Author: paulhawkinsnyc

Hero on the R Train

 I passed a distinguished older gentleman on the subway today, wearing three military decorations on his lapel. my daughter Ella and I took the open seats behind him, while I worked up the nerve to speak with him. I’m at

Posted in Brooklyn, NYC, Personalities, Uncategorized

Absolute Joy in Carroll Gardens

“Working together with Paul to sell our co-op in Brooklyn was an absolute joy.  He alleviated much of the stress that is usually involved in such a daunting task and in such a saturated market.  From day one he made

Posted in Carroll Gardens, Testimonials, Uncategorized

The Santa Suit

I packed a gym bag with a few items I’d need—an old pair of wire-framed glasses, a pillow, a belt. Offered an office for a dressing room, I changed into the baggy red suit, careful to fold and stow my

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Most Gorgeous Libraries in NYC

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Posted in New York Public Library, NYC

New York Transit Museum – 40 Years

I love the new subway poster celebrating the 40th anniversary of the New York Transit Museum. It reminds me of the old illustrations and schematics during the closing credits of Speed Racer.

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New York Public Library’s Secret Apartments

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Banksy on Smith Street

Three years ago, I saw an original Banksy on Smith Street… That’s Brooklyn for you, a living, breathing work of art. October 10, 2013

Posted in Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Uncategorized

Halloween in Prospect Park

Posted in Brooklyn, Prospect Park

Hamilton’s America

Man, oh man… am I looking forward to this:

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Prospect Park Carousel Free on Thursdays

Posted in Brooklyn, Park Slope, Prospect Park, Uncategorized