Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Home of Sweet'n Low

Flushing Avenue and Cumberland Street, Brooklyn, directly across the street from the ruins of the old Navy Yard

I would not have guessed that this building is still the home of Sweet'n Low, but it is.
I would no more have guessed that President Nixon ever appeared on Sweet'n Low packets, but he did.

3 Comments:

Blogger Aleza said...

you know, every time i bike past that building, i marvel at it too. i also very much like the the other big sign on that building - the one that depicts various things you might put sweet n'low on... coffee, strawberries & etc.

and also: you know the navy yard is still running, yes? the officer's houses may be enticing ruins, but there are movie studios and shipping companies and various other functioning enterprises in the navy yard itself- they give tours on open NY weekends, even.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Nomi said...

Read "Sweet and Low" by Rich Cohen and you will learn more about Sweet'n Low than you ever thought you would want to know. It's quite a fascinating ride through American pseudo-food.

3:06 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

aleza,
I missed the other sign--I will have to go back. I did see that something is going on at the navy yard, but nothing navy-related, I think.

nomi,
Sweet and Low is definitely on my to read list; I understand it is fascinating.

4:42 PM  

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