(email: umbrooklynborn @ gmail.com) This blog started in my head when talking with a friend who moved here. She said, "it's the greatest block ever...even though it's in B'klyn & a little sketchy!" When she gave me the address I knew it was the greatest block, because it had been mine. I grew up in a lovely Prospect Heights brownstone on that glorious black, white, latino family friendly block. There were young folks acting the fool, grown folks working hard and old folks admonishing us all. For a variety of reasons I moved as did most of the people we knew. Of the people who have filled the void, many are creative, expressive and looking to depict their newly found "greatest" blocks. That's great. But I've noticed some people new to Brooklyn tend to speak of it 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 about how Brooklyn and her residents used to be. If we can all live as best possible while appreciating the past and neighbors we've inherited that would be great too.