I wanna get back to Brooklyn

A little off topic for the blog since it’s not Gilded Age Brooklyn, but nonetheless, I love finding little bits of history from different eras, especially adorable songs like this that have “Brooklyn” in the lyrics.

I’m always nostalgic for a Brooklyn that belonged to my parents, grandparents, great grandparents and great, great grandparents!

From the blog Brooklyn Butch 

You can also join in Facebook Discussions with Brooklyn Butch for Pre-1960 Brooklyn Nostalgia! 

Old New York Winter Slideshow

This is my old slideshow from nearly 10 years ago. I’d felt like collecting snowy images and putting them together. The Youtube quality back then was so low, unfortunately the video is grainy. But still enjoyable with the music. The music is called “Love is blue” by Paul Muriat.

I’m trying anything to keep cool in this stuffy place with no A/C!

Here’s a one minute video of a 2 ft. New York Blizzard from 2010.

2 Brooklyn Songs from the 20th – 21st Century

I get very interested whenever I find new songs that relate to Brooklyn. Everyone’s experience is very unique and diverse. These songs of course represent the borough between the 20th and 21st century. The first, by singer/songwriter Woodkid (Who has a terrific song called “I love you” btw!) features a simple bus ride across town with the camera on the people passing by. A nice diorama of the Real Brooklyn of today.

 

The second song, by local singer/songwriter Richard Levoi has nostalgic bent with a slideshow of famous and cozy hotspots, particularly from neighborhoods in what’s known as Southern Brooklyn. It’s a mellow, retrospective song, and his breezy style is reminiscent of Billy Joel. Have a listen. He’s close to a major record deal, and is trying to make 1,00,000 views! Let’s give him some of that Brooklyn show of support!