Monday, October 22, 2007

Last Red Hook Ballfield Weekend: Long Pupusa Lines

Papusa Line

A lot of people turned up for what was the last weekend of the vendors Red Hook Ballfields as they've existed. Even if the vendors are back next year, the scene will be very different. By then, Red Hook will be serving as a conduit for up to 50,000 cars a week traveling to and from the waterfront Ikea. If the community can survive the unchanged, we'll go back to school and take two decades worth of urban planning courses. In any case, the Parks Department is putting the permit up for competitive bidding and it's unknown whether the Health Department will demand changes that could be very expensive and whether God Only Knows what other city agencies will focus on them. We digress, however. Our real point here is to say that the pupusa lines this weekend were out of control. We waited for both a huarache and a horchata, sat down, ate them and found people we knew still waiting in line for their pupusas.

Papusa Line Two



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