Today we spent much of our time hopping on and off subway cars and walking several miles. We visited a flea market, an outdoor vegetable market, a chocolate emporium and a housewares store, but we managed to shop only with our eyes and never spent a dime.
We started off by riding the subway to Brooklyn and getting off near the Barclay Center, a multi-purpose indoor sports arena.
Next we wandered to the west.
We could see a tiny bit of Manhattan in the distance.
A few places had items for sale out on the sidewalk, but we were headed for a larger venue.
Brooklyn was quieter than Manhattan. There even seemed to be s bit of fall color in the air.
Looks like a very nice day although I prefer the Brooklyn part to the Manhattan part because it is more exotic.
Considering the size of NYC, I think they need to make some progress in the size and abundance of street markets for food. That's the sort of thing that underlines the immense cultural difference between continents. Thank god the big cities have wonderful ethnic markets that can be visited as well. Even in France, I have often said that we need more immigrants, but for some reason that does not make me popular.
Very enjoyable slices of urban life, lively and fun. Unfortunately I now have a mental image of you wearing a mink stole and carrying a large golden shark under your arm as you ride the subway. It's so nice to see how many trees there are in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
As I was catching a cab outside S's apartment yesterday I noticed two new trees had been planted. They were each about eight feet high, staked so they'd grow properly, and had little signs with "Here's your new, neighborhood tree," attached to the stakes.