I should play a clip at this point of the Stones ” I can’t get no..,.”
Note for home: planning, urban beauty, urban ugly. Shelly’s post. The case of the Peace Bridge. The Bayonne Bridge. Coney Island. The non-event of visiting Church Ave. and E. 3rd St. The Neighborhood as mixmastered stuff with lumps.
Theme for all the annoying glitches: The Stones’ “I can’t get no satisfaction…”
All day Brooklyn Bridge immersion. Ann Marie and I ended up at the South St. Seaport and agreed that it represented a Disneyfication of what was once a vital manufacturing/commercial hub. This has become a theme of the last three days. Are we studying the irrevocable decline of a great American city? As Robert Zagaroli put it this morning: the city exists now for the rich and tourists. More later.
First day. Strenuous, informative walk along Greenpoint’s main drag. Lots of Polish talk on cell phones. Remined me of Grant Street in Buffalo, NY Streetscape looked just the same– only shorter