Brighton Beach Memories
One of our favorite places to visit in the New York area is Brighton Beach. I spent my summers visiting my grandparents in the Trump Towers on Ocean Parkway, and circling between the New York Aquarium, Asser Levy Park, and Coney Island. After 2010, when my Bubbie died, we didn't have any reason for us to continue to have to go there, but we still couldn't stop making our way back for shmaltz herring at the Russian supermarket near their house, or vodka and Russian beef stew on the boardwalk. Here's a photo of one cold evening when Greig and I stole away while the parents watched the kids.