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  • Andrew Porter

    Curiously out-of-focus photo, Claude. Try one of mine, from last June:

  • Andrew Porter


  • fultonferryres
    Why would the city install a speed camera on Henry Street near Noodle Pudding? There are more obvious locations where speed or red light cameras are needed.

  • meschwar

    Near PS8.

  • fultonferryres

    I don’t think that’s it. There are no school speed zone signs. On Front Street by the bus stop under the bridge, school zone signs with 20mph limit were recently installed.

  • karateca2000

    I have seen a lot of people speeding on Hicks recently. We need a few more of those.

  • Claude Scales

    It’s not my photo; it was taken by a friend. I like the impressionistic quality.

  • Cranberry Beret

    The city recently put a stop sign on Hicks at the corner of Poplar. I’d say at least 50% of drivers just blow through it (even though they also put up a “New – Stop Ahead” sign in front of PS8)

    The camera in the picture is on Henry in front of Noodle Pudding

  • Pharmacy or “Pharmacy”?

    Does anyone know what sort of store Montague Apothecary will be? It’s the storefront that was formerly Francesca’s.

  • Sweeties

    Telephoto shot of the dumpster under surveillance up the road?

  • aeshtron

    Three cheers for self enforcing streets. Hip, hip hooray!

  • CassieVonMontague

    Speed cameras on Atlantic and a red light camera at the BQE on-ramp would make enough money to finance the BQE repairs!

  • CassieVonMontague

    Speaking of traffic enforcement, it always bothered me that Willow St is a series of alternating right-of-way stop signs. Either make them all four-way stops or choose one to always have the right of way, Willow or the cross streets, the entire length of Willow.

  • fultonferryres

    Several cars per hour go through the red light at the BQE entrance on Old Fulton Street.

  • CassieVonMontague

    And both on-ramps have loads of pedestrians trying to cross.

  • Alex

    Any news on L’Appartement 4F on Montague?

  • Andrew Porter

    What about the speed bumps installed on the street in the last few years? I’ve seen cars slow for those.

    Here’s a map showing (the yellow things) where speed bumps were at least initially proposed here (click to enlarge):

  • Jorale-man

    Covid positivity rate is up to near 7% in the Heights/Downtown/Dumbo now:

    It’s probably much higher given how many people use at-home tests. Wear your mask and keep distancing everyone. We’re heading for another doozy.

  • SBC11201

    Does anyone have a reliable update on reopening the Clark Street subway station?

  • kizz

    It will be completed on Sunday, April 24th and fully operational on Monday, April 25th.

  • Arch Stanton


  • kizz

    For a task as complex as replacing 3 very old elevators 125+ feet underground, finishing within 6 months is excellent work.

  • Chicken Little

    Can we stop talking about a useless metric like the positivity rate?? Get a grip. Rationally, let’s look at the hopsitalization rate: and oh, surprise, it’s decreasing almost to the point of being negligible.

  • meschwar

    Right, last time we had a big surge in cases in Dec/Jan, almost nobody was hospitalized as you can clearly see in this graph.

    Also there is no such thing as long COVID, which comes up often in cases that don’t require hospitalization.

    Don’t honestly know why I’m bothering to explain this to the willfully obtuse. I’m just bored.

  • Jorale-man

    Yes. Hospitalizations and deaths are a lagging indicator as people tend to wait until they’re pretty sick before going to the ER.

    It also doesn’t account for cases of long covid, which create havoc over a longer stretch of time.

  • Arch Stanton

    Humor kizz, humor…

  • ConeDangerous

    Are people in Brooklyn Heights still trying to make masks happen? I moved away so it’s been a long while since I’ve been yelled at for not wearing a mask outside while eating an ice cream cone by a person at least 10 feet away from me. Ah, those were the days.

  • CassieVonMontague

    Yes, the BHA in cooperation with the local business improvement districts have created mask patrols which have the authority to stop anyone from entering a public space without a N95 or KN95 mask. It is still unclear if these mask patrols have authority to police condo and co-op public areas. In addition, the Watchtower sign no longer tells the time and temperature, but instead alternates between the city-wide positivity rate and the rate for 11201. Every afternoon at 7pm, residents are encouraged to clap and cheer rom their windows and balconies for the mask patrols to thank them for their service. Residents live in constant fear, and the housing market has collapsed because no one wants to live in this Orwellian nightmare. You should be happy you moved away.

  • KDHicks

    Heard they’re opening this month — here’s a good recent write-up from Zagat’s:

  • KDHicks

    LOL…posted on one of the most perfect spring days in recent memory…