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Apartment on Third Street, Park Slope | by Ed Yourdon
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Apartment on Third Street, Park Slope

Third Street, Brooklyn, autumn 1970 --


Looking out the window on a bright weekend afternoon, a few months before Jenny was born.


This was taken in the living room of our apartment in Park Slope, facing south toward Third Street. A couple small things to notice: we had a record player, because there were no CD's, no iPods, and almost everyone had a collection of LPs. Also, the rabbit ears on the television set were necessary, because there was no cable TV, no satellite TV. But all in all, it was a pleasant apartment (half a brownstone, two full floors, for only $400 per month), and we stayed there from September 1970 until April 1972, when we moved to the brownstone that we purchased on Berkeley Place (a "brownstone" town house which we purchased for the princely sum of $42,000 -- but which, according to a real estate listing in the spring of 2014, is now on the market for $3,140,000).

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Taken on October 1, 1970