Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Thu, 28 May 2015 00:54:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v= Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by William Gilberthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553739 Thu, 28 May 2015 00:54:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553739 But this promenade does not!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Bornherehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553738 Thu, 28 May 2015 00:49:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553738 Not happy news….

http://tinyurl.com/nvu2fcd

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Comment on Lebanese Food Festival This Weekend by ClaudeScaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74847/comment-page-1#comment-553737 Thu, 28 May 2015 00:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74847#comment-553737 My wife and I have enjoyed it. There was no charge for attendance. Food was excellent, but not cheap. Dinner cost about what it would in a local restaurant, but in our view worth it.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553736 Thu, 28 May 2015 00:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553736 I chuckled reading your post. Back in the 60’s 70’s many kids played in those areas, we called the “Bushes”. More fun than the playground itself. There were several ways in, slip through certain bars that were wider (worked till you grew too big), over the top (spike hazard) or over the brick walls at the bathrooms (when you got older). The parks department eventually even cut a couple of the bars out to make safe access.
Good to see some youngster is still carrying the torch :)

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Eddydehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553735 Thu, 28 May 2015 00:17:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553735 “promenade is meant to WALK upon and not to ride on” you are not necessarily correct, as most other “promenades” around the city do allow bicycles.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by mlcraryvillehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553734 Wed, 27 May 2015 23:55:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553734 Let’s keep the focus on the inelffeicient and dumb way the 84th pct deploys its resources. Let’s let them know, in case it’s gone over their heads, that aside from Coney Island, the Heights gets more outside visitors from all over Brooklyn and the world than anyone else in the Boro. Duhhhh! How about assigning some foot soldiers here to establish a presence?? They are known as ‘Beat Cops” or patrolmen..

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by William Gilberthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553733 Wed, 27 May 2015 23:45:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553733 Sorry Teresa, but I disagree with you and I have been here twice as long as you have. I never did and still don’t like when bikes are used on the Promenade. IT is for pedestrians. A “promenade” is meant to WALK upon and not to ride on. We have streets and bicycle paths for two and four wheeled vehicles.

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Comment on Lebanese Food Festival This Weekend by CU1http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74847/comment-page-1#comment-553732 Wed, 27 May 2015 23:40:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74847#comment-553732 I wish there was info re price of food/attendance, etc.

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Comment on Lebanese Food Festival This Weekend by Jorale-manhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74847/comment-page-1#comment-553731 Wed, 27 May 2015 23:25:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74847#comment-553731 Maybe it’ll put a temporary stop to the cars parked in the bike lanes and on the sidewalks of Henry St. for a week.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by RJGhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553730 Wed, 27 May 2015 21:30:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553730 Many thanks to curbed.com for this tip.

NYC proposed zoning for Brooklyn Community District 2.

The ULURP process for the proposal is expected to begin in September.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/zoning-qa/profiles/bk02.pdf

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by bkheightsapthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553729 Wed, 27 May 2015 18:50:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553729 Thank you! I’ll try that.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ShinyNewHandlehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553728 Wed, 27 May 2015 18:17:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553728 Off topic, but there was a fascinating piece in the NYT a few days ago on first trying antibiotics for appendicitis:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/19/health/antibiotics-resurface-as-alternative-to-removing-appendix.html

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Teresahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553727 Wed, 27 May 2015 18:13:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553727 Better than guessing.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by TeresaClarkhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553726 Wed, 27 May 2015 18:07:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553726 There is the Mt Sinai Urgent care at 300 Cadman Plaza (walk-in) that’s open until 9pm.

Or there is a City MD on Atlantic and one on Court Street that is as Urgent Care facility. I think they’re open until 8pm.

I wouldn’t go to them for anything life threatening but maybe something that can’t wait for a doctor’s appointment

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Guesthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553725 Wed, 27 May 2015 17:34:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553725 Try posting on the Brooklyn Heights Parents Yahoo group, maybe somebody there could offer you something similar to the arrangement you had in Paris.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by bkheightsapthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553724 Wed, 27 May 2015 17:17:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553724 I’m looking for an affordable room or studio in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and wondering if anyone has any suggestions.

I can’t pay much more than $1,000 a month so I haven’t had much luck with traditional avenues like Craigslist, StreetEasy or using a broker. Has anybody heard of people renting out rooms in their private homes? I feel like there must be families or tenants who have been there for years and could use the extra money.

I lived in Paris for a year after school and stayed in “chambre de bonne” which are the old servants rooms located on the top floor of a building. It’s basically a tiny studio with a shared bathroom in the hallway. My rent was free in exchange for babysitting the family’s children in the evenings. Do the old buildings in BK heights have anything like this?

I know I would be a perfect tenant…I am quiet, clean, honest, respectful, and gainfully employed. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by GHBhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553723 Wed, 27 May 2015 16:39:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553723 Need you ask?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Teresahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553722 Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553722 People have ridden their bikes on the Promenade since I moved here 18 years ago. And as someone who regularly frequents the Park and the Promenade, I see people enjoying two terrific public spaces…that are not the sole purview of people who live here.

Out of curiosity: What does a “questionable type” look like?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553721 Wed, 27 May 2015 16:17:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553721 On the subject of the promenade, first we should all be concerned with stopping the behavior in and around BBP from transferring to the promenade. The only thing that does that is police presence and arrests/ticketing for serious infractions. Right now, we have next to no enforcement. Few nights ago one in wood type was riding his superbike on the promenade, the cops are called, the bike was parked when they arrived. Of course that was because everyone saw the cops coming from a distance with their lights and quickly decided, as they always do, to be suddenly sell behaved…so the cops just told the owner to park his bike off the promenade, didn’t wait to see he did it, and left…what a effective, sobering message to questionable types who may be attracted to the Heights…..
‘ve all seen this before: low/no enforcement and an explosion of things like drug use, public urination fights.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Brixtonyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553720 Wed, 27 May 2015 16:15:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553720 A friend’s adult son had appendicitis and went to the new NY ER at the old LICH site and was very favorably pleased. He was taken by ambulance (no charge) to NYU/Langone in Manhattan after it was determined that he needed surgery. They both are recommend the new place enthusiastically.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553719 Wed, 27 May 2015 15:57:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553719 Well the heights already has two good neighborhood hospitals already serving the majority of Heights residents…Langone and Weill Cornell….

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553718 Wed, 27 May 2015 15:53:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553718 There certainly is legal grounds for stopping or greatly slowing out of control development due to the nature of what is being Constructed. First were all told that there is a constant terrorist threat and we have to give up a huge amount of privacy and basic constitutional rights. Then were told that its just OK to do things like cut TA cops and clerks, and cut key emergency medical facilities etc. NOW were being told that its just fine to erect towetrs that anyone can easily arson or topple. These buildings aren’t the Empire State Building which basically laughed off a hit by a WWII Bomber. As noted elsewhere, these buildings are built to cost NOT Safety. These have poor or far short of what’s possible floor to floor control. There full of toxic materials…NOW is it clear what some of the behavior which should be brought before a FEDERAL magistrate? All you naysaying types can continue to prattle, but unless you decide to put Your money and Your personal name behind a serious legal effort AND a WELL RUN, PERSISTENT public protest, well, all else is worthless PRATTLE and you’re going to lose your neighborhood. This will be the former Brooklyn Heights. By the way,. The BHA ALWAYS openly has $400K in the bank…

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Comment on “Celebrate Brooklyn!” Pier 1 Dance Parties Start This Thursday by Sen. Bob Foreheadhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74575/comment-page-1#comment-553717 Wed, 27 May 2015 14:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74575#comment-553717 And will our friends from the 84th be in attendance? I hope.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Joehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553716 Wed, 27 May 2015 14:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553716 I wonder if the mom knew that entire area is routinely baited for rats and sprayed for who knows what else

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Comment on “Celebrate Brooklyn!” Pier 1 Dance Parties Start This Thursday by Sen. Bob Foreheadhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74575/comment-page-1#comment-553715 Wed, 27 May 2015 14:13:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74575#comment-553715 Ah, the concerts start at 7pm, the news starts at 6pm, so these are what 30 min concerts?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by ClaudeScaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553714 Wed, 27 May 2015 14:01:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553714 It’s been moved and, we hope, will return to a new location soon: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/5/26/montague-street-anchor-away-maybe-not-long

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Lorihttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553713 Wed, 27 May 2015 13:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553713 While strolling along the promenade this past Sunday, I chanced to see a young boy (about 7) playing with his little cars INSIDE the gated area of the promenade gardens near the Montague Street entrance. How did he get inside there? When I lingered nearby, wondering how he got in and how he would get out, a young woman (his mother?) appeared and encouraged him to crawl back out thru a space in the bars. What’s wrong with using one of the playgrounds instead?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Lorihttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553712 Wed, 27 May 2015 13:19:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553712 When is someone going to take care of moving “The Anchor” Before it quietly disappears in the middle of the night? We can’t expect the new restaurant to leave it there not take care of moving it.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Lorihttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553711 Wed, 27 May 2015 13:18:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553711 Had a TERRIBLE experience at Methodist – broken arm – four hours in a BED in the ER -they wanted to do x-rays of knee, hip, pelvis, shoulder plus MRI and CAT scan. Did not have an ortho to set the arm, so wanted to keep me overnight – who is going to pay for all of that. Left, went to my own orthopedist the next day; x-rayed and set within a short time. When I broke my leg three years ago, it was well taken care of at LICH within 4 hours. I MISS LICH.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by District 13 parenthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74844/comment-page-1#comment-553710 Wed, 27 May 2015 12:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74844#comment-553710 Had a decent experience recently at Methodist. Not a terrible wait and good care on a weekday morning. I’m sure the wait is much longer evenings and weekends. Bottom line: we need more emergency care options.

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