brooklyn: la deuxième partie
finally, finally, finally! since it has taken me so long to post pictures from brooklyn i posted far more than i initially intended. while they don't (and can't) give you a complete picture, they do give you a piece. albeit a small one.
we arrived at jfk on saturday night. by the time we made it to our hotel (via public transportation...) it was sunday morning.
our photo tour begins later that same sunday morning:
leaving our hotel to walk to church
the church in the park slope neighborhood meets in this high school
after the service we headed to la bagel delight to pick up lunch
we had a picnic in prospect park with the park slope congregation
the brownstones along the "slope" on our way to the park
our picnic area in the park
service #2 in the williamsburg neighborhood
they meet in st. paul's lutheran church
dinner at "taco bite" in the williamsburg neighborhood
it's a mexican & italian restaurant, and is MUCH better than it sounds.
on the subway heading to our worksite
exiting the subway heading to our site
the armory also houses a veteran's center and a ymca.
our biggest task was to paint this fence
first we had to scrape and brush it
this is one part of the fence before we painted it
heading back to the hotel
we did most of our traveling by subway
dinner monday evening was at "anthony's"
a fabulous pizza place on 7 av
then we took the subway to manhattan
and walked back across the brooklyn bridge
peter and me on the brooklyn bridge
view of the bridge once we were back in brooklyn
our pictures skip tuesday, but this is peter
finishing the fence on wednesday afternoon
close up of the shiny, freshly painted fence
wednesday evening we went to coney island
this sign was for the bumper cars...
we didn't actually go on the bumper cars, but we did get to ride
the cyclone. the cyclone is an 83 year old roller coaster.
and it was amazing.
we did eat at nathan's though.
and it was delicious.
[when in rome...]
thursday was our "manhattan day"
this is on the staten island ferry
passing another staten island ferry...
statue of liberty from the ferry
i don't know if it's because i grew up in pittsburgh
or what, but i LOVE me some bridges
most of our group on the ferry
our group in front of federal hall
on the subway heading up to our lunch spot
THE SHAKE SHACK!
waiting in line at the shake shack
st patrick's cathedral on 5th
the big piano at fao schwarz
thank you tom hanks.
walking through central park
dinner at tony dinapoli's
it was an overabundance of food
and absolutely delicious
we went through grand central station
on our way back to the hotel.
the next morning (friday) we woke up before dawn to make it to the airport for our 7:30am flight.
there are many good stories, and memories from this trip. mostly i'm thankful for the people we got to meet, and the work we got to do.
and that is my long overdue
ode to brooklyn
i still want to move there