Here are some bits and pieces from the last few weeks (in no particular order, with no particular theme, to be sure):
We love factory tours (partly, because there’s always the slim hope that an oompa loompa will appear from behind the machinery), so we finally made it to Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg. There were no oompa loompas, but plenty of hipsters. Of course, even the safety signs have a hipster flair.
Bedford Street in Williamsburg.
Purple seashells collected on the beach in Maine…How to eat cheaply: Buy a big loaf of bread to fill up on—then splurge on cheese. Add beet dip, hummus and tomatoes, and it’s a real-life adult meal.
The firehouse where Ghostbusters was filmed, with the 9/11 memorial lights in the background. Reading in a sunny West Village cafe. Popping in to Magnolia Bakery to visit Katie and get the free smushed cupcakes. Picture from the bus leaving Maine—mama and papa looking properly forlorn before waving dramatically goodbye. Finding childhood favorites at the NYC public library while babysitting. Unfortunately, the boy was more interested in Star Wars books than this cheery series about Swedish triplets.
…And in Battery Park.
Stocking up on Pendletons for the winter at a thrift store in Park Slope.
Top image: Just one of the amazing buildings we’d admire on the walk to school back in our NYU days.