Sunday, October 24, 2010


DUMBO is a Brooklyn neighborhood along the East River between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges (DUMBO stands for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Underpass.")

My husband and I took the boys to walk around there last weekend. We discovered chocolate "spoons" (best consumed with hot chocolate), a beautiful waterfront park, and some very cool graffiti.


Anonymous said...

hey rebecca, last night i had a dream that my family and i took a vacation to New York, and i take it as a sign that we should go there. i already wanted to go there before my dream, but now im extra begging my parents that we can go next summer. plus, new york's where all my favorite books take place!! if my parents dont let me go soon, im going on my own.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! sound like so much fun and the graphics look so cool!

Rebecca Stead said...

Dear "Anonymous I",

New York City is fun, but not for kids flying solo - imagine getting here and having nothing to eat and no place to sleep. Yuck. But do convince your parents to bring you when they are ready.

Anonymous II,

Glad you like the pictures!

Anonymous said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Anonymous said...


Daniela said...

Hi Rebecca - I'm just in the middle of reading "When You Reach Me". It is required reading in my "writing for tweens class" and I'm blown away!

I spent my pre-tween - teen years on the upper west side in the 80s. Your observations are spot on. I vacillate from getting a tad teary eyed, to laughing out loud.

Can't wait to finish the book!

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's me, "Anonymous I" again.
So, like, a couple months ago, I finished First Light, so now I've read both of your books.

If you're writing another book, I'm not going to ask you to give away any secrets, but if you are, I will TOTALLY read it.

If you are ever going to visit my city, I will make sure I find out, and go to see you.

Okay, I probably should stop writing because then I'll go on forever.