Sunday, March 1, 2009

WTF

Yea, Where is the F

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A couple of years ago a new bagel shop opened on the corner of Smith and 9th in Red Hook. I was a kinda brave move. There was already a nice bodega across the street. The rest of the neighbors were kinda iffy. There is a concrete factory, scrap metal yard, an abandoned factory. It is a very short walk to the Goanus Canal and the BQE. The closest park is in the shadow of the BQE and is called Choke Park (Named after the 3 streets it borders Court, Hamilton and Garnett. Yea right.)

It is on such a nasty block they filmed a scene from Goodfellas there

"Karen’s edgy meeting with the increasingly paranoid Conway was filmed on Smith Street at 9th Street, alongside the Gowanus Canal, under the elevated railway F Line in Brooklyn’s dodgy Red Hook district."


When I grew up, I was told the only reason to get off the train at Smith & 9th was to buy smack. A friend of mine worked on that block a mere 10 yeas ago and told me she would never eat there because SHE WOULD NEVER LEAVE FOR LUNCH.

The neighborhood has changed and F Line bagels was helping make it change. The MTA sued them for theft of intellectual property. WTF, there are not stealing you name they are honoring you as a neighbor. Two years ago they turned the F around in their store name. There is no F any more, now they are called Line Bagels.

Anyway, I got my favorite bagel combination there; an everything with nothing. I will also get lunch for the family there next time we go the the Red Hook Pool. Here is there menu, they deserve our patronage




What the Fuck


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4 comments:

  1. Interesting story and thanks for sharing these pics from your neighborhood. I hope the bagel store thrives!

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  2. ah yes. We always round the corner on our way to a friend's house. I think he lives in Carroll Gardens?

    it's a strange transitional neighborhood and then suddenly you're in a nicer place. There's always a huge long line of people waiting for the bus on the corner, looking (for now) very cold.

    I love the vibe there, though I'm sure I wouldn't like it at night. There's a parking lot where they park all those street carts and it's just so desolate. I can imaging Reservoir Dogs located in such a place.

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