Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ode to Park Slope

Manhattan I love you... but I think its time we took a break. You see, we've been spending a lot of time together and Brooklyn is getting neglected. The weather is getting nicer and Park Slope is just prettier in the spring, that's all. And there are quieter lovely little streets.
And the Brownstones stand so rustic and beautifully.
And I have a nicer view of the Statue of Liberty, especially from the train.
And I'd like to have coffee and brunch at Perch again.
And try some more nearby restaurants like A Di La.
And there are bars here like Union Hall that have books, bocce ball, and live music all in one place... and they serve Hoegarden too.
And because the Park Slope Flea Market makes me so happy.
And there is great thrift shopping at beacons closet too.
And Cafe Steinhoff, my favorite place to have Austrian comfort food and tasty dark German beer, is just down the street. And they play Sam Cooke, and the Wailers, and the Beatles Love Album.
And the Brooklyn Museum is so close.
And I'd like to see the Soldiers and Sailors Arch again.
And Prospect Park is only a few blocks away, and much more spacious than busy Central Park.
And you can see concerts there.
And the botanical garden.and lastly because I can see grass out my back window instead of another brick wall, and because I can order the best falafel I've ever tasted. And because Sweet Melissa has the best Passionfruit Tartlets and Earl Grey Chocolate Truffles. And because Park Slope is considered the "Greenest" and "Earth Friendliest" neighborhood in the city. And because it is home.... home sweet home... and I miss it. So this is goodbye, for now. And hello Brooklyn.


citysage said...

Oh you're making me miss brooklyn so much! we moved across the country in from brooklyn to SF last august, and west coast is great but posts like yours make me pine for the slope! we lived on st. johns at grand army plaza and I recognize each and every one of the spots you've mentioned!

i guess i'll just have to live vicariously through you ;)

p.s. have you tried the awesomeness that is bergen bagel yet? bergen and flatbush---you WON'T be disappointed!

christina marie said...

oh megan these pics are beautiful!!! i absolutely have to come visit you asap! miss you and miss new york!