Yesterday I decided that I wanted to find as many cool things as I could, within a two to three block radius of my house, which was easy because my neighborhood is weird in all the best ways. I'm a sucker for quirky things & part of the allure of the place I'm living in is that there is a very Wes Anderson-esque vibe to the whole area. It honestly suits me perfectly.
I live one block away from the Myrtle-Willoughby G train. It only takes like 20-30 minutes to get into the city. There's a Duane Reade (ugly name for Walgreens) next door to me, which is really handy when I need to get paper goods (Ben & Jerry's). It even has a Redbox, if that's the kind of thing you're into. There's a giant Home Depot, which is the first place my mom wanted to go when she was visiting a few weekends ago. We looked a little out of place showing up in statement sunnies at 8:30 am, buying almost all the ingredients required to potentially cook meth so that we could deep clean my apartment.
There are little bodegas on every corner. I had no idea what a bodega was until I moved here but I like to go to the one on the corner of Vernon & Marcy because the guy always calls me 'baby' in a really comforting dad way and they have bottled Orangina.
Some of my favorite Sunday finds:
- a group of guys that looked like they could be characters on GIRLS + their dog, Sadie
- a house that looked like it could be the Murder House from American Horror Story
- elementary school, fully equipped with a white mom van
- Kosciusko Pool & that rad 'STAY COOL' sign
- the self-timer on my camera
- the glass bottled Sprite that I was clearly infatuated with
- Brooklyn Public Library
- finally snapped a shot of the sick flame PT Cruiser that is always parked in various spots on my street, makes me miss my little PT Loser
- all of the colored leaves + trees, I've never really experienced a REAL fall