The Brooklyn MetroCard
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.