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...

2 comments:

nathan colgate said...

Good semantics. See if you can find a way to incorporate this picture into the blog design.

stevefoto said...

grew up in the can arsie too. 80th fargut glnwd grad south shore in 75



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