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Monday, September 01, 2008

Welcome To Brooklyn...Day 1 Blog Trip




I'm proud to say I was born and raised in the great borough of Brooklyn in NYC :) I actually live on the same block that I grew up on in Brooklyn, NY. :) I live in the East New York section of Brooklyn. I went to high school (George W. Wingate High School) in the Crown Heights section. Being a Brooklynite is a huge part of my identity!

It's great to raise my kid's in Brooklyn. There is so much to do here. We have a great park (Prospect Park), Coney Island and the New York Aquarium, The Cyclone rollercoaster and Astroland Park, The Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets Minor League team), Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Junior's Restaurant (famous for it's cheesecake!), Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Heights Promenade and so much more! But we will explore more of these great places and things to do later on in the week!

I just wanted to mention that it just so happens that today on Labor Day, Brooklyn celebrates with a huge parade! The West Indian Day parade brings Carnival to Brooklyn! It's one big party to celebrate the culture of the West Indies! Great food, music, and beautiful, brightly colored costumes make you feel like you are celebrating on one of the islands of the West Indies!

8 comments:

Linda S said...

Great post! Love the pictures. Hope you'll stop by my blog!

Jessica said...

Came over for the blog trip. I wish I could have visited Brooklyn on my recent trip to NYC. You make it sound so interesting.

TxGambit said...

Howdy Brooklyn! It sounds like there is a lot to do there. I have never been but hope to visit that area..... someday.

Nice to meet you.

Charlene said...

Wow, I would love to go to New York and stop in Brooklyn!

Come by my blog and visit me (very small town potatoes compared to Brooklyn).

Gin said...

Hi! Got here via the blog trip. Nice post. Brooklyn always fascinate me...there's so many things going on there.

Avyanka said...

Brooklyn Rocks!
;)

Jessie said...

I want to thank everyone for their comments! I promise I will be stopping by and commenting soon! I have a really bad cold so I'm off to try and get some rest! I will be blog tripping to your blogs by tonight I hope!

Angie said...

Nice to meet you Jessie! I'm stopping by from the blog trip. I would love to visit NY one day. Thanks for sharing your home with us travelers.

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