“Knowledge is power”
My Vietnamese teacher used to say: “Knowledge is power.”. I have always believed in knowledge, so the Brooklyn Public Library is one of my favorite places to come to. And maybe it is the largest in Brooklyn too. It has all kinds of books you looking for such as history, novels, life advice, and vocabulary. I usually go there on Saturday mornings to read a book. Every book from every country is all here so if you want to find any book, just come here and enjoy.
The gate at Grand Army Plaza is one of Brooklyn’s symbols. It shows up like a citadel gate that leads to heaven. At the same time, clouds with blue sky make this place belong to God, to freedom. In the morning, the street is crowded with bicycles around the park and the busy traffic makes the plaza lively. There are also mothers walking with their kids, and photographers take pictures with their expensive cameras. Honestly, it’s one of my favorite places to sit down and relax after school and work.
“Yo”, and “Oy” are Brooklynites’ signature slang. Inspired by Milton Glaser’s I Love NY logo and Robert Indiana’s LOVE, the eight-foot-tall OY/YO was sculpted by Brooklyn artist Deborah Kass. When you look at one side “Yo” means “hey” but when you take a look at the other side, it’s an expression of angst and discomfort. It used to be placed near the Brooklyn Bridge but now it shows up in front of the Brooklyn Museum. It represents the words of the multiethnic residents about equality, anti-racism, and friendliness in the Crown Heights neighborhood.