Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Mayor Says Keep Warm This Weekend. by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78829/comment-page-1#comment-558138 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:49:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78829#comment-558138 I’ve looked out my window several times over the past day and the street below has been deserted every time. It’s rare to see the Heights this quiet but if you don’t have to go outside – don’t!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Roberto Gautierhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558137 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:22:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558137 You might like to look at Cruxnow.com’s report on this issue. All institutions and individuals can be improved by honest, constructive airing of problems. That, after all, was the basis of Pope John XXIII’s “aggiornamento” policy of letting fresh air into the stagnant recesses of the church. Sadly, my post was not made up.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Concernedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558136 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:02:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558136 LOL! What a harsh review… Now I HAVE to listen to the BK Heightscast. Never have I seen so many negative adjectives in one paragraph. You sound like a jerk, Moni. But I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and guess that right before this review, you had too many drinks, received the $4,000 vet bill from your cat dying the day before, and found out the man/woman of your dreams slept with your best friend…or maybe you’re just a jerk.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by alyssabereznakhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558135 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:51:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558135 Me, Joe, and the many other millennials of the world appreciate your feedback Moni.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jeffrey Smithhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558134 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558134 Hey, no one needs semi informed (and semi literate) attacks on the church

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Monihttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558133 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558133 Listened for the 1st time and found bkheightscast dull and inane. Since they include “reviews” of local businesses, I thnk it’s fair to review Joe & Alyssa. First of all they need to PREPARE before they bumble though another boring podcast. Both voices tend to drop too often into that annoying raspy low register common to millenials. Alyssa incesantly laughs and chuckles though nothing is particularly funny or entertaining. I couldn’t believe how long they went on with a story about restaurant takeout customers who complained their tartar sauce spilled in the delivery bag. This is so inept and amateurish and vapid, it can only improve — but I have my doubts it will.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558132 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:25:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558132 Interesting yes, but I doubt these “studies” are much more than a formality. I mean who has ever heard of the city not allowing a building due to its shadow.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by rjghttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558131 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:37:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558131 I found it interesting to read about the technical process NYC uses to evaluate the effects of shadows cast by taller buildings and decided to share the resource.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558130 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:47:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558130 So whats your point?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by rjghttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558129 Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:38:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558129 Shadows are discussed in detail in Chapter 8 of NYC’s 2014 Environmental Quality Review Technical Manual.

Link to the manual:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/oec/downloads/pdf/2014_ceqr_tm/2014_ceqr_technical_manual.pdf

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558128 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558128 I think I’d need more convincing that it’s worth my time to put together a pitch and then track down the correct party to pitch to. Getting the right person’s attention is a very labor intensive process these days–one of the first hard truths artists learn in our careers.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558127 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:16:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558127 In the summer, the sun sets behind lower Manhattan. The only part of the Promenade where you can see the sun set in New Jersey is between Montague and Remsen.

A super-tall is defined as a building taller than 300 meters: more than 984 feet high.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558126 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:08:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558126 How far above? the article didn’t seem to indicate the overall height. Even assuming it would be higher, the suns arc is more to the south at sunset, any shadow would fall more towards Dumbo and be minimal at that. I don’t see this affecting the Heights.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by HereToStayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558125 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:54:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558125 I think it would end up being supported so long as you didn’t need any work done to the interior. You should push for it!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558124 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:51:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558124 I doubt they would ruin the Bossert lobby. Its a period building, the exterior is landmarked and cannot be changed, to “modernize” the lobby would simply look ridiculous.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558123 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:37:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558123 It’s going to stick up above all the other buildings, be the first in the mass of buildings to block the sunlight.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Love Lanerhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558122 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:01:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558122 I just worry about the new owners (who are the proprietors of The Dazzler Hotel by the Manhattan Bridge…) and their plans for the space.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Love Lanerhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558121 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:58:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558121 What a wonderful idea even if it didn’t come to fruition!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Roberto Gautierhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558120 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:13:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558120 For fans of the film “Spotlight,” bad news from Vatican hq: new bishops are being told it is not their job to report sex abusers to the police. Their point is really: protect the institution, not the kids.
Ask your local priestly figures, rabbis and imams about this.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558119 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:01:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558119 Hmm.. I don’t know how that shadow theory works. Wouldn’t the sunlight have to shine through all the other buildings in lower Manhattan first?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558118 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:53:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558118 The interior of the lobby was completely restored by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, during their reign of the Bossert.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Dieselhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558117 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:41:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558117 Woof!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by BrooklynCoffeeLoverhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558116 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558116 I’ve heard the same thing. My wife used to work there a while back and the landlord was ridiculous. The rent is way too high and it will be almost impossible for a “local” store to rent out of there. Only one that could afford it would be a similar chain like Starbucks.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558115 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558115 Makes me glad I didn’t waste my time barking up that tree.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Teresahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558114 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:51:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558114 I had to go there this summer and had the same experience. Didn’t require any major treatment or tests, but I felt like I was in good hands.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Concernedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558113 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 01:07:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558113 AP is a wealth of info on BH!!!! Cheers.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by CHatterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558112 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:33:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558112 Really takes the shine off the Pier 17 residential tower victory, doesn’t it? That’ll teach me to celebrate

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Dieselhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558111 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558111 The word on the street is the owner of that building is a real A-hole. He drove Starbucks away by refusing to make repairs to the building, then jacking the rent way up.
There is always a reason.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by suzanne gosshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558110 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558110 Had a really good experience at the NYU Emergent Care center on Pacific and Hicks — excellent, responsive, thorough care — extremely competent and caring staff. It’s a big improvement over Sal’s II, aka the butcher shop formerly known as LICH ER.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/78816/comment-page-1#comment-558109 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:25:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=78816#comment-558109 There are so many things that BH residents could benefit from and would actually patronize but never appear on Montague. How about a branch of Union Market or a similar quality grocery store? Or a branch of Bookcourt? Maybe a place that sold decent home products a la Bed Bath and Beyond, but smaller? The street has improved somewhat lately but it definitely has a long way to go.

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