Brooklyn

So after spending a weekend traveling extensively on the NYC subway system we watched “the Taking of Pelham 123” last night.  Good thing we didn’t watch that before the big trip to NYC!

A word of advice to those that are prone to high anxiety, it would be wise to stay off of the subway during Friday evening rush hour.  In comparison, a Saturday morning subway ride is almost pleasant.

Which is exactly what we did to get to our tour of the Brooklyn Bridge Park. And look at this view!

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But I jump ahead in my story. First, here is the fire station we walked by on the way to the subway station.

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In the Eye of the Storm

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Then, after our pleasant subway ride, we walked by Truman Capote’s house. Although, Mr. Capote probably doesn’t live there since he’s dead.  Oxymoron?

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And then on to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

This is the carousel that was on the news during Superstorm Sandy.  The water was lapping at it’s edges then. It’s obviously okay now and mobbed by children on this beautiful day.

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Ok, it doesn’t looked mobbed at this moment, you’ll just have to believe me!

And here’s a really big boat.

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Jes and Andrew played some tether ball and Terry took on the winner.

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Governors Island on the left, Ellis island, then Manhattan on the right.

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And that little yellow boat is the Ikea ferry!  Life is good in Redhook!

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Brooklyn bridge

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Gratuitous Picture of Terry and Me!

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Then we found the map of the park!  Besides the map being backasswards, you know how we hate the interchanging of the terms concrete and cement!  They are not synonyms!

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WRONG!

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Have to say we had a glorious day in Brooklyn. And so much more to see. But that will be for another 48 hour visit!

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