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  • CassieVonMontague

    LPC Approves Revised Design for New Brick Townhouse on Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heights

    https://www.brownstoner.com/architecture/brooklyn-heights-historic-district-new-building-56-middagh-street-lpc-landmarks-residential/

  • Andrew Porter

    More ancient photos of Brooklyn Heights, when dinosaurs roamed this place.

    Here’s my edited version of this 1910 George P. Hall photo of Borough Hall and the Kings County Supreme Court Building behind (replaced by forgettable Brooklyn Law School buildings).

    Park behind Borough Hall was replaced by new Municipal Building.

    At left is the Fulton Street elevated train and other buildings, all eventually demolished and replaced by the new Civic Center (see photo in reply below):
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a0e28046eee99d224e1ee0c09122845767d8cf5d51a94a64bc1210d7c57d7420.jpg

  • Andrew Porter

    Borough Hall area in 1954 (photo by M.H. Hubacher). Buildings at rear eventually to be torn down; the elevated train tracks have already gone:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d877f28d5979e312d4e9e3753858f1313f3d4cbccc7fb28c9cfe778fd75270c0.jpg

  • Andrew Porter

    Brick, not wood I see. I actually liked the first design better. Then there’s the empty pit on Cranberry Street awaiting a replacement.

    Here’s what 56 and 54 (part of it, anyway) looked like in 1940:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b2f6660909783ced1cfe3f4e038697c8b64acd0c0d1fe565cc0fbadb7151d4f5.png

  • Jorale-man

    The supreme court building was a stately edifice but that building next to it with the mansard-style roofs was the real head-turner. What a shame it didn’t last.

  • Jorale-man

    Not to sound like a snitch but aren’t plastic bags illegal now in New York State, except for food delivery and things like lunchmeat at the grocery store? I went into Bruno’s Hardware for the first time in 15 months today and was surprised that they tried to put my purchases in an old-school plastic bag. Luckily, I had my own with me.

  • Alex

    Lol this is peak first world problems.

  • CassieVonMontague
  • Alex

    Has anyone noticed they’re renaming Heights Cafe to Giulia’s? Hopefully they have the same chef.

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    It may be—I’m not saying this is the case but it may be—that some stores just had a huge stock of plastic bags from before the law went into effect.

  • Jorale-man

    Yes, how do they get away with this? It’s especially arrogant when you look at how many businesses (even Rite Aid!) who have complied with the law.

    @StudioBrooklyn That said, I’m willing to give small businesses some benefit of the doubt if that’s the case. OTOH, we are nearly a year into when the rules took effect I believe.

  • Jorale-man

    I see it as a developing world problem. Much of our plastic waste ends up in our oceans, rivers, etc. and ultimately polluting the poorest corners of the planet.

  • AEB

    Yikes! A tiny plot with a disproportionately large (to my eye) building. You can feel the rendering straining against the imperative to “fit in.”

  • aeshtron

    Anyone know details about the large sailing yacht that recently docked in the Brooklyn Bridge Park Marina? I believe it is a 120’+ Swan. The boat looks brand new and very fancy. I believe it is a charter yacht. The yacht dwarfs the 72′ “Grain de Sails” which is docked just west of it. The “Grain de Sails” recently brought 15,000 bottles of french wine and lots of chocolate across the Atlantic. The giant Swan really caught my eye.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ed01c4e3d490cee38e7b5cce88b6af07544562acd6dcd4009ed6549be5aa9f76.jpg

  • CassieVonMontague

    Mondango 3. 185′. You can charter her for €196,000/week.

    https://www.burgessyachts.com/en/charter-a-yacht/yachts-for-charter/mondango-3-00007089

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    I’m partial to Grain de Sails and in fact headed to peek at it now, and until I read your comment I believed it to be the French expedition yacht Tara. (I love expedition sailing yachts with aluminum hulls)

  • gc

    We actually export some of our waste directly to third world countries. They need the money that accepting our waste generates but they have very outdated processes for handling it.

  • mycoversblown

    Chef? There ain’t never been a chef in that kitchen.

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    I wonder if anyone has heard of the ban actually being enforced? I haven’t.

  • Alex

    I’m not sure if you’re being sarcastic or not. Is it all prepackaged food?

  • Eddyde

    It is the difference between a chef and a cook.

  • AEB

    Cooks.

  • Alex

    Oh, I see. Well yeah, I just meant “person who makes the food” regardless of labels.

  • Andrew Porter

    Did you read this, posted Monday?

    http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/92714

  • Alex

    Ugh, it’s becoming another Italian restaurant :(

  • BK Heightser

    Is there an opening date?

  • Andrew Porter
  • Andrew Porter

    I am definitely not the one to ask!

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    Oh weird. That happened for me too, Andrew, but that’s when I was at work, where Twitter is blocked by our firewall (because they decided it’s not okay for the kiddos). Now, at home, I see an embedded tweet.

  • kizz

    What’s the latest on Clover Hill? Will they be opening again?