Saturday, January 22, 2005

Blizzard in Brooklyn

--Brooklyn has a hushed beauty

--It was a great day to stay in the apartment, be cozy

--and do laundry in the laundry room in the basement

--The parked cars are covered in snow

--Teen Spirit and OSFO were disappointed because it snowed on a Saturday - what a waste of a snow day

--They're praying for a snow day on Monday

--so is Smartmom's neighbor who works as a teacher

--Met Food was packed with people shopping for provisions

--they will be open until midnight

--Community Books, Park Slope Kids Bookstore and Seventh Avenue Books are open

--for those who like to read when it's snowing

--Tarzian Hardware was sold out of plastic sleds

--Brownstone and coop owners shovel the sidewalks in front of their buildings

--they don't do a very good job

--Industrious kids shovel for money

--The apartment is overheated

--The kids upstairs went sledding on the Third Street Hill in Prospect Park

--OSFO was happy just playing outside the building

--Smartmom located all of last year's boots, gloves, mittens and hats

--Teen Spirit's old snow boots were too small

--He and Red and Best Buddy didn't wear hats

--they loved how the snow felt on their heads

--their faces got very red

--OSFO and Dynamic Blonde had a snowball fight

--they rode snowboards and sleds on the snow covered sidewalk

--The Sunday Times (which arrives at newstands Saturday night) may be a little late due to snow

--Pinos Pizza is packed full

--Some boys are playing a game of touch football in the middle of Third Street

--La Villa, Szechuan Delight and other local restaurants are delivering food like crazy

--Eastern Car Service is still running

--Cars drive slowly up and down Seventh Avenue

--so do the snow plows

--No one is annoyed with the snow yet - it's Saturday night, they have nowhere they have to be

--as most events have been cancelled

--although not all -- Best and Oldest and her husband walked to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the snow to see "Twelfth Night" directed by Peter Hall with his daughter Rebecca Hall

--Hepcat is making a curried butternut squash soup

--there's half a bottle of Montepulciano red wine

--and lots of scotch

--Smartmom bought ice cream

--and a few magazines

--There's a great batch of Netflix to see

--Gods and Monsters, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Bend it like Beckham

--OSFO and Dynamic Blonde are playing soccer in the hallway

--Hepcat told her to stop because of Persnickity downstairs

--Now she's crying in her bedroom

--The night sky is purple

--OSFO has recovered from her pout

--The streetlights light the snow

--The girls are staring out the window

--It is soft focus white and snowy gorgeous outside


At 1:34 AM, Blogger Udge said...

I heart snow days. Funny that everybody's first idea is to stock up on food, in case it lasts snows eight feet deep. Happens here in Germany too.

And now for something completely different. The Jan.17 New Yorker has a short piece about the opening of the Luce Study Centre at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, which sounds a wonderful idea well executed. Have you been? Might I ask you to go, and tell us about it?

At 5:13 AM, Blogger red eft said...

That was lovely. I feel like I am in the Slope.

At 5:53 AM, Blogger Third Street said...

Thanks for the tip. I'll definitely get over there. It's not far from my office.

BROOKLYN, N.Y.- The Luce Center for American Art will be significantly expanded with the opening of the 5,000-square-foot Visible Storage/Study Center, providing public access to some 1,500 objects from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned collection of American painting and sculpture, as well as material from the rich holdings of the Decorative Arts, Native American, and Prints, Drawings and Photographs collections. Designed to provide a glimpse of the breadth and scope of the Museum’s enormous American collections, the Visible Storage/Study Center just opened. It is located in galleries adjacent to the first phase of the Luce Center for American Art, American Identities: A New Look, the critically acclaimed 2001 reinstallation of some 350 works from the Museum’s American painting and sculpture collection, presented with related objects from the decorative arts, Native American, and Spanish colonial holdings.


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