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  • CassieVonMontague

    Web Sites Show Long-Awaited Rooms at Hotel Bossert, Tease Possible Opening Date of April 30

    https://www.brownstoner.com/interiors-renovation/hotel-bossert-brooklyn-heights-98-montague-street-chetrit-ihg-april-30-opening/

  • CassieVonMontague

    Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss in 2 Pierrepont Street lawsuit

    https://therealdeal.com/2021/03/23/lawsuit-accusing-vincent-viola-of-violating-rent-laws-can-proceed/

    Residents of the building are suing the owner, Vincent Viola, for overcharging rent. The building was exempt from rent-stabilization laws when owned by Brooklyn Law School. Viola claims the renovations allowed him to increase the rent.

    Coincidently, Kushner Companies face similar lawsuits for 89 Hicks Street and 18 Sidney Place

    Coincidently, Viola was nominated for Secretary of the Army by President Trump but withdrew his nomination because of his business ties.

  • Jorale-man

    I see they also have a front desk with plexiglass in the lobby now too. Seems like an odd moment to try and open a hotel, to put it mildly, but good luck to them.

  • Andrew Porter

    So, our long [local] nightmare is over? I’ll believe it when it actually happens.

    Time to repost that postcard view of the old Bossert lobby:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f821448f2e485a9894eb535136cd99a91ebea4a17350b4112e2bec40d3c2a348.jpg

  • Andrew Porter

    Here’s a vertical photo showing Brooklyn Heights and neighboring areas in 1951. That scar in the upper left is where buildings were demolished to ram through the coming BQE. Click on both to see at full size. In reply is the same view from 1924:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3aae9ae61f2d033c43978de9f931afb6ea164799c6fd08503b611cfea4cc8dc4.jpg

  • Andrew Porter
  • AEB

    I’m in the market for local physical therapy. Can someone kindly give me a recommendation? Thanks.

  • CassieVonMontague

    Email from Montague St BID:

    Starting on Monday, March 29th, NYC DOT will close the Cadman Plaza Exit (Ramp 28A) of the Queens-bound BQE to continue rehabilitation of the Hicks Street wall at this exit ramp.

    The ramp will be closed until August 2021.

    To access Cadman Plaza, motorists can:

    1. Exit Atlantic Avenue (Exit 27) and turn left
    2. Continue on Atlantic Ave and turn right on Furman Street
    3. Proceed north on Furman Street
    4. Turn right on Old Fulton Street

    For questions or concerns, contact Community Liaison, Anita Navalurkar at 332-999-4520 or HicksStreetWallRehab2020@gmail.com.

    For all NYC non-emergency services, including inquiries regarding NYCDOT construction projects, dial 311.

  • gc

    Spear Physical Therapy is excellent. They are in the St George right next door to Eastern Athletic. I’ve been there for 2 different conditions. Everyone else I’ve spoken to agrees that they are the best. Good luck

  • AEB

    Thanks so much, gc.

  • jtbkh
  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    I’ve heard really good things about the place above ShakeShack near Borough Hall.

  • AEB

    Thanks, Studio.

  • Banet

    Does anyone know what happened last night on pure two in Brooklyn Bridge Park? As I walked by around 8 PM on the promenade I saw that all of the lights were off, there were manned barricades at either entrance, and a police car with its flashers on was slowly patrolling the perimeter.

  • Mr. Hicks

    Physiologic is also amazing. They brought by lower back back to life. The owner is Dr. Rudy something

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    Heard responder activity as far in as Henry. I’m also curious…I disabled my “Citizen” app over a year ago.

  • Elizabeth

    I ordered from Mint Heights and can confirm just as good as Asya!!

  • Elizabeth

    I ordered from Mint Heights and it was very good!! Just as good as Asya!!!

  • Elizabeth

    whoops sorry for the double post!

  • AEB

    Thanks, Mr. Hicks. Now–which to choose?

  • CookieGuggleman

    Physiologic is great but pricey, and they don’t take insurance.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com/ Claude Scales

    No worries. I’ve done that, too. Glad to hear the news about Mint Heights; my wife and I were long time Asya fans.