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Yes, your wish shall be granted (in 25 years)

This one was so beautiful I just had to repost it:

From the New York Times, 9 Sept 1981:


If I could change Park Slope I would turn it into a palace with queens and kings and princesses to dance the night away at the ball. The trees would look like garden stalks. The lights would look like silver pearls and the dresses would look like soft silver silk. You should see the ball. It looks so luxurious to me.

The Park Slope ball is great. Can you guess what street it’s on? “Yes. My street. That’s Carroll Street.”

— Jennifer Chatmon, second grade, P.S. 321

This was a few years before my sister told me that she felt safer having a crack house down the block because the cops were surveilling it all the time.