My first day of jury duty in Brooklyn. Some observations:
But, at least Downtown Brooklyn has a lot to offer the tourist. As you know, lunch hour lasts an hour and a half. One can take in all of the cultural, culinary and sensory attractions that are unknown even across the river. The continent of Brooklyn!
First on any list, of course, is the food. Today's lunch: fried whiting. 3 fillets plus bread for $2.25. (The optional Alka Seltzer was extra.) It was actually pretty good, and blew away the bottom limit on the Stein scale, which is summed up by the equation: "Bueno, barato, bastante." Tomorrow's lunch will be at a restaurant called "Island Quizine". Not only do they have the usual oxtails on the menu, but they also have video tapes. (TV dinner?)
The Fulton Mall exudes fashion. Yes, there's Macy's nearby, but for Macy's you could just as easily go to Texas. Where else could you find ready-made gold nameplates that say "Kyesha" and "Wanda"? Today's find: two-tone black and white wing-tipped shoes. The attention I'm going to get when I'm back at work! I'll be compiling a guide for anyone who needs some style tips.
And this doesn't even mention the art, learning and letters that one can find. The Polytechnic is somewhere around there, but today's choice for erudition is definitely The Wilfred Academy of Beauty. The professors are world-class, and have more to say about Cosmetology than Steven Hawking. Hats off!