With my unfortunate lack of time management, this post comes somewhat late. But research is steadily progressing and for that I am happy about. :D
Right before school begun I had managed to interview three people and visit their neighborhoods. Flatlands was an area I had driven past but had never taken the time to explore. It’s more quiet and suburban-like then I had expected but I got to see some interesting landmarks along the way. Kensington is right next to my neighborhood so I’m well acquainted with it but it was still worthwhile to stroll around and notice little details that I never had reason to take note of. Midwood was the last stop and is the neighborhood I hail from. I absolutely love the landmarked houses located a couple of blocks from where I live, it’s beautiful and almost untouched from the contemporary styles of todays world.
The two interviewees from Flatlands and Kensington are my friends, as were those from the past post. But the interview for Midwood might have been the most significant to date. My granduncle, at the age of 93 years old was born and raised in Midwood, and is the definition of a true Brooklynite. He has seen Brooklyn change from before the war up to now. I swear I could stay there all day and just listen to the story of his life.