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I was drawn back to to Macy’s parking garage to see more of the “Love Letters to Brooklyn.” Many of us have some old city downtown in our pasts. It hardly matters the city, because there’s a similarity about fading department stores and their surrounds.

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Earlier this week, a professional sign painter was making art. Here, an amateur paints a sign on a wall. It’s charming because it’s functional and totally without pretention. The N’s appear to be about to stage a getaway.

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If this were Park Slope, vigilante parents would have snatched the baby away to safety. The baby looks ready for a new activity, but that’s another issue.

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The cafe tables and chairs are a welcome addition to the area the in front of Borough Hall. The area has pedestrian traffic, but has a way of looking drab no matter how it gets dressed up.

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When there’s an important announcement, like what the Brooklyn Nets’ line-up will be, the steps of Borough Hall are a perfect setting. On this day, Borough Hall is looking, to me, like a college campus. No one, not even a lawyer, should have to wear a suit when it’s above 90 degrees, though.

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This picture looked old-timey, which induced a moment of pre-nostalgia. Look at the vitamin store. In ten years I don’t think there will be many places called Shoppe around.

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

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No stopping, No standing, just texting. Talking is so last year. Texting happens everywhere now. Look up when you cross the street.

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It’s been so dry everyone’s happy that it’s raining. We are not swearing (too much) that it’s windy and that umbrellas are being turned inside-out a couple times every minute.

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Some construction was planned on Willoughby Street near Metrotech about three years ago, but before work began, 15 artists put installations in abandoned storefronts. The demolition hasn’t happened yet, but the windows have remained. It has definitely beautified this neighborhood in transition.

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