It was in Brooklyn where I first discovered poetry, and at Brooklyn College where I discovered my voice as a writer. It was in Brooklyn where I first fell deeply in love, and in Brooklyn where I first knew the meaning of pure, unfiltered heartbreak.
It was in Brooklyn too where I experienced my first taste of racism, but also in Brooklyn where I found some enduring friendships.
I have a thing for Brooklyn and it's hard-scrabble ways - it's bustling streets, it's jerk chicken stands, it's dollar vans, the Junction, Coney Island, Kings Plaza, Juniors Restaurant etc....
So, today I'd like to take another look at that amazing borough via the talented photographer, Collis Torrington, the hubby of my favorite lil cuz, Tamika. Brooklyn we go hard.
|Some finely dressed men chillin in DUMBO|
|Jerk chicken pan on Nostrand Avenue|
|Young love in DUMBO|
|Hmmm. Cute guy in Coney Island|
|Brooklyn Public Library|
|The Brooklyn Bridge|
There you have it.
A look back at the borough that changed my life.
What city changed your life and how?