Monday, May 2, 2011

Where Will We Put The Bikes?

I have been spending a lot more time back in my old neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. My aunt still lives there - around the corner from where I grew up and not more that half a mile from any of the places I lived as an adult before buying the NJ house.

To say Brooklyn is more crowded now than when I was a child would be an understatement. I have noticed how much more "squished" everything seems just in the 8 years since I left.

Porches spring up wherever a few feet of space can be found. Many are built over garages or put there when single family homes are converted into two family homes to accommodate grown children returning or tenants - thank you crappy economy.

As I searched and searched for a place to park (an Olympic feat in Brooklyn) on a recent visit I noticed this porch/storage area ...





18 comments:

Patti said...

That's where they'll put the bikes! cute shots for Ruby Tuesday.

Not playing again, but I wanted to say hi and thank you for your support and positive thoughts, Dianne.

Much appreciated. :-)

Linda Makiej said...

Terrific photo! You have a really nice blog - so happy to have found you!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I like big cities, but I don't like the cramped, crowded way of living. Neat photo catch.

Here is my Tuesday Link:
Face in the Barroom Floor

I'd really like to have you stop by if you can. Have a wonderful day ahead.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Diane,We live in an apartment so the bikes live in the hall so we can fall over them.....

Buster sends woofs and greetings!

Mel Cole said...

Biking is a good exercise too. Please visit my Ruby Tuesday here.

Ron said...

I haven't been back to Brooklyn in such a long time, but I'm not at all surprised that you say it's more crowded now. I think so many people who use to live in Manhattan are now living in Brooklyn and commuting into the city because it's a bit cheaper to live.

A bit - HA!

Luckily, those who have bikes here in the apartment building I dwell, have a storage room in the basement.

FABULOUS shot, Dianne!

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

That reminds me,it's about time to bring the boys bike out.

Thanks for the visit at My Ruby Tuesday

Kay Dennison said...

I can identify with everything seeming smaller. When I go back to my Toledo neighborhood, I always am amazed because everything seems so much smaller than I recall it.

Daryl said...

You know you could drive through Manhattan on the way to NJ .. just sayin' ... xo

EG Wow said...

Seems like a great place to tore the bikes.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

My Ruby Tuesday post, hope you can come and visit.

Rebecca said...

At least those kids are getting some exercise! I like the red Schwinn.

Woody said...

It's amazing where you can find space. Nice blues.

Gattina said...

Why not park a bike there ? with a car it would be more difficult, lol !

Jim said...

Hi Dianne ~~ You should have ridden your bike so you could put it with theirs. How long would it take you to ride there I am wondering. Guess Google would tell me.

Happy MW Blues! Thank you for your nice comment. :)
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If I lived in NJ I would mess around in NYC at least once a week! I'd live there for a couple years if I could work it. Or Paris. Or London.
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those bikes are colorful and the pictures are great. But what I love is hearing the snippets about what it is like to live in different sections of the country.

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with Gattina, parking a car is sometime a nightmare here.Imagine it in Nederlands!
I still need to learn how to ride a bike! ;)
Hugs Léia and purrs from little LUna

anjoe playhouse said...

A bike is good to have, when you live in a city like yours old, but you had to take extra care in the traffic ;-)
Great shots to RT and MB!