Template talk:Brooklyn

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So far I like the Cyclone best. Ebbetts Field creates a bit of an impression as if the template is about historical neighborhoods. ~ trialsanderrors 00:51, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

I'm glad you noticed and commented. I think the Cyclone picture is great, but it was so hard to figure out what it was at the small size of the template. The old picture of a Park Slope neighborhood winter scene just didn't say "Brooklyn", as the Empire State Building or Times Square does for Manhattan, or the Unisphere for Queens. I'd love to find a pic of the Parachute Jump at Coney Island as an icon to represent Brooklyn, especially now that there's the whole program of lighting it up at night. Alansohn 01:16, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
it's maybe not immediately obvious that it's the Cyclone, but it creates interesting abstract curves that invite the viewer to click on the picture. I did a pretty extensive search when I set up the pictures for the template but Brooklyn was the hardest. The Parachute Jump would be a good one, the other one I was thinking of was Woodie Guthrie's house on the Mermaid Avenue cover. But I couldn't find any good pictures for either of them. ~ trialsanderrors 01:21, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
The current pic is a view towards Brooklyn of the Brooklyn Bridge. I had the Parachute Jump on for a while, but I don't think it's as iconic, and it doesn't have the mass to really get the point across. The Cyclone was a good idea, but I think the picture we had was less than ideal. A picture of folks going over the top of a hill on the ride would be much better. Let's play with it and see what sticks. Alansohn 01:49, 21 July 2006 (UTC)