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The good old summertime, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Posted by Nate on Tuesday, July 18th 2017:

This time of the year brings back some very pleasant memories of the summertime, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A trip to Riis Park, via Flatbush Avenue, was something which we looked forward to. No matter how sweltering the streets were in Brooklyn, the minute our car approached the Marine Parkway Bridge, one could feel the cool breezes from Jamaica Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. It became even cooler, as we actually approached the beach. We'd always find a nice spot, where our large beach umbrella was placed. The latter umbrella always provided adequate shade, and could be used also to hang clothes on the metal supporting parts. We always had an icy container of lemonade. The sandwiches and lemonade, which were eaten in the cool salty air, tasted delicious! Then, there were the ice cream vendors, who would periodically come by, with their Good Humor ice cream bars. A dip in the ocean, with the large waves was always a delight. We had to be careful not to get badly sunburned. I remember that there were always a lot of pigeons at the end of the day, who were scrounging for food. There were also a number of private planes which carried those advertising banners, which would go back and forth. It was very relaxing at the beach. I really miss the ocean this time of the year, as I live in a landlocked state. What memories do any of you have of the summer season in Brooklyn?

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