27 Nov

We went for a long walk on Thanksgiving day (I know, you’re shocked), through Carroll Gardens, down to the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights.

Confused Tree

There wasn’t much open, aside from book stores and Italian cafes. A perfect cappuccino and a pignoli cookie may be the finest breakfast of all time.

Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims

Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims is my new favorite church in New York (my old favorite was Grace Church on 10th Street & Broadway). It’s the church where Henry Ward Beecher preached and espoused abolitionism. It was also a stop on the Underground Railroad.


We were hoping that Jack the Horse Tavern would be open. It was not. So we ate lunch at a nice Turkish joint on Montague Street. It was quite busy, and yes, as each person left, they felt compelled to say, “Happy Turkey Day!” to the proprietress.

Gorgeous Brooklyn Heights

Did you know that Brooklyn Heights was the first commuter town?

From the Promenade

Did you know that the Promenade didn’t exist before Robert Moses built the BQE?

Brooklyn Heights Subway Station

Can you tell Barry Lewis’ ‘A Walk Around Brooklyn‘ was on PBS after Thanksgiving dinner?

Cranberry/Apple Crumble

I sat and learned while devouring this delicious, just-enough-sweet-and-not-too-tart crisp. It was a delightful end to a relaxing day. I hope yours was just as wonderful.


9 Responses to “Crumby”

  1. Christina November 27, 2007 at 11:46 am #

    We watched the same show after our Thanksgiving feast! Nice pictures!

  2. Lucy November 27, 2007 at 4:39 pm #

    Gorgeous, gorgeous.

    Brooklyn looks stunning. Always good to get out after a bit of glutinous feasting.

  3. Ann November 28, 2007 at 1:32 pm #

    Okay, your Brooklyn is just plain prettier than mine is. :-)

  4. bloglily November 28, 2007 at 6:53 pm #

    Oh my! New York is so beautiful. You’re a lucky woman to live there. And that crisp looks incredibly yummy.

  5. Terry B November 28, 2007 at 8:35 pm #

    Beautiful photos and a lovely story, Ann. Keep it up and you may cause me to leave the island of Manhattan more often on my next visit.

  6. lobstersquad November 29, 2007 at 2:30 am #

    what a beautiful day. I´m sure you had a lot of fun, and not eating turkey must have been even better.

  7. s'kat November 29, 2007 at 8:37 pm #

    I have always been scared at the thought of visiting New York. In fact, an in-law last year brought up the idea of us trekking up there together, and I instantly went into cold sweats.

    But your version- that I could deal with. Is your guidebook coming out soon? ;)

    Happy Thanksgiving, hope your holidays are coming along nicely.

  8. ann November 30, 2007 at 9:23 am #

    Christina — That’s so cool! Barry is uber-annoying (I sat next to him at brunch once, it was a long brunch), but also amazing.

    Lucy — Aaah, but we walked before the gluttony, allows one to eat more ;-)

    Ann — Naaaaah. No part of Brooklyn is prettier than the others, they’re all wonderful.

    Bloglily — Come visit! You’d love it.

    TerryB — You should! Brooklyn rules :-)

    Lobstersquad — There was turkey, smoked turkey, so, in fact, it kinda tasted more like bacon. And that’s the way it should be.

    S’kat — Hmmmm… guidebook… That’s not a bad idea…. Come visit! We’ll be nice, I promise!

  9. Ann November 30, 2007 at 3:14 pm #

    Trust me on this. I love my ‘hood, but pretty it is not. Funky, gritty, noisy, lively, whacky and dirty, yes. Pretty… no. :-)

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