Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn

I am infatuated with Brooklyn, and more specifically, addicted to the Slope. I really love my neighborhood. I went running in Prospect Park this morning at 6 a.m., even. And I think that Manhattanites who snub Brooklyn out of some misguided sense of fabulosity... well, they just don't know what they're missing. Anyway, isn't it sad when you deprive yourself just to project an image?

My desire to share the beauty and perfection of the borough of Kings has been tempered, however, by a fear that once everyone figured out how great it is, it would get overcrowded or too expensive or etcetera, etcetera. You know that New York tragedy. And now it's happening, of course, but I will keep my chin up and just spend more time in the park, while I wait for the inevitable crash.

2 comments:

The Irishman said...

A tasting? Absolutely... I never pass up a chance to have a quiet few :)

As for your wonderful 'nabe of Park Slope... its one of the few perfect areas left around here although it's been 6 months since I've just stopped to walk around there. Lately I keep finding myself down in Long Beach walking the boardwalk when I need a break from the chaos (I'm kind of obsessed with the ocean). But Park Slope is how I imagine NY used to be... small buildings, mom and pop stores, great restaurants, and a few quiant watering holes. I'm jealous now thinking about it :)

Hope you had a good night! :)

(This didn't seem to take the first time so I'm trying again)

Maggie said...

God I love the ocean as well; it's the one thing the Slope is missing. But there is a lake in the park...

When I first moved to New York, I used to go sailing with a friend who had a boat on the Sound. I like sailing fine, but it was really just an excuse to sit on the pier afterwards and stare out at the expanse of blue.