Speaking of the 70's, here's a great Brooklyn song, recorded by the Whizz on Capital records in 1973:
Shine a light.....or I'll never get back to Brooklyn
Catchy tune, but I think I'll need more than someone shining a light for me to find Brooklyn. Cars, trains, subways, bridges, tunnels--how do you get to Brooklyn?
According to my son, it's not that hard! From Northern Jersey on public transit, take the NJ transit train, (switch at Secaucus), walk to Herald Square at 34th St., F train for a quick 26 minute ride. Who knew? Driving and parking may be another story all together.
Brooklyn is smaller geographically than Queens, but it's still a big borough (population = 2.5 million) with lots of neighborhoods and miles of shoreline.
Scott will be hanging with the yuppies in Cobble Hill, northwest Brooklyn, not too many stops from Manhattan. Stray Boots has their office in DUMBO and I'm wondering why they don't consider a Brooklyn scavenger hunt. Consider this:
There's the Brooklyn Bridge, the Brooklyn Museum, one of the oldest art museums in the US, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Brooklyn Heights. Brooklyn is the former home of the Brooklyn Dodgers who left in 1957 after winning the World Series in 1955 and the future home of the NJ Nets, scheduled to move to the Atlantic Yards in 2012. Many famous people hailed from Brooklyn including TV characters (the Huxtables),sports legends (Jackie Robinson, Vince Lombard), rappers (Jay-Z), Nobel laureates (Milton Freidman), writers (Norman Mailer), poets (Walt Whitman), politicians (Rudy Giuliani), gangsters (Al Capone) and comedians (the 3 Stooges).
I'll have to update Stray Boots, as I discover the sites and neighborhoods!