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  • Andrew Porter

    I like the photo, Claude. Where was this taken?

    We’re coming up on the anniversary of 9/11, so here’s one of my photos—shot on that horrible and traumatic day—from Fulton Ferry. Never previously published. Photo copyright © Andrew Porter; all rights reserved:

  • Montague Street Curious

    So it’s been great getting some new places on Montague. A couple of questions: 1) What’s up with the lobster roll place? Are they still actually moving in? 2) What’s happening with Brooklyn Farm? They look to be remodeling. New menu too? 3) What’s happening in the space above Brooklyn Farm, there’s been a bunch of construction activity in there of late. Inquiring minds want to know….

  • karateca2000

    I tried Mad For Chicken on Montague last weekend. They aren’t open for indoor dining yet, but you can order takeout. The hostess told me they would open in ~2 weeks.

    The food is delicious. I tried the wings (many types) and the fries. I really enjoyed the meal. I’ll be back in person once they open.

  • Jorale-man

    Pandemic update for 11201:
    Dates: August 29-September 4
    7-day percent positive: 8.7%
    People tested (reported to date): 678
    New people positive (reported to date): 59
    Positivity numbers are down over the past month but still much higher than the low points of the pandemic.

  • CassieVonMontague

    Three families in my playgroup have all gotten covid recently. In each case, one person got sick and then the whole family got it. Hopefully the new vaccine will work.

  • Monty

    Mad for Chicken is not bad, but Kuun in Metrotech has the best Korean food around here. Din{g) Soup Dumplings however is absolutely legit. It’s mostly dim sum and all made in-house. Scallion pancake wraps and the eponymous soup dumplings are just great. We saw BD Wong there the other day.

  • karateca2000

    Thank you for the recommendation. I will try it. It looks really good on the Google maps pictures.

  • RW

    I’ve been curious about BK Lobster and the space above Brooklyn Farm too. Hopefully someone in-the-know will see your post and reply. And whatever Brooklyn Farm is doing, it looks like they’ll be back open starting on Saturday afternoon. (According to Seamless)

  • aeshtron

    At about 1:45pm on Wednesday September 7th someone was shot at McLaughlin park. I was in the park less than 100′ away at the time of the shooting. America is #1 (for firearm violence)!

  • Heightsguy77

    I visited that park last spring and there were 30+ young men dressed in mostly red clothes/bandannas, hanging out and smoking weed. It’s possible it was a choir group. But I doubt it.

  • Andrew Porter

    Had to look it up. Tillary and Jay Streets, blocks from the Heights, irrelevant to local concerns IMHO.

  • Andrew Porter

    Gov. Hochul and the MTA just dropped the Mask Mandate for the subway. I’ll continue to be wary.

  • Jorale-man

    Yes, about what you’d expect in an election year. I’ll keep following the data and not what politicians deem is safe or unsafe. The anti-masker commentariat over on Gothamist is having a field day celebrating this right now…

  • KDHicks

    Anyone know what happened to the street light on Hicks and Love Lane? Looks like it was knocked down somehow? Hope no one got hurt.

  • meschwar

    Certain times of day/days of the week it can attract a rough crowd. On weekends it’s quiet and a lovely playground.

  • gc

    If I’m not mistaken McLaughlin Park is directly across the street from Middle School 915 which I would think probably attracts quite a few Heights children.

  • gc

    My impression is that for at least half the population the pandemic is something in the rear view mirror. The politicians see which way the wind is blowing and they are rushing for the exits. Those of us at highest risk will have to fend for ourselves with less and less support. As a country we don’t even seem to be making any serious effort to count the number of infections anymore. The death rate still hovers around 500 per day and that’s before the cooler weather and the kids go back to school.

  • TeddyNYC

    Well, residents of the Heights do have a tendency to go to adjacent neighborhoods and beyond for numerous reasons so it may be somewhat relevant.

  • Claude Scales

    My photo was taken near the corner of Montague Terrace and Remsen.

  • Jorale-man

    Yup, it’s dispiriting to see people who are otherwise informed, educated citizens behaving as if this is past us. As you say, the growing fuzziness of the numbers doesn’t help. But it still boils down to people’s disregard for the common good. Americans want their “freedoms” without responsibilities.

  • Jorale-man

    Yes, I’m hoping this latest booster gets things back on track. And that people will actually take it.

  • RickP

    Apologies for posting the following in light of the tragedy. Heartbreaking, but I have nothing to add about yet another senseless shooting.

    I was curious about the park, since I attended Poly and didn’t remember the park, But, it has been there since 1884. Mcloughlin himself lived on Remsen Street. He was a civic leader in the late 1800s.

  • Andrew Porter

    I can see your concern; my school days ended many decades ago—and I don’t have kids (or grand-kids).

  • Andrew Porter

    You should report this to 3-1-1.

  • Cranberry Beret

    Brooklyn Farm looks to me like they’re gone for good. Last week before month-end they emptied out the place entirely (removed all their exterior decorations too). They put up a hasty “CLOSED” banner over the front (now removed, by the landlord?) and as of yesterday was still a mess inside. I think the Seamless info is just a zombie listing.

  • Cranberry Beret

    Yes, another vote for Din Soup Dumplings – had a couple great meals (via takeout) from there

  • RW

    I think you’re right. I follow them on IG and they haven’t posted anything for two weeks. They used to post almost daily. It’d be a shame if they were gone for good, I really enjoy them.

  • Please Stay

    This would be a loss for sure.

  • Andrew Porter

    The Queen is dead! God Save the King!

    Queen Elizabeth was, in many ways, a Wonder Woman!

  • T.K. Small