|Brighton Beach Ave.|
Brighton Beach Avenue is about 8 blocks long, filled with shops and restaurants from one end to the other. We enjoyed a potato knish, a bit of fruit from one of the many fruit stands along the way and met some interesting and delightful Brooklyn characters. By that time, it was around 2 p.m. One thing was on our minds -- and that was LUNCH at Nathan's Famous. Nathan's Famous is a "hot dog stand" founded by a Polish immigrant, Nathan Handwerker, in 1916. It's been a Brooklyn landmark for the last 95 years, and last year alone sold over 425 million hot dogs (that million with an "M"!!).
|The Wonder Wheel|
After taking some pictures at the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone, we decided it was time to head back into the city. By now it was around 4:30. We had tickets to Brooklyn Comedy Club show at 9 p.m. and decided to get cleaned up and leave a bit early for the show. We took the bus across town and transferred up to 53rd Street -- and, of course, had a snack before we settled in for the show at the theater. We sat in the front row and enjoyed the comedy and banter of 5 comedians. We also had a delightful time talking to our neighbors at the table before show show -- one couple from Maryland and the other from Kansas.
So, as the day comes to a close, it's time for some sleep. We've got another full day planned for tomorrow, so as always -- readers and friends -- stay tuned!!
One final note -- today, August 4th, is my son's birthday. Happy Birthday Ken.
Ciao for now.....