Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:19:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Will Montero’s Soon Be Just A Memory? by William Gilberthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75763/comment-page-1#comment-554797 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:19:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75763#comment-554797 I don’t doubt that, with today’s aggressive real estate developers, ANYTHING can happen with that site. Who would have thought we’d lose the view after there were promises that it would be preserved? Don’t believe anything the developers say. We won’t know for sure until after it is developed.

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Comment on Hot! Hot! Hot! by Joe Dudashttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75793/comment-page-1#comment-554796 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:10:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75793#comment-554796 Side note, it’s amazing how little shade there is in Bklyn Bridge Park. During these summer days it feels 10 degrees hotter, and there’s nowhere to hide from the direct sunlight — at least on the south end of the park. Thank gosh for Ample Hills.

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Comment on Times Reports on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “New Vistas” by ClaudeScaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75756/comment-page-1#comment-554795 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:59:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75756#comment-554795 Thanks. The link is already in the post above.

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Comment on Times Reports on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “New Vistas” by Teresahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75756/comment-page-1#comment-554794 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:52:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75756#comment-554794 Here is the link to the original NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/nyregion/brooklyn-bridge-park-opening-new-vistas.html?_r=0

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ClaudeScaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75623/comment-page-1#comment-554793 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:23:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75623#comment-554793 Good to hear from you again! I have a top post about Montero’s now.

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Comment on Will Montero’s Soon Be Just A Memory? by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75763/comment-page-1#comment-554792 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:12:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75763#comment-554792 Although the NY Times piece didn’t have a link for comments, I called the reporter and left the message that being within the Landmarked area severely restricts the possibilities for redevelopment of the buildings.

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Comment on Public Hearing for Pier 6 Towers Scheduled for This Thursday Evening by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75759/comment-page-1#comment-554791 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:09:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75759#comment-554791 I will bring the pitchforks and torches.

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Comment on Times Reports on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “New Vistas” by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75756/comment-page-1#comment-554790 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:07:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75756#comment-554790 I thought it was very rah rah myself; ity came across as shilling for the BBP. Certainly not objective.

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Comment on Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters by memeadjusterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75652/comment-page-1#comment-554789 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:03:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75652#comment-554789 Bottom line is we don’t need to disturb, noise pollute, and endanger tens of thousands of NYC residents daily with endless tourist helicopters flying overhead, merely to provide dozens of tourists with joy rides. These tour copters are in addition to the numerous police, other gov’t agencies, news media, commuter (e.g., to the Hamptons, the airports), etc., aircraft already flying all around.

Tourists can view the city via the Circle Line, Empire State Bldg and WTC observation decks, sightseeing buses, taxis, etc.

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Comment on Times Reports on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “New Vistas” by AnnOfOrangehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75756/comment-page-1#comment-554788 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:50:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75756#comment-554788 NYT article written by the public relations department of Brooklyn Bridge Park!

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Comment on Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters by ehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75652/comment-page-1#comment-554787 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75652#comment-554787 This is a fantastic development.
Does anyone know:
a- why Councilman Levin didn’t co-sponsor the bill? He seems to be in support.
b- what the likelihood is that this legislation will pass the Council and that the Mayor will sign it?

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Comment on Times Reports on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “New Vistas” by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75756/comment-page-1#comment-554786 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:26:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75756#comment-554786 A “Vermont meadow in summer”?! What wonderful accurate reporting…
Since every Times article on this subject is some kind of insensitive assault on this community, or a belittlement of the very legitimate concerns of some of our best citizens, How about sending the journal-
listic children of the Ochs/Sulzberger’s to a new vista.

For their honesty and amount of concern for the rights and wellbeing of Heights residents I’m tempted to say North Korea…but really I want to say another place they already have been…

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Comment on Public Hearing for Pier 6 Towers Scheduled for This Thursday Evening by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75759/comment-page-1#comment-554785 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:45:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75759#comment-554785 No matter What the BHA and certain very recent pier 6 opponents OPENLY say, the truth is that we cannot stop or damage the BBP plans with any amount of logical presentations and conventional activism. We are dealing with ruthless types who are awash in money and drunk with power.

ONLY when the opponents begin to think in some kind of real world terms will this slide stop. You cannot beat cancer with aspirin….

We first have to make every effort to uncover and document any and all illegal practices which can be brought before a U.S. Attorney. Evidence which will compel action.

Second, to do the above we have to enough reward money out on the street for any damaging evidence.

Third, you need to name and shame with public exposure any and all contributors and those in line to profit by the destructive disruption of the Heights these projects represent. That means first of all the financial sources of the developers. Then the major players on the RE community: the banks, the RE managers, The Insurance community who are facilitating this project and any surrounding facilitators such as, say, any title gurantee firms. The contractors and Engineering firms should at LEAST be vetted for any illegal or unsavory activities whatsoever

Sound like a lot of work? So was the establishment of independence and the building of the city we formerly enjoyed. But if you will not PROPERLY fight for your home and security you will shortly have neither.
And as above, you cannot stop cancer with soft music, aspirin or sugar cookies…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by willowtowncophttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75623/comment-page-1#comment-554784 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75623#comment-554784 Did anyone read the article in the Times about Montero’s possibly being sold and closed? I’m so sick of all the good old places that gave this neighborhood charm and character being closed to make room for more yuppies. Graffiti, panhandlers, and overturned garbage cans should be the least of our worries.

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Comment on Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters by Rickhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75652/comment-page-1#comment-554783 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 02:58:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75652#comment-554783 I’m sorry, could you repeat that? The copters are so loud I couldn’t hear what you said.

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Comment on Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters by gchttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75652/comment-page-1#comment-554782 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:50:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75652#comment-554782 You must be deaf or you have those sound proof windows and don’t leave your apartment during daylight hours.

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Comment on Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters by ShinyNewHandlehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75652/comment-page-1#comment-554781 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:23:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75652#comment-554781 Traitor.

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Comment on Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters by Fritzhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75652/comment-page-1#comment-554780 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:33:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75652#comment-554780 I live across the street from the Promenade. I never hear the copter noise. I like the assignment that copters think our neighborhood is worth seeing. I’d rather the copters than Uber.

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Comment on Some Last Minute Monday Evening Suggestions by stuarthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75395/comment-page-1#comment-554779 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:40:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75395#comment-554779 I was referring to the photos in the New York Times.

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Comment on Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters by Rickhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75652/comment-page-1#comment-554778 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:15:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75652#comment-554778 Yes, “a step in the right direction”. A very welcome step.

Even though the large number of non-tour helicopters would remain flying, I’m hopeful that this bill could make a significant reduction in noise levels.

Of course the tourist helicopter industry would be allowed to continue with the current number of flights if they made changes to lower the noise.

I don’t have any idea if the existing helicopters could be retrofitted to achieve these standards, or if the industry is profitable enough that they’d sell the existing helicopters and buy new quieter ones.

But either way, it would have to be an improvement over the current bedlam!

Now we just have to hope this bill doesn’t get defeated…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ShinyNewHandlehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75623/comment-page-1#comment-554777 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:43:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75623#comment-554777 Corner of Hicks & Middagh?

I’ll need the chain, too, obvs.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ClaudeScaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75623/comment-page-1#comment-554776 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:38:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75623#comment-554776 If you’ll put it in a spot where other Heights residents can see and enjoy the anchor, yes.

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Comment on Some Last Minute Monday Evening Suggestions by ClaudeScaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75395/comment-page-1#comment-554775 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75395#comment-554775 What photos? There aren’t any photos of Brooklyn Heights in the post on which you’ve commented.

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Comment on Some Last Minute Monday Evening Suggestions by stuarthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75395/comment-page-1#comment-554774 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:41:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75395#comment-554774 The photos are some of the worst I have ever seen of Brooklyn Heights, which is actually very photogenic.

The photographer either had a hangover or some grudge against the neighborhood.

He did not do us justice.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75623/comment-page-1#comment-554773 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 02:00:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75623#comment-554773 Screwdriver! that’s a racist skinhead band, figures you’d be into them.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75623/comment-page-1#comment-554772 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 01:48:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75623#comment-554772 Why is a group opposed to the blockage of the view of the bridge, one of the great ultra iconic scenes of New York suddenly bad guys? What?
And what is your interest in this matter? What harm of any kind is being done by this group and its activity?

By the way, the BBP is lucky it isn’t being sued by one of the casino crowd, they’re SO asset protected that no judgement/court assessment would stick….but of course that’s not going to happen with the BHA-casino types all endorsing or at least quietly rolling over on the park

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Comment on Charming Brooklyn Heights Featured in The New York Times by ShinyNewHandlehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75640/comment-page-1#comment-554771 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75640#comment-554771 I hope someday to read, “Pierhouse Demolished by Meteoroid! In Amazing Fluke,
Nickel-Iron Space Rock Arrives at Precise Angle, Mass, Velocity for the Job”.

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Comment on Charming Brooklyn Heights Featured in The New York Times by William Gilberthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75640/comment-page-1#comment-554770 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:08:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75640#comment-554770 Sorry to disagree, but there is nothing positive about that the new building. I hope that before it is occupied the earth just swallows it up.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by RJGhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75623/comment-page-1#comment-554769 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75623#comment-554769 Mr. Guterman’s “Save the View” group has filed 50+ new documents in support of their upcoming appeal.

His group should be careful what it wishes for. If it gets an injunction and ultimately loses they think they can get the judge to cap the cost to BBP at $10,000.

BBP, on the other hand, says an injunction will cost at least $3,550/day so Mr. Guterman’s group could have a pretty hefty tab if the lose down the road.

I hope judge Knipel dismisses Mr. Guterman’s motion to reargue the case.

The e-filed documents for the case are at this NYS link:

https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/webcivil/FCASeFiledDocsDetail?county_code=O8MCQjIiNZUX0Kv2LGBSxQ%3D%3D&txtIndexNo=Jlqze03N6kbesLAt_PLUS_ZJ7Vg%3D%3D&showMenu=no&isPreRji=N

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ShinyNewHandlehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/75623/comment-page-1#comment-554768 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:46:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=75623#comment-554768 I’m thinking of getting a bike to leave outdoors. May I have the anchor?

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