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  • Mary Kim

    Francesco at his new location last Saturday. Tables inside and outside were packed at 5 pm.

  • Mary Kim

    Francesco at his new location last Saturday. Tables inside and outside were packed at 5 pm.

  • kizz

    L’Appartement 4F, the Cobble Hill-based French bakery that is operated out of a couple’s apartment, began their Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday, June 29th to compile sufficient funds to be able to open their first physical location. If their funding goal is met within these next 30 days, their business will be located at 115 Montague Street.

    Below is the link to their Kickstarter campaign:

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Posting for a Friend:
    It took 639 days but 2 sisters finally reunited in Brooklyn Heights after COVID changed the world. Bev Harpold and Ray Wagner flew in from Tucson, AZ to be with Bev’s sister Linda Moses and her husband Richard.

    The 2 sisters have always been extremely close, so spending so much time apart was difficult for both of them. Before COVID Linda and Bev talked about the importance of kindness in this world. Linda worked with St. Francis College to help set up kindness programs. Bev made some posters and “Thank you for being kind cards” and they started to spread kindness wherever they were. Linda even set up a Kindness Booth on Montague Street. Then, everything was put on hold for more than a year.

    With Bev’s visit the sisters were back trying to make this world a kinder place. Bev made kindness posters and Linda laminated kindness signs and then the sisters went to work in Brooklyn Heights.

    They spoke to store owners and restaurant owners to ask permission to display their signs. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Some people even asked for 2 so they could place them in different spots in their restaurants or stores.

    Montague and Henry Streets ended up with about 20 signs. Linda and Bev were so excited to find out that people were stopping to take pictures of the signs and smiling. Hopefully those that see the signs will also help to SPREAD KINDNESS! Let’s all try to make this world a better place using the power of kindness.

    Here are what some of the posters said:
    “You have the absolute power to change someone’s life with kindness.”
    “Being kind has the power to turn at least two lives around…the life of another and your own.”
    “Kindness is spreading sunshine into people’s lives regardless of the weather.”
    “Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”
    “HUMAN KIND – be both.”
    “Don’t wait for some to be kind. Show them how.”
    “There is power in kindness.”

  • Banet

    What business is this? What location?

  • francesco

    We are SOCIALE previously located at the corner of Henry and Orange and now relocated to Carroll Gardens (corner of Court and Sackett). Thank you Mary !!

  • SongBirdNYC

    Heads up: There’s a BIG pothole, more like a cave in on Hicks between Pineapple and Orange. It’s about 2 1/2 feet wide and just a little bit left of center but not much. A real tire killer if you hit it just right. I reported it to 311 and as of 11:00 am it’s already been inspected by the DOT and referred to the DEP for repair. I’m assuming the DEP was brought in because there is a void under the pavement that needs to be back filled. Let’s see how long it takes to be addressed.

  • Mary Kim

    Sorry Banet, I thought everyone knew Francesco. We miss Sociale in our neck of the Heights.

  • Andrew Porter

    Another old photo of the Heights, or near-Heights, anyway. The intersection of Jay and Tillary, Nov. 27, 1927:

  • Andrew Porter

    And here’s what it looks like now; corner of the store in Concord Village at left:

  • MSP011581

    Anyone know what’s up with the 1 Clinton Building? It seems like its stalled on completion. It appears only the outside tiles need to be added, but its appeared this way for a couple of months now. I did see there are residents already living in the building.

    Another item related to 1 Clinton, for over a month during M-F day time hours, there’s been a DEP Truck with a hose in the sewer. Does anyone know when their work will be done? I assume it’s related to 1 Clinton.

  • TJ1616

    What’s the story with the Bossert? We used to live in BH and were contemplating a visit. At one time it was managed by IHG but now there is no info anywhere on the web. Did Covid put it out of business completely?

  • RickP

    I’m trying to get oriented … that’s the Church on Jay at Cathedral? (200 block of Jay). So, the big building on the right … is that Gem Razor (and later, Brooklyn Poly)? If so, my Dad applied for a job there at the razor factory in the 30s and I attended college there in the 60’s.

  • Banet

    No worries. I’m a bit more South Heights-oriented and we started having kids just as Sociale opened so we only got there once, ate outside, loved our meal, and my wife promptly forgot her sweater. I kept meaning to go pick it up…

  • Arch Stanton

    It is likely the DEP was called it to assess if the pothole was related to leaking water main, for which they are responsible.

  • Susan O’Doherty

    We ate there Monday evening. The food and service were terrific as usual, and the decor was lovely.

  • CassieVonMontague

    NYTimes profile of Brooklyn Heights neighbor, filmmaker Caveh Zahedi

  • CassieVonMontague

    Anyone else see photos of the spalling and exposed rebar at the Florida condo and immediately think of the BQE?

  • T.K. Small

    I’m pretty sure that’s the building at 25 Chapel St.

  • Andrew Porter

    Like One Clinton, apparently it will be finished when it’s finished. I sometimes wonder whether it’s part of some weird money-laundering scheme, or a make-work plan run by…who?

    A postcard showing it in better days:

  • Andrew Porter

    Under construction: this rebar has had to last for more than 70 years:

  • RickP

    With the steeple right on Jay in the recent photo?

  • AnonyMom

    Yes. And…Makes me think about the spalling in my building’s garage. I had concrete and rebar just barely miss my car. Fortunately it’s undergoing repairs right now. It’s all from water seepage.

  • Cranberry Beret

    Next, they need to fix the even worse sinkhole that’s on Remsen near Montague Terrace. Been there for at least a month.

  • Proto Plano

    thanks for sharing. That pothole would eat my scooter front wheel for lunch!

  • Cranberry Beret

    As of Thursday night, the pothole has been “filled” with new asphalt. But it looks like an elephant stepped in the hole soon after. There’s still an 18” diameter depression at least 2-3 inches deep. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt – maybe they gave up halfway through because of today’s rain. But it needs a second pass.

  • Effective Presenter

    It looks like the Montague Terrace pothole had been filled yesterday

  • Effective Presenter

    Its appears DEP was here

  • MaggieO

    i walk past the building at least twice a day to and from preschool. the DEP truck or, as we call it, The Noisy Truck, wasn’t there yesterday or today. They renewed their major permits on 6/21 for another year… so… who knows? They’ve been making slow progress on the outside. Are there really people living in the building???

  • T.K. Small

    Sorry for the imprecise description. Specifically, I’m referencing the large warehouse building on the right in the background.