We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
New York City's swirling, tide- and current-tossed East River, which runs from New York Harbor to Long Island Sound (and is therefore not a river in the usual sense and more of a salt-water connection left over from the last Ice Age) separates Manhattan from Brooklyn and Queens, and further east separates the Bronx from Queens.
It is spanned by eight bridges and has 13 tunnels, all but one of the tunnels (the Queens-Midtown Tunnel) for rail. A friend took this photo on Saturday, with the majestic Brooklyn Bridge in the foreground, the Manhattan Bridge behind, and the great city of Brooklyn itself on the right.
With 2.5 million people, Brooklyn would be one of the largest cities in the US had it not merged with NYC in 1898.
Hold on to your seats folks. Oh My! I think we have a "convergence" here!!
I awoke this morning with thoughts still of our conversation yesterday about the design/use of memorial sites. I opened Maggie's Farm to this very nice visual from Brooklyn and in my personal email was announcement for this:
I know you folks will enjoy seeing this announcement today!
H--someday very soon, you and I we will be good neighbors --I have no doubt about that!
Ask your friend is he has been to a very good restaurant on the Brooklyn side of the river, in the shadow of the bridge, called, IIRC, Riverwalk. I went there on a visit to NYC six months after 9-11 and would recommend it. Go when you're feeling rich or celebrating a special occasion, it's a bit pricey, though very good.