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May 2, 2006

Getting There

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This is the only sign of advertising at the exit of the cruise ship terminal (so far). I wonder if this pulls any new customers. I also wonder if there is some alternate spelling of Red Hook that I've missed along the way.

Related: we ran into a man in the neighborhood this weekend that has purchased a whole bunch of pedicabs, thinking that they would be the perfect vehicle to show cruise ship tourists their way around Brooklyn. I am curious to see how that one works out.

Posted by callalillie at May 2, 2006 7:10 AM | Random , Red Hook


more importantly, is that place any good??

Posted by: tien at May 2, 2006 12:41 PM

you know, i'm not sure if i've ever eaten there. we get pizza at mark's on van brunt street. it's standard nyc pizza-- not bad, not wonderful, but very consistent and totally hits the spot when you have a pizza craving.

Posted by: corie at May 2, 2006 12:44 PM

For many years, House of Pizza was my favorite get-it-by-the-slice brooklyn pizza. It was run by a couple of real Union street old timers and they had a magic touch. I would walk over from Park Slope when the urge hit.

A year or two ago, new owners took over and promised to retain the spirit and taste. they even got the previous chefs to teach them a few tricks. Unfortunately, decades of experience have to be earned, not taught.

I think it has slipped. But I still want to try one of their deep fried calzones.

Posted by: Alexis at May 2, 2006 1:25 PM

Can we try one while getting a ride in a Red Hook Pedi-Cab? I want to take in the scenic views of IKEA while listening to some Dire Straits [via curbed.com].

Posted by: corie at May 2, 2006 1:28 PM

I totally know the guy you spoke to--and he's not joking either. He gave me the whole spiel last summer outside Nino's (Union and Henry). He owns a 'snow removal business', too, and...well, that's all I'm going to say about that.

Posted by: Sandra at May 2, 2006 3:34 PM

corie-- glad to see the pictures from your wedding. looked wonderful!

p.s. check your email

Posted by: seton at May 2, 2006 6:42 PM

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