Monday, June 30, 2008

It's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

There are too many details flying around in my head from this weekend, so I need to compose myself and get the words right.

In the meantime, here's another page from my journal; something I wrote about two months ago after taking a nice stroll through my hood:


I love Brooklyn.

The diversity, the architecture, the history, the culture and all the kitchy little enclaves you can discover on an impromptu walk.

I've lived in other cool places: Long Island, Riverdale, Jamaica, and even upstate for a bit (I'm choosing to erase any and all memories of my 9-month stint in New Jersey..), but I have to say, even with its limited transportation options and lack of West Indian Food eateries, I really truly like my neighborhood.

Which is not really much of a hood per se- it's more like a quiet suburb tucked away from the mean streets of the Brooklyn many people picture it is in their heads:

*smooches...willing to live here forever if Park Slope remains out of reach*
---------- probably think this ruins my street cred, but don't be fooled! I'm straight GANGSTA... lol, okay, maybe not...