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Friday, April 28, 2017

Date Night in our Hood

We are so fortunate to live close to some historic night spots (or in our case Saturday afternoon spots), all within walking distance.

We enjoy starting our date with a great brick oven pie and a fresh salad at Dee's.  New Yorkers come quite a way to enjoy a meal here.  It doesn't look too impressive on the outside, but the inside is very attractive and there is nothing like the food.  We are going to miss their pizza more than you can imagine.  We'll probably get a pie to go as we begin our drive home.


After a wonderful meal and just a short block away is the movie theater. Again, it doesn't look great from the outside.  But, the theater has reclining seats and is very spacious.  They show all the newly released movies.


What could be better than ice cream after a good movie?  Just another few steps and you are at Eddie's Sweet Shop.  Eddie's opened in 1909 and has never closed it's doors.  It has been owned by only four different families.  It is not opened during the weekdays, but on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday there is a long line.


I just love living in a neighborhood where I can walk to any service I need.  How convenient it is when you need just one item at the store and in two minutes you can be across the street at the market.  Need to mail a letter. . . just a short few blocks from home, and right next door to the salon where I get my hair done.  Banking?  Again a half a block away. By the way, when I say "block" in New York it is totally different than an Arizona "block."  A New York block is a fraction of an Arizona block.

It is going to be a big adjustment for me when we get home....I'm going to have to drive to the store!

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