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BrooklynBornThis blog started in my head when I listened in the 90's to friends who feared Brooklyn and newcomers who blogged about BK as if it barely existed before they arrived. Brooklyn as Tabula Rasa. My blog satisfies my need to hear and air feelings of B'klyn from the people whose life experience was born here. Also I hope to provide balance to some of the revisionist historical musings I've seen how Brooklyn and her residents used to be, we're still here. If we can all live as best possible while appreciating the past and neighbors we've inherited that would be great too.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Photo Wednesdays: Fort Green; what's the story for summer?

Just prior to last summer, as I recall, the area surrounding the monument at Fort Green Park was fenced off. The reason given was renovations, but a side effect of that closing, was to prevent what had been an annual ritual of summer from continuing.

That ritual was the house music sessions, that had been a lively friendly exuberant way of socializing, reclining and of course dancing.

I went up to the top of the park (located of course betwee DeKalb and Myrtle in Ft. green, and took some pictures, since thelast I heard the renovations were to be completed this summer. This is what I saw:

Doesn't look like it. And it doesn't do anything to reduce the concerns and rumors that the "renovation" was part of an effort to remove dancers and dance culture from the park.

What do you know about it?