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  • Lindsay

    When is the squibb park bridge open? Sometimes the gate is locked at night, sometimes it’s wide open. Are there regular hours?

  • Cranberry Beret

    Yes it has regular hours (8am-10pm). Lately it has been closed continuously due to ice on the bridge and steps (on the BBP side). I also think it opens earlier in spring/summer but don’t remember the exact details.

  • CassieVonMontague

    NYC Campaign Finance Board released a map of contributions for the all 2021 races.

    https://www.nyccfb.info/follow-the-money/cunymap-2021/

    Here are the mayoral numbers for 11201. (Total Contributions; Number of Contributions; and Average Contribution)

    Eric Adams: $46,788; 120; $390

    Shaun Donovan: $79,726; 193; $413

    Kathryn Garcia: $11,860; 79; $150

    Raymond McGuire: $69,902; 84; $832

    Carlos Menchaca: $2,342; 26; $90

    Dianne Morales: $6,690; 115; $58

    Scott Stringer: $38,997; 262; $149

    Maya Wiley: $26,014; 198; $131

    Andrew Yang: No Info(?)

  • CassieVonMontague

    For those who miss Asya, a new (rebranded?) restaurant is opening in the same space called Mint Heights. It boasts in a tweet “Same Chef , Different Management”

    https://twitter.com/MintHeights/status/1362455661896990725?s=20

  • Andrew Porter

    Thanks for that photo, Claude. The building’s new balconies look ancient, but are in fact only a year or so old.

    Speaking of old, here’s a color photo of Columbia Heights and Everitt Streets in the 1950s:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e698762619089435883fa933be3dc3d8a1bdd7de2cf8a7b3a9275bc559620b38.jpg

  • Andrew Porter

    The “podphone” at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade is written up, with a photo, here:

    https://forgotten-ny.com/2021/02/your-daily-podphone-brooklyn-heights/

    https://tinyurl.com/y8wjre5b

  • Jorale-man

    Great photo. The current Shake Shack building is looking eerily empty there.

  • Red Leader

    Very exciting! Would you mind linking us to tweet? I can’t seem to find it.

  • CassieVonMontague

    The tweet was deleted. I’ve posted their twitter account above and instagram account below.

    https://www.instagram.com/mintheights/

  • Red Leader

    Thank you! I’m definitely looking forward!