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    If you ain't from Brooklyn, just forget this; you wouldn't understand.
    You're truly from Brooklyn if you can relate to any of the following:

    1.Alternate side of the street parking.

    2.Ate at Chock Full O' Nuts Shops (datenut bread and powdered donuts that were crunchy).

    3.Ate dinner every Sunday night at Tang Fong on Bay Parkway (or a reasonable facsimile)

    4.Ate Italian food at Gino's.

    5.Bought bobka at the original Ebingers on Flatbush Avenue or Butterbun on Nostrand Ave.

    6.Bought Ebinger's Black-Out Cake (and didn't count the calories)

    7.Bought knishes from Mrs. Stahls in Brighton or Ruby the Knish Man.

    8.Bought knishes on the beach and didn't mind the sand.

    9.Bought pickles out of a barrel.

    10.Can name all the Brooklyn High Schools.

    11.Don't speak with an accent - everybody else does.

    12.Drove over the Marine Park Bridge for a 10-cent toll and Brooklyn Battery Tunnel for 35 cents.

    13.Everybody knows somebody from the neighborhood even if it's your mother's cousin's son-in-law's sister's boyfriend.

    14.Got a "Kitchen Sink" at Jahn's.

    15.Got a J.D. card and feeling like Al Capone.

    16.Had a prom date at the Club Elegante.

    17.Had roller skates with keys.

    18.Hand ball in the park.

    19.Hit two sewers in punch ball.

    20.It's not the "shore", it's the "beach" idiot.

    21.Kings Plaza.... how come we get the crappy mall?

    22.Knew who the neighborhood wise guy was, but you'd never tell the cops.

    23.Know that NBC's main production studio is on Avenue M.

    24.Know what E.J. Korvettes stands for (Eight Jewish Korean Veterans).

    25.Know what the F.W.I.L. on the Lundy's Restaurant in "The Bay" stands for (It's the brothers, Frederick, William, Irving and Louis).

    26.Know, or at least your hips do, what a Charlotte Russe is.

    27.Owned a pair of pumps from Miles or National's.

    28.Played at Faber's Fascination and Skeeball - saved tickets for junk.

    29.Played hide and go seek at dusk.

    30.Played Hit The Penny; Stoop Ball; Skelly; and Potsy.

    31.Private beach? What's that?

    32.Remember a time when the Greeks didn't own ALL the diners and the Koreans didn't own ALL fruit stands.

    33.Remember Bohack's, Packer's and Spinners.

    34.Remember Coney Island fireworks every Tuesday night in the summer.
    Watching from your roof.

    35.Remember submarine race watching at Plumb Beach. Heck, if you even
    know where Plumb Beach is.

    36.Sheepshead Bay is for fishing and seafood.

    37.Shopped o Fulton Street and Pitkin Ave before the mall and all the
    dreck.

    38.Swear that Grabstein's Deli had the l-e-a-n-e-s-t pastrami.

    39.The first bar that you hung out in when you were 15 is "so young
    now".

    40.There is a bagel bakery a few blocks away.

    41.There is at least one pizzeria within 1 block of your house and a candy store on the corner.

    42.Thought "Buddy's Fairyland Kiddie Park" on Utica Ave. was a major
    amusement park.

    43.Thought going "away to college" means NYU, Pace, or Pratt.

    44.Waited for the Good Humor Man or Carvel/Mr Softee guy to come around your block.

    45.Walked along the Coney Island Boardwalk with a Shatzkins knish.

    46.Washed it down with a Sunny Boy orange drink.

    47.Went to a Bar Mitzvh at the Colonial Mansion, sometimes two on a
    weekend.

    48.Went to Big Daddy's on Coney lsand Avenue as a change from Nathan's.

    49.Went to Brennan and Carr for a double dip roast beef that dripped all over you.

    50.Went to Murray the K rock concerts at the Brooklyn Fox or the Brooklyn Paramount. Went the night before for good seats.

    51.Went to Saturday matinees at the Alpine, Bay Ridge, Oriental, Canarsie, Benson, Deluxe, Dyker, Highway, Kingsway, Avalon, Rugby, Sheepshead, Mayfair or Marlboro theaters.

    52.You ate at the Horn and Hardart Automat or the Famous Cafeteria.

    53.You can correctly pronounce places like Long Island, but aren't exactly sure where it begins.

    54.You curse. A lot. Or can at least out curse anyone from anywhere else.

    55.You don't go to Manhattan; you go to "The City."

    56.You have no reason to go to Queens, except for Met games.

    57.You know and go to the REAL Nathan's - Coney Island.

    58.You know someone with mob ties.

    59.You know the difference between going with, seeing, fooling around with and going out with someone.

    60.You know what a "Johnny pump" is.

    61.You love "Welcome Back Kotter" (and not because of the crisp writing or great acting).

    62.You made a scooter from orange crates and an old skate.

    63.You made carpet guns that shot old linoleum projectiles.

    64.You never realize you have an accent until you leave.

    65.You waited for the rides on a truck to come to your neighborhood for 10 cents a ride.

    66.You walk down "The Avenue" and see at least a handful of the people you knew growing up.

    67.Your friends came over to hang out on the stoop.

    68.You've had a pigeon crap on your car and/or your head.

    69. And the most important reason that you're a Brooklynite or at least have the soul of one, is the attitude that you have and NEVER want to lose!!!!!

    And my own #70, no matter how long away or where I happen to run into them, New Yorkers and especially Brooklynites I meet always feel a bit like family.

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    Prince of Content Vinny O'Hare's Avatar
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    It is amazing how much of this stuff I have done and still do. I would say 60 out of the 70 lol

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    58.You know someone with mob ties.
    Have met more of them in California; it must be the climate.

    I never heard of Brendan and Carr's, they might be newer since I left. But I did hang out on the Parkway.

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    ROTFL!

    While I was reading this list, I was thinkin' of you, Falcon! And then I find out that I was correct -- the list describes you to a "T". Though we've only met a couple times, now, you are my image of a typical Brooklynite.
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    Vinnie, next time I'm out your way (which will hopefully be soon!), promise me you'll treat me to some of those places :-)
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    Wow I never thought of myself as the typical Brooklynite, but it sure seems that I am after reading that.

    however you forgot to mention that Juniors has the best cheese cake in the world
    Last edited by AdamGEC; March 23rd, 2006 at 11:14 AM.

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    Boy... if it didn't snow there, I'd be back in a NY minute!

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    Juniors has the best cheese cake in the world
    Yum! My dawtah sent me one for my birthday last year.

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    Hey Kings Plaza ain't crappy no more. They fixed that shit up :-P

    I still shop at Pitkin Ave and Fulton Street. But I rather shop at the Gateway Center on the Belt Parkway or Atlantic Mall which is two blocks from Fulton street and Fulton Mall.

    Atlantic Center Mall is where the New Jearsy Nets are moving too

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    I am going to plug Juniors also, (man if they only had an affiliate prgram) They make the best cheesecakes and you can get them delivered anywhere in the country. Not sure about international though. They come packed with dry ice and they are frozen. If you like cheesecake with cherry or one of the million types they have you must get one.

    Brennan and carrs is on Nostrand or Gerrison and Ave U.

    In a few weeks when the weather breaks I will be on the boardwalk with my Nathans hot dog (they opened another spot right on the boardwalk) and a beer having lunch and watching the Bikini's
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    I can't wait till they open the mall on the broadwalk they said it should be done by 2010

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    how could I have forgoten Grimaldi's Pizza. Was there last night, some of the best pizza around.

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    If it wasn't for Juniors, none of my dinner guests would ever have any dessert. (except for an Entenmann's Pound cake with ice cream)

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    Makes me wanna go back.... except for the cold and snow part... I'm getting spoiled by the West coast, cold here is still warm!!!!

    Maybe this summer we can all descend on Vinnie and Haiko for a weekend!!!
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