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Re: Why Brooklyn Nostalgia?

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Posted by marie on Thursday, December 6th 2018:

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

It was like growing up in a small town, with all the benefits of the city too. My apartment building was filled with kids my age, so there was always someone to play with. We played on the streets with no adult supervision, and had a blast. There were museums, skating rinks, parks, libraries, and so much kids could do independently. We never had to ask parents to drive us anywhere. You could walk everywhere, and if not 10 cents on the subway took you all over the city. Most of the neighborhood stores were Mom & Pop, and they knew their customers by name. Many of us had grandparents and other family living nearby. The food was fabulous; Chinese, Greek, German, Italian, we had it all, and no one thought of it as "ethnic" - it was just "food". Kids accepted each other for who we were. There were problems, but we were kids and didn't see them, or we looked past them.

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