Posts Tagged ‘park slope’

A neighbor of mine went missing four years ago. I did not know her but I wonder how a 40-year-old woman can disappear without a trace, especially in this day and age.

For years, Park Slopers have joked that items in stoop sales just move the junk from one brownstone to another and then back again. My wife can’t be the only person who’s purchased a baking item from a neighbor that she had purchased from us at an earlier stoop sale.

Sandy is gone but her destruction remains. Still, Saturday was a beautiful sunny day and, by most estimates, there are far more volunteers for every site than are needed. New Yorkers really turned out and, with that, a few random pictures from today:

Hurricane Sandy did a number on NYC but fortunately, my power never got knocked out. We did lose a tree that had stood on the block for probably 50 years or more but that’s a small price to pay considering the massive damage elsewhere. I was impressed that just about 12 hours after the tree […]

Yes, this is an actual headline from today’s NY Daily News, my old newspaper which has really embraced its tabloid ways of late. The story attached to this headline is about a bar on the outskirts of Park Slope, my nabe, which until recently had been “kid-friendly,” meaning that parents could come and drink adult […]

I don’t know how this happened. I swear I was raised in a low-income, tough Bronx housing project. It’s all true but somehow, over the years, I’ve become one of those people the rest of us (I’m assuming a dual personna for purposes of this post) love to hate. You know the type. Well, it […]

….in (No) Park Slope?

Today, the day after St. Patrick’s Day, is the Brooklyn version of the parade. Here are just a few photos of the event:

In Park Slope, we already have the bike lane everyone loves to hate and now changes are afoot for Prospect Park’s crowded roadway which, on any given day, is host to walkers, joggers, bikers, children on razor scooters, skateboarders and yes, cars. If you’ve ever walked on that roadway on a crowded, beautiful day, you’re […]

  Ah to have lived in Paris during the 1920’s! Hemingway’s Paris — outdoor cafes, bookstores, bistros, writers, drinking! Reminds me of a place I know well — Brooklyn. The only thing missing is the ubiquitous smoke rising from the lips of the young and literary. Laugh if you like, but I’ve been thinking more […]

It’s incredible to think of all the chatter surrounding the Prospect Park West bike lane in Park Slope. Yet again today, it’s on the front page of the NY Times because of a group of influential New Yorkers is suing the city to get it removed. I mean, it’s just a bike lane but opponents […]

Sometimes I wonder if I live in Brooklandia, a variation on a word I’ve stolen from the funny new IFC TV show “Portlandia,” a land where everything is ultra-PC and “young people go to retire.” I live in the East Coast version of Portland — Park Slope, Brooklyn, where the strollers come laden with air […]

….but it is pretty in the morning light. This is the heart of brownstone Brooklyn. My new shovel is being put to great use. Good thing too because I bought it on the day of the AFC Championship game between the Jets and Steelers and immediately regretted my purchase because the shovel is black and […]

…yeah, I know you’re jealous!! People leave the city for the suburbs and the outdoors but I walked less than 5 minutes from my house to take these pix.

It’s a beautiful thing when the streets are plowed and the sun is out after a snowstorm. Last night’s storm just made everything beautiful. No complaints today….except about the recycling garbage. When will that be picked up anyway? LOL.              

When you watch this video, please understand that I do not hate pigeons or this guy feeding them. The only thing I dislike is him feeding them continually with stale bagels on my block when he hangs out on the next block. Why, I wonder, can’t he simply feed them where he hangs out? I’ve […]

Boy, does the NY Times have a thing about Park Slope or what? Yet again today, the Brooklyn neighborhood (full disclosure: I live there) is once again the target of a Times article, as it has been many times over the past year. But today the Grey Lady seems to have gone out of her […]

I love reading articles about the Park Slope Food Coop and all its foibles. I’ve never been a member but there’s just something I do not like about it. I think (know) it’s all the rules the coop imposes on its members. For those who don’t know, the Park Slope Food Coop — which has […]

You would think that a woman whose husband sells fried fish and fried Twix, Snickers, and Mars bars for a living would not have a problem with a couple of small independent vendors selling her child an ‘icy’ at a playground. Well, in Park Slope, you’d be wrong. A controversy has erupted in my fair […]

Here are three photos I took Saturday morning with my cell phone as I walked to the farmer’s market in my nabe — Park Slope, Brooklyn. First up…the Big Gay Ice Cream truck featuring ‘soft’ ice cream….ok…. ****************************************************************** Next….this car sign that brought me back to the ’70s when radios and eight-track players were stolen […]