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On a Wednesday

Short interviews with people. On Wednesdays. Read why →



Shore Road Park

9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31

What are you doing today?

Well, this morning I am sitting. I am sitting in the sun at the park. It's a perfect morning for it. It's not hot, it's not humid. It's just a lovely way to start the day.

Do you do this often?

As much as we can, yes.

Couple times a week?

It kind of depends. Once it starts getting warm, then it's not a good place for it. What I'll do on some mornings is, where I live it's a corner and the cross breeze is coming from two directions. So I'll just take, well not this chair, but a regular lawn chair and sit by the corner, by the apartment building, get the cross breeze, do that for an hour. Usually I read my newspaper.

So you're in a bigger apartment building?


So you can't just sit out on the stoop or anything.

No, I don't have a stoop anymore. And I don't have a terrace, I would love a terrace. It's on the list of things I'd love to have.

And how long have you lived around here?

I don't live in the heart of Bay Ridge, I'm sort of on the border. But basically, I've lived here for 45 years. My grandparents lived a block from where I live now. All my life, basically. I actually grew up in Bensonhurst, on 14th avenue, right across the street from the golf course.

And who do you live with now?

My sister.

And what time did you wake up this morning?

6 o'clock. In the winter I sleep later and go to bed late. Go out when it's warmer.

What is your favorite part of the day?

I do like the early morning. I like the quiet of the early morning. When you can open the windows and listen to the birds. And then, again I like late nights. It's quiet. I like the quiet.

What are you doing tomorrow?

Tomorrow it's supposed to rain, and I have a doctors appointment at 3 o'clock.