Category Archives: brooklyn

The View Along Schermerhorn Street

The empty lots around downtown Brooklyn are disappearing fast. A blue wall guards this site and small square windows allow a view on the foundation work. I suspect the developer will build a hi-rise condo. People want to live downtown. There are subways going everywhere and the stores along the Fulton Mall serving the black [...]

In Defense of Spike Lee

An Abraham Lincoln lookalike visited Fort Greene on President’s Day to promote Quicken Loans. They promo team was offering $25 to put a photo of the ersatz Abe and #quickenloans on your Facebook page. I tried on my cellphone without success. The young girl gave me a card for trying and I was to have [...]

A Lack Of Trust

Last night I stopped into Mullanes on Lafayette Street to watch MNF with Irene. The young poetess was seated with two friends. I thanked the redhead for letting me stay at her place several nights earlier. “Why you stay there?” the young bearded man asked with indignation. “I lost my keys and Irene was going [...]

THE GAMES WE PLAY – House of Art – Opening

Tonight November 2 from 6-9 pm the House of Art Gallery will present THE GAMES WE PLAY So if you’re around 408 Marcus Garvey Avenue in Brooklyn, check it out. It’s where to be. I’ll be wearing my Celtics Green. Richard Beavers is 100% Knicks. I love my sports.

General Fowler’s Statue

Last weekend an exhibition portraying the possible renovation of General Fowler’s Triangle was presented to the residents of Fort Greene. The proposed alterations included new trees, larger public space, and changing the location of the General’s statue. “I don’t know about that. I like the General just the way he is,” I told one of [...]