Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by AEBhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84982/comment-page-1#comment-566619 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:05:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84982#comment-566619 I don’t–and wouldn’t–own or wear a Trump hat. But why would a negative reaction to doing so NOT engender hostility? Or at least “bad vibes”? He is scum. Empirically demonstrably so.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84982/comment-page-1#comment-566618 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:03:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84982#comment-566618 “Hijacked?” They are city streets and the city has decided that it would prefer for a period of time to use its streets for economic development purposes rather than allowing residents and others to store their private property on them for free (to offer a different perspective from Mr. Smith).

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by B.http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566617 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:20:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566617 I remember Minures.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by B.http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566616 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:19:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566616 My aunt, who would have turned 99 this year, was born on Sands Street.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ykwthis...http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84982/comment-page-1#comment-566615 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:54:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84982#comment-566615 And wear a Trump hat in there and see the reaction you get (especially on weekends….)

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Junior Thompson IIhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84982/comment-page-1#comment-566614 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:48:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84982#comment-566614 There’s a LOT you can do about it!

While a gaggle of local chamber of commerce/NYC bureaucracy/pro film industry press and ‘artists have unlimited rights to pursue their art’ types, will tell you you have to sit still for ANYTHING, communities Nationwide have successfully placed very effective limits on how much disruption film crews can inflict on a town or neighborhoods. But this includes mounting legal objections aimed at local, always connected to c of c’s governments as to what they permit. Without the realistic prospect of being dragged in to court they can run as wild as they want…also you have to call on the carpet local roll-over associations who maintain they can’t do anything. Often it comes down to neighborhood people just refusing to be shooed away like children for a clear shot or placing signs in Windows or refusing to halt thief daily routines to exactly suit….but it all takes personal involvement…and most people just want to complain…then they meekly comply with the modern Babylon.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by AEBhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84982/comment-page-1#comment-566613 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84982#comment-566613 Report on three-dollar choc-chip brownie bought at Joe Coffee recently: cakey, carob flavor, chips–all six of them–blah-artificial tasting.

Hope the coffee is good. I don’t drink the stuff.

PS, for really good, fudgy brownies, go to Pain Quotidien on Montague.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by david chttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84982/comment-page-1#comment-566612 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:08:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84982#comment-566612 Brooklyn Heiights = Hollywood Heights!!! There must be 10 blocks hijacked for shooting today. Is there anything that can be done to reduce this onslaught. I’ve lived on Clark for 8 years and its just getting worse.

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Comment on Town Hall with Mayor de Blasio at St. Francis Wednesday, October 18 by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84935/comment-page-1#comment-566611 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:54:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84935#comment-566611 FYI, I received an email today from the councilman with the subject line, “Only a few seats left!”. This post has generated no discussion, not even any deBlasio-bashing, so maybe no one cares. I admit that I will not be spending my Wednesday evening at St. Francis.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Ykwthishttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566610 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:43:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566610 What a sick joke…$25 K fine for what they did? It’s true, this guy is a total NGO type with a far left cover story. From day one he’s been the Mayor for a certain sector of the financial community who wants to write paper on real estate…that and the flood of foreign and domestic speculators in nyc real estate is the real cause of outrages like this….

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Bornherehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566609 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:21:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566609 Boro Photo (Montague, Allan Kaufer) and Boro Hall were not the same businesses.

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Comment on Brooklyn Heights Showhouse A “Huge Success” by Banethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84908/comment-page-1#comment-566608 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:48:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84908#comment-566608 I would disagree that “many of those houses have been on the tour before”. In looking through the list I posted:

“The carriage house next to the fire house that’s currently under renovation.” — Hasn’t been on the tour in the 15 years I’ve been going and it’s in the middle of a full gut renovation that will transform whatever is there to a brand new home.

“That Jared Kushner renovation on Sidney Place.” — Was previously many apartments so it’s essentially a brand new home.

“That $16MM renovation on Willow Street.” — Also a full high-end gut.

“At least 4 gut renovations currently underway or recently completely on the one block of Garden Place.” Some of these may have been on the tour at some point in last 30 years but I don’t recall any of them being on the tour and again, full renovations.

“The entire Standish on Columbia.” — Obviously never been on the tour.

“The house that recently sold on the corner of Hicks at Joralemon.” — Never been on the tour.

“A $19.5MM place for sale in 1 Brooklyn Bridge.”– Never been on the tour.

“That carriage house on Grace Court Alley with all the pumpkins at Halloween.” — Never been on the tour.

“That carriage house on Grace Court Alley that’s currently for sale for $8MM.” — Also never been on the tour.

…so, I’m not sure what you mean when you say “Most of the houses have been on the tour before since, well, essentially NONE of them have been on the tour.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Clarksyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566607 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566607 What a large, and lovely, building to be demolished! Do you know what year it came down?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Cranberry Berethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566606 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:26:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566606 Uh oh, looks like someone at 59 Middagh Street got a little too trigger-happy with the wrecking ball:

https://www.brownstoner.com/interiors-renovation/brooklyn-heights-59-middagh-street-landmark-stop-work-order/

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566605 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566605 Beware, your post looks like a TOS violation!

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Comment on Greenpeace Ship Visiting Pier Six, Brooklyn Bridge Park by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84962/comment-page-1#comment-566604 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:51:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84962#comment-566604 Great to see them getting the word out in these increasingly dark times for environmental conservation in the U.S.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ykwthis...http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566603 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:31:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566603 No! in the 50’s and sixties till at least ’67 Boro Photo was on the north side of Joralemon nearer
Clinton St

So was the Rendezvous restaurant. Both were there
for YEARS!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566602 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566602 Boro Photo was on Montague, first on the south, later the north side.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566601 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:11:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566601 I’ve bought postcards of all these, and have posted the Palm here. But you have to go to the show to buy anything. I am no longer buying postcards.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ykwthishttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566600 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:57:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566600 How about this: does anyone remember Boro Hall camera on Joralemon St or “The Cabin” which I think later became Williams sporting goods at like 105 to 115 Court? It had a Big dark red sign?
What else?

Yeah! does anyone remember
Minures and its really nice housewares on Montague? That’s more recent the other two.

Here’s a hard one. One of our Neighbors on Remsen in the 50’s was the chef of medicine at something called the the “Swedish Hospital” which was somewhere in central Brooklyn.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ykwthis...http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566599 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:30:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566599 I wonder, if there are any photos of the Palm Hotel then at 82 Pierrepont. Or the Henry Hotel at 6 Henry or the hotel touraine at 23 Clinton nearby, I remember when in its declining days in the 70’s the Franklin Arms has some, well, unmentionable type dancers (visible from the street with some craft!!) in their bar….anyway, any pictures avail of some of the lesser hotels in the Heights?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566598 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:46:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566598 If anyone wants to buy postcards including the ones I’ve posted here, the Fall 2017 Intl Postcard Show is at the Watson Hotel (formerly the Midtown Holiday Inn), 440 West 57th Street, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4, noon-7pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday.

Admission $7, both days $9. Bring cash. Lots of tables with dealers in postcards, ephemera. More info at:

metropolitanpostcardclub.com

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566597 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566597 Ran it through my iMac’s “Preview,” cropped and rotated it:
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/02c029039cb921cc238445b8e7154410b49e90228b66ed28f0db42f643255522.jpg

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566596 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:37:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566596 I talked to the BHA about the similar signs on 133 Columbia Heights, and they got the signs removed. The building’s new owners never checked to see if Landmarks allowed them.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Banethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566595 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:29:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566595 It started great. We had two amazing meals there in their first month. And then it PLUMMETED downhill. We had 3 unbelievably mediocre meals in a row over the course of their last few months. Sadly, just terrible, terrible experiences. :-/

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Dhakahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566594 Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566594 Quoted directly from wikipedia. Weak on the effort.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by gchttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566593 Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:45:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566593 Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise is docked at Pier 6. They will be having tours today (Saturday) and tomorrow from 10-6. There’s also mention of a 7PM concert one of those two nights. Not sure of the details on the concert.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by CHatterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566592 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:02:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566592 More price competition for the parking at 75 Henry would be welcome.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566591 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:55:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566591 That’s completely wrong, Disqus was up and running by 1970 shortly after Al Gore invented the internet…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Cranberry Berethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/84941/comment-page-1#comment-566590 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:46:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=84941#comment-566590 Interesting. Not a movie shoot? All those former Witnesses buildings are going rental so not surprising they’d start public parking. Besides 97 Columbia Heights which I believe already has a parking garage, both 107 CH and 128 CH are building underground garages. Get ready for more car traffic in the north heights!

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