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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Under the Spray of Summer, in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Kids in the City
Photo by myself in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

A boy with a water balloon is a creature never to be trusted. Ha.

These kids were making the best of it on a hot summer day in the city. The street was shut off from traffic for a summer neighborhood party. The fire hydrant is the urban equivalent of a sprinkler.

Kids in the City

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The above photos come at the perfect time.

I was recently invited to write a guest post for Brooklyn Memories Most Green. Jamie Dedes asked me to post on her blog, where she reflects on her fond memories of growing up in Brooklyn.

Kids in Manhattan grow up very quickly. They usually live in larger apartment buildings and see just about everything under the sun. It's tough to shock a kid who has grown up in Manhattan.

Kids who call Brooklyn home have an easier time of it. They often know their neighbors and there is a sense of neighborhood. The pace is slower. Though their homes are certainly in the city, there is room to be a kid.

Check out Jamie's blog when you can, by clicking here.

Related posts: It's a Kid's Life, in Brooklyn, Playing Ball in the Public Courts and A Careful Choice, in Chinatown.

13 comments:

cheeky curves said...

That is just beautiful, I wish I were a kid, i would be right there with the.

cara said...

Wow these photos are just fantastic. A treat to look at and so quintessentially New York.

Joanne said...

Wonderful moment captured here! The kids are really enjoying themselves:))

Nick said...

This image to me is quintessentially New York, great photo!

Ken said...

Ahh! To be a kid again..

Luis Gomez said...

Great pictures. They are timeless. Love them.

Bibi said...

These photos are soooo NYC. Just great.

JamieDedes said...

This is so New York. My son enjoyed some play days like this before we left home in '77.

Thanks for the mention, K!

Stay cool . . . I'm showing you guys at 76 degrees now. Not too bad. We're at 61 here, but it's only 5:30 a.m.

:-)

Eve said...

That's NY in the Summer! Love it! I remember doing this in Brooklyn too as a kid. But the cops always turned up and turned off our fun.

Nori said...

Lovely Kids!
We could catch your feeling in the photo!

Leif Hagen said...

Cute, cool capture of the kids in the "sprinkler!" Did they get in trouble for messing with it?

valeria said...

You got them just right! Bellissime!

Scott Bulger Photography said...

The top image in this post is brilliant!