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  1. Anthony my row house abuts the Kane Street Synagogue. I believe it’s the oldest in Brooklyn. My good neighbor says it best: ”This Too Shall Pass”. As always ......
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    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    So that’s why I don’t see any in my young urban progressive neighborhood.
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    Interior NW & NE Burbs 2019

    I saw one, finally, in my Cobble Hill Red Hook back yard. One lone light in the evening dusk. I stood there, thinking back 65 years wondering where have you all gone to. As always .....
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    Summer 2019 Banter Thread

    Appropriately named and beautiful. As always ....
  5. Dew Is rare in my little corner of the concrete/asphalt inner city. My usual and often only relief for the backyard in summer is a hose in hand or a cooperative congested cumulus. As always ......
  6. I was 19 and getting ready to start the third year of college. I lived in the Fort Ham section of Brooklyn off Ridge Blvd, two blocks down from Fort Hamilton High School. I remember the heat. We did not have air conditioning. The heat was like a pressing physical presence. I had to water my fathers vegetable patch. I didn’t mind that day, I hose watered me as much as I did them . I remember dialing WE 6 1212 and hearing the over 100 reading. We had a black rotary phone. It was over half a century ago. 17 was a good year for you Unc, probably one of many. For me, I just cling to the sage advice of the singing poets, S and G ,” preserve your memories, their all that left you”. As always .........
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    Summer 2019 Banter Thread

    It’s never a waste when there’s a bacon egg and cheese involved. As always ......
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    Summer 2019 Banter Thread

    Sadly in my neck of the inner city woods they are now rare to non existent. As always .....
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    Summer 2019 Banter Thread

    The forum has taken a scatological turn. ( but does it float? ) As always ....
  10. Same in RedHook/Cobble Hill. As always......
  11. Just before nine it started to brighten in the 11231 area. In the winter there was always a temptation, on my part, to wish cast for snow. I never thought I could do it during meteorological summer for sunshine. As always ......
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    July 4th weather

    Your right it wasn’t 51degrees at the time of the celebration. It had, I believe, dropped to 55 degrees by midnight. With a stiff breeze on the roof at those temperatures it felt cold. This year with the Macy’s display around the Brooklyn Bridge I may give it another go. 33 years later. The sycamores are taller but I should still have a decent view, Thart is, if I don’t fall off. As always ..
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    July 4th weather

    I remember that 51 degrees. I was on the roof of my Red Hook/Cobble Hill row house watching the fire works around lLiberty Island. I was freezing, it felt a lot colder, with the breeze, then 51. Frank Sinatra was part of the night celebration. I look at all the pleasure boats and every day folk close into the festivities. With today’s sad reality it probably could never be reproduced. Restrictive protective measures would have to be in effect. Thanks for the memory, Unc.
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    Summer 2019 Banter Thread

    My dust will be helping to make snowflakes for many decades before your time is done. That is as it should be, as always......
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    Summer 2019 Banter Thread

    You know, of course, that your going to get a twitter response form the real “Head”. As always......
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