(The Ohio State University)
Dirty Willy was a bully, about ten years ago, and still may be. He terrorized
the children of the Brooklyn Heights area. Stories have been told of how he
chased four-year-old kids with a knife just for kicks. He was proud of his crappy
old moped, and was once going to sell it to my friend Tony. When Tony said how
crappy it was Dirty Willy chased him and almost cut Tony's throat. Dirty Willy
may still be around so I was careful when I was in Brooklyn.
Located in Brooklyn Heights is a nice park called Tinker Park. There is a big
ravine where you can take walks down and go looking for crawfish, and you can
skip rocks. There is a big playground, and lots of baseball diamonds. Tinker
Park is a real family kind of place. Check it out.
John "Little John" Rinaldi is famous in Cleveland. He co-hosts a
late-night movie show on WUAB-43 with Big Chuck. He also owns a very prosperous
jewelry store in Cleveland. He is Brooklyn's most famous inhabitant.
Old Brooklyn is now a part of Cleveland. The only remains of a large Polish
community that are still left are a few scattered Catholic churches, and some
wandering elderly women with babushkas. It is a very poor and dilapidated area
with mostly porn shops, car related stores, and a few cheap restaurants. It
is a tough area that holds little identity anymore. Take a ride south on West
25th and see for yourself what can happen when jobs are few and hunger is high.
Brooklyn is located to the southwest of Cleveland.
Median Household Income: $30,429
Square miles: 4.3
It has a beautiful recreation center that includes a swimming pool, racquetball
courts, and a hockey rink. Recently Brooklyn received a grant to refurbish Memorial
Park behind city hall to build a "super playground" with activities
for children, putting green, and a field house.
A picture of me (right) and my friend, Tony, in front of the Brooklyn Heights activities board.
Old Brooklyn is a rather conservative area of town, but one thing still does puzzle me about Brooklyn. If it is so conservative why does this stuff exist there?
The type of movie theater old Pat wouldn't approve of lies just one mile north of his sign on Pearl road.
An elderly woman walking through old Brooklyn.
|Brooklyn Heights is a family oriented town. Come visit it soon!|