Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Brooklyn Greenway New Views Party Tonight

I've been busy with the new job these last two months and haven't gotten around to about 100 posts I'd like to have made.  One of them was for the Brooklyn Greenway party tonight.  There's still about three hours to get your tickets.

The always excellent Clarence Eckerson pointed me to this nostalgic video of a very different Brooklyn from 2002.  Before my own time here in the borough.  And with cameo appearance by a young Bill deBlasio!  How far we've all come in 11 years.


Streetfilms "Flashback" 2002: Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Ride from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Community Board 6 EPPL Agenda for Monday June 24th

Compared to June 3, Monday night will be a light load.  One of our agenda items, however, is located exactly at 1st and Court (site of the defunct Magic Fountain/laundromat and more recently the ill-fated Vinzee's).  So doubly topical for this blog.

Review of a new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of Leyla's at 424 3rd Avenue (between 6th/7th Streets) in our district. 

Review of a new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of J and w Restaurant LLC at 412 Court Street (between 1st/2nd Place) in our district. 
   
Review of a new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of The Fat Mermaid LLC at 307 Smith Street (between President/Union Streets) in our district. 
 
   Cobble Hill Health Center 
   380 Henry Street 
   (between Warren/Congress Streets) 
   Brooklyn, NY 11201 
 
   6:30 PM

Friday, June 21, 2013

Weekend work impacting 11 subway lines :: Second Ave. Sagas

FYI. For the full report go to Second Ave Sagas. 


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 24, Coney Island-bound F trains skip 4th Avenue-9th Street, 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway due to work on the Church Avenue Interlocking.



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World War Z, This Is The End: Carroll Gardens Movie Times - Movie Friday - Carroll Gardens, NY Patch

Carroll Gardens Patch has a (new?) feature that jumped out at me as a
useful one. Local movie times popping up in my news feed on Friday?
Excellent idea.

http://carrollgardens.patch.com/groups/movie-friday/p/world-war-z-this-is-the-end-carroll-gardens-movie-times


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TOM THE DANCING BUG: Did You Know - Fun Facts About NYC! - Boing Boing

My favorite comic does New York.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Naked Man Arrested in Carroll Gardens - Police & Fire - Carroll Gardens, NY Patch

Well then.

http://carrollgardens.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/naked-man-arrested-in-carroll-gardens


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Amazon "Bic for Her" Customer reviews

Hilarious. This is one meme I can get behind - outlandish reviews for
run of the mill products.

"Normally I only use pens designed and created for real men, in
colours appropriate to such instruments of masculinity - black like my
chest hair or blue like the steely glint of my eyes, or the metallic
paintwork of my convertible Mustang sportscar. Imagine then the
situation I found myself in when, upon taking delivery of another
shipment of motorbike parts and footballs, I reached for and grasped
not my normal BIC pen, but a `BIC for Her Amber Medium Ballpoint Pen'
(evidently ordered by my well-meaning, but ill-informed girlfriend
whilst my back was turned). I knew something was wrong when I had to
physically restrain my hands, gnarled and worn from a lifetime of
rock-climbing and shark wrestling, from crushing the fragile implement
like a Faberge egg. Things only went downhill from there."

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/review/B004FTGJUW/R22GNV12AWX5GW?cursor=1&sort=rd


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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Nice work if you can get it » Lawyers, Guns & Money

Sometimes I wonder where everybody in this city gets the huge piles of
money necessary to buy outrageously expensive homes and the basics of
a middle class existence.

Then I read something like this and instead I wonder: Am I the only
sucker in this town who's not a featherbedding amoral grifter?

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2013/06/nice-work-if-you-can-get-it-2


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Crains Published A Puzzling Opinion Piece

Someone should tell Steve Hindy that 1 Hanson Place is already at best
only the third-tallest building in Brooklyn. The Brooklyner took the
honors a couple of years ago and in turn was recently unseated.

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20130609/OPINION/306099979&template=smartphone


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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

G Train Hell: Greenpoint Tunnel Will Be Closed For 12 Weekends: Gothamist

Damn. This isn't good news either. But we have an old system. The
work must get done.

http://gothamist.com/2013/06/05/g_train_hell_greenpoint_tunnel_will.php


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The Bad News: A 12-14 month outage for the R’s Montague Tube :: Second Ave. Sagas

Ouch. For those who thought R train service couldn't get any worse: at
least a year long outage between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The good news: convenient connections in either side, the R train was
already slow and terrible, and the distant possibility that the
repairs will include some upgrades that improve service a little bit
when it returns.

http://secondavenuesagas.com/2013/06/05/the-bad-news-a-12-14-month-outage-for-the-rs-montague-tube/


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Editorial: The gas industry's hot air - Times Union

Excellent editorial on fracking, and why the industry can't be
trusted, at the Times-Union.

http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Editorial-The-gas-industry-s-hot-air-4572748.php#src=fb


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Monday, June 3, 2013

J.Crew to Open in Cobble Hill

Wow. Chainification creeping down Court.
"Brooklyn's first J.Crew is coming to Cobble Hill — specifically, the
two-story building at 151 Court Street, near Pacific."

http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2013/06/j-crew-to-open-in-cobble-hill/


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Tonight: Brooklyn CB6 Environmental Protection, Permits and Licenses Committee Meeting

Just took a look at tonight's agenda and had a flashback to Catelyn Stark at her brother's wedding.  This is going to be a long one.

Update from representatives for National Grid on the company's response to the Environmental Protection Agency's Proposed Remedial Action Plan for the Gowanus Canal.

Presentation and review of a renewal revocable consent unenclosed sidewalk cafe permit application submitted to the Department of Consumer Affairs on behalf of Capodimonte, LLC dba Aperitivo at 279 5th Avenue (between 1st/2nd Streets) to permit 13 tables and 29 seats.

Presentation and review of a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe permit application submitted to the Department of Consumer Affairs on behalf of Broccolino Corp at 446A Dean Street (between Flatbush/5th Avenues) to permit 4 tables and 8 seats.

Presentation and review of a renewal revocable consent unenclosed sidewalk cafe permit application submitted to the Department of Consumer Affairs on behalf of Bidochons Corp. at 263 Smith Street (between Degraw/Douglass Streets) to permit 12 tables and 24 seats.

Presentation and review of a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe permit application submitted to the Department of Consumer Affairs on behalf of PQ Park Slope dba Le Pain Quotidien at 239 5th Avenue (between President/Carroll Streets) to permit 14 tables and 28 seats.

Presentation and review of a Petition of Modify Consent and re-apply unenclosed sidewalk cafe permit application submitted to the Department of Consumer Affairs on behalf of Taurasi, Inc. dba Sotto Voce at 225 7th Avenue (between 3rd/4th Streets) to permit 8 tables and 18 seats.

Presentation and review of a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe permit application submitted to the Department of Consumer Affairs on behalf of Berry LIW I PS, LLC dba Pinkberry at 161 7th Avenue (between 1st Street/Garfield Place) to permit 3 tables and 9 seats.

Presentation and review of a new unenclosed sidewalk cafe permit application submitted to the Department of Consumer Affairs on behalf of Three Kings Of Kings County, LLC dba Talde at 369 7th Avenue (between 11th/12th Streets) to permit 13 tables and 26 seats.

Presentation and review of a renewal revocable consent unenclosed sidewalk cafe permit application submitted to the Department of Consumer Affairs on behalf of Giannino's Pizza Corp. at 305 Court Street (between Degraw/Sackett Streets) to permit 18 tables and 36 seats.

Continued review of a new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of Littleneck Group LLC at 288 3rd Avenue (between Carroll/President Streets).

Review of a new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of Karloff at 254 Court Street (between Butler/Kane Streets) in our district.

Review of a new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of Threefold Holdings LLC at 333 Douglass Street (between 3rd/4th Avenues) in our district.

Review of a new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of Thirukumaran Rajamani at 316 Court Street (between Degraw/Sackett Streets) in our district.

Review of a new on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of Jim and Andy Inc. at 208 Court Street (between Warren/Wyckoff Streets) in our district.

   78th Police Precinct
   65 6th Avenue, Court Room
   (between Bergen/Dean Streets)
   Brooklyn, NY 11217