Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 10:19:49 -0500
From: "David Bergdahl (614) 593-2783" BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Subject: The City
As the centennial of the union of the separate cities of Brooklyn and New York
approaches, will there be a memorial celebration for the once independent city?
Before the Brooklyn and Williamburg bridges the two cities could remain
separate, but once the bridges went up Brooklyn was swallowed up. The reference
to Queens as somehow distinct from Brooklyn and neither considered part of LI
either perhaps owes to the fact that both New York and Brooklyn were cities and
Queens was "the country" (although my grandfather Hill remembers riding on the
interurban trolley from downtown Brooklyn to Coney Island through rural
stretches and acres of cornfields).
I have a question about the "real New Yorkers"--do they (as I do) refer to
Idlewild rather than JFK and do they use the old subway line routes in
conversation (AA, GG, BB rather than 1, 9, &c)?
(who moved out on the island--Feb 1942)
david.bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ohiou.edu
tel: (614) 593-2783 fax: (614) 593-2818
"Where Appalachia meets the Midwest"--Anya Briggs