Prospect Park in the Summer:
Where else can you watch cricket, soccer, kites flying AND smell goat being barbecued?
For me, the museum embodies civic pride for the city of Brooklyn.
The neighbors :
The diversity, the unique character of each 'hood, and the places that time has forgot.
The spot where pretty much everyone I know who moved to Brooklyn made that decision.
Dennet Place in Carroll Gardens:
The little street that seemed to have been transplanted from Europe. I love the street. It's where I got married on my stoop, with 250 close friends and neighbors.
The Boat Bar on Smith St.:
A great bar where I have met some amazing people over the years. The ever changing jukebox and the decor that never changes.
Parties & Gatherings:
Having a party in a one bedroom apartment and hearing Russian, French, Spanish and several dialects of English while trying to maneuver to the fridge.
The Creative Spirit:
Knowing writers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, musicians, designers, architects, and...
The Kick-A** Music Scene:
Yeasayers, Regina Spektor, Jay Z, MGMT, Antibalas, Vampire Weekend, Lil'kim, Animal Collective, Matisyahu, Dirty projectors, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Slavic soul party, Grizzly Bear, Chicha Libre, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Naysayers, and well to many more to mention here
Working in Dumbo and living in Carroll Gardens:
Never having to leave Brooklyn unless I want to.
David H Castillo is a third generation cinematographer and an owner of Blue Barn Pictures Inc., an international multimedia production company based in Dumbo, Brooklyn. When David is not behind the camera, he is biking through Brooklyn exploring its neighborhoods, updating The Barn (the company blog), and searching for new music and food. David dwells in Carroll Gardens ,where he lives his mantra "It's all about lighting; it's all about the sauce, and it's all about moments."