" Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan't have lied. It's evident
the art of losing's not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) a disaster"
One Art - Elizabeth Bishop
Here's Park Slope reports that the great deli Catene's (Fourth & 9th) closed late last year, after 46 years in business. The men who worked there were maybe the gentlest, kindest deli guys I've ever had the pleasure to encounter, & the atmosphere behind the counter was sober & purposeful. It was a real, honest, no-nonsense place.
Here's a photograph from last summer: