Tag Archives: Gowanus

Gateway to Gowanus

WHO WAS IT THAT SAID if you live long enough, you see everything? If you’ve lived in Brooklyn long enough (which I have — 35 years), you’ve seen the bleak no-person’s-land around the grievously polluted Gowanus Canal become a coveted … Continue reading

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New Year’s in New York

AS THE OLD YEAR CAME TO A CLOSE, I said goodbye to my beloved East Hampton cottage — at least for a year, perhaps forever. Yet as I drove away on December 15, leaving it to my new renters — … Continue reading

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City Mouse Country Mouse

Al fresco dining: one of the chief pleasures of the season. Above, the garden of Brooklyn’s Bedouin Tent restaurant on Atlantic Avenue, with a view of the Belarussian church next door THESE DAYS, I’M BOTH a city mouse and a … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Snapshots

Prospect Heights looking lush Cherry blossoms and brickwork, Prospect Heights High style on Columbia Heights, Brooklyn Heights Rope wrapped tree, Fourth Avenue, Boerum Hill A cornice too pretty for a boiler company, Fourth Avenue, Gowanus Window box show, Columbia Heights, … Continue reading

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Seeking Storage, Finding Brooklyn

THE SITUATION IS DIRE: 11 cartons and 8 plastic bins, holding a lifetime’s worth of family photos, children’s artwork, published and unpublished writing, already pared down to what I consider essentials. Sitting out on the floor of my bedroom in … Continue reading

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