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Archive for May, 2008

Last Week in Brooklyn

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Having just written about the charm of small town America, I must state that New York City also has a certain element of small town charm despite the imposing size. It may not be in the form of fifteen minute parades, but I can positively state during my tenure here I have been made to […]

Memorial Day

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

During this interim period of managing two mortgages and two houses is the added responsibility of maintaining two gardens. The Brooklyn garden is approximately 12 x 33 feet and because we have been here six years, we know what is growing and how to manage it. The Finger Lakes house has just over a half […]

Au Revoir, Celeste

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

On Tuesday, our 1969 vintage Citroën (named Celeste) was towed to New Jersey where she will begin the (financially) painful process of restoration. Sadly Celeste has been stored in the garage for six years, so it is about time something happens. We were told to expect the towing to cost around $300 (58 miles, door […]

Saying Goodbye, Again

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

For months now during this process of buying and selling, I find myself saying goodbye to Brooklyn (and New York City) again and again. From the most mundane walks along Flatbush, taking the Q train to midtown, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, I cannot help but try to preserve the moment, to etch the visual and […]