May 222009
 

Peter over at situatedlaundry here. Much thanks to Brian, who gave me the opportunity to drop in and put some of my Southie observations here . I trekked out to Coney Island last Friday in anticipation of the the highly publicized Festival By The Sea but was notified the Grand Opening was delayed until today. Giving the short trip a [...]

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May 222009
 

(Photo credit: Miss Heather / New York Shitty) I like the idea of doing this weekly blog- and news-wrap. Mainly because I’m just too damn lazy to do it every day. But this week, there sure was a lot to cover: City beaches – including the ones at Brighton Beach and Coney Island – officially open this weekend, with lifeguards [...]

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May 212009
 

At the end of Floyd Bennett Field’s Hanger Row, there is a sprawling community garden complex, unique in the five boroughs*, largely comprised of row upon row of small, individually-tended plots. *I am qualified to make this absurd overgeneralization because I have, of course, visited every single community garden in each of our five boroughs. Even Staten Island. Yeah. I’m [...]

May 192009
 

(Photo: M. Sedwick via Wikipedia) I went out to Floyd Bennett field last weekend. For those of you not in the know, this was New York City’s first major airport, at the far southern end of Flatbush Avenue. It was meant to draw passenger traffic away from Newark, but for some reason never caught on with the airlines the way [...]

May 192009
 

This tree near my apartment was blooming a few weeks ago. I tried to get a picture of the way the buds were lit up at night by the street lamps. The picture doesn’t look anything at all like the real thing, but looks almost magical in its own right.

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May 182009
 

While I knew that the demographics had been changing when I moved here, I largely knew Bensonhurst as a traditionally Italian neighborhood. So one of my bigger surprises upon spending a few weeks here was how few Italian restaurants there are – at least in my corner, on the frontier with Borough Park. That said, let me tell you about [...]

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May 152009
 

Sheepshead Bites is one year old. How awesome is that? They posted a quick index to the most awesome of the awesome stories they’ve been covering. Congratulations to Ned and Ray! In my Upstate hometown, there was an ice cream shack that had gatherings of classic cars and hot rods in the summer. I always thought someone should do the [...]

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