Friday, May 20, 2011


This is the latest transmission for the good Dr. John. Usually we find him in some far away forest
or such. This time he's on his way to the great outdoors via Brooklyn, N.Y.

Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 7:56:02 AM
Subject: Brooklyn

Hey T,
I am sitting in the New York Loft Hostel in Brooklyn eating breakfast.
I got on the Q33 bus out of LaGuardia and met a lady named "Lucy" who
had just flown in from Canada.
"Can't I connect to the L-subway line from here," I asked.
"I don't think so. I think you have to go into Manhattan first."
After some discussion, I figured out how to connect and get down to
Brooklyn from Queens, and we decided to navigate it together.
"Where are you going?" she asked.
"Morgan Ave stop."
"You going to the Loft Hostel?" she asked.
"Yeah, how did you know?"
"I live around there."
When we got to the Morgan stop on the L line, she said, "My husband is
coming home from work just now too." And there he was walking down the
Not much for local restaurant flavor here, so after I checked in, I went
back to the L-line and took the train to Williamsburg. That would be
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Lots of people
walking, riding bikes, waiting for the bus, getting off the subway.
Just a nice neighborhood. There were restaurants, diners, hardware
stores, food markets, bakeries. I got dinner for 3.80 plus a beer for
about the same. I found some homemade fig bars in a food market for
dessert. Bought some bread for 1.50 at a bakery for my lunch the next
day and picked up some cheese to go with it. All on or near
Metropolitan Ave. I have specifics written down in my notebook. What
amazes me is all the produce sitting outside these markets and no one
steals a piece as they walk by. Its like there is this unwritten social
contract. Later. jd

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