Jun 24, 2013
Yo, Where You From?
It would seem to me that almost everyone in the world, at one time or another, lived in Brooklyn. Recently, I've been running into my childhood friends from Long Island. When I tell them I now live in Brooklyn, they all say, "oh I used to live in Brooklyn too." When I tell them what neighborhood, they all say, "I lived in that neighborhood too." When did all this happen? The, everyone being from Brooklyn thing? What you should know about Brooklyn is that it is frigging enormous. It's about the size of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakoda and New Mexico combined. When you drive on the BQE, the neighborhoods never end. If you watch the HBO series, GIRLS, they never leave Brooklyn. They are stuck in this vast country abutted to Manhattan, but they just can't ever seem to leave it. I understand. A friend of mine from childhood told me her husband grew up in this house, which is a few blocks away. So I did a drawing of it. This is typical Brooklyn but then again, I don't need to tell any of you that because all of you have lived there at one time or another. Right?