I had been to Fort Greene way back when I stayed with Wesley. She had found out about the project through the NY Times article, which was written by Noah Rosenberg whom I had got in touch with at a mutual friend (and host) party. When Noah did the story, he offered up a week in Fort Greene with his girlfriend Lexi in their apartment in Fort Greene. 7 months later, Noah picked me up from my place in East Williamsburg and I moved to their Brooklyn Brownstone pretty much on Fort Greene Park. Noah and Lexi know all their neighbors, and they LOVE their neighborhood. And since Noah is a “stringer” for the Times, he can give me a run for my money in terms of neighborhood knowledge.
We didn’t waste any time on Sunday and went to the Polo match on Governor’s Island. A free water taxi leaves from Atlantic Avenue on the weekends. We followed up some polo with a trip to the Brooklyn Farmacy, a real old timey Brooklyn place where I was present for someone’s first taste of an ice cream sundae (she’s frome Ireland).
Noah was not only instrumental in writing a great story that helped get the word out, he also came through for my first NYC Nomad meetup. I celebrated a year of nomadding at Idle Hands Bar where I bought everyone a beer who had hosted me. I also had pickleback shots, and Noah picked up pickle juice in the 11th hour from Russ and Daughters. I had a great time at the party and we raised $405 that was earmarked towards children’s programs for the Coalition for the Homeless.
Other highlights included the salted caramel ice cream (with pretzels as a topping!) at the General Greene food store. We watched some basketball in Bed Stuy with a couple of Noah’s friends who we also joined for a night listening to Andrew Bird in Prospect Park for Celebrate Brooklyn.
The Nomad sponsored dinner was at A Bistro with wine from Thirst Wine Merchants. Try the excellent mussels! Lexi made a great salad for lunch over the weekend and I helped make some ice cream (which I unfortunately did not get to try).
We took car for a nomad sponsored Sunday brunch in Red Hook at Fort Defiance. I love Red Hook and the brunch at Fort Defiance is one of my new favorites in the city.
My commute was pretty awesome too.