September 3rd, 2010 Significant Place: Brooklyn, New York Many people have a place that is very significant to them. In my opinion, having a significant place is a very good thing because that means that significant place has a meaning. Brooklyn, New York, is the original hometown of the majority of my family and they have a very significant background history there. Brooklyn, New York is a very capacious city. My favorite thing to do there is shop. When I go shopping, I often enjoy seeing the enormous crowds in the downtown area which lets me know I am in New York.
I try to ignore the rambunctious sounds coming from the cars, buses, people and trains because Brooklyn is a very large city which means there’s going to be a lot of noise coming from everywhere. When I go downtown, a very distinct aroma often hits me which I think only I can smell. I just love the fresh scent of downtown; the scent is as fresh as the smell of roses; very obsessive. Also, when I am downtown, I frequently visit a deli called Lawry’s to get me a hero which is something like a sandwich but only better. The taste of it is very addictive which leaves me wanting more and more.
I just love Brooklyn and I doubt anywhere else can replace it. So many people live in New York. The enormous crowds are so indescribable. I like to go out at night and see the lights which are so bright enough to light up the streets of Brooklyn. You would never have to worry about getting around in New York because there are many types of transportation. You can take the large city metro bus, the train which is quite a bumpy ride and also the yellow taxi cab. In Brooklyn, I always used to go to Coney Island to go to an amusement park which is kind of like a carnival. I always used to have so much fun there.
I loved to play games while I was there so I could win me a nice big fluffy teddy bear. I collected so many teddy bears and barely had room for anymore. The rides were also fun but my favorite ride I used to always get on was the Ferris wheel. I liked the Ferris wheel because it was very slow and relaxing to me and it gave me a great view of the whole carnival. If I ever wanted something sweet while I was there, I always used to get me some cotton candy; I just love the sweet taste of it. It’s very soft and it just melts in my mouth. However, I love Coney Island and enjoy going there in my free time.
The majority of my family lives in Brooklyn. Most of them resided from South Carolina to Brooklyn and the others were born and raised there. My family loves New York as well. Most of them are very successful, while few are still struggling to make a living. To my family, home is Brooklyn, New York and as they would always say “There’s no place like home”. Brooklyn, New York is known as the “Big Apple” and “The Empire State”. It is a very populous state. Many people decide to reside to New York to seek a better living as far as jobs and transportation. My family decided to reside to South Carolina because of my great grandmother.
She was very sick at the time and needed someone to care for her. Soon she died and my family decided to stay in South Carolina. Now my family is enjoying the South. We have a very nice house here and doubt we will ever move back to New York. Even though we are enjoying the south, there’s no place like home. In conclusion, it’s good to have a place that is very significant, not only to you but others as well. However, Brooklyn, New York is a very significant place to me and my family and they have a great background history there. If you don’t have a significant place to you and others, I encourage you to find one.