But I didn't feel awake enough yet so I ended up riding to and exploring the DUMBO area which Zan and I had planned on a few weeks ago. Cobblestone roads don't make for good bike paths, especially road bikes. I don't get why DUMBO is now Brooklyn's priciest area to live in. I wouldn't hesitate to choose Brooklyn Heights over this area. The Brooklyn Bridge Park is tiny, but intense in its views of lower Manhattan. My phone's camera no longer works and I'm too lazy to format it and reinstall everything, I also didn't have my regular digicam with me so I have no photos to share. Anyway, one of the more striking contrasts was of Gleason's Gym. Located right above a West Elm (just close your eyes and imagine a bright, clean, expensive looking retail store, with an old dusty, ragged boxing gym above it).
My next stop was the lower end of Brooklyn Heights. Grimaldi's wasn't as packed as usual, but I only had $10 with me and I didn't feel like stuffing down an entire pie (they don't sell slices). I did come across the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory though. But with no bike lock or anyone to watch my bike, I was unable to satisfy my craving. So in the end, I ended up doing the logical thing. I got back on my bike and rode over the Brooklyn Bridge and to the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. On the way there I passed by City Hall and saw that an event was going on for the Tribeca Film Festival. I love it when they space out candles all along the steps. Saw the same thing at the MET last year. And that was my evening... now for the presentation.
Public service announcements:
If you haven't been watching the Avatar on Nick, I feel for you. The second season began a month back, there's five episodes out right now and you can probably find all of them as torrents.
Fifth Gear's season also started. Three episodes so far and you can find the torrents through Final Gear.
Old but pretty bad ass video of some Mercedes taking a lap. They have staggered starts and the cars manage to finish in reverse order. And another of a Cougar, rally car and F1. Finally, to hold you over until next week, the best F1 Overtaking video! (credit: Jake and TKong)
I can't wait until The Transformers: Evolution comic series, comes out! Did I already cover this? I think I did.
Free Comic Book Day is coming up in a week! Saturday, May 6th this year.
Cool turtles! I should have gotten Tomo to pick me up a few this past winter.