Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:18:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Karl Junkersfeldhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561247 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:18:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561247 This film has a timeline for fireworks in Brooklyn Heights. You may get some idea of the crowds amassing. Now that the Heights is even more touristy, you may want to get there a 1/2 hour earlier.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX1SGFftLnM

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Comment on Rehabilitating the BQE: “It’s going to be a mess.” by SongBirdNYChttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80379/comment-page-1#comment-561246 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:12:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80379#comment-561246 Can’t speak for residents of Columbia Heights but Pierrepont playground is filthy and it’s definitely from BQE soot.

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Comment on Rehabilitating the BQE: “It’s going to be a mess.” by Greghttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80379/comment-page-1#comment-561245 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:21:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80379#comment-561245 What effect does all that pollution have on residents of the nearby streets? How far does the highway pollution spread into the overall neighborhood?

I legitimately worry for the people who live practically over the highway. I can’t imagine that doesn’t have consequences.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Still Herehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561244 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:06:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561244 While many of the comments above highlight the physical problems and the expense of such a project – which had many interesting proposed solutions. I do not remember any killers beyond the cost. . However, the BHA and many BH key proponents of the park were adamantly against this as an entry to the park because they did not want the pedestrian traffic down Montague street or the promenade. This was a contentious issue since the public design process in 2000 when the idea was proposed.

Today, the advent of the BQE repair makes this something to actually think about.

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Comment on Rehabilitating the BQE: “It’s going to be a mess.” by Roberto Gautierhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80379/comment-page-1#comment-561243 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:50:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80379#comment-561243 Up to 17% of BQE traffic is composed of trucks. It’s doubtful that most of them are equipped with adequate pollution controls. In addition, even though OSHA regulations permit disconnection of motion alarms on construction vehicles IF contractors use flagger/spotters, try to name a single contractor, including ubiquitous Skanska, that wants to foot the bill for a new budget item. Residents near construction sites – and which neighborhood in NYC is not a construction site – are forced to endure the torture of “backup” alarms at all hours of the day and night. Areas of NYC have been forced to inhabit sleep-free zones for years. In addition, since it is now the policy of NYC government to issue thousands of permits for after-hours construction, masses of people in NYC have had their protections under the NYC Noise Code waived.

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Comment on Rehabilitating the BQE: “It’s going to be a mess.” by alexblachttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80379/comment-page-1#comment-561242 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:33:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80379#comment-561242 Toll reform now! #MoveNYC

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Comment on Rehabilitating the BQE: “It’s going to be a mess.” by Dalvechttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80379/comment-page-1#comment-561241 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:53:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80379#comment-561241 I wish they would place limitations on the hours that these enormous/loud trucks are permitted drive through our streets.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by brooklynbullhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561240 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561240 Tried it twice – good healthy food, friendly staff, but seems pretty pricey.
Unpleasantly loud inside d/t to weird sound system and tile walls, also droning inaudible rock music. Take out was fine, but if they want to have seated customers, they need to do more to make them comfortable.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by brooklynbullhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561239 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561239 I usually bring my own bag – have never had a problem of any kind,
It’s my (totally personal) observation that Key Food and C-town on Atlantic Avenue up have tried to step their game since Trader Joe’s on Atlantic has been such an overwhelming success, with outstanding customer service.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561238 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561238 Like it or not, the foot traffic is going to come through the hood. Better to have it on the commercial streets that can handle it, than narrow residential streets. Also trouble makers will be less inclined to misbehave when there are lots of witnesses around.
For the record, I live on Montague.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561237 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:55:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561237 I know a few too. As is easily imaginable, it’s very political, probably a lot like a small private school parents association. Not surprised at all by this little news item.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by gchttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561236 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:49:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561236 Great! So we can have another parade like the one currently going down Joralemon, only this time it can go right through the middle of our neighborhood.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by GHBhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561235 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:51:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561235 Because the new hotel/apartments were prevented from doing so…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561234 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:12:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561234 They do a decent burger though the fries, while good, don’t compare with 5 Guys.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561233 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:08:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561233 I know a few people who belong, more Fascist than democratic IMHO. Or maybe AA is s better analogy; people become addicted to belonging and keep going even though they really don’t need to save a few measly bucks on their groceries.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561232 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:58:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561232 Yeah, it reminds me of a 70’s B-horror flick, where everyone in the village belongs to a satanic cult.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Concernedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561231 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:52:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561231 I’m not sure what you’re referring to or how you’re reading my post. But for clarification’s sake, the reasons I wouldn’t want to be a member of that co-op are: 1) I don’t need to have a debate with someone over my yogurt, hummus, or any other grocery product; if you don’t like it, don’t buy it, 2) I surely don’t have to meet with everyone else who shops in the same grocery store to discuss political issues 5000 miles away, and 3) you’d never catch me in an orange vest delivering someone else’s groceries in a cart that was made for grocery store tile (I have seen this in park slope and these people look ridiculous). Also, I found a quick way to get a dig in on pier 2, which I found entertaining.
So if your “Yechhh” is referring to any of the above, then so be it. If it is referring to anything else, it is not my intention to have conveyed what you interpreted.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561230 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:51:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561230 LOL, some Co/op, LOL

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561229 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:30:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561229 Hah!

How is the organization run? Is it democratic? Does it have a charter that addresses matters of sourcing and ethics?

I don’t want to get into a big thing about it on here but I suspect that most boycotts are based on a degree of misinformation and often have unintended consequences. Not everything can be the Montgomery Bus Boycott…not even sure if that was cut-and-dry; we never hear stories about working class people (maybe some of whom were black?) who depended on that organization to feed their families…

…my point being, I sure hope the people at the Co-Op are doing their homework before they blacklist a product based on its nation of origin. One needs only to read the SodaStream Wikipedia page to understand why boycotting the “made in Israel” label is extremely problematic.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Brixtonyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561228 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561228 I guess you’ve shown your true colors. Yechhh

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by FoodArtforKids.comhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561227 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:02:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561227 Yay to the gardening committee!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by coolhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561226 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:57:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561226 The process probably doesn’t sit well, but be that as it may, the facility appears quite nice:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/underground-library-in-manhattan-rewrites-design-rules-1467234165

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Comment on Brooklyn Bridge Jumper Survives by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80358/comment-page-1#comment-561225 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:25:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80358#comment-561225 Awful. I don’t know why they can’t secure the bridge to keep people from getting near the edge. Or putting nets strategically under it. This happens a little too frequently.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ColumbiaHeightsterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561224 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:25:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561224 Yes, I’ve seen it busy on the weekends. And still not much of a wait for food.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by SongBirdNYChttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561223 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:29:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561223 I cannot imagine that anything will be built considering the looming, massive overhaul of the BQE cantilever.

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Comment on Brooklyn Bridge Jumper Survives by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80358/comment-page-1#comment-561222 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:40:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80358#comment-561222 The story appears (new headline, “survive” still in the URL) to have been updated. Final sentence: “He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital and declared dead on arrival, police told The Post.”

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Concernedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561221 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:03:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561221 I’d rather take a bullet on Pier 2 then be a member of that co-op.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by streeterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561220 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:52:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561220 I was very disappointed with the closing of the quick and affordable Grand Canyon diner. I thought its replacement was going to be an upscale burger joint, so I was relieved to find out that that’s not exactly the case. I’ve gone to B. Good about 5 or 6 times already and like it. The food is good, fresh, healthy and reasonably priced. I’ve never seen it busy, though – each time I’ve visited (weekdays between 6 and 7 pm) there were only a few other customers – so I hope it sticks around. Maybe it’s busier at lunchtime?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by DIBShttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561219 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:15:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561219 The Park Slope Food Coop. The gift that keeps on giving.

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/39/27/dtg-park-slope-co-op-casualties-2016-01-07-bk.html

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Slyonehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/80350/comment-page-1#comment-561218 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:46:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=80350#comment-561218 And they also have really made an effort to support PS8 — setting aside a percentage (15-20%) of profits on 2 “community” days so far to support garden committee work at the lower school (science/social studies extensions). It really made a difference.

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