Greenpoint Photos du Jour: Nelson & His Ride

When I saw this great bicycle yesterday on Franklin Street I simply had to capture it and its owner, Nelson, for posterity.

After noting the two rather jaunty skulls, Nelson showed me a few other points of interest on his ride— and person!

This little fellow is his “son”. He glows in the dark.

Nelson hails from Isabela, Puerto Rico. You can learn more about Isabel by clicking here.

These are Nelson’s children: Nelson (Junior) and Isabel. I’ll give you three guesses after what the latter is named!

These are Nelson’s parents. he noted that his mother had died fairly recently but that his father is still alive. He is 74 years old!

Lest I have not written this before I will do so now: one of the joys of operating this site is the people I meet while knocking around the neighborhood. By posting their faces and sharing a little bit about these people I am endeavoring to put a “face” on my community: north Brooklyn. There are a number of fascinating people to be found here— and Nelson is certainly one of them. It was a pleasure meeting you!

Miss Heather

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