April 30, 2008

I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday in the early evening.

And there was that one guy skateboarding across:

Skateboarding across the Brooklyn Bridge

Oh! I was ravenous when I got to the other side:

Pizza sign

I craved sustenance:

Beer-drinking shark

And I found a comfortable little corner:

Tablescape

In an old favorite place:

Restaurant view

Where I ate, among other things, a fig:

Salad with fig

27 comments:

PatCA said...

I didn't realize you could walk across that bridge! So in theory one could walk to work?

Good pics--they show a micro view of the Big Apple and environs.

Original Mike said...

I didn't realize you could walk across that bridge!

Cars didn't exist when they built it. Will they exist when they take it down?

rhhardin said...

I don't recognize any of the food.

Ann Althouse said...

Since I live and work in Brooklyn, I don't need the bridge to walk to work, and I always walk to work. I've walked over the bridge many times, just for fun and exercise. There are crowds of people up there at all hours. Tourists, locals... it's a major NY attraction.

Ann Althouse said...

The food there is just a salad. Lettuce, apple, gorgonzola cheese... and fig.

gophermomeh said...

Ahhh, this is what I most enjoy about your blog - the pics of food, people and places on your travels. It's always a welcome break...Thanks.

Katie said...

Ooh! I recognize that pup on the wall. Love that restaurant, Ann - it's on my streetcorner!

Yachira said...

A great blog item. Thanks!

vbspurs said...

Sharky!

...you know, I forgot just how booze-friendly an old metropolitan city can be.

As a Brit, the first thing that strikes you when you come to the USA, is that people drink a heck of a lot less here, and moreover, are expected to drink less, by socially unspoken pressure.

I can count the amount of times I've seen a similar "beer or wine" sign here in South Florida. And they were both in rougher sections of Miami.

Cheers,
Victoria

Michael_H said...

Ann, have you eaten pizza at Lombardi's on Spring St.? Lombardi's opened in 1897 and claims to be the first pizza restaurant in the U.S.

If you've not been there, would you consider a meal, some photos and a blog entry?

Great pizza!

http://www.firstpizza.com/home.html

rhhardin said...

and fig

Jean Shepherd long ago told something that will make you, he said, never feel the same way about the fig.

A fig wasp enters the fig blossom in the usual way of insects and blossoms, but does not leave.

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Ann Althouse said...

I don't care a fig.

Original Mike said...

Ann, what side are you walking toward in the first picture?

MadisonMan said...

Given that she said it's afternoon, you should be able to tell from the shadows.

MadisonMan said...

..which would mean walking towards Manhattan.

Original Mike said...

Ahhh! That meteorology training comes in handy.

Trooper York said...
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MadisonMan said...

Actually, that was Boy Scout training. Don't remember which merit badge it was for, though.

Ron said...

Blogger Ann Althouse said...

I don't care a fig.


It lacks the oompth that saying one doesn't give a Gorgonzola, but terser!

Original Mike said...

Orienteering.

rhhardin said...

Sushi marketing to Central Ohio, now taken to the next level.

The sushi bar itself, as busy as usual.

Note the ``World Cheeses'' sign.

I don't think they really expect to sell any, but it's more for image. You don't find Kroger's world class at Costco, it says.

It's just that nobody buys any.

Made fresh daily.

Bull Moose said...

Was there a Cloverfield by the bridge last night?

T Mack said...

FYI: The fig is the first fruit mentioned in the bible.

Cedarford said...

In the 70s and most of the 80s, walking the Brooklyn Bridge was considered highly dangerous due to black thugs. Especially for a single white woman.
People being able to once again walk the Bridge reasonably free of fear- is probably one of the best tests of NYC again being a livable City.

Ann Althouse said...

Cedarford, I worked in the federal courthouse and Wall Street lived in Park Slope in the early 80s and I never heard that. People walked across the bridge back then.

Bull Moose said...

"...black thugs..."
"...I never heard that."

Hmm... Did you hear African-American thugs?