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Monday, September 21, 2009

It's a Kid's Life, in Brooklyn

Skateboarder, Brooklyn
Photo by myself in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Our neighborhood has basketball courts, hand ball courts, a dog run, playgrounds and a skateboard lot.

Since most New Yorkers don't have their own backyards, these public areas are filled every day with kids and entire families. The area for skateboards also has railings for tricks.

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I don't often post photos of kids, but they do exist here in New York!

Often families move to the suburbs when kids get to school age. Some public schools are specialized and require high test scores to qualify, so children aren't guaranteed to go to a good school.

Every few years, parents go nuts with school applications. The competition is fierce. There is much comparing of notes about which schools are better than which.

Kids, Brooklyn

Skateboarder, Brooklyn

Skateboarder, Brooklyn

Of course, one alternative is to enroll your kids in private school. The cost for yearly tuition at some high schools can reach as much as $26,000.

Ahem.

Related posts: Playing Ball in the Public Courts, Running Amok in the Streets and A Careful Choice, in Chinatown.

6 comments:

fishwithoutbicycle said...

It seems like it would be really stressful to raise a child in New York City with all the competition to get them into a good school!! The kids I've met who were raised here seem very well adjusted though - and very well behaved in restaurants ;-)

Ken Mac said...

damn juvenile delinquents!!!

Lily Hydrangea said...

that is so cool your bird photo story was picked up! Congrats Kitty!
I love these kid shots too. they look so innocent.

Olivier said...

les deux premières en b&w sont magnifiques, bravo j'adore

prashant said...

The kids I've met who were raised here seem very well adjusted though - and very well behaved in restaurants
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Sabina Knox said...

Lovely Photographs!