Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:40:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Roberto Gautierhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86546/comment-page-1#comment-568599 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:40:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86546#comment-568599 Good news from the NYC Department of Sanitation: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/renewable-diesel-power-1-000-new-york-city-garbage-trucks-article-1.3966143

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Roberto Gautierhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86546/comment-page-1#comment-568598 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:40:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86546#comment-568598 Good news from NYC Sanitation quarters: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/renewable-diesel-power-1-000-new-york-city-garbage-trucks-article-1.3966143

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86546/comment-page-1#comment-568597 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:31:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86546#comment-568597 Well, you have to wonder why he hired Andy Byford and made this big production of rebuilding the subway system if the State (and to some extent, the city) can’t follow through on funding it. Sadly, I suspect many commuters see this and shrug it off as another day on mass transit.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by DIBShttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86546/comment-page-1#comment-568596 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:28:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86546#comment-568596 Cuomo is focused on far more important things now than transit system infrastructure.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by TeddyNYChttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86546/comment-page-1#comment-568595 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86546#comment-568595 It’s a good thing the platform wasn’t jammed with people. I looked up at that ceiling a couple of times and didn’t like what I saw. Actually, I could say that with other stations too.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86546/comment-page-1#comment-568594 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:06:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86546#comment-568594 Looks like a giant chunk of the Borough Hall station’s ceiling fell onto the platform today. #infrastructure
http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/transit/2018/06/20/debris-falls-at-borough-hall-subway-station-in-brooklyn-nyc

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by meschwarhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86546/comment-page-1#comment-568593 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:11:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86546#comment-568593 Look. Any time people (ESPECIALLY TEENAGERS) gather, there’s always the chance of violence. It sounds like one punch was thrown, and the appropriate party will face punishment. That’s how it’s supposed to work.

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Comment on My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86540/comment-page-1#comment-568592 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86540#comment-568592 Agreed, I had linguine with clams, that is 3 clams in the shell, the rest were canned and the pasta was overcooked… never again.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86546/comment-page-1#comment-568591 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:46:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86546#comment-568591 Deprive the vast majority of peaceful athletes of the basketball courts, because the occasional actions of a few miscreants? What a ridiculous, chicken$hit idea.

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Comment on My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated by gatornychttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86540/comment-page-1#comment-568590 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86540#comment-568590 Ugggghhhh…I loathe Buon Gusto. Minuscule portions and poor service. Terrible combination.

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Comment on My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated by gatornychttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86540/comment-page-1#comment-568589 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:41:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86540#comment-568589 How much do expect to pay for a vodka and soda? Well or top shelf vodka?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by aaahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86546/comment-page-1#comment-568588 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:43:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86546#comment-568588 The solution remains the same as it’s always been: Remove the basketball courts so Pier 2 can be safe again.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by aeshtronhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86546/comment-page-1#comment-568587 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:13:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86546#comment-568587 Hesitant to post about this hot-button issue but here goes — identifying details have been left out and my understaning of some of the details may be incorrect. Today, Wednesday June 20th at about 1:00pm on Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park a teenager punched a local elementary school student near the basketball courts for no apparent reason. Fortunately, the elementary student seems not to be badly injured but did have to go home early. Apparently the teenager missed the punch, hit the student’s chest and is a weakling coward. Police were quickly on the incident and the offending individual was taken away in the back of a police vehicle. Sad : (

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Comment on My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86540/comment-page-1#comment-568586 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:45:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86540#comment-568586 Better be in a pint glass for that price.

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Comment on My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated by Nomcebo Manzinihttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86540/comment-page-1#comment-568585 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:29:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86540#comment-568585 Could be as simple as … the ECONOMY.

Places like Towne Liquor or Sahadi’s always seem to be looking (via notices prominent on their exteriors) for “entry level” workers. If a place either pays poorly or has some other problem – and I am NOT insinuating that any of the 3 has such problems – an opening may not get filled in a hurry. Dishes don’t wash themselves, so it could be as simple as that – everything fits.

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Comment on My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86540/comment-page-1#comment-568584 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:30:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86540#comment-568584 We arrived moments after this photo was taken (Saturday) to watch Croatia-Nigeria. The lone barman was suddenly inundated with customers and held down service with a friendly demeanor and generous pours. Yesterday (Monday) when I realized I’d left something on the outdoor patio two days earlier, I was delighted to discover that he’d found it and carefully placed it in a cabinet.

Just wanted to take this opportunity to give their bartender a ringing endorsement.

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Comment on My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated by Erniehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86540/comment-page-1#comment-568583 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:25:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86540#comment-568583 It was closed on Monday night at 9:30 pm. Perhaps it is open when it wants to be open.

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Comment on My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86540/comment-page-1#comment-568582 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:11:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86540#comment-568582 Interesting – I didn’t know that. Would make sense, as Buon Gusto is always showing soccer too.

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Comment on My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated by South Brooklyn Boyshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86540/comment-page-1#comment-568581 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:56:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86540#comment-568581 $12 for a vodka and soda….

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Comment on My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated by Claude Scaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86540/comment-page-1#comment-568580 Mon, 18 Jun 2018 02:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86540#comment-568580 I’ve been told that the owner[s] of Cafe Buon Gusto also own the Taperia space.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Mark on Middaghhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86522/comment-page-1#comment-568579 Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:15:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86522#comment-568579 Although Jersey City is a much smaller city, it’s streets were plagued by people from other cities driving to Jersey City, parking on the streets, and utilizing the path trains to access Manhattan. Resident permit parking works very well in Jersey city and Hobokken.

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Comment on My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86540/comment-page-1#comment-568578 Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:16:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86540#comment-568578 Looks like they’re decked out for World Cup viewing too. Cafe Buon Gusto across the street has always cornered that market on Montague Street otherwise.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86522/comment-page-1#comment-568577 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 21:46:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86522#comment-568577 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e8166d805186db5d3508326add30e9eb3ab8787f387dd069fb651680cb364766.jpg

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86522/comment-page-1#comment-568576 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:08:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86522#comment-568576 Here’s one of my photos from the 1970s. The problem with chronicling a lot of BH is that it hasn’t changed in all these years (except maybe the height of the trees):

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e2bc032cc2ffa1c18b7a9b806aafd97e0c4c3414589cc07e7f41317ebe9fe571.jpg

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86522/comment-page-1#comment-568575 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:02:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86522#comment-568575 Yeah, but they shut really early, especially in the winter. And I don’t usually get out of my place until noon or so…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86522/comment-page-1#comment-568574 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86522#comment-568574 That the Deblas-a-hole administration is balking is proof it’s a great idea.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by DIBShttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86522/comment-page-1#comment-568573 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86522#comment-568573 Philly has them too.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Teresahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86522/comment-page-1#comment-568572 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:47:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86522#comment-568572 I never cease being grateful that Cranberry’s opens at 5:45 am.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Banethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86522/comment-page-1#comment-568571 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:05:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86522#comment-568571 It’s a regular occurrence I pass on Grace Court Alley. Apparently a mom on that block is the *coach* for her son’s little league team. :-)

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86522/comment-page-1#comment-568570 Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:53:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86522#comment-568570 Fyi: Rally tomorrow 5:30pm at Borough Hall. It is being held in response to the current policy in which authorities are separating refugee and immigrants’ children from their parents.
https://www.facebook.com/events/179030556105665/

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