Soft Opening for P.D.Q. – You know 359 Sacket St. had been the location of famed dumpling hut Eton which sadly closed last year. Rumor has it the owner got a job with benefits at Facebook and still sells his dumplings frozen in grocery stores, although I have not seen them in a very long time. As much as my kids and I… Read more →
Monthly Archives: June 2015
Knife Sharpening is Serious Business at Whole Foods!
Have you had your knives sharpened at the Whole Foods on 3rd and 3rd yet? ‘Cause it’s serious! I had been putting off getting my knives sharpened for far too long. I finally made the effort to wrap up my Globals and bring them on the weekly pilgrimage to Whole Foods. When I arrived at the knife station, a wisp… Read more →
Today’s Nirvana T-shirt is Yesterday’s Doors T-shirt!
Last week I had the pleasure of seeing Belle and Sebastian at Radio City Music Hall. The audience at Radio City was a pretty typical group of twenty-something hipsters, or so I thought. As I suspected we all road the F train home together to Brooklyn. I ran into another couple on the train from the neighborhood. We had a lovely… Read more →
Have You Ever Heard of Positive Discipline? (Part 1)
People always say, “Children don’t come with handbooks.” That’s certainly true, leading many of us to turn to the model of our own upbringing to inform our parenting style, or the advice of our friends or the parenting section of the local bookstore. However, I recently learned about one parenting handbook, called Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, who together with Lynn Lott and others,… Read more →
What’s Up Bococa? – Week of 6/15/15
368 Clinton Street is On the Market – Oh, 368 Clinton Street! How I’ll be sad to see your monthly commemorative decorations go! There wasn’t a month that went by without intricately planned displays celebrating the essence of the season. I do not know who resides here, but I do know great time and thought was put into every scene, utilizing… Read more →
One Barista Raw Over Aprons at VanLeeuwen
The espresso machine wasn’t the only thing steaming this week at Van Leeuwen, the artisanal ice cream company based in Greenpoint. The flash point – it’s new raw denim aprons. One barista is slightly irritated. The aprons were expertly crafted in Williamsburg by Loren, who specializes in small-batch handmade jeans. When complimented on the stunning aprons, an employee, grappling with a crisis of individuality, exclaimed, “One of the reasons I like… Read more →