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Is a Bistricer/Chetrit Feud Behind Lack of Progress on the Bossert?

In early July the Eagle reported, in a story we linked to here, that one of the hotel’s owners, either David Bistricer or Joseph Chetrit, had said that “a major announcement” about the hotel would be made soon. It was presumed that this would be of a firm opening date for the hotel, which has […]

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Battle Brewing Over Park Bridge On Montague

It was just a matter of time. A few days ago, we shared Brooklyn Paper‘s news about the possibility of an access bridge from Montague St. to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Today, the Eagle writes about the inevitable objections raised by Montague St. residents. Montague Street to Brooklyn Bridge Park will ruin the “peace and relaxation” of the […]

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My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated

Your correspondent walked by this afternoon, and the place was doing business. What can I say, other than I’m delighted? My regrets to the owners, though their earlier apparent closing wasn’t accompanied by the usual “we’re doing renovations; be back soon” sort of sign. Now Montague Street has one less vacant restaurant space.

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Arrivederci, Armando’s, and the Lobster; Adios, Taperia

The Eagle reports that Ristorante Armando’s, a fixture, with one brief interruption, on Montague Street since 1936, has closed for good. Along with the loss of what, for many in the Heights was a favorite eating place and hangout, will come the loss of the iconic (What other word can I use to describe it?) […]

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“Rats the size of burritos”: is Chipotle or Construction to Blame?

Update: Chipotle has now said they will get secure metal containers for their trash, the Eagle reports. Local residents have complained about very large, aggressive rats in the area along Montague Street between Clinton and Court near the Chipotle restaurant and the neighboring construction site, as reported by Mary Frost in the Eagle. Those complaining […]

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Increased Security at Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

The Eagle’s Mary Frost quotes Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation President Eric Landau saying that increased police presence and newly installed security cameras should prevent the sort of incidents that have troubled the Park during previous periods of warm weather. The Eagle story also notes that Joralemon Street and Willowtown residents think that more needs to […]

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The High Cost of Not Shopping Local

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal published a story about the effects of shopping online vs. shopping in our neighborhoods. The story focuses on our own Sammy Atef of Pet’s Emporium on Montague Street; the writer is, like many of us are or were, a loyal customer, one who had so far resisted, unlike many […]

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It’s Cold Out There!

Who better to know than the Eagle’s Mary (ahem!) Frost, who found the sign at TD Bank, near the corner of Montague and Court streets, registering a temperature of seventeen degrees today. She cites a 2013 New York Times story that declared Montague and Court “the windiest intersection in all of New York City.” My […]

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Small Business Saturday-Shop Montague, Donate New Warm Winter Items, Take An “Elfie”

If you want to guarantee a spot on Santa’s “Nice” list, shop our local merchants on Montague Street this weekend during American Express’ Small Business Saturday, November 25th.  Businesses will offer special discounts, complimentary treats and holiday cheer and free gifts with purchase. Participating vendors include City Chemist, Lassen & Hennings, Montague Wines & Spirits and […]

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Lena Dunham’s Love Letter to Sammy of Pet’s Emporium

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a “People in Your Neighborhood” story. So this  adorable missive, written by our celebrity neighbor Lena Dunham is worth a re-post. Sammy at Pet’s Emporium on Montague Street appeared in the October 24th edition of New York Magazine’s The Cut. Enjoy!  

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