variations on home, #35

May 20, 2014

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My friend and colleague Raphael stayed with me at Gates & Throop for almost two weeks this Spring.  We had a great time and it was so nice to see him in NYC after seeing him so often in his city of São Paulo.  Rapha is helping on the Lanchonete.org project there, and most recently, we […]

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sümer is finally here … {33, 34}

April 26, 2014

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Ha .. I couldn’t help myself but to make this play on words.  A good friend and respected artist, Sümer Sayin is visiting me now with her beau, Michel.  It’ll be fun to have them around for the next few days .. the weekend!

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gastromotiva in the house … 28,29,30,31,32

March 22, 2014

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As you know, I like to keep up with the folks that stay at my place on Gates & Throop in Brooklyn.  These weeks, I’m in Sao Paulo working on Lanchonete.org while the GastroMotiva crew is using my apartment in Brooklyn.  They are in NYC for a benefit event at Eleven Madison Park.  I really […]

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busy season: 22, 23, 24-27

March 8, 2014

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These days the map room has been a hoppin’… and it’s fair to assess a universal acclaim for my color-coded bookshelf!!!  I guess it is a bit inward-looking to only talk about my guests and not offer insight and updates on my neighborhood.  But, what does one say about the grey icy muck of leftover […]

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holiday guests … 19, 20, 21

January 21, 2014

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This past yearend, I had several friends pass through town and stay at my place … Alicia, Lee Ann and Antwuan.  I’ve got some more friends coming soon, but I’m also renting out the Map Room on airbnb under the handle, Comfy nesting in Bed-Stuy… if you know of anyone needing a place, please share […]

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hattie carthan herban farm

December 2, 2013

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Yesterday I walked past the Hattie Carthan Herban Farm on Van Buren and there was a warm scene – literally – a bonfire and drum circle.  When I googled the garden lot, I learned that Yonette Fleming and some of the same folks I met years ago at the Hattie Carthan Community Garden are the […]

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atmospheric throop … #15, 16, 17, 18

October 29, 2013

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It’s official… I love my street and I’ve now started pronouncing Throop, Troop!!   I haven’t stopped in (by) to shop yet, but been noticing Beverly’s Beauty Blessings set up with essential oils and incense near the Kingston-Throop C train stop at Fulton.  Right now, my friend Mary Ann and her hubby Trevor are hanging out […]

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