COVID-19 Open Thread

This is a special thread for the neighborhood to share information specific to Brooklyn Heights as we enter the “New York State on PAUSE” phase starting on Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

Let us use this thread to be helpful or to ask for help only. Other general comments, complaints, musings, and ventings can stay on the Wednesday open thread.

Did you order in from a restaurant and have a good experience? Share here. Do you need to do that grocery or pharmacy run (still allowed under PAUSE) and wonder when is the best time for optimal social distancing? Ask here.

Do you have an uplifting anecdote that’s come out of this global crisis? Comment away!



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  • Teresa

    So fun seeing people’s happy reactions

  • Arch Stanton

    The point is it is impossible to enforce a requirement for something that is basally unavailable. Homemade masks are not reliable replacement and not everyone has the ability to make them.

  • Arch Stanton

    Yes, cleaning the sidewalk is the responsibly of the property owner.

  • Hamptons Liz

    Unfortunately Church of the Assumption on Cranberry St. seems to be violating NYS On Pause (ordered by Gov. Cuomo) as they are having ongoing construction work done. PPM Restoration is lead contractor on job – not amused at company is based in Pelham NY (Westchester).

  • BrooklynHeightzer

    The bottom line is – if you can put a bandana over your face and reduce the spread of covid-19 by 5% then do it.

  • Heightsman

    Believe construction work is exempt.

  • Mary Kim

    Difficult to tell if that would fall under this exemption.

    “Construction, Including:
    Skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers
    other related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes.”

  • Hamptons Liz

    This work has been going on for months. Non emergency. Much of it is decorative. Believe electrician did their work in fall. Don’t know about plumbing. Know they did asbestos removal on 01/12/2020 at 2:30am.

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  • Arch Stanton

    Yes the wording is unclear, as is with most hastily written directives. It should have clearly stated the work preformed should be for emergency situations only.
    All cosmetic, elective projects must pause. I stopped the project I am running as it is not critical.

  • Knight

    All work is legal. Do you honestly believe that their electricians & plumbers would risk losing their licenses if it wasn’t?

  • CookieGuggleman

    There is price-gouging at that location, too.