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Mayor DeBlasio said he would move his family to Gracie Mansion, but they are still on 11th Street

Cop shack shock on DeBlasio’s block

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The mayor’s new guardhouse has already landed him in the doghouse.

A mini-police fortress installed on the road in front of Mayor DeBlasio’s Park Slope townhouse is the latest in a series of heavy-duty security measures that has some neighbors eager to see the First Family pack up and leave already.

“It is an eyesore,” seethed next-door neighbor Lourdes Leong, referring to the security shack. “I thought he already moved to Gracie Mansion — why does it take so long?”

The Sloper-in-chief announced on Dec. 12 that he and his family would make the move from their three-story pad to the city-owned mansion in Manhattan, but has not yet declared a date for the big schlep, leaving neighbors to deal with frequent closures of the 11th Street block between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, a constant media presence, and, since Thursday, the loss of two parking spaces to the new hut. The space erasure worsens an already-nightmarish parking situation, Leong said.

The police booth is equipped with picture windows on all four sides and comes with a 24-hour sentinel. Security cameras also went up outside the DeBlasio abode on Thursday afternoon, according to another longtime neighbor who is less bothered by all the hubbub.

“In a way, it is a good thing,” said Alan Emdin, who lives four doors down.

Police headquarters did not return repeated calls for comment.

Reach reporter Megan Riesz at mriesz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her on Twitter @meganriesz.
Updated 10:16 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Carroll from Carroll Gardens says:
Are you guys serious? Lighten the —— up for another couple of weeks. NIMBYism at its best. Get a life. You voted for him.
Jan. 6, 2014, 3:33 am
johnnyboy from da hood says:
when he finally moves the booth will probably fall under the affordable housing category and will go for a mere $2000.00 a month, after all it is the slope
Jan. 6, 2014, 9:59 am
ty from pps says:
Oh NO!!! The loss of TWO parking spaces to the new hut. TWO! That's at least a 43% reduction in parking, right... oh, wait... no, hmm...

Do the Brooklyn Paper "journalists" go through a training class to learn how to find the whiniest, most entitled douchebags in the city?

It's also fun that you think talking to two people (one whiny and one indifferent) is worth building an article around. What if you just reported the facts? Ya know, instead of ALWAYS jumping into the divisive, neighbor v. neighbor rhetoric?

There's a police watch hut thing on 11th Street until the new mayor and his family move to Manhattan. Snap a picture. Done. Move on.
Jan. 6, 2014, 10:19 am
ANGELA from CARROLL GARDENS says:
I would be honored to have a police hut in front of my home. Yes you lose a parking space, but you gain the protection of a police officer. After all what neighborhood doesnt have any roberies and muggings. Lighten up ok, just let mayor DeBlasio do his job. There are so many things in life that a way more important than a police hut. Have a nice day!
Jan. 6, 2014, 11:24 am
Joe Black from BK says:
but no police huts during Park Slope's grope fest 2 summers ago. just goes to show you who they really protect.
Jan. 6, 2014, 12:29 pm
Officer Bob from that old television show says:
Was "neighbor Lourdes Leong" happier when there was an idling patrol car or scooter outside the house 24/7? This seems like an improvement to me.
Jan. 6, 2014, 12:34 pm
Jay from Nyc says:
It definalty makes things more unsafe for bicycles.
Jan. 6, 2014, 1:30 pm
S from PPW says:
So basically this is a temporary inconvenience before the new mayor and his family move in a few weeks. Why is this a story?
Jan. 6, 2014, 1:42 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I f you don't mind my pointing this out, I'd like to say that the only fair way for this is to make the hut mobile. otherwise, these thieves and rapists will just go to some other area to do their business. A booth on wheels would be the obvious solution to this problem, if you'll be so kind. Thanks for reading.
Jan. 6, 2014, 1:50 pm
ty from pps says:
Joe Black -- Was that meant to be a dumb comment or...?
Jan. 6, 2014, 2:43 pm
johnnyboy from da hood says:
It may not have meant to be, but it definitely was.

BREAKING NEWS !
We have something on wheels that goes from neighborhood to neighborhood chasing criminals, it's called a patrol car.
Jan. 6, 2014, 3:07 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Pardon me, but if you are talking about these cars I see parked at Dunking Dougnuts all of the live-long day, then that news would be far from breaking. I hope you don't mind my pointing this out.
Jan. 6, 2014, 6:03 pm
Pat I. from 70's Brooklyn says:
Boohoo. How can anyone complain about additional police in their neighborhood?

Reminds me of the tools who whine about not having jobs in their area. And when big companies finally move in they b*tch about the traffic.
Jan. 6, 2014, 6:57 pm
Pat I. from 70's Brooklyn says:
Why don't the cops put the booth in the kid's 'fro?
Jan. 6, 2014, 6:57 pm
Mike from New Jersey says:
A police box? Really? What is this, 1960's London?
Jan. 6, 2014, 8 pm
Shabou from Williamsburg says:
DOUGHNUTS??? What are they. Are they like DONUTS?
Jan. 6, 2014, 11:13 pm
johnnyboy from da hood says:
I guess some people just dontknow the difference between doughnuts and donuts .
Jan. 6, 2014, 11:22 pm
johnnyboy from da hood says:
Wasserman ,
where is the dunkin DOUGNUTS you mentioned and are the police there looking for DOUG.
Jan. 6, 2014, 11:32 pm
Jym from PLG says:
• In time we'll see it doesn't really present a parking problem, after which the space can be repurposed for a Citi Bike kiosk. A win/win situation!
Jan. 7, 2014, 3:48 am
Dot from Daaaasshshhh says:
Horaaayyy for Bolshevik Bill!
Jan. 7, 2014, 8:23 am
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Pardon me, but A doughnut is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food, mostly enjoyed by U.S. Police officers and diehipster. But the doughnut is also popular in many other countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty outlets. They are usually deep-fried from a flour dough, and typically either ring-shaped or without a hole and often filled. Other types of batters can also be used, and various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as sugar, chocolate, or maple glazing. In addition to flour, doughnuts may also include such ingredients as water, leavening, eggs, milk, sugar, oil/shortening, natural flavors and/or artificial flavors.
John Wasserman
Jan. 7, 2014, 10:09 am
Johnnyboy from da hood says:
Ok, but whats a Dougnut ?
Jan. 7, 2014, 10:26 am
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Pardon me, but a "Dougnut" is a misspelling of the word "doughnut", which is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food, mostly enjoyed by U.S. Police officers, diehipster, and perhaps yourself. But the doughnut is also popular in many other countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty outlets. They are usually deep-fried from a flour dough, and typically either ring-shaped or without a hole and often filled. Other types of batters can also be used, and various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as sugar, chocolate, or maple glazing. In addition to flour, doughnuts may also include such ingredients as water, leavening, eggs, milk, sugar, oil/shortening, natural flavors and/or artificial flavors.
Pardon the interruption, and thank you for reading.
Jan. 7, 2014, 11:35 am
johnnyboy from da hood says:
I' m neither a doughnut, donut or dougnut consumer, but I do want to thank you for your lengthy description on the ingredients and the establishments that sell them.
By, any chance would you know who create the original Doughnut .
Thank you for responding .
Jan. 7, 2014, 12:21 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Well, if you don't mind my pointing this out, and this is contrary to the opinion of most:
A lot of people think that the doughnut, or "donut" came from the minds of the Dutch settlers, although Hanson Gregory, an American, claims to have invented the doughnut (or donut).
In reality, a relative of mine, Henry J. Wasserman did in fact invent the doughnut (or donut).
Thanks for reading.
John Wasserman
Jan. 7, 2014, 1:51 pm
johnnyboy from da hood says:
Thats very interesting, but I hope you don't mind me asking, is that the same Henry J. Wasserman who was arrested for performing an unnatural act in public with a doughnut / donut.
Jan. 7, 2014, 3:58 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I hate to be the one to tell you this, but you're mistaken. Her name was Harriet J, WASHMAN. I might add, if you don't mind, that it was a doughnut/donut hole that she was involved with. Thanks in advance for your understanding.
Jan. 7, 2014, 4:23 pm
johnnyboy from da hood says:
is she a direct descendent of the wasserman dynasty, according to a yiddish friend of mine washman is the english version of wasserman .
Jan. 7, 2014, 6:59 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I hope you don't mind my suggesting that you are far out of your element, and clearly have no frame of reference here-for you know nothing of John Wasserman and/or his family. Pardon my saying so. Please enjoy your day, if you don't mind.
Jan. 8, 2014, 11:54 am
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
And please excuse me for adding this, but the late Harriet J. Wasserman, my relative and inventor of, among many things, the donut hole, was never really able to shake the nicknames that followed: "Sweet Hole Harriet" , "Harry Sugar Lips" and "Diehipster Beardbaby" which came after her invention of the tasty confection.

She also invented the first collapsible coffee cup made of soil, and the notsosuccessful "precard", a failed attempt to capture the market of those "about to travel."

Thank you for your continued reading and enjoy the opening of 2 more parking spaces in a few weeks!
Jan. 8, 2014, 12:11 pm
johnnyboy from da hood says:
John
Just a friendly suggestion, you have to stop skipping your medicine .
Jan. 8, 2014, 4:12 pm
Milly Williams from Park Slope says:
I for one think this J Wasserman guy is kinda funny. Better than the actual articles.
Jan. 9, 2014, 10:15 am
Bartel P from Windsor Terrace says:
Um, his honor apparently favors the spelling "de Blasio" ... with a lower-case "d" and a space in between ...

http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/
July 7, 2014, 9:45 am

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