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  • Alix

    Did you ever find a solution for this? I’m also looking for an alternative location to take my compost (1 small paper bag per week that I keep in my freezer) and would love to find a neighbor who might be willing to share. Thank you!

  • Claude Scales

    This is a good point at which to remind everyone of the Blog’s Terms of Service. While I don’t see anything in the tedious discussion above that merits banning anyone, I’m disappointed to see the discussion having deteriorated into an exchange of insults. See here:

  • aconcernedneighbor

    No. As much as I try to run all the way to the right, more often than not I’m met with people staring at their phones not paying attention. And guess what. They are walking all the way to the right. Seriously.

  • aconcernedneighbor

    Close the park!

  • Arch Stanton

    Well complaining here won’t help, time to adjust your expectations.

  • Arch Stanton

    Harkens back to 4th grade homeroom.

  • Joey

    Cry baby

  • Joey

    It’s nice to see my comments about you have struck a chord with you. I’ve never seen you act this way on the blog before. With others agreeing with me is validating.

  • Joey

    Claude, you are the real fraud. Anyone who has a different opinion from the census you block or ban them from the blog viewing them as spam.

  • Joey

    You don’t owe anyone on this blog an explanation. Most are just jealous that they can’t leave the city.

  • Joey

    Excuse me, consensus.

  • Justin Racz

    Andrew, just ready your insightful comment in NYTimes article. Nice.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    I don’t mean to cause any jealousy, and wish the safest and healthiest outcome for my neighbors. If I could take you all with me I would!

  • Cranberry Beret

    Tutt Heights has re-opened for takeout

  • Andrew Porter

    I comment there a lot, always using my real name. I try to make my comments rational and interesting. All the other places I comment, same reasoning.

  • Claude Scales

    I didn’t delete those posts. I don’t have the authority to delete them.

  • Mary Kim

    FYI, Claude doesn’t have the capability to block or ban anyone from commenting. Anyone can flag a comment and disqus does whatever it does.

  • Steve

    Hey Porter, by far the smartest and most mature thing you have done thus far is deleting your own comments!

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    “No”? As in, no, you refuse to participate in appropriate running etiquette and employ proper safety practices? Okay, suit yourself. I was just reminding those of us that run how we can all help each other out these days, but you go ahead and do what you want to do. Stay safe!

  • aconcernedneighbor

    As a runner who stays in their lane, its frustrating to me to be blocked by folks staring at their phones walking on the wrong side of the path or sidewalk. We all need to stay in our lanes. Everyone.. not just runners. Be safe as well.

  • Love Laner

    Thank you for intervening. When people do this it makes all of us safer. I saw a man of a similar description on Atlantic Ave acting strangely last week (I think on Tuesday) and approaching women quite closely and asking if they wanted to buy makeup. He had an odd vibe.

  • Love Laner

    I also would suggest that if you need to pass pedestrians, see if the road is clear, and briefly pop on to the road till the pedestrians have passed or you are ahead of them. And if running in pairs, temporarily run single file while passing people if you can’t go out on to the road. Really this applies to everyone (people walking and people running) but I would assume that people running are generally more able-bodied and therefore more able to quickly move off the sidewalk and back.