Several of us from Ohio had the opportunity to take a look at the history of New York City up close and personal as they say. More specifically, we spent five wonderful days touring Manhattan Island and the borough of Brooklyn. It was especially enjoyable for me since I was able to show off some of the hidden gems of an area that I still refer to as home. We even went down my old block that I grew up on in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. Even though it had been 25 years since I was there, the three story brick attached home looked just like it did when I lived there; just a wee bit smaller than I remember.
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