Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Time to Eat.

As a native New Yorker I do not have a shortage of opinions. Ask anyone who knows me. Sometimes this is a good thing. Sometimes, not so much. I am trying to be a better man. I do get people telling me I should have a "blog" of some sort. Food, music, NYC, etc. Sometimes this is because I am a fountain of wisdom, knowledge and guidance. I would imagine sometimes it is to direct my attention and opinions elsewhere.

That said, I also tell myself "I should write that down." Well, here goes. Time to put up or shut up.

Me: 4th Generation Manhattan native. Therefore you already know a few things about me. I am loud, opinionated, worldly but extremely provincial and I love to eat. Joie De Vivre. This is my attempt to put that into words. Hopefully my passion will come through more than my opinion. We will see.
My guess is a lot of what I will write and post here will be close to home. And I mean that literally.

We New Yorkers love the world but always come back home, to our Neighborhood. New York was built neighborhood by neighborhood. First (and still) by immigrants looking for the comforts of the home they left behind. The sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the familiar. Other groups have followed, building neighborhoods based other some other common bond and desire for understanding and support. Religion, the arts, sexual orientation. This is what makes New York so great, and so unique. And the beauty is that we all get to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

The other constant in New York is Change. New york is constantly changing evolving. Sometimes for the good, sometimes for the bad. That will come up a lot here as well. The changes I have seen in my neighborhood are monumental. Some for the good, some for the bad. Mostly for the good, I think.
Much more to come. I hope you you stay with me and enjoy.