Saturday, May 12, 2012
Just three months away and the Main/Pleasant Street quadrant has been almost totally remodeled, and is mobbed nightly with people we don't know who seem to have money and love to be seen having dinner at the outside tables. Great art in the galleries, but expensive art. A mysterious storefront on Pleasant Street that seems to be selling tea-based compounds. Up on Center Street the huge Police station is coming along. A gigantic police station,a huge fire station, a huge elder services building, and less money every year to keep them inhabited. Clare, wherever you are,hang your head. People who see me coming give me some kidding. "You're still alive? They must be losing their touch, Kirby." said one wit, another one commented that the Greek Mafia must be a more forgiving bunch that the Genoveses. For next time : When a so-called "made man" and a Capo in the Genovese crime family ran one of our restaurants downtown and the Gazette never noticed anything he was up to except to give him a rave notice on the Italian cookbook he wrote. And then Felix had a great idea to get the boys together and kill Al Bruno, who evidently was getting soft and non-threatening in his old age.