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Open Thread Wednesday 9/14/2022
They are auctioning off the Bossert. Anyone want to go halfsies?
Does anyone have a picture or video of the squirrel eating a piece of pizza on the stoop of 155 Columbia Hts yesterday morning? I was sorry I didn’t have my phone with me – it was so cute- much cuter than the rat eating pizza. I know a few people took a picture or video.
The Art of the School Drop-Off Outfit
NYTimes Style mag features the stylish PS 8 parents
Hundreds of Migrants Were Sent to ‘Live’ in a Brooklyn Heights Office Building
The migrants started showing up at the Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens office on Joralemon Street in early July. At first, it was a trickle of people — maybe two or three — each day. “We treated it as an individual case,” said Richard Slizeski, the organization’s vice-president. “But all of a sudden, it was like, 20 people in line each day. Last week, we saw about 300.”
Not that squirrel, but they all look cute chowing down on pizza: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c8b7a75bcc765b26f50d516b9251070be5bdbdc7c085afb8a3b168cebbfaf68.jpg
This really does test one’s tolerance for non-news stories aimed at the upper reachers. Plus schizophrenia: on the one hand, the Times is preoccupied with the evils of class inequality, on the other–articles pandering to the preoccupations of the well-to-do.
and lich sites
Jeez, I used to drop off at PS8 in my pajamas
The New York Times Style section is not known for its news stories.
What are the landmarks of Brooklyn Heights that one would see on a tour? Are there any “secret” ones that aren’t on tours? Thank you.
Count how many boot scrapers you can find in front of the townhouse stoops.
Also, walk down all of the “Place” streets.
Heck, before it became a magnet school, the principal wore sweatpants. (Maybe I caught her on a bad day.)
AEB, my neighbor, the article was in the style section not on the editorial page. Personally, I found the author’s writing very self effacing and witty. Surely you won’t begrudge those of us who enjoy creative design and observing what others wear for our aesthetic entertainment . Bill Cunningham’s photo essays were a mandatory read while he was alive.
And to think, this delicious panoply of composition is happening immediately outside your window. ;.)
There is only one man that could provide you with an extensive list of hidden gems coupled with excellent storytelling, his name is Homer Fink. A great man.
Somewhere in Cobble Hill there is mews of tiny houses where sailors, we think sailors had lived back in the day.
Does anyone know of the place, what street?
I had been there many years ago it was a beautiful row of small houses.
We miss Homer Fink
Warren Street Mews, between Henry and Hick, built in 1899 along with the adjacent apartments.
Thank you for this information we really appreciate it.
The plaque at the mews says “working man” whether this is equated with sailors is unknown to me.
I couldn’t find anything on this, do you have a link?
Interesting, as we understand it the adjacent apartments had been built as affordable housing.
I think it’s odd that she seemed concerned with the opinion of local movie stars. They all send their kids to St Anne’s. The drop off crowd there is like the red carpet at a Marvel movie.
Not really local, here’s the corner of Smith and Atlantic on Oct. 11, 1928: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/14feabdd3ce18cb853d6208877d2e391552f9e80822755685b6f97686bc51b7f.jpg
Fortis faces foreclosure on large Cobble Hill condo project
Well, there is the oldest subway tunnel in the world but sadly the DOT won’t allow you in any more: http://www.brooklynrail.net/proj_aatunnel.html
Dar-Rala, home for Syrian cuisine! Catering authentic Syrian food and dessert!