264. NEW YORK ON FOOT. East New York, Brooklyn. So-called due to it having been the easternmost part of New York City in the day. Some of the great place names are found around here: Bushwick, New Lots, Canarsie, The Hole, Cypress Hills, Brownsville, Starrett City, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Jamaica Bay. Brooklyn is by far my favorite part of New York. I laugh at the thought of Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke’s exchange in Angel Heart: “Are you a religious man, Mr. Angel?” Mickey’s answer: “I’m from Brooklyn.”

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