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  • Rick

    Any recommendations for a good dentist in the area?

  • meschwar

    My family has been very happy with Aimee Kraft

  • A neighbor

    Dr Christopher Bowers at Moshman on Remsen is first rate. A Johns Hopkins grad who teaches aspiring dentists a few days a week, he is also kind and accommodating. I encouraged my children, in their 30’s, to try him and they were impressed, my daughter traveling from Greenpoint for appointments.

  • Andrew Porter

    Although Dr. Moshman sold the business during the pandemic, and his wife retired, he and Dr. Bowers remain at the practice. I’ve been going there for decades and have found them to be excellent.

    Here’s their website, with more information:

  • Andrew Porter

    Here’s the Brooklyn end of the Manhattan Bridge in 1912. Streetcar tracks have been replaced by subway tracks:

  • michael krass

    what can we do about THE HELICOPTERS ? the noise has become relentless, completely disrupting the peace of both BBPark and governors island, plus obviously the homelife of those near the water.
    is there a campaign ? an organization ? or only the futility of harrassing our reps.

  • Andrew Porter
  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Video of Spring in Brooklyn Heights 12 years ago.

    It is amazing that nothing has changed. The beauty of a designated historic district.

  • Andrew Porter

    The photos I took 20 to 30 years ago show the same unchanging scenery. I noticed in your video how no one was glued to a phone, oblivious to passing people and views!

  • Arch Stanton

    I see, you’re new here…

  • Arch Stanton

    Incorrect, the streetcar tracks were replaced by the upper roadways. The subway tracks, were there form the beginning, located below the streetcar tracks/upper roadway.

  • Jeffrey Smith

    Happy Easter Everyone……

  • Bornhere

    Even after dreading the departure of any of the Moshmans, I’ve found that the skill and GREAT music selections of Dr. Bowers make the visits almost fun.

  • Jorale-man

    There should be a stop the automobile horns. Arguably much more invasive and persistent than helicopters these days.

  • gc

    I am out on the Promenade now and the helicopter noise is very loud, and pretty much constant.
    It had been pretty good for a while but now it’s as bad or worse than ever.

  • Rick

    Dr. Bowers sounds great, so that’s who we’ve chosen.
    Thanks so much for the help!

  • streeter


  • RickP

    My dad took me swimming in the winter at the St. George in the 50s. I moved to the Heights, on Pierrepont St. in ’69. It all looks just like I remembered, except the stores. Oddly enough, the one store that I did remember was the shoemaker on Montague near Hicks.

  • michael krass

    thx for STOP THE CHOP, and im writing the reps.
    lets work on this ?

  • Andrew Porter
  • Andrew Porter

    Thanks for the correction!

  • Andrew Porter

    My mother swam at the St. George in the 1930s. The late author/editor Frederik Pohl, who once lived at the St. George, told me he wondered how deep he could dive at the St. George pool.

    He did it once, then noticed when he came up that his front teeth were missing!

  • Arch Stanton

    What? no credit for the scan of the poster? I posted that here years ago.

  • Arch Stanton

    I thought y’all nazis were all into the occult and paganism?

  • RickP

    The gym had a bunch of what would probably now be considered antique workout equipment. I recall medicine balls and a machine that rolled wood cylinders against buttocks. There may have been steam cabinets. The wet steam room and parts of the Bridge Over the River Kwai were defining elements of a hot, humid sensibility in my youth.

  • RickP

    I wonder how big the giant tv was. Also, what is referred to as natural salt water?

  • Bornhere

    (Ask for Santana and The Doobie Brothers!)

  • Ryan St. George

    (But they were all tuned out on Walkmans LOL)

  • Effective Presenter

    NO Aquatic Center in downtown Brooklyn

    Back in the day the St. George Hotel pool had been the great place to swim.

    With ALL of the development in downtown Brooklyn in recent years, Brooklyn Bridge Park, MetroTech Center, there is NO aquatics center.

    Asphalt Green on the Upper East Side of Manhattan is the aquatics center option.

    An aquatics center with a 5am opening would be a great asset to downtown Brooklyn and the surrounding communities.

    An aquatics center with a 5am opening would be a great asset to downtown Brooklyn.

  • Arch Stanton

    There was apparently a pipeline that brought salt water from Lower New York Bay. I saw it on one of their brochures. If I can find it I’ll post it here.