Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562794 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:09:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562794 Matt Damon was evidently looking at the mansion at 3 Pierrepont Place.. or so says the NY Post:
http://nypost.com/2016/09/28/how-about-dem-big-apples-matt-damon-courts-brooklyn/

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by bklyn84http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562793 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:33:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562793 The application for a 49-story, 577-foot high mixed use building was approved by the City Planning Commission on September 7, 2016.

The map and rezoning changes are here:

http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/planning/download/pdf/about/cpc/160054.pdf
http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/planning/download/pdf/about/cpc/160029.pdf
http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/planning/download/pdf/about/cpc/160030.pdf

The two remaining steps in the ULURP process involve the City Council and the Mayor:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/applicants/applicant-portal/step5-ulurp-process.page

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Bornherehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562792 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:08:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562792 Aerosoles.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by rsshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562791 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:25:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562791 Does anyone know anything about the proposed rezoning of 141 Willoughby Street? I have heard that the developer has asked that it be rezoned 300 percent larger than its existing zoning, and 150 percent larger than is what’s now allowed in downtown Brooklyn.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562790 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:15:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562790 Agreed. I face Clinton Street and it’s a constant traffic jam throughout the day – cars routinely honking, ambulances stuck with their sirens blaring, cyclists barking at drivers. What we don’t need is more vehicular traffic streaming through our streets.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562789 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:20:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562789 Multiple false equivalencies.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562788 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:55:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562788 Mary Frost on the Eagle website reports that the Cranberry Street Fair will be held this coming Saturday, October 1st. More here:

http://tinyurl.com/zfupf4x

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562787 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:41:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562787 A shoe store, I forget the name, just closed on Montague Street…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by DIBShttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562786 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:29:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562786 It’s a big property, yes but seems like it needs work from the description, including a central AC system. The interior isn’t really WOW worthy. Paying $8 MM for window ACs? Only in NYC.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Cranberry Berethttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562785 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:03:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562785 24 Middagh Street, the “Queen of Brooklyn Heights,” is for sale ($7 million!!!)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/25/realestate/federal-style-brooklyn-heights-house-for-7-million.html

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Dalvechttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562784 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:23:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562784 Ugh! Clinton Street is loud enough with all of the enormous trucks coming through. The streets are too narrow for that kind of traffic. Is this something our local pols can address? Like its illegal for trucks of a certain size/weight to use those streets? Or at the very least put a limitation on what times they can use the streets?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Claude Scaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562783 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:27:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562783 I suspect it may have something to do with the forthcoming major repair/reconstruction work on the cantilevered portion of the BQE below the Heights, which is likely to result in greatly increased traffic flow on north-south (Hicks, Henry, and Clinton) streets in the Heights.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562782 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:03:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562782 What is up with all of the traffic measuring meters in the heights and the surrounding areas? Is this part of the normal course of business, or is it being done for another purpose. Anyone know?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by PUFFShttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562781 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:53:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562781 OLD NEWS
APRIL 14 LINK?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by bklyn84http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562780 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562780 The next major project in the neighborhood will be at 131 Livingston—it’s expected to include a new public school.

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/39/17/dtg-board-of-ed-school-2016-04-22-bk.html

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562779 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:54:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562779 If you’re a history buff, there’s a fascinating new exhibit at the New York Historical Society about the Battle of Brooklyn. It includes some displays that show where Washington’s troops were in the Heights. http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/battle-brooklyn

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562778 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562778 Peek inside the job site on the easternmost block of Pierrepont/Montague yesterday. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/057b5dab08c001a1972e4ed8593d200c7ac9c651d5515974af15e55ce5f4f11d.jpg

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Heights Observerhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562777 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:58:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562777 If the city wants to sell some property for future development, might I suggest the House of Detention on Atlantic Ave. The developer, as part of the purchase agreement, could build housing on Atlantic Ave. and a new prison, somewhere else, perhaps near the Mayor’s house. One wonders why the prison survived and yet we lost a library and a hospital.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Justine Swartzhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81604/comment-page-1#comment-562776 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:16:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81604#comment-562776 LoveBrooklynLibraries had a wonderful day at this years’ Atlantic Antic Street Fair.
Fundraising was robust. Approximately 90% of residents expressed their distain for the cruel callousness of the DeBlasio-Levin’s stupid plan to destroy our Cadman Plaza library. It is a deconstruction and absence of the only free spacious learning center for untold years. (The interim library is one-tenth the size of our Brooklyn Heights library does not provide a safe Disabled Accessible pathway.)
Join us http://www.lovebrooklynlibrariesinc.org
now on facebook. Help us fund our lawsuit and stop the Heartlessness of a Public Community Library Sell Off.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by DIBShttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81521/comment-page-1#comment-562775 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:20:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81521#comment-562775 Except they haven’t controlled both houses for eight years.

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Comment on Brooklyn Bridge Park Prez, Regina Myer Tapped as Head of Brooklyn Bridge Partnership by NeighboorHoodhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81508/comment-page-1#comment-562774 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:30:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81508#comment-562774 The foxes all agree, this is the perfect fox to oversee this chicken coop.

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Comment on District 13 Education Roundup by BklynThttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81560/comment-page-1#comment-562773 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:01:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81560#comment-562773 We couldn’t be happier with BROOKLYN PROSPECT CHARTER SCHOOL. They have a k-5 in District 13, Clinton Hill middle school in D13 and Windsor Terrace middle school district 15, and High School in Windsor Terrace serving Districts 13/15. It’s worth checking out for a continuous K-12 education, as well as a guaranteed HS. Def worth checking out.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by North Heights Reshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81521/comment-page-1#comment-562772 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:10:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81521#comment-562772 Thank you. Not sure he’d do that for a non-customer, but good to know. Appreciate it.

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Comment on Pre-School Fair This Thursday by AbeLincolnhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81524/comment-page-1#comment-562771 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:06:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81524#comment-562771 Sponsored by: “Schools you can’t get into”

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Comment on Brooklyn Bridge Park Prez, Regina Myer Tapped as Head of Brooklyn Bridge Partnership by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81508/comment-page-1#comment-562770 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:49:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81508#comment-562770 A long process of abandonment and failure of major retailers like Martin’s and A&S, white flight, and other factors. Remember Gage & Tollner’s?

Then there’s the Internet, Amazon, crack cocaine, the blackouts, the…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81521/comment-page-1#comment-562769 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81521#comment-562769 I go to Dr. Moshman, 89 Remsen Street, who is NOT open on weekends—except twice now he’s opened on a Saturday because I had an emergency. His website, with more info, is here:

http://www.moshmandental.com

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Comment on Brooklyn Bridge Park Prez, Regina Myer Tapped as Head of Brooklyn Bridge Partnership by B.http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81508/comment-page-1#comment-562768 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:57:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81508#comment-562768 Of course, I remember when Downtown didn’t need urban renewal. My mother used to purchase nibs and ink for her Parker fountain pen at a little pen store near the Smith Street bus stop, we shopped at Martin’s — even as a child, I was impressed by its wood-paneled elevators — and the streets were clean. There weren’t T-shirts and other wares hanging outside shop doors, and no one sat around blasting music into Fulton Street. How did we ever let it get so bad?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Monihttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81521/comment-page-1#comment-562767 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:01:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81521#comment-562767 Where have you been? For 8 years our obstructionist Repiublican Congress has done everything possible to stop any investment in infrastructure.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81521/comment-page-1#comment-562766 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:57:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81521#comment-562766 My wife used to go to him, then experienced some egregious unprofessional thing or other and held the grudge. I’ll have to see if she remembers what it was about. Probably some combination of poor quality work and indignation at being asked to rectify the problem.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by gchttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/81521/comment-page-1#comment-562765 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=81521#comment-562765 I think the actual name is Wavertree, Odd name, saw it come in this PM. Nice replacement for Peking!

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