Monday, September 14, 2009

There's a Lot of Queens to Love

Kanye, Serena, and Representative Joe Wilson all behaved like Dickheads recently, and I went for a long walk in Queens.

It's a great borough. My buddy and I weaved through Western Queens (Sunnyside, Long Island City, Astoria) for what turned out to be about eight miles. Destinations included Court Square Diner (because we needed some diner brunch), Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria Park, and back home.

In between and after those destinations we just wandered. We wandered by the Keyspan power plant with its giant smoke stacks; we wandered by a curious block of houses that looked like a cross between big homes in Chicago and those odd houses up small hills from the sidewalk in, say, Santa Cruz, California; we wandered through no man's lands, some of which were poor and shitty and others which looked poor and shitty but featured expensive cars on the street; we wandered by the Queensbridge housing project, birthplace of Nas; we wandered along the East River with its views of Roosevelt Island and the Upper East Side; we wandered through Astoria Furniture Mart; we wandered by community garden plots; we wandered through the hipster part of Astoria and down Steinway Street... Oh, we wandered, B&E readers. You bet your sweet bippy we wandered.

Queens is a fine borough for living. Yes, indeed. So stop overselling me, Brooklynites. I live in Queens.

Oh, and look! Getting beaten by your husband is a pre-existing condition! Yeah, so health care status quo sounds like a pretty fucking good idea! The Republicans are the party of torture and wife-beating! Way to go!

And a very happy fucking Monday to you.

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At 9:29 PM , Blogger pinky said...

I mostly believe you wandered around, but I am not totally ready to bet my sweet bippy on it. I am really careful about that.


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