Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Fri, 21 Sep 2018 03:11:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569280 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 03:11:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569280 I just received unhappy news about this year’s Cranberry Street Fair. Marian Buonocore wrote me, “We’ve decided to wait until 2019 for the next Cranberry Fair. We’ll be having planning meetings once a month starting next week; that way it’s not a mad rush at the end.”

For more information on future events, contact

info@cranberrystreetassn.org

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Teresahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569279 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:15:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569279 Thanks! Politico has it, too, and Brooklyn Paper will cover it. Will get something about it tonight or tomorrow.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Cranberry Berethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569278 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:47:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569278 https://nypost.com/2018/09/20/brooklyn-heights-promenade-could-be-closed-for-6-years/

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Teresahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569277 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:48:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569277 From Brooklyn Paper’s Julianne Cuba’s Twitter timeline. Will post more info as it becomes available.

“The city may have to shutter the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for 6 years during construction of the BQE, according to @NYC_DOT project manager Tanvi Pandya.”

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by JaneonOrangehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569276 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:34:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569276 Remember it? It was my first job–my brothers and I sold lemonade, soup, coffee and donuts from our converted baby carriage. We walked up and down the promenade each day of the six weekends. Prices ranged from $.25-$.50 over the course of the years and we made friends with many of the artists, like Chuck, who gave me a lapis necklace I wore to work earlier this week! Ah…memories.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569275 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:08:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569275 Thank you, that makes perfect sense.
Why anyone would believe otherwise is beyond…. Oh Wait…

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Comment on Squibb Bridge: The Saga Continues by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87088/comment-page-1#comment-569274 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:01:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87088#comment-569274 Odd perspective in that photo, it makes the bridge appear higher than the level of Squibb Park, which of course it isn’t.

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Comment on Fascati Pizzeria Back From Vacation as of Yesterday (Sat. 9/15) by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87053/comment-page-1#comment-569273 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:55:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87053#comment-569273 Sadly, I can no longer enjoy my beloved Fascati, due to gluten intolerance. I hope all who can make the most of it.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569272 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:46:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569272 Remember it well, my mom showed her paintings there for a few years. It started out as a real art show, featuring local artists but eventually morphed into a cheesy, flea market scene.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by winchell's cavanaughhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569271 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569271 was just talking about those art shows, made Mother’s Day special

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Comment on Fascati Pizzeria Back From Vacation as of Yesterday (Sat. 9/15) by Heightsmanhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87053/comment-page-1#comment-569270 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:06:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87053#comment-569270 Thank the lord! Can’t wait to be back in town tomorrow night!

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Comment on Is 186 Remsen Doomed to the Wrecking Ball? by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87060/comment-page-1#comment-569269 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:55:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87060#comment-569269 Anyone have pictures of that building, I cannot recall what it looked like.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Robert Perrishttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569268 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569268 Saturday work is permitted between 10 am and 4 pm. No After Hours Variances have been applied for since last year.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569267 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:59:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569267 Speaking of ancient memories, when I first moved here there was still a mounting block—for stepping into a carriage from the sidewalk—on Cranberry Street, but it eventually disappeared.

Incidentally, on October 1st I will be in my apartment for 50 years. I bet my landlord won’t be celebrating the day.

And here’s another Old BH photo from my files; I scanned in the slide recently. Anyone else remember the old Promenade Art Show? Note: I still have a couple of those t-shirts:

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/64b5c0bbedac19d0b09096aa1e56936e32d74e53bc2e8a84e21792f41ed457eb.jpg

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Comment on Squibb Bridge: The Saga Continues by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87088/comment-page-1#comment-569266 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:48:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87088#comment-569266 Here’s my better, brighter photo of the former Bouncy Bridge, from the days before PierHouse blighted the view:

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f5193a23548c1bf80f4537bd43a500848acbc291113f60c54d9bd0a4781d470.jpg

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Comment on Brooklyn Bridge Park Swimming in Ideas For New Pool by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87082/comment-page-1#comment-569265 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87082#comment-569265 As I’ve stated elsewhere, this is right next door to the former JW buildings which are being transformed into an office/commercial development. As far as I’m concerned, the Heights will now end at Middagh and Columbia Heights.

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Comment on St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Celebrates Designation as a Pro-Cathedral by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87068/comment-page-1#comment-569264 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:38:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87068#comment-569264 As I’ve often noted, the sidewalk shed on Clinton has been up forever; the sign has Gov. Pataki’s name on it.

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Comment on Is 186 Remsen Doomed to the Wrecking Ball? by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87060/comment-page-1#comment-569263 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87060#comment-569263 It was written up on YIMBY NY; I sent the post out Claude and others. Here it is, with good photos of the front of 186:

http://tinyurl.com/y7j4tu7b

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Comment on Is 186 Remsen Doomed to the Wrecking Ball? by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87060/comment-page-1#comment-569262 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:28:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87060#comment-569262 It used to have a completely different top, which was removed in a “renovation” decades ago. You can see what the top used to look like in this old BH postcard; it’s to the right of the old Dime Savings Bank Building (replaced by the far taller building now on that site) in this view:

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/46932ff03e6b4bb0accc8a0c16dd9618ee6f333cf7a3fd57c0af66182064289d.jpg

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Banethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569261 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569261 For all the people who post hear that the residents of those condos were behind the bridge being closed, I have first-hand knowledge from multiple condo residents that they are the audience who most wants the bridge to be reopened. None of them enjoy accessing the shops and subways or Brooklyn Heights by having to go out of their way to Fulton Landing. They all much rather take the picturesque bridge that leaves him closer to the center of the Heights and without climbing the very steep hill.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Peter Darrowhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569260 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:52:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569260 I learned last night that the Pierhouse residents have been told that the “special” wood used turns out to be defective and failing. They have been given no word on next steps or timing.

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Comment on Squibb Bridge: The Saga Continues by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87088/comment-page-1#comment-569259 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:37:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87088#comment-569259 Agreed, they need to cut their losses and replace the two main spans with a simple, proven design.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569258 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:26:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569258 311 is all you need. Just ask for the Department of Buildings, ask if a “After Hours Variance” has been filed for that address. An AHV needs to be filed/renewed for every Saturday they work. If they are working on a Saturday without an AHV, alert the DOB and they will shut them down.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569257 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:31:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569257 This very publication has reported on the ongoing closure of the “boring bridge”, as it must now be called since it was almost completely un-bounced: http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87088

In summary, it has been closed more than open, and we should expect it to remain closed indefinitely or until, as one clever commenter suggested, a new view-obstructing condo tower is approved.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by T.K. Smallhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569256 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:18:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569256 Is there any information on the reopening of the “bouncy bridge” down to Brooklyn Bridge Park?

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Comment on Brooklyn Bridge Park Swimming in Ideas For New Pool by Knighthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87082/comment-page-1#comment-569255 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:02:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87082#comment-569255 Since the Squibb Bridge was going to be the physical link between BBP and Squibb Pool, it appears that the idea already has “a far bigger structural flaw” than when it was first conceived.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by St. Georgettehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569254 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:30:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569254 Hi – she passed away a few months ago. Someone posted it on an OTW comment. I think her last name was Valentine and she was 91. She always had treats for the passing dogs. She will be missed.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569253 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569253 Is she the one who was out on her stoop on Halloween with a huge bowl of pennies, passing them out to the kiddos? I thought that was super interesting. (Truly, no judgment intended!)

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by CassieVonMontaguehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569252 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:46:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569252 Does anyone know if “Pete” on Willow Street has moved? I used to see her on her stoop, but not anymore. If I had time I would sit and she would tell me about old Brooklyn Heights: iceman deliveries, debutante balls, and Mayor Laguardia. I’ll have to share those stories on here someday, but for now, if anyone knows her, tell her she is greatly missed.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by KXrVrii1http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/87091/comment-page-1#comment-569251 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:27:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=87091#comment-569251 Check the permits that are posted, I think they usually have a number to call for the general permit, and there may be a specific permit relating to weekend work.

Plus, its kind of fun to watch the foreman get nervous as you slowly read the permits and take pictures of them!

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