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  • CassieVonMontague

    They are auctioning off the Bossert. Anyone want to go halfsies?

  • Lori

    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.

  • CassieVonMontague

    The Art of the School Drop-Off Outfit

    NYTimes Style mag features the stylish PS 8 parents

  • CassieVonMontague

    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.”

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  • AEB

    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.

  • W.R.

    and lich sites

  • Stuffed Animal Tree

    Jeez, I used to drop off at PS8 in my pajamas

  • CassieVonMontague

    The New York Times Style section is not known for its news stories.

  • Traveler67

    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.

  • kizz

    Count how many boot scrapers you can find in front of the townhouse stoops.

    Also, walk down all of the “Place” streets.

  • FatFreddy’sCatheter

    Heck, before it became a magnet school, the principal wore sweatpants. (Maybe I caught her on a bad day.)

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    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. ;.)

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    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.

  • Effective Presenter

    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.

    Please advise,


  • Effective Presenter

    We miss Homer Fink

  • Buzz Gundersen

    Warren Street Mews, between Henry and Hick, built in 1899 along with the adjacent apartments.

  • Effective Presenter

    Mr. Gundersen,

    Thank you for this information we really appreciate it.


  • Karl Junkersfeld

    The plaque at the mews says “working man” whether this is equated with sailors is unknown to me.

  • Eddyde

    I couldn’t find anything on this, do you have a link?

  • Effective Presenter

    Interesting, as we understand it the adjacent apartments had been built as affordable housing.

  • Monty

    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.

  • Andrew Porter

    Not really local, here’s the corner of Smith and Atlantic on Oct. 11, 1928:

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  • Billm

    Well, there is the oldest subway tunnel in the world but sadly the DOT won’t allow you in any more: