Deli In Delusion (And Some UFOs To Boot!)

23 Mar

The deli next door used to be called “Gold Star Deli”.

No one really paid much attention to the name.

Here it is in a snowstorm, on the far left corner, and you can’t even see it’s name.

But yesterday, as I walked by, I noticed that they were in the process of putting up a new sign.

Looks like it’s new name is “River Side Deli”.

Now, I like living near The Hudson River. It’s 2 Avenues away, and I spend time there on the pier in nice weather.

It’s fun to see the big cruise ships. From our apartment, you can hear them when they blow their loud horns – “All Aboard!” If you crane your neck the right way, and if they are tall enough, you can catch a glimpse of the tippy-top of one from our window.

Because we’re 2 Avenues away.

This picture was taken from the roof of a building that is only 1 Avenue away from the river:

We’re close to where Captain “Sully” Sullenberger landed his plane in the river a couple of years ago. 2 Avenues close.

I love the pier, that is 2 Avenues away, because they cleaned it up a few years ago, and installed this fountain:

The Intrepid is docked there:

I like to go there on a warm, summer evening and read, or listen to music. Once, I saw these UFOs:

Seriously! Click on the picture to enlarge it. See those lights in the sky?

Here’s another:

Those are definitely UFOs!

But anyway, back to that Delusional Deli. Since when is “2 Avenues away” the same as “River Side”?

Can they really claim that?

Is it legal?

Are they going to call our apartment building “River Side Apartments”, and charge us more rent?

Who can I call?

“Mayor Bloomberg, I’d like to register a complaint!”

This guy looks like he can’t believe it, either!

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”  – – Shakespeare

Now, back to those UFOs…




One Response to “Deli In Delusion (And Some UFOs To Boot!)”

  1. Johnny D March 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    You’ll have to ask them why they changed their name. And, technically speaking, it should be “Riverside” not “River Side”, but that would be even more confusing because it would make it sound like the deli is on Riverside Drive, which is way up on the Upper West Side.

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