Thursday, April 3, 2014
Work took me to Avenue M. It was a fine day to stroll between Ocean & McDonald, and enjoy the abundance of barbers & candy shops, kosher pizzerias & lingerie stores. A pharmacy on every block, or so it seemed, & look, there was a Rossman Farms, sibling to the store on Third & 26th.
And the sheer pleasure of the names: Rita's Clothing, Ed's Shoe Repair, Meyer's Liquors, Jimmy Candy, Sam's Laundry, Benny's pizza, & of course, the incomparable Bunny Martel. (Bunny Martel! I've been whispering that name ever since I set eyes on the place.)
As I passed another parlor, Forever Young, a car drove by, windows down for warm weather, & this was the song that played on the radio. It seemed perfect..
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How could you not love a trip that starts with Bunny and ends with Benny's. And Cher!
Was Caraville restaurant still there? I sure hope so!
Unfortunately, I think it closed several years ago, though I'll have to check some more. Any other recommendations around there?
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