New York is not America

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Aug 2 07:54:34 UTC 2001

At 11:16 AM -0400 8/2/01, George Thompson wrote:
>A word to Barry:  In your fieldwork for exotic food terms that are
>entering English, or may be, do not neglect Brooklyn.  In a walk
>recently along Avenue Z near Brighton Beach I passed a Moldavian
>restaurant, unfortunately seemingly out of business, and a Caspian
>restaurant that was flourishing.  These were both near the Avenue Z
>stop of the D train.  There used to be, at least, an Azerbaijani
>restaurant in that area too.  I haven't been in Sunset Park for years,
>but it should be worth trawling, too.  As Thoreau said, "I have
>travelled widely in Brooklyn, and eaten pretty dang well while I was
>there, too."  This is what Thoreau really said: ask Fred Shapiro if he
Maybe so, but remember that only the dead know Brooklyn (I'm sure
Fred has that correctly as Thomas--not Tom--Wolfe, 1935).

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