Sunday, July 08, 2007

On the Sofa: GL Reader Comments

Here's a selection of some of the comments left by GL readers over the last seven days:

More Boerum Hill Fun: Hookers Beneath the Windows. "I'm not advocating crime here but Bond Street has ALWAYS had prostitutes! lots of dead end streets to take the johns to...it's an urban enviroment, desolate and near the projects, where, oh my god, DRUGS are sold!why are these people so shocked?" [Lisanne McT]

Sign of the Times: Sixty-Year-Old Gowanus Business Closed. "It's the loss of factories more than anything else. My mom—rest her soul—worked in a sweat shop on Carroll Street across from the church in the 1980s. I walk over there sometimes and realize that as bad as the area is now, it was worse then. And at least the old school Italian business owners made that little pocket of a neighborhood decent in their own way. Truly the end of an era." [Preworn]

It's Time to Get Your 2007 Giglio On. "The festival is a fascinating tradition for sure, but it sucks pretty hard if you live right on Havemeyer in the middle of it, as I do. My bedroom window faces the PA system, through which the MC hollers until midnight, and I have to shoo Italians off my doorstep every time I come in and out of the house. For ten days. I don't begrudge anyone their traditions, but I sure as hell try to go out of town this time of year." [Anonymous]

Boeurum Hill #2: Slashed Tired & Smashed Windows. "I'll add that this is not necessarily all that new . . . my driver side window (parked next to sidewalk) was smashed on 12/31/06 at approximately 10:30 in the morning. NOt New Years revellers . . . this was 10:30 on a Sunday morning. The cops said most likely kids, and that there were at least 3 windows busted within a several block radius." [Gary]

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