Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:51:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Goodbye, Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable? Also 192 Montague, AKA 200 Montague, to be Razed for Residential? by BrooklynHeightzerhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88003/comment-page-1#comment-570774 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:51:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88003#comment-570774 Do they sell organic produce?

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Comment on Goodbye, Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable? Also 192 Montague, AKA 200 Montague, to be Razed for Residential? by Teresahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88003/comment-page-1#comment-570773 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:40:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88003#comment-570773 AF&V and the farmers’ market are the only places I buy produce. I’m already weeping at the prospect of losing this place. Please say it ain’t so…

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Comment on Goodbye, Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable? Also 192 Montague, AKA 200 Montague, to be Razed for Residential? by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88003/comment-page-1#comment-570772 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:31:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88003#comment-570772 LOL

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570771 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 21:37:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570771 Yes, that’s another block that has seen better days. I think at least one of those bikes has an old ’80s-style banana seat and tall handlebars. Good idea for reporting it to the city.

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Comment on Goodbye, Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable? Also 192 Montague, AKA 200 Montague, to be Razed for Residential? by BrooklynHeightzerhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88003/comment-page-1#comment-570770 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 21:16:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88003#comment-570770 Amazon did put out of business a l lot of b&m stores and mom&pop shops, yet, among many other things, they employ thousands of workers (and were about to employ thousands more in NYC…), keep inflation at bay, save you (and most of the BHB readers) time and money. You can’t hold such simplistic, one-sided view of the matter, there are always cons and pros and various nuances to most situations.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570769 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 21:08:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570769 You’re right, I haven’t seen any hard drug users on that block but I still make a point of crossing the street there (smoke of any kind bothers me). And I suspect that between the scaffolding and the abandoned building, it creates a general climate of permissiveness. Once there was an old sofa dumped there, and one morning I walked by to see a bedraggled man passed out on it. It eventually was picked up by the city.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Still Herehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570768 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 20:19:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570768 No – between State and Joralemon st.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Anonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570767 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570767 Have you noticed all the derelict bicycles chained to the rack at the exit of the Clark Street Station (on Clark Street)? Please report it to the city:
https://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/1191/bicycle-chained-to-public-property

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Comment on Goodbye, Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable? Also 192 Montague, AKA 200 Montague, to be Razed for Residential? by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88003/comment-page-1#comment-570766 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88003#comment-570766 I accept the drink on your behalf!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570765 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:23:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570765 I frequently walk a dog past there (yes I clean up after mine!) and I just want to clarify your “druggies” remark with my experience. I have noticed individuals (random adults or high schoolers from either Mary McDowell or Packer) occasionally smoking weed under the scaffolding of the adjacent Catholic church, which does not extend as far as the Zimbardo-managed property in Andrew’s photo. This is hardly a situation one could confuse with junkies attracted to a vacant building.

Do I long for a tenant on the corner? Absolutely. But that building has nothing to do with a few people occasionally smoking weed, and a few people occasionally smoking weed in one location does not constitute a problem last I checked. And I have yet to encounter someone smoking weed in that location who was also rude or hostile in any way.

Side note to dog owners: clean up after yourselves! You make the rest of us look bad.

Side note to smokers (whatever the contents of your inhalant): don’t throw your butts/roaches on the ground. Snuff them out and throw them in a proper receptacle. People who litter ARE trash and smokers don’t get a pass.

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Comment on Goodbye, Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable? Also 192 Montague, AKA 200 Montague, to be Razed for Residential? by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88003/comment-page-1#comment-570764 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:19:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88003#comment-570764 The offer was to take me out for drinks in the Heights but that’s not necessary.

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Comment on Goodbye, Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable? Also 192 Montague, AKA 200 Montague, to be Razed for Residential? by Robert Perrishttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88003/comment-page-1#comment-570763 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 17:18:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88003#comment-570763 The architect stated that a produce stand would occupy the new storefront.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570762 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:58:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570762 That’s been empty for at least a decade, and a real blight on the block. The owner doesn’t clean his sidewalk and it’s surrounded by empty planters which grow up in tall weeds every summer. The Aitken Place side is a hangout for druggies and people who don’t clean up after their dogs. I’ve called 311 multiple times but I doubt it will ever change.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570761 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570761 Was that on Hicks Street right near Poplar?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570760 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:13:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570760 I’m waiting for the renovators of the former Towers Hotel, soon to be an assisted living place, to get around to removing the 6- or 7 stories-high ivy from the east and north sides.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570759 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:10:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570759 The building next door, for rent it seems like forever. Back then, one of perhaps hundreds of small groceries throughout BH:
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/26bbef8355bbf5686675697acb38d97d87aad638bffcddcb17e74649a93c9f92.png

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570758 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:07:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570758 Oops…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570757 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:06:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570757 Courtesy the Municipal Archives, here’s 142 Clinton Street in 1940, which held a dress shop, and is now residential:
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Comment on Goodbye, Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable? Also 192 Montague, AKA 200 Montague, to be Razed for Residential? by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88003/comment-page-1#comment-570756 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:00:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88003#comment-570756 How many hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores, how many thousands of people have Amazon closed down and put out of work?

If you tear down a forest to build a housing development, is that progress or improvement?

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Comment on Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87996/comment-page-1#comment-570755 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 04:56:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87996#comment-570755 I just bought this, but it doesn’t fit in the subway tunnel:

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/af43c50b99fc61e58da30b1f17a7b41cff6c4f2e12be4000eecb88d7591af036.jpg

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87992/comment-page-1#comment-570754 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 04:54:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87992#comment-570754 Two things: There’s a building there, but it’s invisible—can only be seen at Midnight on Halloween.

Or maybe vast disruption to Key Food operations means owners of the building don’t want to do this.

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Comment on Goodbye, Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable? Also 192 Montague, AKA 200 Montague, to be Razed for Residential? by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88003/comment-page-1#comment-570753 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:06:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88003#comment-570753 What did you win?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by CassieVonMontaguehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570752 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570752 Will the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District have any teeth? Or will we get another eyesore on Montague? Find out March 5!

https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2019/02/21/demolition-of-landmarked-montague-street-building-wins-local-support/

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Comment on Goodbye, Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable? Also 192 Montague, AKA 200 Montague, to be Razed for Residential? by MaggieOhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88003/comment-page-1#comment-570751 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88003#comment-570751 hope this happens! i used to go to AF&V quite a bit but it’s impossible to shop there with a stroller so my visits have been limited lately. i do love the value and quality there though – especially the ability to fill your own amount of mixed greens, etc, since the pre-boxed ones are always over filled and rot before i can use them…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Still Herehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570750 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570750 1 foot thick mat of ivy the size of the wall and lots of mortar and other material. Not an easy cleanup.

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Comment on Goodbye, Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable? Also 192 Montague, AKA 200 Montague, to be Razed for Residential? by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88003/comment-page-1#comment-570749 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 17:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88003#comment-570749 For the record, I won my bet with Cranberry Beret (see earlier post). 200 Montague is going to be demolished and an entirely new building constructed in its place.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Brooklynitehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570748 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:54:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570748 That wall of ivy pictured crashed down a few years ago if I am not mistaken. And it looked like a huge mess to clean and repair.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by BrooklynHeightzerhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570747 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:31:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570747 Both

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by MaggieOhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570746 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:09:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570746 the wall or the ivy?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Still Herehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/88010/comment-page-1#comment-570745 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=88010#comment-570745 A friend’s backyard faced a neighbor’s wall of ivy similar to that pictured which subsequently came crashing down into her yard – what a mess.

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