if you’ve been reading along for awhile now, you’ll know that i’m a real sucker for old buildings. james and i met because i was down in georgia sweating it with the best of them to repair dentil molding and to strip lead paint from doric columns (james was saving sea turtles. different strokes). last week, partners in preservation announced that for the first time ever, they’re opening up to the public their decision about where 3 million dollars of funding for historic landmarks will go.
the waterfront barge museum anchored in red hook is one of the contenders (more about my favorite destination neighborhood here and here). we stopped by to say hello on a lazy sunday, but we hear that on some nights, the whole barge gets a shakin’ with contra dancers. yeehaw. if you’re a fellow lover of places creaky and old in new york city, hop over and cast your vote.