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Re: Why Brooklyn Nostalgia?

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Posted by Richard on Thursday, December 6th 2018:

In Reply to: Why Brooklyn Nostalgia? posted by Rachel on Wednesday, December 5th 2018:

I grew up in the Ditmas Park section of Brooklyn in the 50s and 60s. I lived in a city type area with tall apartment buildings, concrete, and no trees or grass. But a very short walk put me in a neighborhood of Victorian Houses on wide tree lined streets with grass. It was like a new world. I could ride my bike to or take a short subway ride to the seashore or a fishing village. My girlfriend lived in an area that didn't have paved streets. Everyone in my neighborhood watched out for everyone else. A short subway ride in the other direction placed you in the downtown area full of stores and shopping. We played ball in the street or the school yard. Everyone played and everyone was accepted. As we grew up we worked for the local small businesses in the neighborhood where our moms would shop.
I talk to others who grew up in other parts of the country and it appears that they all lived a different type of life then the lucky people who had the chance to grow up in Brooklyn

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