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  • CassieVonMontague

    Request your absentee ballot online now:

    Possible exposure to the coronavirus is a valid reason to request an absentee ballot.

  • Jorale-man

    Re-posting this “PSA” on running, which I shared earlier in the summer. From Runner’s World magazine:
    “If your regular route is crowded, you should try to find a different route or adjust the time you run in the future for the safety of everyone. And if you don’t want to wear a mask when you run, you’ll need to find a route where you encounter no or few people and keep at least a six-foot distance from those you do encounter.” More here:

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  • CassieVonMontague

    So will this actually happen?

    Never really liked much Grimshaw Architects did. Fulton Center is a pit.

  • Reggie

    I think the competition was just to generate ideas and discussion. Sadly, I do not think any money has been allocated for modifying the bridge and in this economy (threats of layoffs of city employees) I cannot imagine this getting funded.

  • Andrew Porter

    Here’s another memorable photo of Olde BH. Atlantic Avenue in 1952, during the construction of the BQE. Photo by M.H. Hubacher:

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  • Andrew Porter

    I’ve sent the link out to more than 60 people in NYC, several of whom wrote back that they used it.

  • BH Mike

    If you’re an abled body adult who can go out and protest and go to the grocery store than you can go wait in a socially distant spaced line to vote.

  • BH Mike

    Always a mask crybaby.

  • Banet

    You *can* wait in line but why would you?

    It takes up time, it’s tedious, it forces poll workers to put their lives at risk… several states have voted by mail for years and its loved… AND it increases the percentage of people who vote significantly.

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  • Jorale-man

    You know, it’s harder to post on Open Thread Wednesdays when hooked up to a ventilator in the hospital. Something to keep in mind.

  • BH Mike

    All everyone does is complain about what other people do or don’t do. You can’t control what other people do. You can only control your decisions. So stop worrying about others and be concerned about yourself.

  • ColumbiaHeightster

    You’re still not getting that with respect to COVID, what others do (or don’t do, in this case) directly effects everyone around them. This is not hard to understand.

  • Because

    Because the Republicans will do everything they can to not count mail-in votes. If we want to end this nightmare, we have to suck it up and vote in person. (Note: Doesn’t matter in New York, obviously… but the point stands for battleground states.)

  • brooklynbull

    I exclaimed that out loud – we should landmark that sign!!
    And also those glass blocks ;-)

  • Jorale-man

    Or one can vote absentee and drop off the ballot at a polling place or board of elections office. It avoids the health concerns while also circumventing the post office. But at the very least, one should mail it in very early – don’t wait until the week before.

  • Reggie

    Interior and exterior landmark! Not a single faded picture of a ship in a cheap frame is to be moved!

  • CassieVonMontague

    And state and federal charges for whoever stole the life preserver!

  • BH Mike

    So what are you gonna do about? What can you do about it? Nothing. So stop complaining about. Stop trying to control other people. Worry about yourself. That is not hard to understand.

  • Andrew Porter

    Your posts have been reported to Disqus as Targeted Harassment.

  • BH Mike

    So speaking the truth is now considered harassment? This is a perfect example of people trying to censor when statements are posted that board participants don’t agree with. Porter you are bigger fool and idiot than I already thought you were. Stick to what you do best which is post photos from the municipal archive and detail BH history.

  • CassieVonMontague

    Everyone loves the proposed Jay Street busway

  • BH Mike

    That’s exactly what I’m talking about. There’s no room for a different view or outlook on this board. Say something that the majority don’t agree with and the remove your comment as spam. That’s censorship.

  • StudioBrooklyn

    The issue you’re talking about is not a matter of opinion for which there are two or more reasonable positions.

    We must all wear masks in public and maintain at least six feet of distance in order to stop or radically decrease the spread of Covid until well after there is a proven vaccine. There is no “different view or outlook” which represents a valid counterpoint to these facts, and if you disagree then you’re vocally supporting the perpetuation of a pandemic that is marching us toward a body count of 200,000. You might as well be on here advocating for mass murder.

    By definition the removal of such misanthropic comments from a privately run website is not censorship. In fact it is the BHB’s exercising of First-Amendment rights.

  • MaggieO

    really? i mean, they were stupid comments, and clearly meant to be argumentative, but harassment?

  • Cranberry Beret

    170 Hicks is apparently cursed. The day of the tropical storm, the transformer vault burned up the car out front. Today, dryer fire brought 15 FDNY vehicles. Hope no one was hurt.

  • CassieVonMontague



    I’m sure the gaggle of, well you know what you are, think otherwise but normal patriotic American generally understand the real Danger of mail in ballots…and computerized vote collection overall. Forget about a secret ballot but our “elections” have become, under the influences of most of the types at present here, a battle of rival hackers. What a wonderful end of one of the most cherished landmarks of American freedom…..Jeffrey Smith