Category Archives: Brooklyn

Charlottesville


You’ll get some history, with me analyzing and connecting dots.  You’ll also get my sarcasm, free of charge. No doubt, you’ve read and seen many news stories about what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12th, 2017.       This is … Continue reading

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New Building in Brooklyn.


My Mom has been telling me about proposed new buildings on the Brooklyn Waterfront, below where she lives, and where I grew up.  Click on New York Times, for more. Mom tells me, you can’t insurance.  Makes sense.  Why?  Because … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Museum. Chinese Calligraphy and Charles James Fashion.


Elaine wants to see the Charles James exhibit, as does my dear friend Dr. Rita Pettiford, who came in from New Jersey to see it.  (Rita is helping someone write a book about this and she is my glamorous friend … Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Bridge.


I did something I hadn’t done in years.  I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan. It was jammed with pedestrians.  I also realized, other than the cops, I was the only local on the bridge.  I was … Continue reading

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August 3rd, 2014. The Brooklyn Waterfront.


So near and yet so far.  Growing up in Brooklyn Heights, you grow up in a cliff above part of the Brooklyn Waterfront. I remember when there ware working piers.  I remember the New York Times listed ship sailings.  We … Continue reading

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Why I am a New York Mets Fan.


The simple reason would be, that is the team I was raised with.   My parents were Brooklyn Dodger fans and the Mets were the National League replacement.  Bah humbug, American League, upstarts!  (I have to laugh, the lines between … Continue reading

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Why Do I Need to Speak English?!


OK, I will be honest, I speak Brooklyn.  Yes, English is a second language, but now as a middle aged writer, I never thought see the day, when I would correct other peoples’ grammar.  Am I just becoming old and … Continue reading

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