This time I've started "following" Fuck You, Penguin, which is completely hilarious, and the Ditmas Park blog (I live there), and just today, a Kensington blog (I don't live there, but it sounds fancy and it's nearby).
Hopefully this will keep me more attuned to what's happening in my own neighborhood. I am not involved enough in what's going on, I don't know anyone besides my boyfriend (who I live with) and my cat, and I should probably get out into the community. All my friends in NYC live in other parts of Brooklyn, other boroughs, etc. and it makes things difficult when I want to just hang out here.
I feel very young in my neighborhood, however... Everyone seems to be the 27-35 crowd, and they're married, or they have kids, or this, or that. I'm sure there are plenty of people who are poor and 23 like me, but I just have to find them.
Right now, we're looking for a new apartment somewhere closer to the subway, closer to the restaurants and shops, etc. We're kind of out in the middle of nowhere right now. There's not even a bodega on the corner to run to... Well there is, but you have to walk east over to Flatbush and I don't like to do that after dark. 4 years in the Bronx and I'm still a big wimp. But anyway, hopefully we can find something that's a little more central, a little more neighborhoody, and has a view of trees, people, the street, etc. Hopefully.
I'm going to go eat some cereal.