Sunday, May 20, 2007

On the Sofa: GL Reader Comments

Here's a small selection of some of the comments left by our GL readers this week:

Park Slope's Little Peeing Princes. "I'm anti-tree-peeing in theory but also anti my kids peeing in their pants, on the sidewalk or the floors of a store. With a few public bathrooms as there are -- and, the childless forget, little kids can't hold it in as long -- sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do." [Anonymous]

New Bus Shelters Appear on Columbia Street: Good or Bad? "Just like the ones in Europe. It's about time we finally modernize with glass and less chewing gum. As long as no one comes along and kicks them in.(god forbid it would take years to replace- unlike most developed countries) Keeps you from getting wet and protects you from wind too. Gets my approval!" [Anonymous]

What Were They Thinking? Williamsburg Edition. "It's an eyesore, to be sure. But this is an old time Italian neighborhood; folks think they're looking at a gorgeous villa. You ever find yourself saying 'at least it's brick?' I feel more despair when old wood-framed buildings get the Epcot Center treatment. I despise that styrofoam/stucco crap. It's great when you see people re-shingling old buildings. A few fine examples exist in Greenpoint..." [Anonymous]