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Yea, Now I’m Down in Brooklyn

Sorry for the blog title. Okay, not really. Actually I am taking a writing class this semester and I read an interesting piece yesterday by James Kaplan about rappers and Frank Sinatra and New York (especially Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind). Take a read. Kaplan is talking tomorrow at Wes so I’ll be going to that.

These photos are from the macaron day at Almondine in late January. We walked around DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) – I love NY abbreviations; they are fantastic. The promenade area has a great view of lower Manhattan so of course we saw a Russian couple taking wedding photos here and a French model jumping in the air to get the perfect shot.

Then we drove over the Brooklyn Bridge back into Manhattan and walked around the South Street Seaport and Pier 17. The area is a bit commercial with your typical Coach and J.Crew stores. My dad was telling me how he remembers an actual fish market in this area when he was a kid.

But the view of the harbor and the boats is nice. I was having a rather hard time imagining the area without skyscrapers in the background. Must have been swampy hundreds of years ago.

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