The other night we were catching up on watching this season's Bored to Death. There was a scene on a small bridge that I had never seen before (the bridge, not the scene). The husband said it was the Gowanus. The very next day, I finally agreed to drag myself to Brooklyn to visit the Morbid Anatomy Library, and to get there you have to cross the very same bridge. I was so happy to see it in person, and surprised that the universe brought me to it. The thing you can't tell from TV or the photo is how badly it smells.
I complained a lot about going to Brooklyn, but once there it wasn't so bad. There are beautiful homes.
And seasonal fruits.