Tag: Brooklyn

Glimpses.

Glimpses.

Much can be conveyed in one glimpse. One glimpse of Brooklyn, in one isolated second, is a masterpiece. Action, composition, color, texture, emotion, layers, industry, human interest. I like walking in Brooklyn.  One glimpse of her, standing tall from afar, with a heart-shaped leave. Worth […]

Autumn in Brooklyn.

Autumn in Brooklyn.

My birthday keeps on keeping on. A gift trial of the all-vegan Petit Vour means even more creams and salves in my medicine cabinet. Driving this stretch of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway from South Slope, Brooklyn to Long Island City, Queens, I get distracted by […]

The Things About Brooklyn.

The Things About Brooklyn.

Above: What’s left of Stephen Powers’ Brooklyn mural.  I kind of love him.  He is so damn clever.  But cleverness does weird stuff to men’s hair. The vegan chocolate donut at Doughnut Plant. I appreciated it, like someone holding the door a few seconds longer than […]

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? (Summer photo purge)

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? (Summer photo purge)

How gorgeous is this blue Morning Glory? It looks as if stroked by a partially dry paintbrush. This bloom mysteriously disappeared shortly after I took this picture. I wonder if blue plants are sought-after vittles for critters since they are so rare?   Hibiscus time. […]

Mermaid Outtakes, Mermaid Parade 2017

Mermaid Outtakes, Mermaid Parade 2017

I’m officially sick of seeing pictures of me as a mermaid “blowing up” on social media (i.e. more than 5 likes). But for posterity, I’ll include some fiddled-with outtakes on you, dear blog. Starting with my at-home mermaid hair. Then, at Coney Island, we got […]

Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

I recently had to write the yearbook letter for my graduating 5th grade class. Though I love to write, in general–mostly because I’m not that great at speaking but always have a lot to say–the prospect of translating the internal world… to words… with a deadline […]

Pink and Red All Over

Pink and Red All Over

Though I don’t like pink on men because I am a confused jumble of progressive principles and old fashioned ideals that leave me mostly mourning the disappearance of real men, Lou Barlow can wear pink if he wants to. He can also describe his feelings vividly in song, sure. If […]

In Pretty

In Pretty

The things you think are visually appealing as a little kid are stored for continual appreciation even decades letter. For me, gasoline, water and black top.    Premature daffodils in the backyard, appreciated by an outstretched slug, appreciated by me.  A snow-dusted Central Park on a grey […]

Pink / Red and Pretty [Breaking in a Canon G9X]

Pink / Red and Pretty [Breaking in a Canon G9X]

The Canon G9X reminds me of my grandfather’s old camera, especially in this nifty case. It’s a great camera, but there’s no viewfinder… which kind of kills the whole nostalgic feel of it.  But it sure takes a pretty picture. Another go at the Sprinkles […]

Signs of Spring, Part II: Time Outside And With Ice Cream

Signs of Spring, Part II: Time Outside And With Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s has gone vegan. Here are two of the four non-dairy flavors. Both flavors were delicious. Now I must find the vegan Chunky Monkey and the Chocolate Fudge Brownie. On my neighborhood walk, I saw these plush nests and their exotic inhabitants. Parrots! […]

::February Photo Purge::

::February Photo Purge::

Another school recess has started! So I must clear my plate for new offerings and doings. 2016 is moving fast. Let’s stop and look for a moment. Green means go. Flat iron. Building Brooklyn buildings Open-faced beet and tahini Switching buttons Trial for classroom Valentine […]

January Recap

January Recap

2016 is 1/12 complete. January is new routines inside old comforts, like the best vegan chocolate chip cookies: your own. It’s taking care… with a Long Island rec. center membership bonus: nobody in the sauna with you. It is having fire with the snow… with tempeh. It’s inspiration from […]

Back to School Blues (Silver Linings)

Back to School Blues (Silver Linings)

September means up at the crack of dawn to return to my Brooklyn classroom. Silver lining: Seeing the sun rise. G train suspended due to derailment. Silver lining: Brooklyn views. Driving to Brooklyn. Silver lining: good tempeh at Brooklyn Ball Factory. Vegan Shop-up being swarmed with […]

Vegan Options at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center

Vegan Options at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center

Scoring some primo seats for a Brooklyn Nets game, that included all food, I made it my mission to find all the vegan eats at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn’s newish, rusted arena on Atlantic Avenue. Oh, and there was a basketball game on, as well. […]

Freezin’ for a Reason, Coney Island New Years Polar Bear Swim

Freezin’ for a Reason, Coney Island New Years Polar Bear Swim

On a beautiful New Years Day 2015, Fluff watched and wondered why we packed up towels, swim caps and a change of clothes. She wondered why I was walking about in my robe, thermal socks and water booties. Starting 2015 off with a splash, we […]

Da’Ves Pop-up Dinner: Bobbing for Apples

Da’Ves Pop-up Dinner: Bobbing for Apples

Not that I need another reason to eat an all-vegan apple-themed dinner by an aspiring chef, but my birthday is here again. And a Monday night dinner with some dear, old friends is just what I needed to start celebrating. But it was Da’Ves Lee Malone, […]

March of the Mermaids

March of the Mermaids

There is nothing that says summer more loudly, perhaps brashly, than Coney Island in Brooklyn. And on the first day of Summer, the day of the annual Mermaid Parade, a merfriend and I took the streets to join the masses of scantily-clad seamen and women, including […]

The V-train to Queens & Brooklyn [pictorial]

The V-train to Queens & Brooklyn [pictorial]

Thirsty Koala‘s vegan tacos in Astoria, Queens… and their vegan Moussaka. Sweet Jane’s, a new ice cream shop with soy, coconut, and almond-based vegan ice cream. Also in Astoria, Queens. Did I mention vegan fudgesicles? My favorite sample was the mango basil. We sampled most […]

Summer Starts Now.

Summer Starts Now.

In late June, my morning train to Brooklyn coincides with the glorious sunrise. It’s a fantastic way to start the day. The recent “Super Moon” gave way to a Super Sun, a flaming pink sun whose expanded diameter blazed across pastel blots of morning colors. Summer […]

A trip to Brooklyn

A trip to Brooklyn

Scenes from our “trip” to Brooklyn… The view from our room in the highrise. On the way to Monte’s, Brooklyn’s oldest Italian restaurant, for a rehearsal dinner. The Electrician wore Gucci, me–polyurethane. After way too much wine, the morning after was tough. Brunch at Sun […]

Brooklyn Vegan Outtakes {Part 1}

Brooklyn Vegan Outtakes {Part 1}

Healthy Nibbles, on Flatbush & Prospect Place, is a cute conter sandwich and juice spot that’s kind of awkwardly connected to a frame shop. I ordered their I Have Peace, or their vegan curry chicken sandwich made of tofu, vegan mayo, raisins & curry with shredded […]

More Summer, More

More Summer, More

It’s going so fast. I am trying to savor each day, but that seems to make them fly by even faster. Here are some images I’d like to hold on to. I become obsessed with the Electrician‘s butterfly bush as the the summer rolls on. […]

The Ultimate Summer Food

The Ultimate Summer Food

Asiadog is a fantastic little hot dog shop on the Soho-Little Italy border serving up Asian fusion on a bun. And they have veggie options, as most Asian cuisines do! Veggie dogs topped with some delicious goodies honoring the diversity of New York City’s Asian cuisines… […]