Saturday, February 4, 2012

December 18, 2011 Christmas in NYC Part 4

 Our last day in NYC started out with fresh bagels in Brooklyn. Then some shopping at street fairs in Columbus Circle and Grand Central Station. Because they remind me of my childhood, I love these old news stands on the subway platforms. There aren't many left due to technology so I document their existence with this picture.
 Chrissy wanted her picture taken next to this subway ad because she loves to be fluffed & whipped. Actually it's a tribute to our dog Fluffy.
 This subway graffiti made me laugh, then I thought about it. Now it just makes me think. It might be true.
 It's "Positively 4th Street Christy".

"You got a lotta nerve
To say you are my friend
When I was down
You just stood there grinning
You got a lotta nerve
To say you got a helping hand to lend
You just want to be on
The side that’s winning
You say I let you down
You know it’s not like that
If you’re so hurt
Why then don’t you show it
You say you lost your faith
But that’s not where it’s at
You had no faith to lose
And you know it
I know the reason
That you talk behind my back
I used to be among the crowd
You’re in with
Do you take me for such a fool
To think I’d make contact
With the one who tries to hide
What he don’t know to begin with
You see me on the street
You always act surprised
You say, “How are you?” “Good luck”
But you don’t mean it
When you know as well as me
You’d rather see me paralyzed
Why don’t you just come out once
And scream it
No, I do not feel that good
When I see the heartbreaks you embrace
If I was a master thief
Perhaps I’d rob them
And now I know you’re dissatisfied
With your position and your place
Don’t you understand
It’s not my problem
I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment
I could be you
Yes, I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
You’d know what a drag it is
To see you" - by Bob Dylan
Here's a Brooklyn wannabe after shopping at four bakeries in 15 minutes on Court Street. First we had a pastry and bought pignolis at Monteleone's. Then we got an old fashion loaf bread at Caputo's Bakery for dinner tonight at my Italian Aunt's house. At the Court Pastry Shop with bought some Italian cookies for the plane ride home. Sweet Melissa's was our last stop for some fancy mini pastries for dessert at my Aunt's. Of all the things we did on this trip, hitting four bakeries with 5 blocks of each other was my favorite thing. It is why I love this city.

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