The Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn is not far from my mine so I took a walk last weekend. Come along.
This building is home to the Seventh Day Adventist Church. It was built in 1857 and is on the National Register for Historic Places. It was originally the Hanson Place Baptist Church.
Not technically in Fort Greene, but I like the look of this building.
2. Signage. Conflicting messages?
Hmmm…what are they trying to tell me?
3. Greenlight Bookstore. This is one of my favorite indie bookstore in the city. (Yes, we still have those here in Brooklyn.) A great indie bookstore is part of the fabric of the neighborhood. The staff knows you and you know the staff, even if you’ve never been formally introduced. I could spend all afternoon browsing in there, much to the chagrin of friends and former boyfriends. I now go alone. It’s better that way anyway. Then I can linger over the Staff Recommendation shelves, analyze the covers and read the intros and acknowledgement pages. Then I flip through the expensive coffee table books (even though I don’t have a coffee table) and spin the racks of travel books (even though my spring trip is already planned).
A neat place to sit.
This guy found a more comfortable spot.
Planning a trip? (Stay tuned for a fun giveaway surrounding the destination of my trip. Shh! It’s coming soon.)
The Haruki Murakami section. Right next to the Alice Munro section. Right next to a book I just added to my TBR list: Me Before You. Can’t wait to read that one!
4. Snacks. Why, yes. Yes, I am.
A chai pistachio muffin
A tribute to Biggie Smalls, a.k.a Notorious B.I.G., a hip-hop artist from Brooklyn, who was killed 16 years ago this month.
Not Ray’s Pizza is a local joke. Ray’s Pizza is a chain which seems to have a location on nearly every corner in the city.
“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” ~ James Baldwin
Time to go home. Have a great weekend everyone!