Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:53:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Robber Hits Careland Pharmacy on Clark by Brixtonyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81231/comment-page-1#comment-562405 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:53:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81231#comment-562405 Sorry to hear this, but they’ve become very disorganized lately. They seem unable to fill a routine prescription due to a supplier problem. I’ve had to call them several times when they haven’t called me back. I like to patronize locally owned stores, but will probably need to switch my prescriptions to another business. This has been going on for over a week now without resolution. Last Saturday I was told to call next Thursday ! when someone will be in that could solve the problem. Fortunately, there’s no rush, but….

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81190/comment-page-1#comment-562404 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81190#comment-562404 Well, that was fast. And really annoying:

Details: Loud Music/Party. Your Service Request was closed. The Police Department responded to the complaint and determined that police action was not necessary.

Sure, because it happened yesterday, and was neither “loud music” nor a “party.”

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81190/comment-page-1#comment-562403 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:51:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81190#comment-562403 We’e all effing doomed… Loudspeakers? Violation of the Parks Dept. “Quiet Rules” for the Promenade.

If I were there I would have vociferously told them *not* to take a helicopter ride, lest they anger the natives.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81190/comment-page-1#comment-562402 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:47:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81190#comment-562402 I meant that Brooklyn Union Gas Company was bought by them several years ago, hence the name change.

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Comment on Robber Hits Careland Pharmacy on Clark by Clarksyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81231/comment-page-1#comment-562401 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81231#comment-562401 I have to second what Freethinker said about Careland. The staff are super friendly and helpful. And it’s so clean. It’s a pleasure to shop there. It’s such a different experience from shopping at the grungy CVS on Love Lane.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81190/comment-page-1#comment-562400 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:52:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81190#comment-562400 National Grid has been a British company since its formation, when electricity generation and transmission was privatized in 1990.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by KBells40http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81190/comment-page-1#comment-562399 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:28:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81190#comment-562399 Though there aren’t any bushes there (at least presently), agree that a thorough review is needed, and I’ll be reaching out to Squadron as a first step.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by KBells40http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81190/comment-page-1#comment-562398 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:25:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81190#comment-562398 There are no bushes on the median, at least presently. Very little obstructs the ability of left-turning vehicles to see pedestrians in the crosswalk. It’s just aggressive drivers seeing an opening in traffic first and looking for pedestrians second.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81190/comment-page-1#comment-562397 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 23:37:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81190#comment-562397 I’d like to see a second Five Guys location, just so I can go to each in sequence during the course of a lunch hour.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81190/comment-page-1#comment-562396 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:07:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81190#comment-562396 Today I saw 3 different tour groups roaming the promenade, led by tour guides with headset microphones and loudspeakers. One guide was pushing his guests to take a helicopter tour for a better view of the area. Another had a stick with a name on top to keep his group in line.

Maybe these groups are nothing new around here but it seems like the Promenade is fast becoming the next Times Square or Statue of Liberty.

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Comment on Cats & Mats: Yoga Continues at Brooklyn Cat Cafe Tomorrow by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81265/comment-page-1#comment-562395 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:03:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81265#comment-562395 Kitties around the Heights are fascinated by this post:

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Comment on “The Great Escape”, Commemorating Washington’s Evacuation of Brooklyn, at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81240/comment-page-1#comment-562394 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:01:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81240#comment-562394 That doesn’t look like Steve McQueen to me!

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Comment on Robber Hits Careland Pharmacy on Clark by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81231/comment-page-1#comment-562393 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:58:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81231#comment-562393 That was the Parrish Pharmacy, at the corner of Orange and Henry, there since the late 1800s. Their pharmacist went over to Grostede’s when it closed. I understand in the 1920s they had their own brand of prophylactics. You can read about its history, and see a photo, here:

http://www.socialebk.com/about.html

Here’s Careland’s website:

http://www.careland-pharmacy.com

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81190/comment-page-1#comment-562392 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:48:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81190#comment-562392 I was away for a while, at the World SF Convention in Kansas City (where, btw, they just had another of those extreme weather events, with 7″ of rain inundating the city) and just noticed that the sidewalk shed and scaffolding on the converted church at the corner of Remsen and Clinton has been removed.

Now, to get the sidewalk shed at St. Ann’s Church (whose sign still has Pataki as Governor) down…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81190/comment-page-1#comment-562391 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81190#comment-562391 National Grid is now owned by a British company and might be laying the ground for Brooxit—Brooklyn exiting NYC…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81190/comment-page-1#comment-562390 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:38:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81190#comment-562390 Yesterday I was honked at by a turning car with NY plates as I walked, with the light, coming back from Trader Joe’s. I yelled at them. Kind of a Tiananmen Square moment, except they weren’t driving a tank.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81190/comment-page-1#comment-562389 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:34:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81190#comment-562389 Maybe it could go back to being a Burger King!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81011/comment-page-1#comment-562388 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81011#comment-562388 If you look at your comment, you can edit them any time to correct typos. Click on the “Edit” below the post.

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Comment on Times Covers 100 Clark St. Restoration by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80991/comment-page-1#comment-562387 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:18:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80991#comment-562387 They’re not actually restoring it to its “original glory,” because that would mean eliminating much of the portion on Clark Street, where there was a large back garden behind a wall.

Also, saying, “it never crossed my mind to try and put a modern glass structure there,” really means that Landmarks would never ever even consider that in the context of the Heights.

Here’s an ancient photo showing the original structure in the background:

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Comment on Robber Hits Careland Pharmacy on Clark by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81231/comment-page-1#comment-562386 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 19:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81231#comment-562386 Wonder if there was a Brooklyn Bridge Park connection. Glad no one was hurt at any rate.

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Comment on Robber Hits Careland Pharmacy on Clark by MaryThttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81231/comment-page-1#comment-562385 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81231#comment-562385 Sad. Is this the first holdup on that block? I’ve never before heard of one.

I’ll check out Careland, though I’ve used the pharmacy at Gristedes since the one on Henry (and Orange? Cranberry?) closed years ago..

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Comment on Robber Hits Careland Pharmacy on Clark by Concernedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81231/comment-page-1#comment-562384 Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:52:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81231#comment-562384 I never knew Careland was a mom & pop. I will go there more often, now. And you got it wrong with Arch, it’s his grandma’s basement.

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Comment on Robber Hits Careland Pharmacy on Clark by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81231/comment-page-1#comment-562383 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81231#comment-562383 Sorry to disappoint you, I don’t live with my Mom and I’m employed, as well as an employer.
The joke was based on the fact, every time I walk by the place it’s devoid of customers.

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Comment on Robber Hits Careland Pharmacy on Clark by Michaelhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81231/comment-page-1#comment-562382 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:26:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81231#comment-562382 Crime crime crime crime…

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Comment on Robber Hits Careland Pharmacy on Clark by Freethinkerhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81231/comment-page-1#comment-562381 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:58:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81231#comment-562381 Careland is a true “Mom and Pop” operation. I go there first before subjecting myself to the airless, suffocating, antiseptic, corporate alternatives– CVS, Rite Aid, or Duane Reade. Maybe my more liberal-minded neighbors will consider doing the same to show the people at Careland that we consider this crime a violation of our community. The people in Careland are friendly and helpful. Unlike the other corporate-run pharmacies (ever hear the “SECURITY
WALK THE FLOOR” robot at Duane Reade, an announcement that is regularly broadcast in the store to spook would-be shoplifters? It’s Orwellian.) So I’m not surprised that this small and innocent little shop was violated by a violent, knife-wielding criminal. By the way, can our friendly reporter provide a more detailed description so residents can be on the look out? Something more descriptive than “a man?” As for Arch Stantion, whose comment below must’ve been typed out in his mother’s basement, let’s hope Arch finds a job so he can help mom pay the rent.

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Comment on Robber Hits Careland Pharmacy on Clark by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81231/comment-page-1#comment-562380 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:09:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81231#comment-562380 Probably the most business they’ve done all week.

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Comment on Senator Squadron, Electeds Champion Parents’ Quest to Save Pop Up Pool by gchttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81039/comment-page-1#comment-562379 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:52:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81039#comment-562379 Much prefer them doing something like this that is good for the community as opposed to shining the shoes of our local real estate barons!

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Comment on Glass Artist Tags Brooklyn Heights (and Beyond) With Colorful Pigeons by Claude Scaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81074/comment-page-1#comment-562378 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:07:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81074#comment-562378 Your description of GB’s reaction to the demands of making art “commercial” reminds me of that of Alfred Chamberlain, the photographer played by Elliott Gould in Jules Feiffer’s movie Little Murders. I’m not saying that GB’s response–making glass pigeons–is aesthetically equivalent to Chamberlain’s–photographing dog poop. (Hey, when was the last time we had a dog poop discussion on BHB? People must be getting better at cleaning up.) http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com/2008/05/so-just-what-is-art-anyway.html

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Comment on Senator Squadron, Electeds Champion Parents’ Quest to Save Pop Up Pool by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81039/comment-page-1#comment-562377 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81039#comment-562377 Yeah, everyone knows the only place our kids need to swim is in the Gowanus Canal.

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Comment on Senator Squadron, Electeds Champion Parents’ Quest to Save Pop Up Pool by HereToStayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81039/comment-page-1#comment-562376 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:58:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81039#comment-562376 LOL. Great way for our elected officials to spend their time. Hilarious that this is a concern…

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