Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Brooklyn The Planet

So it seems word has finally filtered out to sleepy old Oz about how great Brooklyn is.

In these trying economic times, apparently folks are shunning the high price tag that necessarily comes with the territory on Manhattan Island. But they're still getting a pretty excellent NYC experience.

The pleasures of staying in Brooklyn are far richer, however, than saving time and money. The borough is a microcosm of New York itself and offers the visitor numerous attractions far from the maddening crowds of Manhattan.

I remember trooping down Franklin Ave back in 2000 with Tek and BVP to get to Medgar Evars College for a show featuring The Roots, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and hosted by Dave Chappelle (in the 'Half Baked' days, before everyone was screaming "Rick James bitch!").

Brooklyn definitely has it's own vibe.

We didn't get tickets for the show, by the way.

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