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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We earn our living selling New York City. The next day is never like the last. The last is never ordinary. We witness all sorts. We listen to the City’s noise. We devour its phenomenal food. On the Real is our documentary. It is your pack of unfiltered New York 100s.

Mondays with Lu.

Jesse and I both have young daughters ages 1.75 and 2.6 respectively.  We work a lot and at weird hours, so at least until school starts in the fall, Jesse takes Friday afternoons to hang out with Sweet Eve (The Peanut) Alexandra Shafer and I take Mondays to hopefully find something interesting to do with my Clover (Lulu) Louise (Uh-oh!) McHale.

It’s raining like hell right now and Lu is still snoozing, so I have no idea what adventure we’re going to come up with for today, but this is from a couple of weeks ago when we took the bike to the old East River Park Bandshell for some lunch.  Wouldn’t trade our Mondays for the world.

-Greg

About the Author |
We earn our living selling New York City. The next day is never like the last. The last is never ordinary. We witness all sorts. We listen to the City’s noise. We devour its phenomenal food. On the Real is our documentary. It is your pack of unfiltered New York 100s.