Greenpoint, October, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Gimme Seltzer

Was it Socrates who said, "The uncarbonated life is not worth living"? You could look it up. Indisputably, one of the reasons to live within a 30-50 mile radius of New York City is the ready availability of seltzer. Beyond that lies a wasteland of sugary sodas and energy drinks.
I was sitting in a cafe on the corner of 32nd St. and Fifth Ave. yesterday, a bitterly cold day. I watched as the poor guy with the cart hit the curb, and a half-case of Canada Dry seltzer cans spilled out. He reboxed them and was on his way. Somebody is going to open one of those cans.... That's show business....

For more seltzer, have a look at Seltzer Works, Jessica Edward's short documentary about Gomberg Seltzer Works in Canarsie, the last old school New York City seltzer maker.