Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Forget Labor Day! Yesterday was the West Indian American parade here in my lovely neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn! I live just two blocks away from the Eastern Parkway where the action was. It was easily one of the best parties around and it continued into the wee hours. All of the important New York politicians were there and about every cop in Brooklyn.
I've just put up pics on Flicker and they will be on the banner once I remember how the hell to do that. In the meantime, go there and check them out.
After the parade, the above battle of the islands took place. I did not attend and therefore I do not know the outcome. Unless someone were to put a gun to my head, I don't think I could make a choice.
Bob Marley came from Jamaica, so they get a point. The guy from the car service that took me to the airport a couple of weeks ago was from Trinidad. He got me to JFK in less than a half hour and was very friendly to boot. So Trinidad gets a point. Haiti gets a point just because they need it. So right there we have a tie. But there are other elements to consider. Which island has the best weed? Where can a woman like me get the most action? I'll have to do some further research on these matters.
And what about the other islands? Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Kitts, Guyana, and a couple of others I'm forgetting - one of them could be even hyper than the above three. Who's to say? All were pretty well represented at the festivities yesterday.
So, I'm just going to say that the entire West Indies are hype. The Carribeans are beautiful people, especially the ones in Crown Heights, and I am proud to live in their neighborhood.