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  • meschwar

    There’s no way a vehicle drove into the promenade and dropped in that spot. It was pushed by hand (maybe a few people) to that particular spot.

    It’s a pushcart because it doesn’t have its own engine. Just like every hot dog and halal cart in the city. The only distinction for mobile food vendors is pushcart vs food truck.

  • CassieVonMontague

    They are putting those dangerously large planters on every corner of Montague. They block the sightlines of cars turning and are person-sized so they obscure pedestrians. First they were at Henry and Montague. Now they are at Hicks and Montague

  • T.K. Small

    I believe they all were installed at the same time…

  • Andrew Porter


  • FatFreddy’sCatheter

    Good to know! I may be opening a “lemonade stand”.

  • nomcebo manzini

    Umm. I think their principal purpose is to save ped. lives when – I wonder if it happens more than tree limbs fall off – cars go out of control and jump the sidewalk…. Kind of the “belt” to go with the “suspenders” that are those “calming” corners – the ones no longer a rounded right angle.

  • History repeats

    Agree, the planters at Henry and Montague on the southeast side
    effectively hide pedestrians from traffic turning down Henry from
    Montague. Essentially it means pedestrians jump out in front of turning
    cars when pedestrians are crossing…in the very spot where a previous
    traffic fatality occurred several years ago.

    The planters need to be

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Love this commercial at Penny Bridge on corner of Clark and Henry by NYS Lottery:

  • Andrew Porter

    Ah, memories. Loved it when it came out.

    Remember the one with the zombies in front of the church on Clinton? And the other one in and around the Heights?

    Written up here in 2014 with, I noted, a comment by me!

  • Andrew Porter

    Brownstoner reports that the Danish Seamen’s Christmas Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday November 19 and 20 from 10am-4pm, at the Danish Seamen’s Church at 102 Willow Street.

    Look for “Scandinavian design, ornaments, knitwear and other treats… traditional Danish food[s] homemade æbleskiver (sort of an apple popover), glögg and baked goods as well as some imported Danish treats.”

    I’ve attended for years, and always had a good time, even if I didn’t buy anything.