Friday, January 20, 2006

Thousand-faced moon, look favourably on our sacrifices!

One of my favourite H P Lovecraft stories is The Horror at Red Hook, a story about a cult running amok in one of the seedier neighbourhoods of New York City. For some reason, I'd assumed the setting, Red Hook, was fictional. I was wrong. It exists, and it's currently being gentrified...



Red Hook is an interesting place. Used be packed with holiday bungalows for Manhattanites to go to during the summer for the beach.

Air travel killed the place off, leaving the sight of rows of decaysing small shacks.

Now plush $2m apartments are springing up. Lord have mercy, this city is too expensive for regular folk.

Posted by Matt : 1/20/2006 05:54:00 AM

Real New Yorkers can't afford New York any more - they all live in Nu Joisey. Somewhere down the line from Princeton, but west of the Hudson...

Posted by Anonymous : 1/20/2006 12:05:00 PM