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  • Banet

    For those with a NextDoor account, there’s an informative post and conversation about the homeless gentleman under the sidewalk shed on the west side of The Bossert.

    https://nextdoor.com/p/KWfyMjGwpLDq

  • gc

    One of our caring neighbors has set up a Gofundme account for him. You can access that account by typing Binho in the search area of the Gofundme website. Binho is his name.

  • SM11201

    Had a really disappointing experience today with a small business on Montague St. Only one guy working, and he wouldn’t put on a mask. In addition he was pretty rude, which prob make the lack of mask more glaring. How are others in the neighborhood handling this situation? Simply not returning? Reporting? Confronting?

  • Andrew Porter
  • Andrew Porter

    Brooklyn Eagle Postcard, series 34, no. 304: “Brooklyn Heights and New York Harbor”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7bec69bc5658d84c5ff01625fd352263b6b3479b3c5357920d3f190afce855a8.png

  • kizz

    An article from nearly 10 years ago in the Brooklyn Heights Blog about this book can be found below:

    http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/36895

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

    I’d forgotten that. Thanks for reminding me.

  • AEB

    I noticed a sign in the now vacant space that was once Plaza Cleaners, on Henry. It reads: Smoke Store Coming Soon. Is it possible hat BH will soon have TWO head shops (the first is now on Montague)? If so–how much weed can we assume it’s assumed our neighbors possess and use? This is a rhetorical question, of course.

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

    Thought for a future post: “Getting High in the Heights.”

  • CassieVonMontague

    From 2018: Marijuana: The Signature Olfactory Experience of New York

    A few years ago when I served on the board of the co-op building where I live in Brooklyn Heights … my next-door neighbor came to me with recurring complaints that her apartment, at various points, but mostly in the evenings, reeked of pot.

    As it happened, the smell was coming from the apartment two floors down, in the line. Middle-aged lawyers were doing the inhaling…

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/nyregion/marijuana-the-signature-olfactory-experience-of-new-york.html

  • AndyHeights

    I no longer smoke pot, but my feeling is if there can be multiple liquor stores and bars and stores that sell wine and beer in a neighborhood, why not stores than sell pot, (in the future) or smoking paraphernalia now? Is one safer than the other?

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    And take subway and exit High Street.

  • Mike Suko

    REMEMBER: a “head shop” takes off the market a space that might go to a merchant “serving the community better.” Without being judgmental (ha!), the BHA did a serious bit of polling to gauge what products and services that one MIGHT want to purchase face-to-face were most desired by B.H. residents. I don’t think it was multiple choice, and I seem to remember that a “fish monger” was – ahem – high on the list. As I recollect, “head shop” got zero mentions.

    OTOH, the St. George is largely (totally ?) a kind of college dorm. I guess – grudgingly – I have to admit that the young people living there ARE B.H. residents.

    On a less controversial note, as of Thursday (12/30) at mid-day, the drug store nobody knows – that would be Careland on Clark near Monroe – has plenty of Covid home test kits in stock.

    One does well to check availability by phone, of course, and I don’t believe their business model prioritizes low prices, but even if budget-conscious me hopes I won’t need a test before Amazon’s {gasp} Jan. 7-15 estimated delivery date rolls around, I’m sure there are others who’d not begrudge a price that reflects seemingly unbridled demand! (Really, a 100% “surcharge” sounds awful, but it IS < $15 extra.)

    And a Bronx cheer to the chains who surely know their inventory levels at least as of "store opening time," but say (both website & via "chat"), "Can't help you with that – check each and every store in person."

  • Jorale-man

    What business was this? Your best line of defense might be a good offense. I don’t think calling the cops would get you anywhere on the mask issue but letting others here know could hit the store in its pocketbook.

  • William Gilbert

    Telling us the name of the business will help protect us and make the offender wear a mask, which will benefit all of the patrons.

  • SM11201

    The shoe repair place. I’ve been there many times over the years, and always had very positive experiences with the older gentleman. Unfortunately his son (?) seems not to have inherited his father’s sense of community.

  • Ebenezer

    A flatbed tow truck marked Bushkill Towing has been parking in the Remsen street area for quite a while. On occasion I see a car strapped down in it. My working theory is that the truck is used to move cars around if they interfere with movie shoots. There’s no front plate and the rear plate is obscured.

  • Andrew Porter

    Alternate possibility: the shoe repair place in the St. George subway arcade. Because of the shutdown to replace the elevators, they could use the business.

  • Andrew Porter

    Thanks. Ironically, I see I made a comment there!

  • Cranberry Beret

    Yes I’ve noticed it too! Good theory. I couldn’t figure it out.