- The Head Chef and I were on a boat tonight, at a summer party held by my main consulting client. So maybe that's why the term "boat race" came to mind. I remember back in the day, during my Roosevelt and Yonkers years, people would refer to races they felt were crooked as "boat races." Remember that? I don't recall hearing that expression recently. I have no idea how it originated or what it means. It seems to impinge the honesty of ship captains indiscriminately.
I went to Google to try and find usage of the phrase in this context, and got just a couple of results. A website called the Urban Dictionary defines it as follows:
A fixed racing contest, especially as in crooked or rigged horserace.Figures they'd use the Big A as the example.
Race 7 at Aqueduct was a boat race.
So I took some pictures. That's the end of the commentary portion of this post, so you can split now you don't want to see them.
The Manhattan Bridge in the foreground and the Brooklyn Bridge behind it.
Underneath the Williamsburg Bridge.
The city is teeming these days with free concerts and events galore. We passed no less than three free shows and an outdoor movie too. Hopefully, the paddock at Monmouth will be this crowded before the Haskell on Sunday. This was a show on the East Side by Willie Colon.
New York, just like I pictured it....