"Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?" Jacqueline Kennedy

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Happy Sight: Dominic Del Re, Knife Grinder

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It's been a while since we saw knife grinder Dominic Del Re and his little red truck in and around Carroll Gardens. Yet, here he was yesterday afternoon, parked on Smith Street. We paused for a while, watching him work and capturing the moment on video.
With all the changes to our neighborhood and to Brooklyn, it always brings us great joy to see such vestiges of the past.
Glad to see Mr. De Re still working and his truck still running.  How about you?

Here is a fun New York Times article on Dominic from 1997.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love him.