283. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Sunnyside, Queens.
282. PASSAGES. Birmingham, England. An enormous interior space called Grand Central. We have one of those.
281. TRAVELS IN INDIA. New Delhi
280. LONDON ON FOOT. Greenwich. London is both ancient and modern. It can be uncomfortable.
279. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Morningside Heights.
278. LONDON ON FOOT. Whitechapel. I did not stop in for a chat the vegan hair salon. Life is full of regrets.
277. LONDON ON FOOT. Royal Borough of Greenwich.
276. PASSAGES. Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tawdry, sweet and salty.
275. LONDON ON FOOT. Deptford. A district in the SE Borough of Lewisham. Deptford is what New Yorkers call “the hood”. I don’t generally buy that kind of talk, but I took a sociology course in college so who’s to say.
274. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Third Avenue. Midtown. 14 days to Christmas.
273. PASSAGES. Los Angeles. Downtown.
272. TRAVELS IN INDIA. New Delhi. There is no place like this place.
271. TRAVELS IN INDIA. New Delhi. Old Delhi is another proposition altogether.
270. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Bath Beach, Brooklyn. A tiny neighborhood south of Bensonhurst on the southern shore of BKLYN. The Verrazano Narrows Bridge is in the background. “Bath Beach held one of Brooklyn’s earliest African-American settlements. Freed slaves were given a parcel of land to settle in the mid-nineteenth century.” (Wikipedia)
Story #269. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
268. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Sunnyside, Queens.
267. PASSAGES. Washington, DC. The nation’s capital is a good feature on Thanksgiving Day. DC reminds me of Paris, especially in the rain.
266. NEW YORK ON FOOT. Pulaski Bridge. To the left (south) is Greenpoint, Brooklyn. To the right (north) is Long Island City, Queens. Notable because Amazon has just announced a headquarters for LIC, which means 25,000 jobs. With the Cornell Tech Campus having recently opened on Roosevelt Island, it seems this Midtown East edge of Manhattan gets more interesting (crowded) by the day.
265. NEW YORK ON FOOT. East New York, Brooklyn. Especially on cloudy days, parts of outer borough New York remind me of outer borough London.
264. NEW YORK ON FOOT. East New York, Brooklyn. So-called due to it having been the easternmost part of New York City in the day. Some of the great place names are found around here: Bushwick, New Lots, Canarsie, The Hole, Cypress Hills, Brownsville, Starrett City, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Jamaica Bay. Brooklyn is by far my favorite part of New York. I laugh at the thought of Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke’s exchange in Angel Heart: “Are you a religious man, Mr. Angel?” Mickey’s answer: “I’m from Brooklyn.”