Mondays with Lu. Parks and Pork.

It’s so amazing when you feel like you’re the first one to see something new, and Lulu, I, and, shockingly, Lesa (Mommy), felt like we were the first ones to see the newly opened stretch of the East River Park at Corlears Hook this morning.

First off, the city hired some amazingly thoughtful landscape designers to clean up this underused park with a very interesting history.  Everything from the teak railing to the stone pavers to the indigenous foliage is just perfect.  Second, the geography of the hook gives you the most incredible slow and wonderful reveal of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, both sides of the East River shore lines, and Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges.  Seriously, get on your feet, bike, blades, or wheelchair to check out this fantastically renovated and newly re-opened part of the park.  Really great!

So we headed over the Brooklyn Bridge and, on Jesse’s recommendation, went to Rucola.  I had the pork sandwich.  Oh, Lord it was good.  Cravable.  Ridiculous.  That place is getting the very well deserved shout out TWICE today.  Go!

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