Wearing Brooklyn Pride

August 30, 2012 at 4:00 am

The Brooklyn MetroCard

MetroFocus spotted Robert Dugan, 56, at the Prospect Park subway station in Brooklyn and eventually caught up with him at West 4th Street in Manhattan. MetroFocus/ C. Knight


Q: Where did you get that shirt?

A: You know, I don’t remember. It was several years ago.

Q: Where do you live?

A: Prospect Park/Lefferts Gardens. It’s actually Flatbush. It’s kind of like Stuyvesant Heights for Bed-Stuy.

Q: Do you use the subway a lot?

A: Yes. Unlimited.

Q: How would you rate the MTA on a scale from 1 to 10?

A: An 8. Compared to other cities, it runs all night.

Q: How would you rate Brooklyn on a scale from 1 to 10?

A: A 10. (Laughs.)

Q: Is there a Brooklyn characteristic that appeals to you more than others?

A: It’s not Manhattan. The things that used to be in Manhattan — the rents are too high — the quirky stores, little galleries, restaurants — are here now. Plus, Coney Island!

Q: How long have you lived in Brooklyn?

A: Since the 70s.

Q: How many apartments have you lived in?

A: A lot (raises eyebrows). Too many to think of.

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