There is an energy here in Brooklyn. Its palpable. People from Manhattan are moving across the Brooklyn Bridge in droves. Even with this latest surge, neighborhoods still feel like villages.
This is a place where a different neighborhoods can mean different cultures and flavors. Or, one of every restaurant can be found in the same neighborhood. But this can be said of all of NYC.
In my neighborhood, we are at the water’s edge. There is a pier, sunsets and sunrises are spectular here. We have a nature preserve which is sort of an inlet of the waters from the Atlantic Ocean. It hosts tall grass and different types of wildlife. I’ve seen seaguls, ergrets and mallards, a photographers paradise.
But the great thing about living here is that everything is at your fingertips. People come to NYC for museum visits, broadway shows and the sights. Mostly, we just go to work and go about our lives. But…it’s all at our fingertips should we choose to part take.
It still is the weirdest feeling to be driving on the bridge and see the throngs of pedestrians on the walkway strolling across the bridge. Sometimes there are wedding parties up there, bride, groom and all!
Taken while stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge a few days ago. The highway in the distance is the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. We check out the density of the traffic we are headed toward and decide on alternate routes.