Archive | September, 2008

Nabe Columnist: Government Bad for Lunch

The NY Sun may be gasping its last breath, but that’s not stopping nabe resident/columnist Sandy Ikeda from taking one last swipe at Brooklyn Heights’ infamous restaurant scene: NY Sun: How Government…: Restaurants in the Heights must cater to the huge lunch-time crowd pouring from those institutions from 1 to 2 p.m. on weekdays because […]

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Days of Awe

Hm . . . Memorable . . . what? (He peers closer.) Equinox, memorable equinox. (He raises his head, stares blankly front. Puzzled.) Memorable equinox? . . . (Pause. He shrugs his head shoulders, peers again at ledger, reads.) Farewell to–(he turns the page)–love. — Samuel Beckett, Krapp’s Last Tape In Florida, autumn came as […]

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Parole Office Mess Open Thread

Clearly, the escape of a 32 year old parolee about to be busted again on assault charges from the parole office at 147 Pierrepont Street (1 Pierrepont Plaza) has confirmed many residents’ worst fears. The Head of St. Ann’s School, Dr. Larry Weiss, told channel 9,  “Two weeks into the school year to have an […]

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Eagle: New Contracts for 166 Montague

At least four contracts have been signed up for residence at 166 Montague Street, aka the historic Franklin Trust Company building, according to the Brooklyn Eagle.  Remsen Street’s Kiddie Korner will be opening a second location there soon, the paper adds.

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Ikea to Curtail Shuttle Bus Service.

The Daily News reports that, effective October 1, Ikea will reduce both the hours and frequency of its shuttle bus service from Borough Hall MTA station to its store in Red Hook. The buses have been running daily from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. with departures every fifteen minutes; starting this Wednesday they will run […]

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Parolee Escape at One Pierrepont Plaza

As a commenter on the previous post noted, this afternoon a parolee fled from an interrogation room at One Pierrepont Plaza, a building which the federal parole office shares with part of St. Ann’s School, and was pursued on the street by officers, at least one of whom may have drawn his weapon, ten minutes […]

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North Heights Residents Invited to Meeting About Rats.

A reader has advised us that she has received a flyer inviting residents of Cranberry, Middagh, and Willow Streets to a meeting at 20 Willow, at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, September 29, to discuss the issue of rats in the neighborhood. Given the comment on this week’s Open Thread Wednesday about a foul odor emanating […]

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Trader Joe’s @ 12:50 P.M., Opening Day.

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WaMu Collapse May Herald Changes on Montague

Yesterday’s seizure of Washington Mutual by federal bank regulators, and the subsequent purchase of its deposits by J.P. Morgan Chase, may mean that the space now occupied by WaMu’s branch at the corner of Montague and Henry will soon be vacated, as Chase has a much larger branch in the Brooklyn Trust Company Building, the […]

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DUMBO Art Festival This Weekend.

This Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, DUMBO will host the twelfth annual Art Under the Bridge Festival. Displays of work by many visual artists will be found throughout the neighborhood and in the adjoining Brooklyn Bridge Park. The newly opened Galapagos Art Space will present a non-stop video art show. Over 100 artists […]

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