moufaisbad writes: “It has been happening a lot all around the city… My gf had to call 911 the other day for a woman and her dog who got shocked. so really, this warning is for everyone not even just people with dogs. That dog could have been a toddler… Con Ed is doing work over on Underhill near Park(ish). I am staying away from metal as much as possible until the ground dries out.”
stacey writes: “The scariest part is that it was NOT on a piece of metal – it was on the sidewalk where a light post used to be. The snow seeped into the cracks on the sidewalk and that caused the electrocution.”
“I do have a question if it was a stroller wouldn’t the rubber wheels have deflected (not sure if that is the right work) the electricity?”
Discussion 1: Prospect Heights Message Boards
Ben writes: “… this wasn’t some little 10lb dog, it was as big as a small child. It easily could have been a child …
“This is the second dog killed by stray voltage in the past two months… I urge anyone with concerns to contact your local councilmen/women, community board leaders, Bloomberg, ConEd, and anyone else who will listen. This problem needs to be fixed ASAP before more dogs and even people are seriously injured or killed.”
Discussion 2: Park Slope Message Boards
A bit late, but here it is anyway. Thanks to Daniel, among others, for sending this in!
Looks like this bakery (actually… not much actually got baked there… “baked goods reseller?”) is leaving 7th Ave.
Judging from comments on the Park Slope Message Boards people are going to miss Reggie, the big ginger cat who liked to be scratched on the head much more than the baked goods, which always seemed a bit pedestrian, and were “no different than what you could get at Key Food or any other chain grocery store,” according to Daniel.
What’s on deck for this prime bit of Park Slope retail space? Another high-end boutique selling neoprene wine carriers and letter-pressed cards? Another Brooklyn Industries?
UFO over Prospect Park?
CatsFive writes: “August, 2003, the night of the blackout on the eastern seaboard, I went up to my apartment’s roof and took this 45-second exposure of a police helicopter coming up and over Prospect Park (Park Slope). Sorry, it’s not a UFO!”
More about this picture can be read here.
Flyer found adrift in Grand Army Plaza near the entrance to Prospect Park on Feb. 2, 2006.
“Answers to the name of ‘Olga.’ “
Have you seen her?
On The Muk Report: “How many of these could I move at 7th and Union? “
… time to start thinking about alternative energy sources. Wind power, anyone? gak writes about the wind vane on 8th Avenue on Flickr:
“A rural touch in an urban setting … There was enough wind to power this, along with a disposed indoor fan I saw piled up amongst the garbage on the curb.”
Distaster strikes the Slope. Our embedded correspondents report that the famed Costas statue (featured below) was removed – or stolen – last night. We’re led to believe it was theft by the
gaping hole left in the ground . Photos of the scene to follow… UPDATE Time Out New York‘s Darren D’Addario proves to be a more intrepid journalist than your correspondent. He goes straight to the source, property owner Barbara Capozzi, who says “A man named Costas did work on my building and he left it there as a
gift. I was surprised to see it there myself.” Asked if the bust will remain, she replies “I’ll probably move it out to a house I have on Long Island. But it’s a delicate situation, and I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.” We’ll miss ya, Costas.