Monday, 29 July 2019
I like to walk my neighborhood and see the businesses that have stayed the course, popped-up and who has moved on with the times.
Walking down Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, you see the cabinet maker and fine woodwork shop (he must have been there some time as his workshop is at street level), then there is the fine art framer whose main clientele are museums, the new coffee, and Wi-Fi spot, the brownstone building still with its 1859 “Sale Makers - Canvas Goods” decal, now home to Urban Outfitters, the corner bodega, the real estate agent always with fresh apartment pictures, and the wine and spirit store owner a master of wine regions with endless adjectives for taste. Then there is the restaurant owner who sold up his Paris restaurant of 16 years and is now in Brooklyn. And don’t be surprised to recognize a face from a movie or TV show. When I these business storefronts I can feel the business owners’ passion, they are doing what they believe in.