End of the OT Party
Tonight, Thursday, August 4th, 6:30 -
Montero's, 73 Atlantic Avenue @ Hicks Street
How you like this condo and the price? Too bad it's in upstate NY
And well before the 11th hour!!!!
Okay, so as many of you know, I split my year between Park Slope and Asia, which keeps me in a permanent state of culture shock--and I like it that way. Because it helps me notice the strange, sometimes annoying, and often wonderful behavioral patterns of Slope denizens, that might otherwise pass by unnoticed.
Like the Sad Abandoned Books of Park Slope ^^
This is the fourth or fifth tableau I've seen like this in the last two weeks. Nobody in Park Slope, it seems, can bear to throw away a book. We leave them, like foundlings, piled on doorsteps, balanced against wrought iron fences, even propped on top of walls. They stare at you as you pass by, begging like lost puppies for a new home.
And they say that print is dead! Maybe it is. Maybe these are the blanched corpses left to rot after the UPS man delivers the new Kindle or iPad.
I wonder why so many people in Park Slope seem so conflicted about destroying their books. Is it liberal guilt? Or a passive aggressive wish to spread bedbugs to literate strangers?
An informant of mine tells me that the Brooklyn Public Library has changed their donation policy and is only gonna take used books once a year, in October. Maybe that, more than anything else explains the strange proliferation of well-thumbed foundlings in the neighborhood.
What do you do with your old books? Do you ever just toss them in the trash?
Playing around with this idea and working on several others, I do love the site colors that BHS uses and I like the overall site design- it's very clean and not fussy. That said, there aer some other things I'd like to see on the site, visually but everything is subject to everyone's input. So have a look and we go from there.
There is a new forum page for ideas and requests we'd like to see built into the site. Please take a look.
Got ideas? Post them here! Seriously- let's figure out what LifeinBkln is about. Do we want other sections- like a DIY forum? Events? Slice of BK Life articles? Neighborhoods? We've got a great opportunity here- let's make the most of it. we are one eccentric, feisty,bright and funny group of people. We are open and welcoming OK- so sometimes we are foul-mouthed, antsy and dorkish- no one's perfect. But we are about loving Brooklyn, and cats ;-)
Here is for your amusement, some south Brooklyn architecture. No surprise that it's in our favorite nabe of Mill Basin.
[I hope Benson doesn't hate me for this]