A reader sent in this woeful tale of the downside of having a coveted stoop: “The Boerum Hill stoop pooper has struck. After getting stoop pooped twice last year, I have been struck again by the ‘Mad stoop pooper that poops at midnight!!! (or sometimes in the wee hours of the night).’ Last year I caught her in process twice, once on my stoop and once between some parked cars in the middle of the day. The latter time I called the police who arrested her. She is a mentally disabled black woman, a little heavy set, with dirty hair. I have a feeling that she was probably receiving the help she needed but was discharged and is back in the hood!!!! Granted I am just assuming it is her again but given that she uses her own toilet paper and some was left on my stoop. I would have to eliminate a random person that just HAD to go. Keep an eye out for her.” The reader is on Dean between Hoyt and Bond. Any other sightings?
Photo by noflash.
Politicians Consider Barclays Center for 2016 Democratic National Convention [CBS] Greenpoint’s Newtown Creek Boathouse Is Still in the Works [Curbed] City Council to Approve Domino, After a Final Negotiation [Capital New York] New Round of Rehab Begins on Ocean Parkway Mall [Sheepshead Bites] Million-Dollar Floor-Through Apartments: 777 Carroll Street [BK to the Fullest] The Long Transformation of the Brownstone at 132 2nd […]
Street safety advocates will have a chance to make their voices heard at two upcoming Vision Zero workshops in Brooklyn Heights and Flatbush. Anyone can attend and suggest street safety improvements, bike lanes, or slow zones in neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn. NYPD and DOT staff will split attendees into small discussion groups and use maps to […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Semi-detached row houses Address: 1238-1254 Lincoln Place Cross Streets: Troy and Schenectady Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights North Year Built: late teens, early 1920s Architectural Style: Vaguely Mediterranean Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: By the first two decades of the 20th century, housing was at a crossroads in […]
A San Francisco-based co-working space called Makeshift Society is opening a location in Williamsburg on the first two floors of a converted warehouse at 55 Hope Street. Makeshift’s Brooklyn spot occupies 4,000 square feet across both floors and offers 17-foot ceilings, open seating and dedicated studio desks. It will also have a creative tool lending library […]
Here the developers have gutted a small one-family and turned it into three small open-plan apartments, each with two bedrooms. (The listing says there’s an owner’s duplex, but going by the floor plan, it seems to be referring to the cellar.) Some charm still remains in the form of beautiful fireplaces and the exterior, which has […]