Stimulus dollars at work?

May 19, 2010 1 comment

I’ve never seen so many streets in the neighborhood ripped simultaneously…  I’m all for smooth pavement and sidewalks but when are they going to begin repaving Vanderbilt, Lafayette and all the other streets that are now ripped up?

Categories: Local News

New Store in the former Picnic space

May 11, 2010 1 comment

There looks to be some kind of sandal store in the space formerly occupied by Picnic.  While it’s not exactly clear what the place will be, there are several pairs of children’s and adult sandals in the display window.  Doesn’t look like a place I’ll be frequenting…  Can anyone confirm?

Categories: Retail

80 Dekalb Wind Tunnel?

Has anyone noticed (even prior to these last few windy days) there is some kind of wind vortex on Dekalb in front of Ratner’s latest addition to the area?  Trash, dirt and dust swirl like a tornado.   I’ve take to bypassing that block on my way to the train….

Categories: Uncategorized

Is The Hideout still open?

May 11, 2010 2 comments

After trying to go several times over the past few weeks I assume the place is closed.  I haven’t chatted with the owner, Asio Hightower, in a while but I wonder what’s goin on…  Anybody know?

Categories: Bars

Fire closes Hardees & Little Luigi’s

April 5, 2010 2 comments

I saw the lights from the trucks late Saturday night but wasn’t sure what happened…  There was what seems to be a fairly large fire at the corner of Myrtle and Adelphi which damaged the two restaurants and several apartments.   Just as I was about to detail my last visit to Hardee’s restaurant.  Anyone know the cause of the fire?

Categories: Local News, Restaurants

Sputnik Closed?

April 1, 2010 2 comments

I just heard the bar/restaurant performance space has closed.  While it wasn’t my favorite spot in the area it was nice to have around.  Anyone know what happened?

Categories: Bars, Uncategorized

Kids in Bars? Please No!!!!!!

March 10, 2010 25 comments


After seeing not one, but two kids in Moe’s last night I’ve decided to re-run this post…  Get a babysitter or buy a six pack and go home.  Kids do not belong in bars!!!

I know this topic has been discussed ad nauseum in other forums (see links below) but I had my first run-in with a baby at my local watering hole, Moe’s,  last night.   Yes I’m talking to you mid thirties mom with the Baby Bjorn sitting on the bench near the front of the bar.  I know this has been a Park Slope issue for years and I knew eventually our time would come but I’m hoping parents will come to their senses and not destroy the last semblance of adult fun left in this town.  To me it’s simple.  Kids do not belong in bars.

Now I love babies but I just don’t think the bar is an appropriate place to take them.  When you make the decision to have a child there are certain sacrifices you have to make.  You sacrifice sleep, you sacrifice time, you sacrifice money…  All these sacrifices are nothing relative to the elation and joy of being a parent.  I feel that one more sacrifice you have to make is going out to bars…  At least with the child(ren).

A drinking establishment where patrons have to be 21 years of age or older is not the place to come hang out with your kids.  Maybe a restaurant with a liquor license but not a bar.  Get a bottle of wine and go home, go to the coffee shop, meet up in the park, stay out of bars please.  I’m not always on my best behavior and I don’t want to have to worry about somebody’s kid running around or picking up the language of the bars patrons.  I don’t want to hear kids screaming or babies crying.  It’s not the place.  Realize you’re now a parent and you just can’t do what you used to…  Entertain at home, find a more appropriate venue or get a sitter.  Bars are for adults.  Isn’t there a Chuck E. Cheese in Atlantic Terminal?

Discussions from other blogs…


Gowanus Lounge



Categories: Bars, Gentrification

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