    2) they’ve solves the problem of “blocking” the lobby of 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park by getting the highway down in a covered trench below grade

    3) they’ve seemingly solved the problem of utility access under Furman.


  • JoeyPeeps

    Does anyone remember the name of the small bar that was inside the Clark Street station? I know there was a bar across the street called Clark Street Station but I’m curious about the one that was in the actual station across from the barber shop.

  • CassieVonMontague

    The Technical FAQ at the end was good. Maybe BIG has been reading this blog because they address concerns about the sewer interceptor.

    Someone needs to send this link to all the residents in 25 Joraleman, 1 Grace Court, and 360 Furman. If they can put up with the construction, it will make their homes more livable in the long run

  • RD H

    Has anyone else noticed a significant increase in dog poop not being picked up in BBP? All over the place including very visible areas. It’s clear that the custodial staff is not required to clean up (not saying they should be). But what can be done to alleviate this problem?

  • Eddyde

    Yep happens all the time. I even saw two people attempting to ride Citibikes over the bridge roadway, the other day.

  • TeddyNYC

    I’ve noticed an uptick in dog poop all over the neighborhood, not just BBP where I noticed it as well, nearly stepped in a bunch of times over the past week. I don’t want to blame dog walkers necessarily, but I have noticed that some seem to be overwhelmed with the number of dogs they walk. It’s more likely to be a relatively small group of dog owners who continually fail to look after their dog because they’re lazy and don’t give a damn.

  • CassieVonMontague

    Where the Chess Cafe used to be?

  • skb

    Just saw this on Eater and wanted to post here, in case interest:

  • AEB


  • Andrew Porter
  • Andrew Porter

    Darwin Award nominees!

  • Andrew Porter

    I finally gave away the double boiler my mom gave to me when I moved here in the 1960s—and never used!—to the Housing Works Thrift Store.


  • Andrew Porter

    Club Wild Fyre, a notorious strip joint.

  • Andrew Porter

    Bohemien Bar, 97 Atlantic Avenue. Never gonna darken its doors.

  • Andrew Porter

    I often see uncollected poop on my street. Just thoughtless owners. It’s often in the same places, so from habitual poopers.

    If you want to have fun with your excrement, buy this:

  • Andrew Porter

    I cleaned up the images from 1921. Apparently scanned from the low-res newspaper. Click to enlarge:

  • JoeyPeeps

    I remember Wild Fyre. I thought the cafe inside the station – it used to be a donut shop and a sandwich place – was also once a bar.

  • Brooklyn Noob

    Dogs used to be a responsibility. Now they are an accessory that is outsourced to people who are paid minimum wage, don’t live in the neighborhood and generally don’t care.

  • JoeyPeeps

    exactly. there was a bar there at one point, if I remember correctly. Not club wild fyre. a tiny bar.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    “500 records” can’t possibly hope to offer a new title to an audience in possession of halfway-thoughtful music-listening habits unless all 500 are rarities or something.

    1/50th of that number alone is less than Steely Dan’s complete discography, which audiophiles already own and will have re-listened to before leaving the house.

  • Reggie
  • RD H

    is there another way to participate if one has quit facebook?

  • RD H

    How do you donate there? Take books to their library?