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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Four Colly Birds

Four Colly Birds is the original line in the song 12 Days of Christmas (first published in England in 1780 without music as a chant or rhyme).  "Colly" being a regional English expression for "black". This wording must have been opaque to many even in the 19th century: "canary birds", "colour'd birds", "curley birds", and "corley birds" are found in its place. Frederic Austin's 1909 version, which introduced the now-standard melody, also altered the fourth day's gift to four calling birds, and this variant has become the most popular, although "colly" is still found.

These black birds really fly.....

Monday, December 15, 2014

Three French Hens on a Bench in Fulton Park

Three lovely ladies on a bench in Fulton Park, Chauncy Street, Brooklyn NY, Bedford Stuyvesant, maybe around 1940's

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Too Many Turtle Doves

 Too Many Turtle Doves
(Uhhh.....I realize these are not turtle doves)

Washington Square Park 2010

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Freecycle Success/Sewing Machine Table

Another successful transfer using Free Cycle.  I loved this sewing table, but it was now in the way.  Free Cycle allowed this table to go to someone who is building her craft room.  She had a sewing machine that was still in the box and now it has a place to begin doing it's job.  I'm glad that it's going to someone who is going to appreciate and use it. 


Friday, October 17, 2014

Where People Work/Peace & RIOT

Located in the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant Peace & RIOT is an oasis on the hustle and bustle block Nostrand Ave.

This Saturday join Peace & RIOT as they welcome Malene B for a special event Design Under The Influence.

Malene will speak about her beautiful works of art. If you do take the tour, present your (Bedford Stuyvesant House Tour) tour map and get 10% off selected items.

Wine for the event will be supplied courtesy of the owners of Bed-Nos Wines, 296 Nostrand Ave. 


Saturday, October 18, 2014

492 Nostrand Ave

Brooklyn, New York 11216

3pm - 7pm


Friday, August 22, 2014

Where People Work/Brooklyn Harvest Market

Well it's about time, FINALLY, we have a supermarket on the block.  It's probably been over 30 years since and we the Lindsay Park residents (building 1 and 2) had to walk at least 4+ blocks to go grocery shopping.  

That day is over, Brooklyn Harvest Market, opened today and I am so glad that it's here.  It is around the corner and everything from the brands that I like, to fresh vegetables and cooked food as well, I look forward to filling the shopping cart up.

Brooklyn Harvest Market
204 Union Ave
Brooklyn, New York

Monday, August 11, 2014

Super Moon From a Super Block

I didn't get the great shots you are seeing all over the net, but it was exciting seeing it rise over the buildings.

A bit after 8:00pm looking out the window

About 8:45pm from street
Below is a shot in May 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Lindsay Park Oldtimers Day 2014

Lindsay Park was established in 1964.  The first two buildings (#1 and #2) and by 1967 all seven buildings were up.  This multicultural Williamsburg community, is now has grown to become a mecca for artist, architects, hipsters, and more.  Talking to one friend, he pointed out "Our parents had vision".  

Scroll down to check out the video and more photos. 


The calm before the storm.  Be sure to see the video to the very end.  This gentleman, shows us the diversity that still exist in these 7 buildings.  Although there can be some tension among shareholders, we are still family, and what family exists without a few family squabbles.

Lindsay Park has been seen in many movies and TV shows, including The French Connection (this was the first and you could imagine we got a real kick out of that), Coming to America, Blue Bloods, and more.

 They day brought out the best.  Tributes to Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy and Shakur "Peanut" Taylor.

Shakur "Peanut" Taylor
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