Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:25:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Heather O'Reillyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565178 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:25:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565178 You know andy, you (and the foul limey who feels he can come here and assault the country and our institutions as he pleases) both of you don’t know the lines between humor and assault.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Ethan Allenhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565177 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:17:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565177 So anything which is a) not ok with you and your “distinguished ” friends and is b) likely to really stabilize the situation is…,some kind of “troll”? Hmmm – well, that’s a great mind action.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565176 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:16:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565176 Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and the Dumbo Heights development were extensively covered on Sunday night’s very irreverent “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on HBO. 24 minute video here:

http://tinyurl.com/kxtes7t

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565175 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:50:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565175 To a good home, I presume. Near the Commandant’s House in Vinegar Hill. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8897ef8fd187aa950c1732da28737b5112ab9e5b82ec106f49edb8479f275335.jpg

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Comment on BHA Issues “Fake News Alert” About Pier Six by Canonchethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83568/comment-page-1#comment-565174 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:01:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83568#comment-565174 BHA says it successfully petitioned the judge to “expand the confidentiality tent to include the two community leaders with whom we have worked most closely from the beginning of this case.” Did BHA identify the people it has invited to join in their confidential negotiations with the Park Corporation? The BHA is the litigant in this case, so its role in these court-mandated talks is logical, and as a private organization it is free to consult or collaborate with whomever it wishes. But it seems strange that unelected (and unidentified?) individuals are in effect negotiating with a government body on behalf of a ‘community’ that hasn’t delegated that authority to them in any democratic manner.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565173 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:33:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565173 Somewhat (?) painful admission: I visited the Pierhouse WC with my kid, who suddenly announced the need during our walk in the “park” yesterday. It is a PERFECTLY executed example of a large, public, genderless toilet facility.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565172 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565172 Curbed reported that people in the Standard Hotel were giving strip shows to passers-by on the High Line:

http://tinyurl.com/mdeu7w9

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Brixtonyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565171 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565171 Hi Jeff

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565170 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:41:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565170 The next comment, from StudioBrooklyn, is their “Report from today’s stroll.” The preceding is the report from today’s troll.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by TeddyNYChttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565169 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:16:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565169 I have better options.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565168 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 03:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565168 As an observer of art, I’m pretty sure I was also stating the obvious. But hey, if human nature’s your thing, I assume you brought your own binoculars? :)

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Comment on BHA Issues “Fake News Alert” About Pier Six by Quinn Raymondhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83568/comment-page-1#comment-565167 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:58:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83568#comment-565167 It was in their offering package. Anyone at 1BBP suggesting they didn’t know this was coming is either being insincere or clueless.

Alternatively a simple google search would have sufficed.

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Comment on BHA Issues “Fake News Alert” About Pier Six by Banethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83568/comment-page-1#comment-565166 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:55:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83568#comment-565166 I’m friendly with at least one resident who faces the development sites. She seemed aghast and indignant that these buildings might go up. When I asked her if she knew they were planned she told me that they were told of the plans, but that their real estate agent poo-pooed the possibility of it ever happening. That the resident of the building “would never let it happen”.

I think people heard what they wanted to hear.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by TeddyNYChttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565165 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:58:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565165 As an observer of human nature, I’m just stating the obvious. Of course, I could be wrong…and I could also win the lotto tonight.

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Comment on BHA Issues “Fake News Alert” About Pier Six by Claude Scaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83568/comment-page-1#comment-565164 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:11:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83568#comment-565164 The ones whose windows face the BQE certainly did.

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Comment on BHA Issues “Fake News Alert” About Pier Six by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83568/comment-page-1#comment-565163 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:43:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83568#comment-565163 Very interesting. I assume BBPC will also argue that residents there knew what they were getting into when they bought their condos in the first place.

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Comment on Earth Day Celebrated on Montague Saturday by Dieselhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83508/comment-page-1#comment-565162 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:25:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83508#comment-565162 Said the Farmer, Patriot, Three piece sectional…

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Comment on BHA Issues “Fake News Alert” About Pier Six by Claude Scaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83568/comment-page-1#comment-565161 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:20:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83568#comment-565161 I know that Ren Richmond, a resident of One BBP, has been very active in the resistance to building the new structures. He’s an expert on finance, and has questioned the BBPC’s need for the additional revenue to be generated by the two buildings, and has done his own projections to buttress his argument. The BBPC has, of course, responded, claiming that his projections are not accurate.

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Comment on Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church April 28-30 by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83478/comment-page-1#comment-565160 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83478#comment-565160 I’ve already bought my tickets to this festival, and I expect to see Claude and other locals there. Here’s one of my photos of the performances in 2015:

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec31bd7fa706b93bba77d1c3aad0c4e385e0c7fe80472710114ccce0d9d40092.jpg

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565159 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:26:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565159 On Monday, a concrete truck was on Columbia Heights. The JWs filled in the tunnel under the street that connected 124 with their other former buildings, using “foamcrete,” a lighter mix of plastic and concrete.

You can expect coverage of this in other places, including the Eagle and Brownstoner.

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Comment on BHA Issues “Fake News Alert” About Pier Six by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83568/comment-page-1#comment-565158 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83568#comment-565158 As this battle drags on, I wonder how much people living in One Brooklyn Bridge Park are involved. I’d think there would be enough wealthy, connected residents there who could make this difficult for the pro-development side. Their views and traffic congestion will be dramatically affected, after all. And with new numbers showing that the park is flush with cash, and not struggling to meet a maintenance budget, as they contend, they have plenty of arguments on their side.

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Comment on Earth Day Celebrated on Montague Saturday by SongBirdNYChttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83508/comment-page-1#comment-565157 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 04:11:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83508#comment-565157 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/725aaa6a2cac5fa2c15fa461d29b13790c349b9908567e6f88099ac5bc8907d9.jpg

The Montague Bid invites everyone to “Take a selfies with the artist created butterfly wings and help [them] promote the value of pollinators while enjoying the local businesses on Montague Street.”

12pm-1pm

Brooklyn United Marching Band performs

1-4pm

16 foot butterfly wings painted by Artist, Michael Mut will on display for selfies.

A mini astro turf soccer field and giant games

Live Jazz, rap and a DJ spinning oldies, latest
hits, rock, and dance tunes

Specials, discounts, gifts with purchase and more
at shops, restaurants and businesses

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565156 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:15:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565156 There you go again with the potty talk!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by TeddyNYChttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565155 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:03:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565155 Art? my bouncing behind.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565154 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:03:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565154 I’d use the lens to peek at their art. What did you have in mind?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by TeddyNYChttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565153 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:47:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565153 So from bouncy bridge to pervy bridge.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by TeddyNYChttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565152 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565152 The increasing pollution in the neighborhood is definitely a concern with all of the construction going on, increased activity on the waterfront, the BQE, fireplace usage, etc. The DEP should monitor the area, if they’re not doing it already.

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Comment on Earth Day Celebrated on Montague Saturday by Ethan Allenhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83508/comment-page-1#comment-565151 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:59:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83508#comment-565151 Your comment exactly points out the seriously misplaced priorities involved.

But earth day if examined comes down to a few unsavory realities: 1) everyone here should be “harmonized” to a “world” living standard…(like that of rural India!)
2) you should pay your entire earthly worth in carbon taxes

3) some (always unelected) UN “official” should run every key aspect of your life….

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Ethan Allenhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565150 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:29:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565150 What did you expect? The city/Heights to get safer under big bird? Time for a Federal CCW permit system which would BYPASS blaz and the other (dangerous) clowns who are running this (very sick) town…..

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/83535/comment-page-1#comment-565149 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:15:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=83535#comment-565149 For full effect…

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