Sunset Park from Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue, from Forty-First Street to Forty-Fourth Street with its handball courts, huge pools and sloping hills.
It was here I loved to come for the namesake of the park, to watch the sun setting over the rooftops of the houses, the factories, heading down the long hills into the waters of the Narrows.
To sit in peace and watch the rose pinks and purples of the sun as it moved closer to the horizon.
We lived below the park, destined to find out later in life we were underprivileged.
and what a time it was,
A time of innocence,
A time of confidences,
Long ago it must be,
I have a photograph,
Preserve your memories,
They’re all that’s left you …
I am fOIS In The City
Picture taken from this Brooklyn Blog. *Old Friends, lyrics and music by Paul Simon.