Brooklyn has tourists! They are looking at a big metal sidewalk map and the buildings on Court Street. Those of us who live here full-time are not moved by the architecture; we are more concerned with the spring weather. One minute it’s hot, the next it’s chilly.
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It’s a luxury when you can sit, have a coffee, and watch the world walk by.
The after-work drink scene is not what it once was. Now it’s smoothies and iced coffees, which means you can have them on the go. Summer is abruptly over, cooler and darker earlier, so wear a light jacket or cardigan while you’re not getting tipsy, and (memo to self) think about taking pictures earlier in the day.
I didn’t believe it when I first heard there was a Shake Shack in Brooklyn, but it’s true. The NY Times says the Fulton Mall is going upscale. There used to be a pizza place here – if you have jury duty and want a cheap slice, you’ll have to look around.
The “DANGER Hard Hat Area” sign might be there because of the scaffolding and construction above. Or is it because of all the fast food sold inside this store?
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I was drawn back to to Macy’s parking garage to see more of the “Love Letters to Brooklyn.” Many of us have some old city downtown in our pasts. It hardly matters the city, because there’s a similarity about fading department stores and their surrounds.
Earlier this week, a professional sign painter was making art. Here, an amateur paints a sign on a wall. It’s charming because it’s functional and totally without pretention. The N’s appear to be about to stage a getaway.
If this were Park Slope, vigilante parents would have snatched the baby away to safety. The baby looks ready for a new activity, but that’s another issue.
The cafe tables and chairs are a welcome addition to the area the in front of Borough Hall. The area has pedestrian traffic, but has a way of looking drab no matter how it gets dressed up.
When there’s an important announcement, like what the Brooklyn Nets’ line-up will be, the steps of Borough Hall are a perfect setting. On this day, Borough Hall is looking, to me, like a college campus. No one, not even a lawyer, should have to wear a suit when it’s above 90 degrees, though.