A New Brooklyn Essay

2589 words - 11 pages

Marissa tapped the glass separating her from the cab driver. “Please drop me off on next corner.” The cabbie nodded. Weaving through the traffic he pulled over.
Marissa reached over paid the cabbie and gather up her stuff before he pulled away. Stepping out into the busy street Marissa’s senses were immediately awaken. Closing her eyes she inhaled the aromas. She loved Brooklyn. Smells of Egyptian Musk, THAI food, beef patties,. Marissa closed her eyes and listened to the street symphony. It was the lull of the patois, screeching of tires, blend of music, voices, vendors she missed it greatly.

Suddenly Marissa felt a vibration, she reached into her bag and pulled out her phone. ...view middle of the document...

Before she knew it arms sculpted from perfection had embraced her.
Closing her eyes briefly Marissa could not help but feel like she had come home. Subconsciously she inhaled and almost whimpered as the smell of Egyptian Musk.
Marissa gently pulled back her heart was beating out of her chest she prayed he couldn’t hear it. “I guess we better get going before you get a ticket”
Jason smile as held opened the passenger door. Marissa stepped backwards and turned into the car (note: how can I word differently).
Jason leaned over and whispered. “You smell good” as he closed the door. He sauntered over to the driver’s side before the traffic cop could pull up.
“I still don’t understand why do didn’t let me pick you up in the city”. Jason began
Marissa touched his arm gently instantly regretting it as she felt the solidness of the muscle, “Don’t start” she said cutting him off before he could ask further questions.
Jason glanced over at her, one eyebrow raised – “Well if you are going to grab me like that…”
Laughing nervously, Marissa put her hands back in her lap and absently twisted the ring on her right hand. Feeling Jason’s eyes on her she sighed, turned and looked out the window while and smoothing out her dress. Perhaps the red fitted scoop back dress she picked up from Saks was not such a good idea.
“Why are you so nervous? It’s just two friends grabbing a bite to eat
Marissa didn’t immediately answer rather she continued to look as the scenery start to change
“Where are we going?” Marissa finally asked
“Do you like Thai” Jason responded
“I don’t eat it every day but I do enjoy good Thai when I can get it” Marissa replied
“Good There is a spot I would like to take you to”
“Sure,” Marissa answered sneaking a sideways glance. He hasn’t aged she thought silently.
“It’s a couple of miles from here make yourself comfortable… You look like you want to jump out of the car.”
They both laughed. Marissa stretched her legs and leaned back in the soft leather and closed her eyes briefly
“You’re still running?” Jason said…
Marissa turned and looked at him. He gestured toward her legs, “they still look good”
Marissa nodded, oddly relieved that he meant her daily punishment, rather than the turmoil in her head.
“The neighborhood has changed it looks so different” Marissa remarked.
Jason smiled slightly, “Yes, more eclectic restaurants, different types of people and money has been pouring in…trailing off he glanced over… “Hey” he said softly “are you okay?”
Marissa was still looking out of the window but slowly she turned –“ I wish I could give you a simple answer, I have a lot on my mind but don’t know where to start”
“Yes” Jason exclaimed as he parked his car into a recently vacated spot. “Here we are.” Jason parked the car and made his way over to Marissa’s door before she could grad her door handle.
Jason offered her his elbow, accepting, together they entered the restaurant.
The hostess looked appreciative at Jason, “How many?” she...

Find Another Essay On A New Brooklyn

Strategic Plan for Brooklyn Hospital Center

1390 words - 6 pages community. Ginter et al. (2013) states the organizational level is where one organization within a health care division develops a strategy to remain competitive. The Brooklyn Hospital Center is one organization within the New York Presbyterian Health Care System that wants to focus on cost-containing measures to improve outpatient, primary care, and preventative services, which will hopefully lead to shorter inpatient hospital stays and fewer

The Brooklyn Bridge Essay

1387 words - 6 pages The Brooklyn Bridge In the winter of 1852, John Roebling and his 15 year-old son, Washington were riding a ferry boat across the East River from New York to Brooklyn. John Roebling was an engineer. His specialty was building bridges. As he looked across the East River, he could picture the bridge he wanted there. For years after that, John tried to convince people that his plan for a bridge across the East River was a good one. But


362 words - 2 pages Al Capone (1899 - 1947)Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. Baptized "Alphonso Capone," he grew up in a rough neighbourhood and was a member of two "kid gangs," the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors. Although he was bright, Capone quit school in the sixth grade at age fourteen. Between scams he was a clerk in a candy store, a pin boy in a bowling alley, and a cutter in a book bindery.He was an infamous

Bio Of Don Drysdale

482 words - 2 pages Born on an early July 23 morning in 1956, Donald Scott Drysdale was already going to be trouble for the managers in the major league. Growing up in a town in California called Van Nuys he lived a very sheltered life, as he heard Brooklyn was so close together it was like staying in your own little bubble. He traveled to New York for a game against the White Sox, because he was on Chicago's broadcasting team. So he went to Brooklyn and stopped by

My Creative Story Of The Iliad By Homer

407 words - 2 pages best friend. Jason then agreed to fight again to get revenge of his lifeless friend. Now Manhattan had begun to win the battle. So the best Brooklyn soldier, Nelson, came to fight Jason. They fought for a long time, but finally Jason killed Nelson. Nelson's father, Tony, and everyone from Brooklyn, came to Jason to ask for Nelson's body for a proper burial; Jason granted their request. The death of Nelson had brought the end of the battle; Manhattan declared victory and New York was restored.

Change of Bodily and Physical Appearance in Eilis throughout Brooklyn: A Novel

1869 words - 8 pages In Brooklyn: A Novel, Colm Toibin narrates the experience of an ordinary young woman named Eilis Lacey, who leaves behind Enniscorthy, Ireland to start a new life in Brooklyn, New York. Like many immigration narratives, immigrating and coming-of-age develops the protagonist’s identity and character. For Eilis, this development is portrayed through her changing bodily and physical appearance. Her smiling, crying and use of make-up shapes how her

Stepping Over the Line

586 words - 3 pages Throughout the 1940’s, our view on American’s baseball has changed substantially. Segregation has been a part of baseball for several decades. Jackie Robinson, an Africa American bore near Cairo, Georgia on January 31, 1919, started a new revolution for American baseball. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play major league baseball in the 1940’s (York). Brooklyn Dodgers general manager, Branch Rickey drafted Jackie on April 15

Biography of Jackie Robinson

650 words - 3 pages Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. When Jackie Robinson was a baby him, his four siblings, and his mother Mallie Robinson moved to California. Jackie Roosevelt Robinson grew up in a large family with a single mother. Later in Jackie Robinson’s life he attended UCLA where he became the first athlete to win varsity letters in baseball, basketball, football, and track. Later on in Jackie Robinson’s college life he was

Brooklyn and The Translator

1221 words - 5 pages In the novels Brooklyn and The Translator we see the theme of the home prevalent in many different forms. The idea of home, leaving home, and returning home is a very proficient focus point for the paper. In addition, the concept of home means something very different to each character and how issues such as immigration/emigration, exile, and going back home play out in the narrative. From a rainy Ireland to a bustling New York City, or

Jackie Robinson and Baseball

1202 words - 5 pages runs scored. After a decade with Brooklyn, Jackie was traded to the New York Giants in December 1956. One month later, Jackie being 37 years old, retired a month after the trade. Jackie played 9 full years of major league baseball.(espn.go.com) One thing Jackie Robinson did towards the end of his career is earn the respect of the people around him. One of the most prominent moments in his career happened when Brooklyn Dodger shortstop

Norman Rockwell the expressiveness of his paintings particularly one - English 3 - Essay

633 words - 3 pages of young people, a young girl and a teen African American boy interact with three caucasian kids a teen boy and two younger kids one a girl and the other a boy. With the use of light colors and sharp details the audience receives a clear message of African American families imposing their new lives in white suburban neighborhoods and how white families had to adjust but first where distant. Works Cited Rockwell, Norman, New kid in the Neighborhood. 1987. Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn. Artsy. Web. 1 October 2017. < https://www.artsy.net/artwork/norman-rockwell-new-kids-in-the-neighborhood-negro-in-the-suburbs >.

Similar Essays

Brooklyn Bridge Essay

906 words - 4 pages that have been built all over the world. One bridge that I especially like is the Brooklyn Bridge. I chose to write about this bridge for many reasons. First, I researched New York as one of my projects in fifth grade, and I really liked New York. I thought it was an amazing state with beautiful and unique landmarks, so when I saw that there was a bridge there, I knew that I had to choose it. Next, the Brooklyn Bridge is truly a prepossessing

Significant Sites Of Brooklyn Essay

1160 words - 5 pages According to the National Register of Historical Sites, there are about 166 historical sites in the Kings Country of New York. One of these historical sites significant to the development of what Brooklyn is today was the Brooklyn Borough Hall. It was added to the National Register of Historical Sites on January 28th, 1980. Located in the triangle of land surrounded by the Joralemon Court and the Old Fulton streets it was used as a City Hall of

The Foundation Of Home Essay

1059 words - 5 pages Colm Tóibín' takes us through the journey of transitioning from one home to another while facing the dilemmas of adulthood, through the perspectives of Eilis Lacey in his famous, Brooklyn: A Novel. After living under the shadow of her mother and sister for years, Eilis Lacey leaves her hometown of Enniscorthy, Ireland and moves to Brooklyn, New York . Eilis' journey of migration from Enniscorthy to Brooklyn demonstrates that it is difficult to

Marketing Mmr For Principles Class University Of Memphis. Essay

727 words - 3 pages The article, “The Rebranding of the Bronx”, discussed the transformation of the once dead concrete wasteland. Brooklyn once was nothing but asphalt with empty buildings and areas with major issues, however, there are some residents who have given Brooklyn back its livelihood. The article also discusses some of the criticisms that native Brooklynites have voiced, like not needing a “new Brooklyn” and not wanting to capitalize on the troublesome