Living Shrek’s life

My buddy and I recently caught a bus to upstate New York.  (Local lingo alert: “upstate” is basically anywhere that us city folk can’t point to on a map.  We’ve heard there’s other so-called “New Yorkers” up there but in a vaguely northerly direction, but probably without access to running water or the Subway).  We … Continue reading

West Indies flock

The West Indies parade happens every year in my neighbourhood (Crown Heights) in Brooklyn.  It makes sense that it’s here because the neighbourhood is quite black and you can barely walk more than a block without crossing a jerk chicken store.  Apparently the festival moved here from Harlem 50 years ago.  It’s been ours ever … Continue reading