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Colors in the City Brooklyn

As I pull up to my friend, Ariella's, building in Park Slope- a quiet little borough in western Brooklyn- I can't help but feel like I'm walking onto the set of Sesame Street with it's rows of brownstones and corner shops. The classic kid show is set on a fictitious street in Manhattan, but still, I wonder as I climb the steps and ring my friend's doorbell, if Big Bird and Gordon will come singing around the corner, "Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood?..."  At first glance , the monochromatic blocks of brick and stone seem strict and static, but I quickly notice bold bursts of color emerging from the sameness of it all... Shadowed...

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