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Yeah, we’re very cool in Brooklyn, as you’ve heard. But when there’s a TV series shooting in a central location, we crowd the sidewalks and wait for a small glimpse of a star or any little bit of entertainment action. (They were filming Homeland and there was nothing to see!)

 

 

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The view from the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street. The building across the street, which is now Trader Joe’s, used to be a bank.

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Brooklyn has tourists! They are looking at a big metal sidewalk map and the buildings on Court Street. Those of us who live here full-time are not moved by the architecture; we are more concerned with the spring weather. One minute it’s hot, the next it’s chilly.

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Shh...Shh...

Sorry, I’m not going to help you here. You’re going to have to move to New York, if you’re not here already, and ride the subway and learn for yourself. The Schermerhorns were one of those founding families of New York. You’ll see the name around here and there.

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The view and the reflections entranced me, so I forgot to look at the menu to see what kind of food they serve. The restaurant is near Bergen Street, if you want to go check it out.

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I’m not counting the roses by the fountain. What we need are some colorful annuals. The grass is looking lush and green, after a few days of rain, in any case. I think a little patience is called for. We will see flowers eventually.

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Visual patterns dominate the urban landscape. The gray and white of the crosswalks is especially noticeable.

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