Comments for Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:16:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v= Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Montyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552585 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:16:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552585 Presumably referring to Jacques Torres and Almondine who were invited to DUMBO by David Walentas and given retail space with a year of free rent? They weren’t exactly pioneers, they were plants to set the mood of the new neighborhood. And an excellent job of it they did.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Teresahttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552584 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:23:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552584 Galapagos only recently moved — it was up and running until a few months ago. It moved because of high rent, not the storm.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/08/arts/galapagos-art-space-will-make-detroit-its-home.html?_r=0

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Comment on Brooklyn Heights Man Has Had It With Henry Street Gristedes by WS Gilberthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74011/comment-page-1#comment-552583 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:58:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74011#comment-552583 Republicans like you would charge us to breathe, if you could get away with it!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552582 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:26:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552582 New York Daily News article about Brooklyn Bridge Park Finances is here:

http://tinyurl.com/othy8of

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552581 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:23:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552581 The tremendous amount of foot traffic headed to/from Trader Joe’s puts an added strain on the intersection. “Cross at the green, not in between!”

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552580 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:19:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552580 Construction crews here in BH generally get permits. The gas here is supplied by National Grid, not by Con Edison. Meanwhile, didn’t much of the East Village get flooded by Sandy? Might that not have contributed to plumbing problems?

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552579 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:14:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552579 Actually, Jacques Torres moved the production of much of their chocolates to another location above the flood plain, after Sandy flooded their store on Water Street. The bakery across the street had to be completely rebuilt for the same reason. Their kitchen remains below sea level. The Galapagos Art Space moved to Detroit after it too was flooded.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552578 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:10:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552578 Gaslights on Poplar Street are discussed here:

http://forgotten-ny.com/2015/03/gaslights-of-brooklyn-heights/

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Arch Stantonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552577 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:43:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552577 Square Circle. for what? In case you didn’t get the memo: The CD format is pretty much obsolete.

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Comment on Happy Birthday, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park by gchttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74041/comment-page-1#comment-552576 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74041#comment-552576 Googling teabagger leads to urban dictionary with a variety of definitions. Yours??

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by ShinyNewHandlehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552575 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:50:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552575 Atlantic at Court St. is awful. I witnessed a near smash-up this afternoon involving someone powering through a red light inches from someone who had determined to turn on the instant of green.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by DoBro84http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552574 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:55:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552574 Used the NYC Vision Zero map to look at intersections I cross several times each week.

Will be even more cautious than usual at Clinton/Atlantic and Court/Atlantic!

NYC map is at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/visionzero/pages/maps-and-data/maps-and-data.shtml

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Comment on Help Find Two Missing Dogs in Brooklyn Heights by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74081/comment-page-1#comment-552573 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:44:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74081#comment-552573 Well on the subject of doggies, I’m reading the Lena Dunham article/ quiz in the current New Yorker, while I’m also looking at the reaction by the total Jerkazoids melting down on the blogs…

One friend who now has a double hernia (I only have a single) over this, asked a great question; If Charlie Hebo is OK why are a lot of their total defenders now attempting to burn Dunham and her pooch and boyfriend, at the stake….

Anyway, even the cover which is no small stick in the eye of Hillary is enough for the howl, then I hit this article and it was total hernia time.

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Comment on Borough President Eric Adams Joins Pierhouse Fray; Park Corporation Replies by johnny cakeshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74059/comment-page-1#comment-552572 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74059#comment-552572 DeBlasio is a fraud. Look at what he did with LICH.

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Comment on Borough President Eric Adams Joins Pierhouse Fray; Park Corporation Replies by johnny cakeshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74059/comment-page-1#comment-552571 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:33:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74059#comment-552571 Regina Myer and the BBPC leaders are culturally
shameless.

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Comment on Help Find Two Missing Dogs in Brooklyn Heights by ShinyNewHandlehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74081/comment-page-1#comment-552570 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:45:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74081#comment-552570 Meh. I think the families want to know if you’ve seen the dogs recently or not.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Roberto Gautierhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552569 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:36:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552569 That is also true. The necessity of thinking is clear.
What it does to our heads is also clear. Let’s not give up.

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Comment on Help Find Two Missing Dogs in Brooklyn Heights by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74081/comment-page-1#comment-552568 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:31:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74081#comment-552568 I don’t seek to be the BH Snowden but the network of RFID and other RF based field can and have tracked a wide range of public and private movements. All those new “safety” features have a very negative side.
Most vehicles have both active and passive location disclosure. If you
now for a pacemaker or defibulator and you ask the surgion/team members if the device has RFID you’ll see the fancy foot work and no answers youll get. If you buy or rent a RFID detector or simply use a portable spectrum analyzer you’ll see how MANY readers are around. In the Midwest a bunch of joy riders, hijackers and organized crime types have learned to their sorrow how trackable newer vehicles and just some average products are. The cell phone network and commercial FM stations are also a radar net from which images of vehicle and in some cases individual movement can be easily assembled.

But why not start with the security cameras which are thick as you know what down there.

Given the number of pet thieves and researchers who need test animals I would have a cell based tracker collar programmed to alarm if poochie got one foot outside of a set GPS area….

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Comment on Help Find Two Missing Dogs in Brooklyn Heights by ShinyNewHandlehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74081/comment-page-1#comment-552567 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:29:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74081#comment-552567 I agree with your final sentiment, but if you are suggesting that random RFID terminals (where?) can be used to track the progress of lost pets, I would like to ask if this has ever worked!

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552566 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:57:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552566 Its the LACK of thought which makes things like 9/11 and 7th street possible.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Roberto Gautierhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552565 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:54:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552565 Perfetto! This reminds me when Zorba the Greek says to the intellectual Englishman:
“You think too much, that is your problem.”

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Comment on Help Find Two Missing Dogs in Brooklyn Heights by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74081/comment-page-1#comment-552564 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:51:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74081#comment-552564 If either of the two pets been bio chipped, they may have registered on one of the huge number of RFID readers which have proliferated in this area in the last three or so years. Get the digital codes and start with last known location. A RFID terminal finders are available to find the nearist reader without having to ask.Also, why not ask for street surveillance tapes Fulton St has gazillion cameras including NYPD…

I hope both are located, and those responsible end up the rikers dog house

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by DoBro84http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552563 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:10:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552563 More food for thought

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552562 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:03:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552562 We were driving up third avenue minutes after the explosion. We passed 7th street as police, fire and ems were screaming to the scene. Fire and especially smoke were explosively being driven into the sky. It was absolutely the worst incident of its kind since WTC in smaller scale. It really looked like a gate to hell itself had opened.

At 13th street a group of black sedans with blacked out windows came up to police lines, told to stop one figure got out and ordered police to admit them They showed ID and were quickly given access. The cars were from the ATF….

We had a business meeting just below 23ed Street and just after we arrived our entire building became filled with smoke.

Now what would happen if this exact scenario occurred in one of the vertical roach motels downtown or, worse, the towers the RE “industry”/big banks want to ring the Heights with? With the wonderful levels of fire containment and structural integrity of built-to-a-budget engineering….imagine the TOXIC discharge into the Heights….

Still think wild upward building sprees with no increase of public safety resources/safety technology is fine?

Well take a look at what just happened at 7th Street folks….

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Comment on Happy Birthday, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park by Mini_Cooperhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74041/comment-page-1#comment-552561 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:29:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74041#comment-552561 I kinda thought from your post that we are from the same (or close) era, but I must admit I never heard of any of the things or people you mention. I got the car as a graduation present and did nothing to it except drive it and clean it. Maybe it’s cause I’m a girl. :)

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Comment on Happy Birthday, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74041/comment-page-1#comment-552560 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:25:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74041#comment-552560 All of the above are light hearted comments which are only meant as semi serious and not intended to offend. In the long now long past era I refer to, there was a super social divide between anyone with something like a Triumph or an MG and the crowd I identified with. It was an amazing fun era with strong but often funny features.
Kar Kustomizers were a hobby/art/social movement in which people changed the body shape of their cars to make the the car more dynamic or advance their concept of what the direction of car styling should be. Included in this was paint/surface treatments could be. The latter started with candy apple paint, a gold under base covered with one or more layers of clear colored lacquer. A paint job you looked down into rather than simply looked at as in standard opaque paint. The was followed by pearl paint and then finally by Metalflake paint jobs which placed flecks of colored metal all over a car covered by a protective clear non colored lacquer layer.

Just google; stom cars, George Barris, watson paint, bill Cushin berry, Ed Roth, Darril Starbird, car scalloping, flame paint jobs, and blue dot tail lights and you’ll see some of the real America….

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Roberto Gautierhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552559 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:35:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552559 The March 26 gas explosion in the East Village seems to point to shoddy, cost-cutting repair practices and materials. With the appearance of instant high-rises in our area, we hope that inspection protocols can be made more rigorous. Blind eye vigilance causes tragic and unnecessary death.

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552558 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:27:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552558 Remember when Mary Weiss (Shangra La’s) appeared there?

I was always hoping for Link Wray to do a show there…

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Comment on Open Thread Wednesday 3/25/15 by Willow Street Watchhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74078/comment-page-1#comment-552557 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:23:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74078#comment-552557 The general point is that there is a very serious danger always with high rises and all the RE/financial sector cheer leading shouldn’t distract from that danger.

Especially with a) the increasing use of the area without the addition of more fire, cops and ems. And b) the cheap as possible construction quality that many people (including apparently someone I can name)
Think is just fine….

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Comment on Borough President Eric Adams Joins Pierhouse Fray; Park Corporation Replies by Andrew Porterhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/74059/comment-page-1#comment-552556 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:24:00 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=74059#comment-552556 “height can be measured many different ways…” says it all, if you want Doubletalk.

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