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  • Banet

    Last we heard the Bossert is supposed to open day after tomorrow — April 30. Anyone want to place a wager as to wether they’re going to throw open their doors? ;-)

  • Claude Scales

    FWIW, workers were taking down the sidewalk bridge on the Remsen Street side this afternoon.

  • Banet

    I guess it might be real.

  • Claude Scales

    Probably not the day after tomorrow, though. We’ll see.

  • Cranberry Beret

    Did anyone see them doing any work outside that required a sidewalk bridge? Those things are expensive. It’s almost as if the owner is trying to lose money.

  • CassieVonMontague

    Looks like the facade got an “Unsafe Conditions” in their last FISP report, so a sidewalk bridge is required.

    You always know when a FISP cycle is beginning or ending when all the sidewalk bridges start going up. Every five years.

    The sidewalk bridge under 360 Adams street is 14 years old. If it stays up any longer, the BHA will want to landmark it!

  • stop bullies

    TMH has just been given the green light to hold our 12th annual 4th Window Concert on May 23rd, at 4 PM at the corner of State St and Henry St. State St will be closed to traffic beginning at 2:30. 13 talented students from The Music House Brooklyn, ages 7 to 17, will perform classic rock arrangements on piano plus Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in concerto form. Don’t miss it as it will be a great concert and its live and free. See you there.

  • Jorale-man

    Has the city or National Grid said anything about the plans for replacing the sidewalks in the vicinity of Joralemon St.? We now have these huge, ugly patches running up and down many of them, and I’ve seen no word about whether these are temporary or if that’s going to be the new look for the neighborhood.
    Edit to add: I’m happy to see new infrastructure projects but just hope they fix things up when finished.

  • LP

    What’s the live music I’m hearing around the Remsen and Clinton area?

  • AndyHeights

    Excellent question, as I try to avoid walking on that side of Joralemon Street due to the uneven surface, and at the same time they should take down the wood around the trees which narrow the sidewalk space as well. If the repair project is finished, why not restore the street to the way it was before they did it?

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Yes, I was wondering about, too – a lot of Beatles covers. Was it a movie shoot? St. Francis prom?

  • Jorale-man

    Good point about the tree barriers. After all the noise and dust of that project, the least can do is restore things. Our best bet may be to watch the DOT’s website, which lists sidewalk resurfacing:

  • Effective Presenter

    LOL that’s a knee-slapper Cassie!

  • Effective Presenter

    National Grid is NOT responsible for the sidewalk repairs ALL work is sub-contracted.

    Call 311 to report the situation and wait, and wait, and waif.

  • Bornhere

    They’re still working at Joralemon and Henry, albeit at the oddest intervals of 8-ish AM to 2-ish PM, on alternate “whenever we feel like it,” it seems. And the noise from traffic driving over the massive and uneven street plates is an add-on, blending dramatically with the barking of the Hounds of the Baskervilles that are walked several times a day. (Love the dogs, not the owners.)

  • Claude Scales

    If my memory serves me well the sidewalk bridges over the Clinton Street face of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity and over the subway entrance on the Montague side have been there since before I moved to the Heights in 1983. I recall the one on the Clinton side for a time bearing a sign saying something about funding provided by Governor George Pataki.

    I recall some time ago doing something on BHB about a “Cheops Award.” The Great Pyramid of Cheops (or Giza, or Khufu – take your choice) is thought to have taken many years to build. The award would go to the longest lasting and still unfinished construction project in the Heights (St. Ann’s excluded). Maybe we should do it again. Any nominees?

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  • StudioBrooklyn

    I was thinking of the same structure (St. Ann & H3). The one outside the Social Security offices on Pierrepont’s been there for a while now too, though a distant second.

  • Kevin

    When will Heights Cafe open?

  • Effective Presenter

    Nothing going on but the rent……….

  • Effective Presenter

    The utility industry gas lines, etc. are loud create noise.

    Back in the day y’all would call Brooklyn Union Gas an outstanding corporate citizen and community partner, BUG would attempt to contain the noise.

    Today its National Grid and a whole new industry where community relations, etc, are NOT a priority.

  • Claude Scales

    I walked on Remsen from Clinton to Henry on Wednesday afternoon. The block was closed to traffic and one of the synagogues was having an event for kids.

  • Andrew Porter

    A little late this week, here’s another photo from the good old days, before they invented Polio vaccine. Washington Street, now Cadman Plaza East, in 1905. Below are then/now photos of the same view:

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  • Arch Stanton

    Not even, they own the building.

  • RickP

    Thanks! I look forward to the weekly photos.

  • Andrew Porter

    I walked in the lobby a few days ago. Still barren.

  • Andrew Porter

    The St. Ann sidewalk shed has a board listing Pataki as Governor.

  • Andrew Porter

    Percentages of those partially (65%) and fully vaccinated (47%) here in Brooklyn Heights (11201). Click to enlarge: