Plus! How I Spent My Summer Vacation!! Cheese Nubs!!!
I'm currently in Vancouver in a nothing special neighborhood that is still filled with parks and public spaces because if you build them, people will come and use and love them. I wish America had more non-rocking rocking chairs for people to sit in.
Thanks for a classic travel-to-NY-without-leaving-home-Café-Anne-experience, Anne! PURE ENJOYMENT!
Glad to have you back, Anne -- you certainly deserved your vacation and it's good to know you had a fabulous time, including a "typically-Anne" musing about two cruise boat operators 😉, but I missed my weekly NYC-trip! Totally LOVE the fixed rocking chairs at the Avenue H Station. The view from the porch doesn't look at all like I imagine NYC, more like a town where people know each other. What a great piece.
"...ANNE MATH—a calculation strategy that involves giving the first answer that springs to mind head rather than the correct answer."
Well when I learned computer programming back in 1974 the first data point is zero. So I started the first week at zero and now I'm at week two and you returned right on time! No apologies necessary! Do you notice that you always seem to return with a very healthy "glow" from your vacation near the nuclear power plant! Never forget sunscreen!!
Love how this turned out. Thanks for the Uni Watch plug!!
Happy Labor Day, Anne! It is kismet!
Can we can you up and spray you on? I can't remember what it was I was worried about now. Life is good after a stop in Cafe Anne.
"Nothing can just be,” he said. “It has to double as an art installation."
Aharon is spot-on!! You know it all started back in biblical times with the Garden of Eden. That was an art installation originally. And as you know things went downhill quite rapidly after the Garden of Eden. I just shake my head. When will we ever learn?
I laughed so hard at "ANNE MATH"! Thanks, also, for finding the most charming / "Brooklyn Bucolic" subway station ever. I want to go visit just to hang out with all those cool people you met. And to sit in those chairs! Oh, and, also--welcome back!! Hope you had a very relaxing trip!
Another very New York read. Like another of your commenters I was intrigued about above ground subways but then gathered it’s an entrance? I wanted to see what was through the windows behind you. And I wondered what the little triangle things were all over the roof! And the amazing houses across the street! Wow!! So much to gawk at and wonder about.
And thanks for the photo of you too! Another enjoyable read. So glad you had a lovely ‘vacation’ / holiday / break. (Language is such a fascinating thing. So many of us speak ‘English’ but it’s so variable.). Enjoy your week. 🤗🤗😘
NY public art like Avenue H Station’s rocking chairs may well rival the best of the city’s museums when it comes to footfall if you add up users and passers by. The station building is wonderful. What about Street Art? Where I live it is everywhere (https://beestoncivicsociety.org.uk/beestonstreetart/). As good as always. Aka Kevin 🐰
How do you access the subway? or is it elevated at this point? It is a good idea as long as no one who has bad intentions sits there to catch a lone person walking in. We never had art installations in subways or elevated trains years earlier so it is a nice touch.
Happy Labor Day Anne. The end of summer and you shared a nice way to wind down on a rocker that doesn't rock.
(1) BULBS -- My Mom became unnerved by the lightbulb stuff years ago and my one brother was more than happy to fuel her anxiety as a plot of some sort by big government!!! I contacted her local utility and got her some rebate forms. As part of the coupon generation, my Mom spent her remaining years filing rebates for bulbs. She shared once that the bulbs were free as the utilities were thrilled to not have to build new generation. The rebates for MOST UTILITIES are larger than the bulb cost on Amazon. Contact the local utility for your Dad so he can pivot to something else that unnerves him. Pro tip -- get some stamps for Dad so he doesn't reminisce about the good old days of 3 cent postage. If he uses email (Mom didn't) it is even easier!
(2) Everyday art -- The porch looks nice. It doesn't look like it would be out of place on an Iowa farmhouse. I love art in unexpected places. A cast rocker that doesn't rock sounds perilously close to a lot of hidden bureaucracy behind the scenes. I happen to enjoy the projects here to add art on manhole covers for example. Not sure I want to know what they cost :)
Wow, Ms. Kadet! When I saw that you were writing about the Avenue H station, I was perplexed, bemused, nonplussed - there’s nothing there but a nice neighborhood near Brooklyn College! Then I realized I haven’t been to that station in about 45 years. Thanks for a charming story and for bringing me up to date.
This was such a joy to read ❤️🔥🪑 I loved hearing the different perspectives
“It’s still Brooklyn.” 😂 Love it! Happy Labor Day, Anne! Ps - I was born in Brooklyn, so especially enjoyed this!