Reader nolastname was strolling down Emmons Avenue when she came upon these two young lovers relaxing off Pier 5. In all that we write about Sheepshead Bay – good, bad and otherwise – it can be easy to forget one of the most obvious things about our neighborhood: it’s romantic.

Yes, there’s a dumpster in the photo. Yes, in yesterday’s heat and stickiness there was the faint scent of spoiling fish. And yes, you lovely readers who know the Bay so well that you can so thoroughly dissect it’s flaws, I’m sure you’ll have things to say to the contrary.

But when in those moment of heat-induced sleepiness, sitting on the benches in the park next to Stella Maris, watching the sun go down over the Holocaust Memorial Park – with the swans in the foreground – there’s no denying that there remains a romance and mystique to our community.

I know I’ve strolled the piers and the marina on a number of dates, leaning on the railing and watching the sailing masts bob on the waters. The Sheepshead Bay marina, I dare say, rivals the Brooklyn Heights Promenade or a Prospect Park picnic for one of the boroughs most romantic spots.

A passing smile, a first kiss or a long-sought embrace? Do you have any romantic memories of the Sheepshead Bay waterfront? Share them here!

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  • http://twitter.com/BorisGikher Boris Gikher

    the only place more nasty to “relax” would be by the sewer plant on Knapp

  • gene

    obviously the reader has no life nor nothing better to do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=839675042 Holly Renee Reinhardt

    My boyfriend told me he loved me for the first time on the footbridge. SUPER romantic, seriously.

  • Ray Johnson

    Some people don't kiss and tell.

  • Matt in DC

    take me Ned

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    This is a perfect photograph. Obviously the reader is a very skillful and inspired photographer

  • nolastname

    I remember when I was younger we used to climb under the piers to fish, we would find little crabs by Stella Maris. There were Horse=shoe crabs and eels galore. Yhen we grew up and went on the fishing boats. My favorite was The Betty W. I think there were 2 or 3 Betty W's. After we would go to Captain Walters for a few cold ones.
    Never thought those days would end, my friend.

  • nolastname

    Was that directed at me? The Grand mother who took one of her grand children to feed the birds? That is what life is about.

  • http://twitter.com/sunones Tengo Sunombre

    wow, i didnt expect the photographer to really post this photo of us, but its pretty cool. thank you!

  • gene

    wasnt directed only at you but,.. do you have nothing better to do then to take pictures of people kissing on the bay? Would you want to be gawked at and pictures taken of you? and even if you did.. is this really worthy of a post? in that case i have one you can blog about.
    http://images52.fotki.com/v728/photos/5/769455/

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    Gene, there are a lot of readers, some of whom have moved away, that enjoy seeing photos of the neighborhood and want a venue to share their memories. Yes, it's worthy of a post, because it's a nice photo and a nice way to talk about our community. We do a lot of news coverage. We do business profiles and reviews. We cover artists and musicians and politics and crime. But it's a general interest site – what's the problem with having more diversity of content?

  • nolastname

    Do you see the objects comment? TYVM> scroll down.

  • nolastname

    You are very welcome, You have my e-mail, I will send the high res. if you tell me how. There were 2 pics. PS, I loved the site it hooked me up to. ty

  • http://twitter.com/sunones Tengo Sunombre

    wow, i didnt expect the photographer to really post this photo of us, but its pretty cool. thank you!

  • gene

    wasnt directed only at you but,.. do you have nothing better to do then to take pictures of people kissing on the bay? Would you want to be gawked at and pictures taken of you? and even if you did.. is this really worthy of a post? in that case i have one you can blog about.
    http://images52.fotki.com/v728/photos/5/769455/

  • http://www.nedberke.com Ned Berke

    Gene, there are a lot of readers, some of whom have moved away, that enjoy seeing photos of the neighborhood and want a venue to share their memories. Yes, it's worthy of a post, because it's a nice photo and a nice way to talk about our community. We do a lot of news coverage. We do business profiles and reviews. We cover artists and musicians and politics and crime. But it's a general interest site – what's the problem with having more diversity of content?

  • nolastname

    Do you see the objects comment? TYVM> scroll down.

  • nolastname

    You are very welcome, You have my e-mail, I will send the high res. if you tell me how. There were 2 pics. PS, I loved the site it hooked me up to. ty