Thursday, September 27, 2007


It is that time of the year again, time for my favorite street fair in all New York. That would, of course, be the Atlantic Antic. Just a few more days, Sunday, September 30th is the date.

Not only is it in my neighborhood, it also features food, drink, and sometimes entertainment from the many fine establishments that line Atlantic Avenue. Too many too even mention but certainly Pete's Waterfront Ale House, Brazen Head, Magnetic Field, Floyd, and many, many more. When you get to the end of the fair towards the East River, walk one more block and stop into Montero's. It doesn't really participate in the Atlantic Antic, but you really should see it. One of the last of the old-time waterfront bars.

I will be visiting a number of the establishments along the way but at 2:00 P.M. I will almost certainly be at Pete's Waterfront Ale House to listen to the Black Coffee Blues Band.

I will be looking for you.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The 3 Penny Opera

I was having a few beers at Pete's Waterfront Ale House last night and I ended up in a conversation with Maureen Vidal who had to leave for a rehearsal. She has a role in The 3 Penny Opera that is being presented by the Heights Players, a group in my neighborhood.

I have always liked "Mack The Knife" so I will more than likely attend. Reasonable prices and it sounds like fun. It opens on October 5th with an 8:00 P.M. performance and runs through October 21st with 2:00 P.M. matinée performances on Sundays.

Maureen was very pleasant and quite excited about the production so I thought I would give it a plug. If you want to see more or book a ticket just click below.

  • Sunday, September 23, 2007

    Game Day

    Another beautiful day for a Jets game. And we are playing our favorite enemy, the hated, at least in New York, fish.

    Our next door neighbors whose space we usurped last week got up extra early and managed to beat us to the park this week. Curses.

    Our Neighbors

    No big deal, we simply put up our tent a few spaces away. A couple of our neighbors even came over to help and we then celebrated with a few beers.

    Bonding Over Beer

    You will notice that this week we cracked the Heineken Light that I was given and I can tell you for sure that it does taste better out of the "keg" than out of the bottle. We also didn't have any foam problems.

    If the mark of good neighbors is their enthusiasm, than our new friends meet that criteria.

    Enthusiastic Fans

    And it is always gratifying to see the little fans being introduced to the game.

    Now if I won the lottery this is the kind of a rig that I would like to be able to take to the game.

    Dream Rig

    Maybe I could pay it off by selling hot dogs out of of the trailer.

    Jets Dogs, Hot Dogs That Is

    For those of you who are interested, this is why we cannot park where we have in years past.

    Last Year's Parking Spot

    I would have gone in for a closer look, but I wasn't dressed properly.

    Not Exactly Jets Attire

    And yes, I actually do go to the game. In fact I even have pretty good seats, especially when there is action in the red zone on our end of the field.

    A View From My Seat

    And, of course, we always get a good view of the celebration after the occasional score. I wish they wore skimpier outfits though.

    Go Jets

    And, as they almost always do, the Jets made the Dolphins look like fish out of water. Disregard the meaningless 15 points we gave up at the end of the game and it wasn't even close. Of course if you took the Jets and gave up 3 1/2 points (the spread last I looked) you probably were counting your money when the Jets went up by 18.

    I really think that professional athletes should be encouraged to bet on games. The only caveat is that they cannot bet against themselves. If a few of the defensive linesmen had money on the game maybe they wouldn't have given up that two point conversion and last touchdown that lost the bet.

    Of course I also think that betting should be encouraged in professional wrestling so most of my ideas on this subject aren't met with much enthusiasm. An amazing amount of ridicule though.