Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:14:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Full BQE Closure in Wee Hours this Sunday and Next by gatornychttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80708/comment-page-1#comment-561974 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80708#comment-561974 I exited the Brooklyn Bridge and traveled on Furman Street at around 1:30 a.m. and saw no impact at all.

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Comment on Open Thread Weekend by Michaelhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80735/comment-page-1#comment-561973 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:45:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80735#comment-561973 Graffiti on the promenade?

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Comment on Full BQE Closure in Wee Hours this Sunday and Next by Banethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80708/comment-page-1#comment-561972 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80708#comment-561972 Did anyone notice any affect on the neighborhood streets from this closure?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561971 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561971 I don’t care how much he weighs, If he said something nasty to my girl he would quickly learn what a steel-toe boot taste like.

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Comment on Open Thread Weekend by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80735/comment-page-1#comment-561970 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80735#comment-561970 Speaking of summer: The ice-cream truck at Pierrepont & Columbia Heights. Did the driver buy that at a “pollution special” sale? That has to be the most filthy, noisy ice-cream truck on the streets of NYC. Granted, at least it doesn’t play music 24/7 but the jackhammer-like compressor makes up for that.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561969 Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:30:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561969 I don’t want an increase in street crime either. Extra police presence is good and probably the most effective short-term way to reduce incidences. However, the park traffic is here to stay and must be managed realistically. Let’s debunk some of the proposed ideas:
1. Route park goers over to and down a Atlantic Ave. First, by what ethical reason do you determine that AA is more deserving of increased traffic and potential crime? It’s moot anyway as there is no legal way to force people to walk that route. Putting up signs may defer a few to walk the extra blocks but it would be in conflict with the first point.
Block off the Joralemon st entrance, Even if you could convince BBP to do this, which they most surely won’t because of 1BBP. The park goers would still travel down Joralemon then on Furman to the closest entrance.
…. Gotta go now will do more tomorrow…

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Comment on Brooklyn Heights Man is Pokemon GO Champ by Montyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80746/comment-page-1#comment-561968 Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:13:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80746#comment-561968 Early front-runner for Heights Resident of the Year.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Sharon Thttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561967 Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:07:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561967 We simply need someone who will cease debating and take some kind of effective legal action to stop the nonesense is all I’m saying.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Sharon Thttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561966 Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:58:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561966 That’s glib, but let this creep bother any member of my family and you’d see how long it would go on. He’s 400 lbs? So that takes two real men or simply call police and have him summoned. That’s too much of a struggle?

We need some real men here.

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Comment on Open Thread Weekend by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80735/comment-page-1#comment-561965 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:26:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80735#comment-561965 Tazza finally got their outdoor seating license restored just in time for the heat wave. I saw a few brave folks out there this afternoon but the majority seemed to be eating inside.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Remsen Street Dwellerhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561964 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:48:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561964 Sounds like a job for WSW.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by gchttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561963 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:05:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561963 Guilty as charged if not wanting to see the kind of behavior occurring on Joralemon St spread to the rest of the Heights is what you describe as nimby complaining. We need to hold our elected representatives and the BHA accountable for not getting out ahead of these problems. We residents must also shoulder some of the blame for not being more involved. As to other solutions, maybe some more aggressive action similar to the Verizon protest we saw on Montague St might have an impact.

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Comment on Open Thread Weekend by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80735/comment-page-1#comment-561962 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:50:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80735#comment-561962 I had decided to hunker down for the next several days, not going out into the brutal heat, until I lost a crown last night. So it’s off to Dr. Moshman on Remsen Street this afternoon. Going to slowly walk there, keeping to the shady side of the street!

Hot town, summer in the city on Vimeo (gritty urban NYC scenes except for one of the wonderful Salamonica Market in Hobart, Tasmania):

https://vimeo.com/34042300

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Comment on The Times Covers Historical Society’s “Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie” by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80717/comment-page-1#comment-561961 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80717#comment-561961 The photo of the “Boro Pet Center” on the PDN website is now the middle-eastern restaurant on Henry Street. Hard to identify other sites as the areas have changed so much.

I think Attie’s photo showing kids playing at a corner on Henry Street (below) has a much corroded sign pointing the way to Coney Island. Such signs were common in the decades before the BQE and other superhighways transformed car traffic.

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Comment on Target Presents Kids’ Event at Brooklyn Bridge Park Sunday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80713/comment-page-1#comment-561960 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80713#comment-561960 Hope they’ve got plenty of ice water…

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Comment on Full BQE Closure in Wee Hours this Sunday and Next by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80708/comment-page-1#comment-561959 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80708#comment-561959 Another reason I don’t have a car…I expect traffic on Hicks and Henry Streets to also be horrendous.

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Comment on The Hills Open at Governor’s Island: A Dispatch from the “Department of Tell Me Something Good” by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80623/comment-page-1#comment-561958 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:30:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80623#comment-561958 Me too. Remind me to bring a parasol until the trees grow big enough to cast some shade.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561957 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:19:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561957 I’ve seen this guy, and he must weigh over 400 pounds. Not anyone I would confront physically.

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Comment on Suspected Murder On Joralemon Street by redlolahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79905/comment-page-1#comment-561956 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:17:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79905#comment-561956 i don’t live in the rest of NYC. i Live here. My metric of comparison is before and after this car. 65 year old men getting sucker punched may be ok for you, but it is not for me.

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Comment on Video of 65 Year Old Man Assaulted on Joralemon Street July 6 by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80611/comment-page-1#comment-561955 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:05:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80611#comment-561955 If you use the tools Disqus provides, there are ways to counter those posts.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by B.http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561954 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:37:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561954 Actually, I overstated one thing: Despite my sadness at Brooklyn’s slide, I probably would not leave, and not just because of the conservatism and intolerance in other places; even throughout the 1970s and 1980s, when things looked direst, my family dug in its heels because Brooklyn has been our home. What we do is keep the sidewalks clean, plant trees, say hello to everyone, and hope for the best.

Calling out bad behavior isn’t racism, you know. In other places, I could call out similar behavior by jittery white guys.

But enough.

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Comment on The Hills Open at Governor’s Island: A Dispatch from the “Department of Tell Me Something Good” by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80623/comment-page-1#comment-561953 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:30:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80623#comment-561953 Nice report. I’m looking forward to going out there once the heat wave ends.

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Comment on Suspected Murder On Joralemon Street by evo34http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79905/comment-page-1#comment-561952 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:16:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79905#comment-561952 Tough life when you actually have to see other people on your sidewalk while living one of the world’s largest cities.

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Comment on Suspected Murder On Joralemon Street by evo34http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79905/comment-page-1#comment-561951 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79905#comment-561951 Maybe compare to the rest of NYC for perspective…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561950 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:29:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561950 I wasn’t addressing you. Nor have I recollection of your prior “solid” suggestions. I don’t know what “solutions (which have absolutely worked in cities across the country” could pertain to pedestrian traffic through Brooklyn Heights

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Sharon Thttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561949 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:59:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561949 Er, so this creep made off color remarks to..while you were pushing your child?(!) And what did the men? in your family do about it?

Did you even stop and have him arrested or summonded?

My husband is an attorney before the start and federal bench, but I’ll tell you what..if any creep did that to me, it’ll be the VERY last woman he would bother for a very long time if not forever.

If you “men” here can’t or won’t keep women safe right in your own neighborhood, never mind the creep, what does that say about you

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Sharon Thttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561948 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:40:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561948 You HAVE had several solutions. I offered several solid suggestions and several other key suggestions were put fourth. But when people offer solutions (which have absolutely worked in cities across the country, which were once plagued by gangs and violent crime,) there’s a chorus of children of John Lindsay er al, who want to yell the ,”R” word. And the rest of you instantly dive under the nearest car…

I have watched you reject and abuse some of the best minds who gave years of strong clear warnings…and now you are getting what you deserve….

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Sharon Thttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561947 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:29:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561947 Am I addressing Buster or tiege?

Whatever, the word is of course racism. And I am only making a observation that in all of this endless parlor debates I am not seeing one person who is even proposing some kind of effective action to stop the disastrous slide we are on. When am I going to see a real guy out here who will step up to stop what is going on?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561946 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561946 And all we get from you is a bunch of nimby complaining and no realistic solutions.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by AEBhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80617/comment-page-1#comment-561945 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 02:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80617#comment-561945 “Rigger”?

And who would that one man be, perchance?

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