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  • disqus_n3NxchRudM

    any word on the Spumoni Gardens opening up in Dumbo?

  • CassieVonMontague

    Time to vote for nineteen Judicial Convention Delegates and nineteen alternates.

    I recognise a few names. Anyone have any endorsements? Or else I’m going to write in random commenters from this site.

  • CassieVonMontague

    Small fire on Remsen St today.

    Was there any news about the causes of the two fires earlier this year on Henry near Clark and on Montague?

  • Cranberry Beret

    Insider sources tell me they’re having a joint Grand Opening with the Bossert Hotel

  • Alex

    Does anyone know how to get a letter notarized?

  • CassieVonMontague

    Your bank should do it for free. Shipping centers, but probably not free.

  • A neighbor

    Local banks generally have notaries – or will tell you who does.

  • nomcebo manzini

    UPS on montague – for sure! Sometimes, 5 minutes…. A bank? For a non-client? 30 mins? More? This i/s FROM experience! $2 to get it done. … next time, ask a HARD question! (Said with a smile)

  • Mary Kim

    At 26 Court St., there is a notary at the lobby newsstand M-F, 8am-6pm. He charges $5, but no wait and no runaround. I haven’t had luck having a bank notarize non-bank documents.

  • Jorale-man

    Pandemic update for 11201:
    June 13-June 19
    7-day percent positive: 9.94%
    People tested (reported to date): 1358
    New people positive (reported to date): 135
    Of note: 11201 appears to have the highest positivity rates in Brooklyn, except for East Flatbush and Brighton Beach/Coney Island/Gravesend.

  • Pierrepont

    I just had to notarize a document today and went down to Shippers Express, at 41 Schermerhorn Street—by the Barnes & Noble, did it quickly for $3. Yep, quick and inexpensive.

  • streeter

    FYI, notaries may only charge you up to $2.

  • streeter

    I’m curious what will happen when it finally opens. There are always cars driving and parking on that sidewalk.

  • Sweeties

    Judging by the abundance of empty shelves at the CVS on Henry, I’m guessing they’re planning on closing that one down, just a few months after closing the one on Montague.

  • Andrew Porter

    I don’t think so. Just supply chain problems. Have you seen how busy their pharmacy is?

  • Sweeties

    I hope so.
    Pharmacy is busy, but mostly due to them closing the CVS on Montague.

  • nomcebo manzini

    I think it’s the “convenience store” aspect. Gristede’s prices and the current lifestyle minimizing meal preparation at home probably make that operation very healthy.

    I’m sure its future is all about “lease terms,” however.

  • Effective Presenter

    I have had Notaries charge a small fee and explain ” the fee will go to a charity “

  • CassieVonMontague

    I’ve always found the shelves bare at that location. That fact used to make me think twice about going there, but now there are few options.

  • fultonferryres

    The word is “soon.”

  • fultonferryres

    It will be a pizza drive-through.

  • streeter

    Makes sense, because by the time it opens we’ll probably have flying cars.

  • meschwar

    Does anyone know anything about or understand voting for the Delegates to the Judicial Convention (and their alternates)? I understand (sort of) what the delegates DO, and I know that I can vote for 19 of them. I just don’t know who hardly any of the people are or what their positions are. And why are they in groups? Do the groups mean anything?

    I remember Toba from the city council elections, and there is someone else on the list whom I know from my Co-Op and do NOT think highly of. Aside from that, I’d just be filling in 19 random ovals.

  • CassieVonMontague

    So there was a bit of drama about this.

    Long story, short: Progressive Dems accused the Brooklyn Dems of forging signatures to get more Delegates on the ballot, and elected, to make sure the Brooklyn Dem’s get their nominees for judges. The BOE (appointed by the Brooklyn Dems) threw out the challenge because they found the page numbers “confusing.”

    This is similar to how the Brooklyn Dems nominated people without their knowledge for committee positions within the party in an attempt to pad their proxy votes.

    The self-described progressive candidates are listed on this website under 52nd Assembly District

    Through process of elimination you can figure out who the Brooklyn Democratic Party slate is, but it seems they don’t want you to know since I can’t find it on their website.

  • CassieVonMontague

    What it ultimately comes down to is that this is a corrupt system, overseen by a corrupt Board of Elections.

  • meschwar

    Thanks for this. Now I’m frustrated because I generally like to vote for more progressive candidates, but The Person From My Coop That I I Dislike is on that list.

  • Andrew Porter

    Here’s what that corner looked like in 1940, from the NYC Municipal Archives:

  • Arch Stanton

    It looks like the corner building and the one next to it are being prepped for demolition. Making way for the current building. That space was a Bohack supermarket that was replaced by a D’Agostino’s in the mid 70’s

  • Andrew Porter

    I used to shop at the D’Ags all the time. Much preferable to Grosstede’s. Still have my D’Ag discount card!

  • Banet

    So surprising they replaced 4 story buildings with 2 story buildings. Even in the 1940s you’d think space in NYC was at a premium.

    And that D’agastino’s was clean and well-kept and had some canned and jarred goods that were hard to find but the produce? It looked really good but was utterly flavorless. I remember buying a dozen Granny Smith apples to make a thanksgiving apple pie. I peeled one, took a bite, and it tasted of… so LITTLE that I walked back and insisted on a refund. It was like eating styrofoam.