PUBLIC ADVOCACY: The good life; A walk thru Red Hook

1. Yesterday I spent MOTHER’S DAY. Walking, through Red Hook, Brooklyn with my son. It was the ” best treat” on many levels. Relationships are tough, but we’ve bonded and have always, when not reading or discussing politics, have enjoyed ” the good life”. ART, FOOD AND WINE abound in this neighborhood, an easy walk from Carroll Gardens , near the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel at the base of a beautifully restored Waterfront.

2. Our first stop was The ART SHOW AT THE PIER, at the end of Van Brunt Street, BWAC. hooked on Art. Part Juried Art Show with formal pricing and on the second floor, art is for sale through the normal pricing process or via bidding to be sold after the silent Auction on 6/16/13. The show runs every year around this time and has wonderful new ideas in mixed media, photography and sculptural art. Photos of art and the scenes of Red Hook, will appear at the end of my blog. ENJOY, we have a choice.

3. Next stop, though out of order food wise, we had desert and wine before our main course. No regrets, the individual Key Lime Pies, were like tasting the South, but better. Creamy, on a graham cracker crust, not too sweet, the pies were wonderful. Joe’s Key Lime Pies on Pier 41, we gave it a big two thumbs up as we continued walking along pier #41 keeping close to the water, watching the tankers and sailboats and enjoying the day and our stroll , while spotting other eateries and wine shops along the way!

4. Red Hook Winery , has reopened, after Sandy devastation, offering a wine tasting of Superior Whites and Reds that they have formulated and bottled. I particularly liked the Red Hook Winery 2010 Chardonnay , made from north fork grapes. The owner Sandra, was on hand to help eager customers sample more then 70 varieties. Feeling no pain, we got into my car, we could have biked, and dined ” elegantly” on The famous Red Hook Lobsters.

5. The Red Hook Lobster, shop and Cafe, has reopened. The lines were out the door and the nearby seating area filled, as folks ordered their, whole fresh lobsters, or three types of Lobster Roll or fries, drinks; whatever you desire to munch heavenly on ” great Lobsters”. This walk thru Red Hook, was a serendipitous surprise. When asked, I’d repeat this walk, eating, talking looking at Art anytime. This is the Good Life. We have many choices.

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