@ Not only did I turn 60 in August, another page has turned in my life. When I bike with my daughter Betty, she now leads the way. Today was a beautiful sunny day, but too cool to make it a beach day, but it was a perfect bike day. I love to ride bikes, I enjoy looking at stuff and there is a lot to look at in Brooklyn.
Betty wanted a particular kind of wine, something she had a few weeks ago while out to dinner. The only place that sold it near us was in Williamsburg. Not exactly around the corner, but an enjoyable biking distance. From where we live, we cut through Prospect Park, then headed towards the Brooklyn Navy Yard, then it’s a straight shot to Williamsburg.
Lots to see, and frankly pretty much all of it is very nice. It seems like not that long ago, that things were derelict, neglected and some places down right dangerous: Prospect Park, Myrtle Ave, the Navy Yard, Kent Ave. Everything has changed, it’s lively and fun. Not necessarily the neighborhood I would want to live in, but frankly I could not even afford to live in, if I wanted to. And it’s fascinating to see all the changes. But all this comes at a price, on many levels. What hurts my heart are the number of churches slated to be torn down. I’ve seen a couple in my vicinity already come down, beautiful majestic buildings, as well as sweet intimate small churches. Today I saw a church surrounded by green painted plywood, with work order signs tacked to it. It could be this church will be fixed up, but I doubt it. I’m not a church person, I actually don’t believe, but I love all the variety of church buildings in Brooklyn, once known as the borough of churches. #story #biking #brooklyn #wine #Williamsburg #neighborhood #whatisee #boroughofchurches #churches #change #60years #kentave #thensturalwinecompany #keltiswine #SHoP #architects #architecture