Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Thu, 26 May 2016 22:10:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by mlcraryvillehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560231 Thu, 26 May 2016 22:10:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560231 And what are the facts except that one of the frequent sites of shootings and, by extension, similar violent behaviors in the USA, is at “basketball tournaments.”

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Teresahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560230 Thu, 26 May 2016 21:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560230 If you read the reports, no one was “driven crazy.” No one even mentioned the sex of the people involved. Please consider getting facts before you make assumptions about people’s behavior.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by KBells40http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560229 Thu, 26 May 2016 21:16:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560229 http://gothamist.com/2016/05/26/brooklyn_bridge_park_nypd.php

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by HenryonHenryhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560228 Thu, 26 May 2016 20:16:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560228 Anyone find out what happened at Pier 2 the other day?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ColumbiaHeightsterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560227 Thu, 26 May 2016 14:01:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560227 It was coming from lower Manhattan.

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Comment on Watchtower Puts Towers Hotel On Market by T.K. Smallhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79779/comment-page-1#comment-560226 Thu, 26 May 2016 14:00:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79779#comment-560226 Only 140 million…? I’ll take two!

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Comment on Council Member Levin’s Town Hall Meeting Thursday Evening by MPIERCEhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79766/comment-page-1#comment-560225 Thu, 26 May 2016 12:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79766#comment-560225 Signs up at Heights Library re closing on 7/1?
lovebrooklynlibrariesinc.org
We’re in it to stop that “debacle”.
Court date June 10th
If you care, be there!

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Comment on Watchtower Puts Towers Hotel On Market by Concernedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79779/comment-page-1#comment-560224 Thu, 26 May 2016 02:45:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79779#comment-560224 What’s the over/under on 140 million? The JW’s keep their places in very nice condition, but I assume there will be an almost total gut renovation to make two and three bedroom condos along with an awesome penthouse, rec rooms, etc…
The Bossart went for 81 million, but that was in 2008. I’m not privy to the stats, but my guess is that apartment prices have gone up over 25% in Brooklyn heights since 2008.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Claude Scaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560223 Thu, 26 May 2016 01:52:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560223 The last time I looked, some were anchored between Piers 5 and 6. There’s still work to be done on the marina. Docks have yet to be installed on the outer piers.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by gchttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560222 Thu, 26 May 2016 01:19:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560222 No point in complaining. It can’t be more obvious that no one in power cares about pretty much any of our complaints.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by gchttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560221 Thu, 26 May 2016 01:11:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560221 Anyone know what happened to all the sail club sailboats that were docked down at pier 5? There were about 20 of them and they have totally disappeared.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Elaine Rendonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560220 Thu, 26 May 2016 00:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560220 You’ll have to travel to Red Hook to see and board any ships. But I’ve seen dozens of service members around the neighborhood since 2pm today

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Dieselhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560219 Thu, 26 May 2016 00:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560219 Just back from a stroll on the nod, looks like Pier 2 is shut down again…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by mlcraryvillehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560218 Wed, 25 May 2016 23:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560218 What is about ten basketball hoops that drive young men crazy??

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by BananaWednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560217 Wed, 25 May 2016 22:11:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560217 Anyone know if Pier 5/6 will have any of the Fleet Week ships docked?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Concernedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560216 Wed, 25 May 2016 22:00:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560216 Major police activity at pier 2 at around 6 pm, today. I’m not sure if this is the new look of security or if something happened, but there’s 10 police vehicles, blockades and many police officers active.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StoptheChophttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560215 Wed, 25 May 2016 21:57:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560215 If you’re talking about the helitours, here: http://www.stopthechopnynj.org/how-you-can-help.html Also, 311 complaints, since apparently that’s all the EDC thinks are “legitimate” complaints.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StoptheChophttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560214 Wed, 25 May 2016 21:56:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560214 The info was just sent out via letter– we need to update the website. Thanks!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Rickhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560212 Wed, 25 May 2016 20:31:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560212 Even if it was associated with Fleet Week, it is still not right to keep the engines running for so long after it landed. So inconsiderate to wake up huge numbers of people on BOTH sides of the river, as it had to be incredibly noisy for people living in lower Manhattan, too.

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Comment on Pier 2 Evacuated…Again by joey_chttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79615/comment-page-1#comment-560211 Wed, 25 May 2016 17:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79615#comment-560211 admittedly, if people wanted quiet they coulda stayed in the ‘burbs.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Concernedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560210 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:50:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560210 I saw and heard this, as well. It was extremely loud and just sat there on the helipad with its engines on. I can only assume that the helicopter was very powerful. I also wonder if the proximity to the buildings in Manhattan created more of an echo to bounce the sound into our neighborhood.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by T.K. Smallhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560209 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560209 Ordinarily, I can sleep through almost any rocket, but the helicopter noise this morning actually woke me up at approximately 6:15 a.m.. Definitely way too early…!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Teresahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560208 Wed, 25 May 2016 15:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560208 I was walking through the park at around 7 this morning, and there was a huge black helicopter hovering in the harbor for a while, then it landed on the southernmost helipad and hung out there for at least 20 minutes, engines on. It was still there when I left the park.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by William Spierhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560207 Wed, 25 May 2016 14:00:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560207 On the brighter side, the garden at Bridge Harbor Heights on Poplar Street is in near full bloom. Probably the most diverse private garden in the City, it has been certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a wildlife habitat. Occasionally you will find someone working in the garden; stop and ask for a tour.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Janicehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560206 Wed, 25 May 2016 13:49:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560206 I agree! I woke up with a roaring headache and there was nothing to be done about the persistent, obtrusive sound of the helicopter racket! What on EARTH was the reason? Does anybody have an answer?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Maryhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560205 Wed, 25 May 2016 12:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560205 Also, our Sunday furlough from choppers may be in jeopardy. The copter company is hoping to buy land in Yonkers and run flights down river and from the downtown heliport(!) I contacted Mayor Mike Spano. He’s against the sale and has sent a bill to his City Council to ban helicopters in Yonkers.

I don’t see the story on StoptheChop’s website yet, but here’s their link:
stopthechopnynj.org

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Maryhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560204 Wed, 25 May 2016 11:51:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560204 I’m guessing it was a Fleet Week event. But it was too early and too loud. Scary. Doesn’t anyone in City Hall remember 9/11?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by tinahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560203 Wed, 25 May 2016 11:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560203 it’s every single morning lately. and evening. i feel like i’m going crazy/living in a military zone…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Karenhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79773/comment-page-1#comment-560202 Wed, 25 May 2016 11:06:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79773#comment-560202 Old issue but who do we complain to about the helicopter noise coming from Lower Manhattan? Just awful this morning..

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Claude Scaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79694/comment-page-1#comment-560201 Wed, 25 May 2016 03:09:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79694#comment-560201 Thanks, Karl. Good to hear from you; always love your videos and commentary.

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