Tuesday, April 19, 2016

American Dream: My New Life in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Lifelong Dream Fulfilled: to live in New York City

By Norma Jaeger Hopcraft

I've wanted to live in New York City ever since being a teenager in a boring, quiet suburb in New Jersey. I wanted most to live in Brooklyn. Because there, things happened.

So quite a few decades later, I'm living my dream!

By the way, there's four great coffee shops in walking distance of my new apartment. More on that later.

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My room before I moved into it. The flowers on the windowsill were given to me by the former occupant.

The Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn has a park in it named, strangely, Sunset Park. You can see all of Upper New York Harbor: Staten Island, Jersey, Jersey City. And the towers of the Financial District, here painted rosy pink by the setting sun.

This is a shot down Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park. Smack in the middle, in the sky, you can see one upright of the Verizano Narrows Bridge.

There's lots of bakeries in my neighborhood. They make wild, creative cakes for all occasions. This one's for a baby shower. It costs about $175.

For a kid's birthday.

A wedding cake in about 10 parts, with bridges between the parts. There's little bridesmaids and groomsmen on the bridges.

A metallic sunset from the park.

There's hundreds of cool brownstones in my neighborhood. More on that later. How about you? Would you like to live in NYC? How about in Brooklyn? Comment below!