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Slumming in PARK SLOPE on Saturday

Saturday morning breakfast is always the same menu.  GRITS, fried tomato, white toast, jumbo egg and jam.

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And, of course, the New York Times. It’ a steal at $350 a year delivered right to your door every morning at 6am……or steal at from your neighbor……for free.

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The subway station at 72nd street is a gem…….right in front of the Ansonia Apartments.

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Another “Jim”……….or some would say…….”carrot top”.

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Over the Manhattan Bridge into Brooklyn……and 6 more stops to Park Slope and 5th Avenue.

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First stop………..COFFEE ………and GREEN TEA for the Donald person.

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Tulips from Holland…………$5 a dozen.  Take six!

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AWAY WE GO………and we went!

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The Cast….the Ramones and Jesus!  VINYL STORE.  They didn’t have any Opera records for Don.

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We shopped at Housing Works Thrift store.  I bought the Elephant.

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Pooch……..named “Nikki” waited outside.  Nice doggie.

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A text pause.

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A pause that needs no text!  A bath maybe?

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Ciggies…………with tax……..$12 a pack.

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Artist at work……by a very cool artist.

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A nice place to pause……….a New York Green Space.

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A “peeling” mural had a certain appeal.

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Muffins at the Bagel Pub………..the sesame bagels were all sold out.

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Wall decor was a hoot!

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Next stop: Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish.  A calm place for a pause……….and a rest for the weary feet.

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 Holy Moly…..the stained glass  windows are amazing.

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Cherubim’s just hover.,……and smile.

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The Virgin Mother.

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Was a perfect time of day to catch the sun coming through the Rose Window.

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Iglesia de Santo Tomás Aquino.…..has  been here since 1884.  It was Saint Thomas who said ……..”Joy is the noblest human act”.

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And for some…….the joy of a subway ride is a bit of shut eye.  Then it’s back to Manhattan.  Home sweet Home.

Jane’s Carousel in DUMBO

  • DUMBO!……a stupid person!?  No,  for New Yorkers  it’s an anacronym for” DOWN UNDER THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE OVERPASS”.   Located in Brooklyn…….on the waterfront……in Empire State Park.

JANE’S CAROUSEL…………has finally opened.

Jane Walentas rescued these ponies 25 years ago……from a burned out theme park in Ohio.  It had taken all these years to restore it to it’s original glory.

PONY UP 2 BUCKS…..and he’s yours…..the mount of your choice.

A Palomino……….. perhaps?

Can you handle a prancer?

Patricia chose a Stallion.  Brave soul!

Donald settled in on a trotter.  What!  You thought he’d choose a bucking bronco?

She seems terrified by her choice!  Notice, they have the same Dentist !

I chose the carriage…..that’s me [that you can’t see]……crouching down.

Lots of prancing ponies to choose from.

This beauty awaits your pleasure………

Could be Alexander the Great‘s horse……..Bucephalus.

Back to Manhattan………..a brisk walk across the Brooklyn Bridge……….and you’re home!