Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Sun, 01 May 2016 01:08:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Bye-Bye, Banana Republic by Teresahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79373/comment-page-1#comment-559767 Sun, 01 May 2016 01:08:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79373#comment-559767 The deliberate use of a double negative for effect–“He is not unlike his older brother”–is a literary device called “litotes.” I am not unknown to use it, but this case was just a typo.

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by Concernedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559766 Sun, 01 May 2016 00:10:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559766 Nope! Just more helicopters to fill our airspace as they make their escape…

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by Concernedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559765 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:51:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559765 So sad. I’m glad I don’t live on Joralemon, but I feel bad for those that do. Honestly, how can the market value of apartments on Joralemon not be 10+% lower than the rest of BK Heights??? If you take every townhouse and apartment along Joralemon, that means the decision to have Joralemon as a ingress/egress has cost residents of Joralemon millions and millions of dollars and gained them only stress, broken planters, noise pollution, public urination, violence, etc…

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by Concernedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559764 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:47:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559764 I agree with you. And I have been advocating that all entrances to BBP go around Brooklyn Heights, which is why I wanted the “suspension” bridge from Squibb Park to stay closed. Moreover, the less entrances/exits the better for safety in BBP because criminals know they have nowhere to go if they commit crime in the park.

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by Remsen Street Dwellerhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559763 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:46:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559763 When the park was still in the planning stage, there were many meetings in which Heights residents tried to persuade the “powers that were” NOT to build an entrance on Joralemon Street fearing their narrow street would be overrun.

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Comment on Farewell Garden Of Eden, Hello Fresh Start by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79365/comment-page-1#comment-559762 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:59:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79365#comment-559762 I’ve been hoping for good things from the renovations at Key Food on Atlantic but so far I’m not terribly impressed. They’ve made the shelves higher and re-arranged the deli counter but otherwise it’s the same grimy floors and drop ceiling, just more claustrophobic. Maybe it’ll get there still.

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by StoptheChophttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559761 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:34:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559761 The NYPD and BBPC have become pros at pointing the finger at each other in terms of responsibility.

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by StoptheChophttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559760 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:32:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559760 in that respect, why doesn’t the public garage put the “garage full” sign at the corner of Atlantic and Furman instead of at the garage entrance — which would alleviate the backups and increase traffic along the one way system?

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by Boerum Billhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559759 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:31:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559759 As if Joralemon isn’t packed enough, it’s going to be inundated with Pier House residents fleeing the park deemed safe by their rat-bast@rd realtors.

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Comment on Bye-Bye, Banana Republic by brooklynbullhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79373/comment-page-1#comment-559758 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:28:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79373#comment-559758 Just saw this. BR stopped supporting the store several months ago – poor selection, inconvenient layout — yes it’s a national chain, but the Montague Street store felt like a poor relation to the larger, better stocked BR stores in Manhattan.

Please – not another bank or real estate company — or another fast food restaurant. Perhaps a high-end food shop/market to provide some competition to the too-often woeful Garden of Eden. Or even – something like an Apple Store — crazy we have so few tech savvy venues here, given the neighborhood’s media/tech/Wall Street/student population……

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Comment on Nantucket Lightship Arrives At Brooklyn Bridge Park by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79391/comment-page-1#comment-559757 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:00:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79391#comment-559757 All the delicious history (going back to 1879!) is available here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_once_was_a_man_from_Nantucket

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Comment on Bye-Bye, Banana Republic by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79373/comment-page-1#comment-559756 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:55:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79373#comment-559756 This space started as a bank, and decades ago, when Burger King (then owned by Pillsbury) wanted the space, they wanted to make it look like every other BK by destroying the facade. The BHA organized a picket line at Pillsbury’s office in Manhattan. I was there, with Judy Stanton and a lot of others. Eventually the company caved in, and opted for a banner instead of a giant neon sign and removal of the pillars.

For many years, I think we had the most tasteful, low-key Burger King storefront in NYC.

BTW, I’m not “Andy,” whoever he is.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79369/comment-page-1#comment-559755 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:49:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79369#comment-559755 Lillian Meredith is the new Executive Assistant at the BHA. I’ve suggested hat Peter Bray do up a press release about her, but have seen nothing yet. She will be replacing Irene Janner, who is still coming in on a part-time basis to do the books, as she slowly slips into retirement.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79369/comment-page-1#comment-559754 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:45:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79369#comment-559754 I constantly see people throwing coins into the fountain at the corner of Henry and Joralemon. Don’t they know that poisons the fish?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79369/comment-page-1#comment-559753 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:42:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79369#comment-559753 I used to have a printer in Ephrata, spent a lot of time out there and in Lancaster, Penna. When the Amish spread their fertilizer in the spring, you can Really Smell it!

Philadelphia has all the wonderful food stores in the Reading Terminal Market. It’s a wonderful destination all by itself.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79369/comment-page-1#comment-559752 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79369#comment-559752 I asked them where the giant inflatable rat was, and they said he was working somewhere else.

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Comment on Farewell Garden Of Eden, Hello Fresh Start by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79365/comment-page-1#comment-559751 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:38:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79365#comment-559751 I used to go there for specific items which they don’t seem to carry any more. I suspect they do the vast majority of their business with office workers during the lunch hours, and the business tapers off a lot after 5pm.

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Comment on Some Highlights Of The Brooklyn Folk Festival by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79302/comment-page-1#comment-559750 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79302#comment-559750 I see you chose to take a lot of photos from the balcony. This year I stayed in the audience; I got a good seat on the left, three rows back, and was there, on and off, all three days.

This year they used LED lights, so the blue skin tones were greatly reduced.

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by MaryThttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559749 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:15:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559749 I now wonder if Joralemon, or any of the Heights’ narrow streets, are appropriate entrance routes. Is it possible to close them, and for people to use Atlantic or Fulton only?

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Comment on Some Highlights Of The Brooklyn Folk Festival by deedeehhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79302/comment-page-1#comment-559748 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:09:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79302#comment-559748 The Fug who plays the guitar is STEVEN Taylor. (Not Robert)

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Comment on Bye-Bye, Banana Republic by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79373/comment-page-1#comment-559747 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:40:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79373#comment-559747 In fairness, isn’t there something to be said for the deliberate use of double-negative? I feel like there’s a nuanced distinction between “a bad thing” and “not a good thing” to which those who comprehend the English language are entitled.

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Comment on Bye-Bye, Banana Republic by Love Lanerhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79373/comment-page-1#comment-559746 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:07:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79373#comment-559746 Interesting point!

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by paulhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559745 Sat, 30 Apr 2016 01:41:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559745 This is not about racism at all. It’s about our safety, fact, and statistics!

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559744 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:52:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559744 What exactly do you see as racism?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79369/comment-page-1#comment-559743 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:29:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79369#comment-559743 True grit/Pom fritt https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dc2a2b81948469413239781679274281adc6b65aab9447afc6df41892da6df0b.jpg

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by Concernedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559742 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:09:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559742 Oh, here we go. We can’t have a civil discussion about safety in our neighborhood without being called racist. Why don’t you contribute some solutions instead of name calling.

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by neighboronhickshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559741 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:50:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559741 wow. not even trying to veil the racism.

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by peterbrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559740 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:05:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559740 The problem is and always has been the Pier 2 basketball courts. They attract a higher percentage of aggressive young men than do the other BBP destinations (the soccer field, or Pier One, for example). Pier 2 might be a Park problem rather than an NYPD problem. But to and from Pier 2 it’s an NYPD problem, and needs to be managed by the NYPD. The other alternative is to simply close the basketball courts. But that’s too extreme. Better to try tighter policing first.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Remsen Street Dwellerhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79369/comment-page-1#comment-559739 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:18:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79369#comment-559739 Your references to liberals are tiresome.

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Comment on “Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/79378/comment-page-1#comment-559738 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:57:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=79378#comment-559738 The police have as much jurisdiction in BBP as anywhere else in the city. They can close off any public area if they deem there is a safety issue.

Signing in to use the courts and having time limits if others are waiting is the easiest solution. True most who use the park are peaceful but there have been several incidents now, it will only continue or get worse, if nothing is done.

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