Friday, September 24, 2004
Why the "Canarsie Line"?
I grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn, New York. Where Murder, Inc., used to dump bodies, I was told. But when I lived there, it was a much different place. New Canarsie was Jewish, old Canarsie was Italian, and you could hardly tell the Italians from the Jews unless you noticed who turned into the Catholic Church and who turned into the shul. Now about the "line" part: every day I took the "L" train, the Canarsie Line, to high school in Manhattan. So it's a bit of nostalgia, and then also, you can play around with the metaphor of a "line" as in a stream of thought, a direction to go with a starting point and a destination, etc. So now that's I've started this blog, I'd better get to posting something besides this intro...
Posted by Rich Robinson at 9:36 AM