I love that the newest additions to the Franklin Street Revival strive to maintain the Old Brooklyn Feel of this that is the "Historic District" of Greenpoint, a new generation of conscientious entrepeneurs showing appreciation for the past while moving steadfast into the future.
Especially loved the new shop Kill Devil Hill (I want that stuffed badger) (Jim just told me it was actually a muskrat) and spent a long (air-conditioned) time in Dandelion Wine--our newest greatest neighborhood wine shop.Picked out some lovely summery French and Spanish rosés, a chillable organic French red, and some Portugese Vino Verdhes, young whites with a slight green fizziness that we, at the risk of sounding pretentious, drank obsessively in Portugal last year.We were prompted immediately to get the cell phones out and to invite a few of our old friends over on Sunday to sit outside and grill and drink with us. (Post to come.)
Last stop on the Franklin Street train (and the way home) we were happy to stop by and contribute to the "Bake Sale for Obama" at Jan & Aya, the prettiest new shop on Franklin street...You can see Aya herself and Sophie, below, serving some perfect "Lemonade for Obama" and for us on a hot Saturday in Brooklyn.
T o make matters cuter, we finished off the day with a rousing game of boggle on our back porch, a commando trip into Chinatown for a foray to the fish market and home again in time to sit out back and see the first fireflies of the season pop their little tails on and off and on (and off) again. It was the kind of day I wanted to write about I guess.
(see Elaine's blog for the Franklin Street round-up!)