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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Stop And Smell The Roses . . .

at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I literally felt intoxicated by the fragrance of the roses all of which are in gorgeous bloom RIGHT NOW.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Let The Season Begin

Lots of preparation going on this morning at Coney Island, new rides, a large outdoor "flea market". CONEY LIVES!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Anybody Lose a Weiner?

A Coney Island hotdog looking for a home on West 10th Street. Preparation for the "season" ahead. New signs everywhere. Stay tuned . . .

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Life Forms At The Beach

While walking the beach and dunes at Plumb Beach, I was fascinated by different life forms, both alive and dead. Found many horseshoe crabs that didn't survive.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Plumb Beach on Mothers Day

Plumb Beach is accessible from the Belt Parkway, just past Exit 9B. Beach, dunes, shore birds, a real paradise right here in New York City. Also, interesting urban debris almost sculptural.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

May Is Joey Gallo Month In Red Hook

Coinciding with publication of author Tom Folsom's new book, "The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld", Joey Gallo Month is being celebrated in Red Hook. Sponsored by Freebird Books, beginning May 9, Mr. Folsom will host a series of gangster walking tours every Saturday in Red Hook. The gangster tour will cover the classic Gallo turf: the old docks, the shop-lined streets and sites where the Gallo brothers "went to the mattresses" (no, we're not talking IKEA) in a guerilla war against the Mafia, and the funeral home where Joey lay in state. Other festivities include a screening of the film version of Jimmy Breslin's "The Gant That Couldn't Shoot Straight", starring Gallo's friend Jerry Ohrbach, as well as a gallery exhibition opening on May 30. For more information or to RSVP, please contact 718-643-8484 or Sounds like fun to me, I'll get to wear my cement shoes. Just kidding.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Back to Green-Wood

The line to get into the Botanic Garden was way too long for me so it was back to Green-Wood Cemetery, the quietest place in town. I have cousins residing there so I like to visit. Never disappointed by the gorgeous scenery, including rivers of cherry blossoms.