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Friday, October 17 2014

Paved with the Best Intentions

sign under bqe treat city as your own

Well, there's your problem. 

On the topic of: BQE, Brooklyn, Economic Disparity, Gowanus, Poverty, Signage

Sunday, October 5 2014

Polish Flags in Greenpoint Today, But I Don't Know Why

woman watching greenpoint avenue brooklyn

There are men on motocycles with Polish flags flying from both their handlebars. People are driving through the streets waving red and white banners with POLAND on them. I have no idea what's going on. 

I came to Greenpoint with the intent to eat Polish food at a Polish restaurant for the sake of general hunger, but each one of them is packed and even the less popular joints have a 45 minute wait for a table. Across the street from the original restaurant I'd intended to visit, a woman was observing the bikers and their flags from her window. 

On the topic of: Brooklyn, Greenpoint, NYC, Poland, Street

Tuesday, September 30 2014

Street Meat

giant dirty dong sidewalk nyc

I love NY for these moments of disinterest and inaction. This dirty dong has been sitting on the sidewalk since Saturday. Nobody's paying attention to it, and if they are, nobody's about to do anything about it. Specifically what to do about it, I don't know. Play hackey sack with it? Slip it in a Goodwill donation slot? Give the dog a bone to chew on?

On the topic of: Dongs, Manhattan, NYC, Sidewalks, Snapshots, Urban Living

Saturday, September 27 2014

Muddy Pfootprints in Ye Olde Pfizer Building

muddy bootprints on tile

I'm intriguied by these muddy bootprints on the tile because:

  1. Somebody does the same thing I do when thirsty: rides the elevator to Floor 4, takes a sip from the fountain, walks back to the elevator. (We don't have a water fountain down on Floor 3, where my practice space is.) I feel a connection here.
  2. There's no nearby source of mud. 

On the topic of: Boots, Hauntings, Mud, Tracks

Saturday, September 27 2014

CouchSurfers Don't Take NYC Pizza Seriously Enough

Japanese eating pizza williamsburg

I've brought Satchie, my 7th surfer in the past month, out to Anna Maria in Williamsburg. Like the Russians I had earlier this month, Satchie hadn't yet had a slice of pie in NYC.

On the topic of: Brooklyn, CouchSurfers, Pizza, Tourism, Williamsburg

Tuesday, September 23 2014

I Drove the Deutsche to Dinner in Flushing

woman examining noodles xian famous

I took my couchsurfers, Anna and Monika on a 40 mile tour of the city tonight. The goal was to get the gals to Xi'an Famous Foods in Flushing for an atypical Chinese feast. 

Quoth Anna, after inhaling two plates of food:

"I could not stop eating."

I get it. It's almost impossible to stop eating the noodles from XFF if they're in front of you, even after you've crammed all of your crevices full of them. 

On the topic of: Chinese Food, CouchSurfers, Food, Queens, Staycations, Tourism

Sunday, September 14 2014

Dragging My CouchSurfers on a Brooklyn Pizza Tour - Bonus Rounds

russian girls about to eat falafel

Prior to our arrival at Anna Maria, I humblebragged about dining at Oasis almost every other night during my first three low-income years here. I told them about the glory of the Oasis $3 falafel sandwich. Anna and Natali said they'd not had falafel before. So then we had to have some falafel too. 

On the topic of: Brooklyn, CouchSurfers, CouchSurfing, Gravesend, Pizza, Russians, Staycations, Tours

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