It's no secret that I love Brooklyn. Living in New York City for nine years now, I've lived in a few different boroughs and several neighborhoods within them. The exciting thing about NYC is that no two neighborhoods are the same. They each have their own energy and personality. It's this collective energy that makes NYC so electric.
I haven't found a neighborhood I didn't like. I have, however, loved some more than others. Brooklyn holds my heart. It's hard to explain why I prefer it to Manhattan or Queens, where I've also lived. It's not that it offers anything so different geographically - every borough has at least one large park, some waterfront areas, museums, restaurants, etc. Really, I think it's all about energy. I love how Brooklyn presents its offerings.
I love just roaming the streets with dog and camera in tow. There's a peace to this urban landscape. It's in your face, yes, but with open arms. Everyday I find something worth capturing. The area is ever-changing, so these brief moments captured digitally feel like bits of history.
I know I'm not alone in my Brooklyn love. There are numerous, numerous(!) web sites devoted to Brooklyn and its various neighborhoods. They all offer pertinent, timely information and editorials about the goings-on around town. Reading the Brownstoner, I came across this page. As you can imagine, I was thrilled! It's really all about sharing the love (see post below).
If you would like to see more images of my beautiful borough, you can find them on my Flickr page.