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Columbia Street and Pitt Street

My Neighborhood

When I wake up the squirrels and birds awaken and the adults go to work. Most of them are nice, but some of them are as mean as wild wolves. Some poison the grass that feed the squirrels, and the birds fly around, singing their song.

There are two parks around where children can play. Although the parks are for babies, most kids still play. Lots of parents bring their children down to the parks for walks. Sometimes kids walk around and run around. Most of all, they ride on the slides, play hide-and-seek, and sit on the turtle statues.

Outside my neighborhood is better than inside the area, because thatís where you can buy stuff. There is the Natural Italian Pizza Store, there is the convenience store, there is the drug store, and Key Food. There is also a large room where you can rent for parties, and the bus stop is a street across. There is also a small church and school. Also, there are some other apartments across the street where the bus stop is. Looking towards the south, I see the Williamsburg Bridge. Looking north from my apartment, I see the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building.

When I go down to the lobby, I always see the security on the desk looking around. All the time I look down the window, I see the security guards patrolling the roads and standing on the streets. I see them in houses and small buildings, too. Thatís my neighborhood.

The story was posted on 2004-03-26