Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:51:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ldnyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82608/comment-page-1#comment-564245 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:51:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82608#comment-564245 Hi Henry. If I can be of assistance, please get in touch. Details and contact into at http://www.macsamurai.com

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564244 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:31:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564244 I saw a company ad on house undergoing renovation at corner of Clark and Willow. Go over there and see contact details.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564243 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:28:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564243 From Gothamist: Homeland on Showtime moves to Brooklyn, with striking image (publicity still from Showtime):

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d5f6278c0dda68ae7bdebaa5500a146b62ebd183c3187835e94324d4f167b74a.jpg

Article here:

http://tinyurl.com/hc8olpc

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by well, you know who this is....http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564242 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564242 I see. Anyone with an anti violent criminal or pro police viewpoint is immediately a hate monger. Well, yes, I hate evil, things which are destructive to our country, abuse to the elderly.

And unpopular or “hate” speech under our precious constituttional rghts IS free speech.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by KXrVrii1http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564241 Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:52:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564241 Very interesting, thanks for posting the link and making the video. Did you never make part two?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564240 Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:13:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564240 You get all the fun with none of the maintenance costs!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Karl Junkersfeldhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564239 Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564239 Mary,
If you look at attached video, start at 1:18 and you will see a few pictures of the stairs you are referring to going from Columbia Heights mansions down the slope. These stairs were not open to the public but rather used by mansion residents to access their gardens/plantings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y1meVKTPRE

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Dieselhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564238 Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564238 Been playing that card for years…Woof!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by winchell's cavanaughhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564237 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:33:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564237 it was a bridge, Penny Bridge, before the promenade.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564236 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:29:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564236 They’re all empty now, apparently (looking at windows).

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564235 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:27:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564235 Fascinating information about BH buildings at the Building Information System Database:

http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/bispi00.jsp

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by MaryThttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564234 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:07:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564234 Wasn’t there once a stairway from the cliff, way back in the day?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrewhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564233 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:27:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564233 Does anyone have recommendations for a good chimney repair/inspection service?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by DIBShttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564232 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:38:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564232 Yes, because the one thing better than owning a yacht is having a friend that owns a yacht!!!!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Karl Junkersfeldhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564231 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:46:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564231 Were all apartments vacated for gut renovation?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564230 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:13:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564230 That’s really disturbing. I wonder if the BHS has outside CCTV cameras that would have caught any of the incident you saw. Or the courthouse on the corner of Monroe. Jeez…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564229 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564229 By the way, if there are any yacht owners among us, you’re invited over for dinner and drinks sometime. I want to be your friend.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Yoshimaro Ikeguchihttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564228 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564228 Got it, thanks. So basically, everyone will still walk down Joralemon, and this access point is mainly helpful to the yacht owners among us.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by neighboronhickshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564227 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564227 the implications behind this statement are foul. also, i was pretty sure you were blocked from posting here lest the threads be hijacked by hate speech.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Pierrepont Residenthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564226 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:49:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564226 I saw two police officers punching with violence an (old) african american man, allegedly intoxicated. Now this man was screaming for help, very loudly. I am not the only person that heard the screems and saw this. The neighbor was yelling the cops to stop punching. Probably the same neighbor that called the cops on the first place, who knows. I am reporting the info I do have because I think it’s the right thing to do. Seemed an excessive use of force, an act of violence. There are a lots of maybes here, for sure, but one thing is to arrest someone, another thing is to misuse violence. I want to be able to trust police officers, not second guess their potential abuse. And of course I am sharing the race of the person being placed in custody. It’s for accuracy.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564225 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:29:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564225 The page says, “The Montague Street Turnaround will provide direct access to the new Boathouse as well as the Pier 4 Beach…”

You’re confused by the tiny stub of Montague Street off of Furman Street, which loops around the Transit Authority access building; this is what they’re talking about. There will be no access from the Promenade.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564224 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564224 I have new information about 35 Pineapple Street: According to a source, PropertyShark reports this building was sold on 12/13/2016 for $10.3 million to “35 Pineapple Realty LP”, part of Benchmark Real Estate Group. No applications for building permits have been filed with the DOB.

There are 14 class A apartments in the building, plus the store, formerly occupied by “Perfect Paws,” which moved and merged with the pet store on Clark Street. The apartments will be gutted and rented at presumably much higher rents.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by WSWhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564223 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:05:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564223 Sure, the darlings surrounding the Heights are getting in their last “opportunities” in before Jan 20th….because they all know what is going to happen to them (shortly) after that date…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564222 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:48:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564222 I’ve got mixed feelings about it, hence my lack of comment on the development itself. Occupationally I focus on phenomenological aesthetics. :)

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564221 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:47:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564221 It’s not always possible to obtain a complete account/view of an incident as a bystander. I think it’s good that Pierrepont Resident shared the totality of what s/he observed. It’s up to others to interpret/parse out that observation; not everyone is trained in, say, journalistic methods of documentation/analysis. Long story short: good to share, better than not sharing anything.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Henry Jhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564220 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:34:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564220 Well first of all, why do you first make reference to the race of what you identify as the person being placed in custody. Second, you did not view the incident(s) through. So you do not have a complete overview of what occured. For example, how many incidents of weapons displayed and police being assault do you think have occured in and around that court area. Sure, you won’t hear this from the BHA or local press outlets. But just as some victims what has over the years occured. Anyone needs a good complete information to make a judgement.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564219 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:25:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564219 According to this report in the Brooklyn Paper, the crime spree in the Heights is continuing:

http://tinyurl.com/zyzdwrq

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564218 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564218 I’ve noticed that building getting taller and taller. Now clearly visible from northern Henry Street, and from Cadman Plaza West, rising above Concord Village.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Pierrepont Residenthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564217 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:01:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564217 I am reporting a VIOLENT POLICE act I saw with my eyes tonight.
All this happened between 8:20 – 9 pm
I live between Monroe Place and Clinton st. I was making dinner when I hear a man (african american from the voice) screaming “fuck you” several times. I go to the window and see another man, white with a dog, screaming back at him something like “come and get me, come come”… Then I went back to my business and while eating, so at this point was like 9:50 pm I hear again screams, same voice as the african american before, ‘help me, help me, help me’. I poke out the window and I see two cops punching violently, the man on the ground. The exact spot was on Pierrepont in front of the building right after the Historical Society. Some neighbor was screaming to stop beating up. I tried to make a video of the whole thing but I did not cached on camera. I did catch though the lady tell the cops: “you didn’t had to beat him up”. The black guy from the voice seemed on the drunk side, probably homeless. He kept saying I am not stupid. Three other car came in 2 police and 1 was a seemingly black car with cops in plainclothes.
What me and other people saw tonight is disturbing, unfair and scary. Things are escalating on a regular basis with some of the cops behavior. I would like to know what to do, how to report this besides here on our blog. I hope anyone that heard or saw something can contribute. Thanks.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Remsen St Strollinhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/82636/comment-page-1#comment-564216 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 03:03:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=82636#comment-564216 There is no planned access from Montague Street in the Heights proper.

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