Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:57:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jeffrey Smithhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567753 Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:57:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567753 This is an example of establishment channeled thinking. Reginald, in a republic people have to know that there are strong and effective legal and political structure limiting governmental actions. AND they have to see a government which is NOT corrupt and isobserving of basic rules of order (been to Albany lately Reginald?) They also cant find a press which is dishonest or has grown do comfortable in their situation that they are an effective adjunct to the political structure. Such media standardly does
not give effective notice on governmental programs until the programs are well under way or all but installed. They also can not also find self appointed “neighborhood associations” which roll-over whenever the power that be want something to go foward If they do not feel well founded confidence with all of the above they either replace or reform the system, or, far more likely they vote with their feet and simply put distance between the corrupt or unreliable system and thier families. Exactly what happened here…. Oh by the way, there still a stable middle class in the city now? Really? (There should be a DSM code for that kind of thinking process.)

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Comment on City to Designate Ten Parking Spots in the Heights to Rideshare Vehicles by Jeffrey Smithhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85637/comment-page-1#comment-567752 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 23:28:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85637#comment-567752 EVERYTHING is a “crack pot theory” to certain elements when they don’t want one of thier advocacy or beliefs challenged or examined in the light of day. Or, like the casino crowd, they (like you) want to be only voice heard in the Heights…..

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567751 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:38:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567751 You know, you and I have had similarly absurd “conversations” about government in the past. The government has certain powers and responsibilities and assigns those to different agencies and other units of government, which undertake initiatives. That’s the real world. The world where you get a telephone call (in this instance from the Department of Transportation, aka DOT) to ask your opinion about everything it is considering in the neighborhood where you live is a fantasy. Oh, and by the way, last time I checked there were plenty of middle class people living in New York City and more are coming every day. In fact, that is part of the problem; too many cars and not enough curb space. So DOT has established a pilot–that’s test to see if an idea actually works–to find out if car sharing reduces car ownership.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jeffrey Smithhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567750 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567750 Reggie, that sounds so reasonable. But the reality of course, is the opposite. They may “present” a already in motion to various local bodies which are part of various entrenched establishments. The press NEVER presents this to the public in such a way what it will get into the general notice and cause real opposition. It’s a very neat system. The DOT is “vested” with the “ability” what entitled entrenched self justification (and congratulation) You know Reginald, this is Exactly why New York lost its middle class. Nonsense like this. When people feel that there are no sane limits on authority And they see those in authority doing things which are nuts…they split. I’m sure none of the above fits into either casino or millenial think, but in the real world….

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Comment on Update on Design/Build for BQE: Meeting Tomorrow Evening by Roberto Gautierhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85674/comment-page-1#comment-567749 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:12:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85674#comment-567749 On February 15, Joe Lhota, head of the MTA, spoke at St. Francis College. I asked him to comment on the air quality in the subway system and specifically conditions in the High Street station. When I referred to the University of Toronoto study of Toronto’s and Montreal’s air quality, he answered “we clean more” in response to my question about the MTA’s action about poor air quality levels. Here’s a reference to the study-https://phys.org/news/2017-04-toronto-subways-expose-passengers-air.html, I didn’t get to ask this follow-up question: Why are diesel-powered “work trains” used in the NYC subways? If you have an air monitor app on your iPhone, you can do your own monitoring.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by CassieVonMontaguehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85641/comment-page-1#comment-567748 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85641#comment-567748 There was a copper BMW X5 that had a high-pitched beep going off all day on Monday. It was parked in front of 57 Montague. Someone had the hood up trying to stop it, but it seemed to just make it quieter. I last saw the car parked in front of the St George, but it wasn’t making any noises.

If you live a the north end of Willow, it might be the Cranberry Tunnel Air Vent. Most residents don’t notice it because the fans are on usually only during working hours, and rarely. But now with the new Pier Houses, the sound is reflected back into the neighborhood and is much louder.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567747 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:21:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567747 Always fun when Jeffrey has a conversation with himself under different screen names.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567746 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:20:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567746 The program was announced in 2009. DOT presented to the affected community boards, created an online feedback system, and presented the results again to the community boards in three boroughs. The ability to make plans for the city streets is vested with the DOT commissioner in the New York City Charter.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567745 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:43:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567745 My copyright permission is disguised as a fake copyright permission.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Dieselhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567744 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567744 Do you have the copyright permission to publish that picture of a fake rock?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by well, ykwhthis...http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567743 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:26:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567743 And did the #$@&!* BHA AGREE to any of this? With friends like that…..

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jeff reasonable questions Smithttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567742 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:22:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567742 What is this?…DOT gets to place anything it wants to with little or no communication ity input? Who decided (besides Saint Cuomo) that DOT should have that power? No neighborhood notice? Not even a comment period? (Before they do something anyway) Really? And are there any limits on what they are allowed to do? Hey Albany, play with someone else’s enviornment…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567741 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:02:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567741 Brace yourselves: I think this is the last Old BH Postcard I have to post (except I may already have done so). It’s the Post Office and Eagle Building behind it on Washington Street (now Cadman Plaza East):

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4bdbff28f6a1441dca64a41fcacf65b7d741f2e190fbb15797051ce945639a7f.jpg

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567740 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:58:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567740 From the BHA:

DOT will initiate a 2-year pilot program this spring by devoting 10 on-street carsharing parking spaces in Brooklyn Heights.

In the Heights, there will be five two-car parking locations at:

• Pierrepont and Columbia Heights
• Pineapple and Columbia Heights
• Hicks near Remsen
• Clinton near Schermerhorn
• Clinton near Atlantic Avenue

DOT will install signs at these locations and NYPD will ticket and tow private cars that park illegally in those spots. CSOs can also relocate illegally-parked cars within a ½ mile radius and will be responsible for cleaning these spots.

The BHA and CB 2 endorsed the pilot program after careful review. BHA’s support was contingent on DOT providing data on the availability of vacant car share spaces during the pilot program and additional information on how DOT will evaluate the pilot. The BHA will monitor the pilot program as they receive information from DOT.

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Comment on City to Designate Ten Parking Spots in the Heights to Rideshare Vehicles by Monihttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85637/comment-page-1#comment-567739 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:08:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85637#comment-567739 Typical Arch. Blah, blah, blah, I’m right, blah, blah.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by bpellehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567738 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:08:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567738 How does the non-human population fare?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by bpellehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567737 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:06:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567737 So Harvey Weinstein, Matt Laur and Woody Allen walk into a bar…nevermind…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Still Herehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567736 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567736 Thanks for that. Scheduled a pick up.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by MaggieOhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567735 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567735 I assume you’re talking about the orange “no parking, temporary construction” signs that sometimes go up near construction sites. i think the purpose is to protect the site and probably make material deliveries and whatnot more efficient.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by DIBShttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567734 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567734 It’s a notice. Not proselytizing. But kudos for spelling it correctly. Most humans here couldn’t.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by DIBShttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567733 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:22:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567733 Not if it’s a good joke.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Dieselhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567732 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567732 I for one Don’t dig the proselytization, man. Besides, who would want to soil this magnificent coat, Woof!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567731 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:05:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567731 There is a joke here but it is in bad taste and Dave sometimes takes exception to my comments even when I didn’t mean any offence, so never mind.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by KXrVrii1http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567730 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 22:04:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567730 Anyone know the rules about when / how construction sites get protected parking spots?

There are a good 4-5 spots blocked off on Pierrepont Place, in front of the renovations for the building at the corner of Pierrepont St and Pierrepont Place (former Brooklyn law school dorm being turned into high end condos).

It often doesn’t seem used, and when used, often seems to include personal vehicles, and I doubt the goal of whatever permit they get is to help the workers with their parking.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by StudioBrooklynhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567729 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:31:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567729 ]]> Oh, the key idea is way funnier. But yeah. Sorry. 😐

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Remsen Street Dwellerhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567728 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:50:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567728 Show your Love!
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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Reggiehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567727 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567727 The outer door to NYCEM is staffed 24/7/365 by NYPD and is unlocked.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Claude Scaleshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567726 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:48:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567726 Thanks, Chris. I’ve elevated this to a top post.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by KBells40http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567725 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567725 Sanitation has a pilot program for e-waste curbside pickup in North Brooklyn. In addition, not sure if your building would qualify, but there is an ecycle program for apartment buildings too: http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/4661/electronic-disposal-information

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday by Jeffrey Smithhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/85670/comment-page-1#comment-567724 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:29:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=85670#comment-567724 Today is Ash Wednesday. Many churches in the BH area including Lower Manhattan are offering ashes. St Charles on Sidney place will have ashes at 12:10, 4:00 & 7:00. Assumption at 55 Cranberry will have ashes at 3:00 and 7:00 and St Boniface at 109 Willoughby 718 875 2096 will have ashes at 12:10, 12:20, 1:10 (check first) and 7:00

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