I am lucky enough to live in one of the best communities on the planet - Brooklyn! Time Out New York ran an article last year calling Brooklyn "the new Manhattan" or some hooey, but Brooklyn trumps Manhattan every day! People in Brooklyn still have accents. We are the ones with the Cosby Show brown- stones. We have a middle class. We have trees. We have a burgeoning restaurant scene, and the hippest neighborhood in the city right in Brooklyn. We have Prospect Park. WE are the ones with that great VIEW of Manhattan. Manhattanites have to look at us, with our low buildings and zillions of churches. Or worse, they have to look at Jersey.
C and I live in Park Slope. It's
gorgeous. The neighborhood has gotten a little yuppified over the
last several years, but there are still plenty of pizzerias and and the
trash still stinks. Our apartment is two blocks from Prospect
Park. We know our neighbors and they are down-to-earth. We
have a nutty landlord named Santo, who spends his days lambasting
neighbors who dump their trash in front of our building. I can't
understand a single word he says. There are four bookstores
(excluding Barnes and Noble) on our street, within 6 blocks. We have jazz
clubs, brewpubs, a YMCA, a fantastic organic food coop, several Thai and
Japanese restaurants, and the Ethical Culture Society on our doorstep.
Here are some wicked Brooklyn links:
Academy of Music (BAM)