Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 10:19:49 -0500 From: "David Bergdahl (614) 593-2783" 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)? db (who moved out on the island--Feb 1942) ________________________________________________________________________ david.bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] tel: (614) 593-2783 fax: (614) 593-2818 Ohio University/Athens "Where Appalachia meets the Midwest"--Anya Briggs ________________________________________________________________________