Italia in Brooklyn

A recent visit to Williamsburg’s Giglio Festival left me unimpressed. Brooklyn’s Atlantic Antic is much crazier when it comes to street fairs. But I was headed to Queens and needed to kill some time before sunset. One thing is for sure, there were characters. This guy wins many awards. He sold cigars. He smoked one.…

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Heat wave!

36°C today, 38°C tomorrow, and I’m not even considering humidity… To put things in perspective, the maximum African summer temperature Marie and I experienced in Keetmanshoop, Namibia, on our 2009 road trip, was 40°C. So what’s wrong with this picture? African heat on North America’s Eastern Seaboard. And we can’t even claim to have the…

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Strange Brooklyn Shores

Blessed with an exceptional 578 miles of shoreline – a good portion of which is in Brooklyn – New York City is a gigantic hydropolis. Lifeguard rescue boat on the ‘People’s Beach’, Jacob Riis Park In the southeast, similar to the barrier islands that protect Long Island’s eastern shore, a narrow sandy peninsula called the…

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