Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Summer Has Come And Gone: Hotel Bossert Yet to Re-Open by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76334/comment-page-1#comment-555423 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:03:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76334#comment-555423 That is strictly speaking is true. But the NATURE of who were in the building is the key here. The building was in the 60’s and 70’s occupied by an assortment of really low key loners and elderly. After that it was occupied by very well disciplined GW followers. Both groups may not be considered the most attractive by many, but they did not represent a disruption or danger to the Heights (like the darlings in the St George at the time)

And again, any new increased use of the area should FIRST involve/ require new MUCH increased prime elements of the public safety net.

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Comment on Summer Has Come And Gone: Hotel Bossert Yet to Re-Open by Banethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76334/comment-page-1#comment-555422 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:30:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76334#comment-555422 One small point — I’m not sure it’s really an increase in population. Remember, this building was full for the last few decades. It’s just been empty for the last few years.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by miriamcbhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76271/comment-page-1#comment-555421 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76271#comment-555421 I think Go Burger in the Grand Canyon spot. I’m also wondering what people think about the Urgent Care signs up in the old Crumbs shop.

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Comment on Summer Has Come And Gone: Hotel Bossert Yet to Re-Open by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76334/comment-page-1#comment-555420 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:12:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76334#comment-555420 Avoidance of reality IS a psychopathology. A condition which very sadly has spread to a wide sector of Heights residents. As at our nation’s founding, the price of liberty (and safety) is clear eyed vigilance.

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Comment on Summer Has Come And Gone: Hotel Bossert Yet to Re-Open by Residenthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76334/comment-page-1#comment-555419 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:05:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76334#comment-555419 Get a grip. Oy. This is the last time I ever open. The comments page on this blog… See ya.

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Comment on Summer Has Come And Gone: Hotel Bossert Yet to Re-Open by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76334/comment-page-1#comment-555418 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:52:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76334#comment-555418 Well, there are three real questions:

First, WHO are they marketing to? Are they marketing to a business, professional or cultural audience or is this going to be some kind of tourist or open recreational facility? This should be a BIG concern….

Second, this is just one more promoter deciding that an increase in population and traffic equals $$$$$$. Of course, all of this is done with NO increase in any “little” things like police, fire, ems or any public safety facility.

Third: when are the sheeple going to require that increased/upgraded facilities are put in place BEFORE any development or population/use of an area?

Don’t think any of this is a serious concern? Really? Well I suggest anyone simply stand at the south west corner of 29th Street and Park Avenue South about 11:00 PM any Friday/Saturday night. Then think what that scene transfered to Montague would be like here…..

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Comment on Summer Has Come And Gone: Hotel Bossert Yet to Re-Open by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76334/comment-page-1#comment-555417 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76334#comment-555417 Not to be pedantic but we actually have 22 more days of summer. Let’s not short-change ourselves! But something does seem fishy here about the hotel delay. Maybe it’s built by the same firm that did the bouncy bridge.

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Comment on Long-Standing Eyesore Slapped With New Violations by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76311/comment-page-1#comment-555416 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:11:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76311#comment-555416 I just walked by this house and a funny detail stuck out: the decorative birdbath is still in the front, despite the fact that the rest of it looks like it’s been bombed out in a war. A sad sight.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76271/comment-page-1#comment-555415 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:55:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76271#comment-555415 As far as I know it is true.
The official story: A scrapper admitted setting it accidentally with a blowtorch, while trying to remove pipes from the building. He did a year in prison.
The unofficial story, as told to me directly by “the man” in charge of nefarious activities in the neighborhood: The scrapper was paid $50k to admit to the crime. Someone else, a professional, started the fire. Reason; cheap way to demolish the building and collect insurance.

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Comment on Long-Standing Eyesore Slapped With New Violations by DIBShttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76311/comment-page-1#comment-555414 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76311#comment-555414 Rapidly deteriorating. I hope it gets done before it deteriorates to the extent that Iron Chef House would close.

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Comment on Long-Standing Eyesore Slapped With New Violations by Love Lanerhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76311/comment-page-1#comment-555413 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76311#comment-555413 Please do keep on the lookout for a new space! I know that the odds are painfully stacked against small/independent business these days, but the cinema was such a joy for the neighborhood. I grew up in the area & it introduced me to so many films I wouldn’t have seen if I only went to the theatre on Court Street!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by outasighthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76271/comment-page-1#comment-555412 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:16:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76271#comment-555412 Yes, saw them from the window. Very loud, which is what brought them to my attention.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ColumbiaHeightsterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76271/comment-page-1#comment-555411 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76271#comment-555411 No

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Comment on BHA Urges Emails Opposing Pier 6 Housing by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76265/comment-page-1#comment-555410 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:38:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76265#comment-555410 I get the strong feeling were speaking to a bot here! In any case, you’ll notice now he isn’t answering bkly20 and Judy’s posts and certainly not point for point, of course, he can’t. Even if A) this a live person and B) he/it is actually based IN the Heights.

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Comment on Long-Standing Eyesore Slapped With New Violations by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76311/comment-page-1#comment-555409 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:52:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76311#comment-555409 Curbed.com just posted a map of endangered or lost NYC movie theaters. The late lamented BH Cinema is on here as are a few other depressing additions (Sunshine Cinema). http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/08/25/tracking_nycs_lost_and_endangered_movie_theaters.php

Between greedy landlords and people’s desire to watch everything in their living rooms now, going to the movies could soon be a thing of the past in NYC.

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Comment on Long-Standing Eyesore Slapped With New Violations by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76311/comment-page-1#comment-555408 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76311#comment-555408 I met the nice guy who owns the building next door. He reports that rain is running through the building into his basement/foundation!!! He ALSO says that for a long time it was almost impossible to find out who really owned 100 Clark! And the danger of intrusion and fire is always present because owners/developers of vacant buildings are not required to have fire/intrusion detection/alarms or prevention systems.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76271/comment-page-1#comment-555407 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76271#comment-555407 Anyone hear what the jets sounded like today at about 10:45 AM? It must have been the F-22. One thing the Raptor is not, its not SOUND stealty.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76271/comment-page-1#comment-555406 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:15:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76271#comment-555406 And I was all ready to post a small rant about de Blasio and boobs. I guess I’ll shelve it. Have a great weekend everyone! Xo

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Comment on Long-Standing Eyesore Slapped With New Violations by Kenn Lowyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76311/comment-page-1#comment-555405 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:17:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76311#comment-555405 If you’ve been reading the BHB for the past year you know the DUMBO space never materialized because of high rents (unaffordable). I wanted to reopen and I truly miss greeting and talking with our customers. If you hear of a space that’s affordable, let me know. As far as 70 Henry Street is concerned, the plans have been approved by Landmarks, even though, once again, the BHA was against it. So something will be happening there in the coming year.

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Comment on BHA Urges Emails Opposing Pier 6 Housing by stuarthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76265/comment-page-1#comment-555404 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:59:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76265#comment-555404 I do know you Judi and you are such a liar.Do you think it’s a secret? everyone you recruited for you defenders coalition was adamantly, rabidly, anti-park. You are the very essence of duplicity.

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Comment on Long-Standing Eyesore Slapped With New Violations by RJGhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76311/comment-page-1#comment-555403 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:34:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76311#comment-555403 Plans for a new building were filed on March 20, 2015. On April 25 the DOB rejected the plan. The developer will have to rework the plan to address DOB criticisms and then resubmit it for another exam.

http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/PlanExaminationOverviewServlet?requestid=3&allisn=0002426457&passjobnumber=321102766&allbin=3001649

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Comment on Long-Standing Eyesore Slapped With New Violations by RJGhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76311/comment-page-1#comment-555402 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:01:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76311#comment-555402 Alteration plans for 1 Monroe Place were approved by the DOB on May 5, 2015. The owners haven’t obtained any permits yet.

The plan is for a total of five dwelling units, one DU will be a triplex and one DU a duplex.

Floor plans link: http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/BScanJobDocumentServlet?requestid=6&passjobnumber=320296005&passdocnumber=01&allbin=3001898&scancode=ESHS1159475

Related job documents link: http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobsQueryByNumberServlet?requestid=4&passjobnumber=320296005&passdocnumber=01&restore=1

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Comment on Long-Standing Eyesore Slapped With New Violations by Canonchethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76311/comment-page-1#comment-555401 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:45:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76311#comment-555401 Speaking of local eyesores: Exactly one year ago today the Brooklyn Heights Cinema turned off its projectors and threw away all its old popcorn and shut its doors forever, after 44 years as a true neighborhood treasure. An immediate, impending condo conversion of the Henry St theater building was the ostensible reason. Since then, there has been no apparent construction or any other activity at the site, as the building exterior visibly deteroriates. (In this long past winter, that neglect extended to failure to clear snow and ice from the heavily used sidewalks.) What gives? Does anyone know, or care? The failure of the promised if still-unsatisfactory alternative to materialize – the Dumbo Digital Cinema – only makes it worse.

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Comment on BHA Urges Emails Opposing Pier 6 Housing by outasighthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76265/comment-page-1#comment-555400 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:53:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76265#comment-555400 What a crock!

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Comment on BHA Urges Emails Opposing Pier 6 Housing by judifrancishttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76265/comment-page-1#comment-555399 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:31:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76265#comment-555399 Stuart, I have no idea who you are but you obviously don’t know me either, or my many years of advocacy FOR a park. For goodness sake, my husband helped start the BBP coalition in 1985-86 with Tony Manheim, he named the park (was called Harbor Park), he got the first $1 million to plan it (from then Assemblyperson Dugan), and I have advocated for recreational features long requested by the community and long studied prior to the housing plan (pool, indoor recreation) and access ( DOT on safer entrance in south end, years on the BQE rebuild committee), among many other things. And yes, I led the 11 community association fight against private housing inside the park because there were then, and remain today, many, many other ways to pay for our parks than privatizing them with housing. As a result of housing this is not even a park in the protected sense. It is a project and thus no park land protections – think about what that means. The BBPDF law suit has come to roost as we try to recover 3 more acres in the south end for much needed park lands, as our city densifies so rapidly. The BBP stated in their court papers to my suit that they would “build no more housing than needed to pay for the park”. The funds are now not needed to support the park so why wouldn’t you want more park lands and not more housing? Unless you work for the park, your advocacy FOR housing and against park lands makes no sense to me. Sorry!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by RESIDENThttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76271/comment-page-1#comment-555398 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:23:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76271#comment-555398 Siggy – Asian noodle shop

Grand Canyon – high end burgers

…sorry, may not be new news…

By the way, I am glad the ice cream shop opened. But just to be 100% honest” it ain’t that great. Small portions like hagen daaz and the taste was kind of like low end Ben and jerrys. Wish it were a so-Co creamery…

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Comment on BHA Urges Emails Opposing Pier 6 Housing by Brixtonyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76265/comment-page-1#comment-555397 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:56:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76265#comment-555397 Don’t feed the troll. This person is clearly not well. In the past, other trolls have left after being ignored. The spotlight feeds their ego. Let’s give it a try.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by MaryThttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76271/comment-page-1#comment-555396 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76271#comment-555396 Wow. Great photos. I moved here in December 1995, when the St. George was still partly SRO or abandoned. Took many years for that part to be rehabilitated. The rumor I heard at the time is that it was intentionally set. True or false?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by DIBShttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76271/comment-page-1#comment-555395 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:15:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76271#comment-555395 You must stay up all night researching these aircraft. Seems like it gives you something to do other than ranting here!!!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/76271/comment-page-1#comment-555394 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:02:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=76271#comment-555394 I remember it well, took a bunch of photos, you can see them here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/13189502@N02/albums/72157657818443235

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