Here at Unsolicited Vibe Assessment, we strive to give the people what they want. (That is what we strive to do, isn’t it? And by “we,” I mean “the royal we,” aka me.)
When I emailed a former New Yorker friend the other day about Arthur’s and my Very Brooklyn Saturday, she replied:
“Enjoyed reading about your epic day in Brooklyn! Are you going to blog about that?? What an unforgettable mix of all things BK and happy life there. So very excited to visit you across the bridge and hang with all of you there soon. I can feel that Brooklyn happiness in me already. If I ever return to NYC, it will definitely be either BK or Upper-Upper West Side. After your e-mail, BK is winning by a few points : )”
I’m nothing if not a Brooklyn booster, so yes, friend, I shall blog about it! Perhaps we’ll be able to make a few more fans for our beloved borough.
Arthur and I bought our wedding rings today!! They’re recycled gold, because we’re giant hippies.
Actually, today was such a nice day that I want to tell you more about it.
Arturo went to hot yoga at 10:00 am and I repotted some plants that were overgrowing their bounds. I also listened to a radio program about the genocide in Syria, which is so horrific, of course. That kind of stayed with me all day—perhaps not the best audio choice for this moment… But gotta stay informed.
Then we met up and biked into Manhattan to try a new vegan pizza place in the East Village, went to SoHo to get our rings, bought a few books at the Strand, and met up with our friend Andy at The Lot Radio, possibly the most Brooklyn thing ever: a streaming radio station located in a shipping container in a vacant lot that also sells cold brew coffee and vegan cookies.
Then Arthur went to meet some friends for dinner, and I came back here to write to you :)
I’m always glad to be in NYC, but particularly on the first hella-sunny Saturday of the springtime, with the best of friends and most delicious of itineraries, I’m even more keenly aware that there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.
Readers! Where’s your happy place?
4 thoughts on “A Most Brooklyn Saturday (with some Manhattan thrown in)”
Fine article. I’m a Brooklyn booster, too. I was born there!
In mid-lives, my wife and I unexpectedly found our favorite place: Cape Cod.
Cheers! I’ve only been in Brooklyn 10 years, but am aspiring to “lifer” status :)
The Cape is great, too; lots to love about any place with beaches, lighthouses, and something called the Sandwich Glass Museum!
Thanks for writing :)
I visited Brooklyn on my last trip to New York 12 years ago. I had a great time and I hope to return. Being a traveller I have so happy places its hard to pick just one location. But I can pick one thing that makes me happy; watching The Big Lebowski. Seeing the photo in your post reminded me of that. That film can brighten up a lousy day in seconds :)
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I second your Lebowski motion, Nicholas! The Dude is always a day-brightener :)