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To Save Game, Press 'SEND FLOWERS' (A Video Game Short Story)

To Save Game, Press 'SEND FLOWERS' (A Video Game Short Story)

Lauren worked hard to distinguish herself as ‘one of the guys,’ not an easy task considering their video game company consisted mostly of young, twenty-something men. But she’d done it, even earned her place on the company soccer team, all to have it crash down when her boss hands her a stack of romance novels.

Their next project: a romance video game. Lauren has no choice – either be part of the team, and give romances a chance, or quit.

Of course, to give the game a chance, she must first give romance a chance…

Lauren worked hard to distinguish herself as ‘one of the guys,’ not an easy task considering their video game company consisted mostly of young, twenty-something men. But she’d done it, even earned her place on the company soccer team, all to have it crash down when her boss hands her a stack of romance novels.

Their next project: a romance video game. Lauren has no choice – either be part of the team, and give romances a chance, or quit.

Of course, to give the game a chance, she must first give romance a chance…

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Ocean on the Park Historic District

Ocean on the Park Historic District

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States of America


The Ocean on the Park Historic District comprises a group of twelve row houses built between 1909 and 1918 on Ocean Avenue, between Lincoln Road and Parkside Avenue, in Flatbush overlooking Prospect Park.

Flatbush, an area once home to the Canarsee band of the Lenape, was established by the Dutch in the seventeenth century as a farming community divided into forty-eight large land patents and a civic center with church, courthouse and school. Flatbush retained its rural character until after the Civil War when civic improvements like Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Bridge and improved transportation to Brooklyn and Manhattan attracted developers to the area.

In 1905, Charles G. Reynolds, a prominent Brooklyn developer purchased a large parcel on Ocean Avenue across from Prospect Park that had once belonged to Jeremiah Vanderbilt, a descendant of Jan Aertsen Vanderbilt progenitor of the Vanderbilt family in America, and which had most likely had been part of the 1661 land patent granted to the family by Peter Stuyvesant. After supplementing this parcel with the purchase of a gore in 1909, Reynolds hired Axel S. Hedman, a prolific designer of row houses in Brooklyn, to design a row of fourteen houses. Construction was halted c. 1910 after completion of only ten houses. Nos. 193 to 211 Ocean Avenue are fine examples of the Renaissance Revival style with limestone facades featuring angular or rounded bays, terraces with balustrades or parapets above raised basements, subdued classical ornament and deep galvanized-iron cornices. Taking advantage of the 150-foot deep lots, Hedman set the row back thirty feet providing unusually deep front yards that he interconnected by a common walkway and bordered by a low wall adjoining the sidewalk.

In 1915, Philip A. Faribault, a civil engineer, purchased one of the remaining lots from Reynolds and designed his own residence in the Federal Revival style. The brick house at No. 191 Ocean Avenue has stone stills and lintels, a simple cornice and segmental-arched entrance surround with Ionic columns in antis characteristic of the style. In recognition of the growing popularity of the automobile among the middle-class, a garage (since converted into a medical office) was incorporated into the first story of the house.

No. 189 Ocean Avenue was designed for Charles G. Reynolds in 1917 by Eric O. Holmgren, another prominent Brooklyn architect, and completed the following year. The Arts and Crafts style house, while altered, retains its simple form, subtle brick detailing and a bracketed metal cornice surmounted by a hipped roof with pantiles.

The Ocean on the Park Historic District, with its uniform 30-foot setback and low-scale, reflecting an earlier period in the urbanization of Flatbush, forms a distinctive enclave on a block otherwise densely occupied by apartment houses.



By the latter part of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the once rural community of Flatbush was developing as a significant residential neighborhood. Residents from the more developed city of Brooklyn as well as Manhattan, attracted by the newly opened Prospect Park and aided by improved transportation and the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, pushed farther into the rural areas of Kings County. Much of the building in Flatbush during this period took the form of freestanding, single-family, frame residences built for the middle class like those that began to appear on Ocean Avenue by 1888. As Flatbush’s popularity increased, two-family frame dwellings, one- and two-family row houses, apartment houses, and tenements were constructed to house the growing population. Like the nearby Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District, the Ocean on the Park Historic District continues the tradition of the turn-of-the-century urbanistic row houses.

Colonial Period

When the Dutch arrived in the seventeenth century, the western end of Long Island was covered by fields and forests divided by a ridge of hills (the glacial moraine) that ran northeasterly from the Narrows. Between these hills and the waters of Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean was a plain with patches of treeless tracts surrounded by forests through which an Indian trail passed. This is the area that would become the settlements of Flatbush, Flatlands, and New Utrecht.

Until the arrival of the Dutch colonists, the area had been home to the Canarsee band of the Lenape whose principal settlement, Keskachane (meaning “council fire”), was located near the intersection of modern-day Flatbush Avenue and King’s Highway. The main trail, Mechawanienk, meaning old or ancient path or trail, and its adjoining paths provided the Canarsee with access to campsites along the shore for fish and shellfish, the woods for fuel and game and arable land for agriculture. The Dutch

Tulips in The Netherlands

Tulips  in The Netherlands

The tulip has come to be a loved symbol of the Netherlands. Many tourists visit the country just to see the bright coloured flower and the astonishing view over the bulb fields. The season begins in March with crocuses, followed by the daffodil and the yellow narcissi. In April the hyacinths and tulips blosssom to some time in mid May, depending on the weather. Later, in August it is time for the gladioli. Even when spring is over, the Netherlands is still a garden, visitors can enjoy flowers in the Netherlands all year round.

From April to September fantastic flower parades are held throughout the country. The Bollenstreek Flower Parade is the biggest parade and is held at the end of April every year. The origin of the parade dates 50 years back in time when initiators of various small parades in the villages of the Bollenstreek decided to go together and organize one big parade. Floats with 1.5 million of different flowers are created by enthusiastic volunteers who are working on this for months. Popular flowers for these floats are daffodils and hyacinths, but in some parts of the country, only dahlias are beeing used. The Bloemencorso Valkenswaard is a smaller parade which also includes folk dancing and street theatre.

The Kerstflora (X-mas Flora) Show is held every year in December, a five day show of house plants and flowers grown under glass. In Lisse, the Museum De Zwarte Tulp or The Balck Tulip, have a extensive collection of historical material on the flower. This includes information about the cultivation and the evolution, drawings, photographs, tools and a look into the bulb trading companies.

Aalsmeer, close to Amsterdam, is the home of the world’s biggest flower auction. The auctions are held early in the morning but they are still very popular. Many tourists put their wish of sleeping in aside for a visit here. And it is not just for tourists, local cultivaters and 1.500 foreign growers send their products to the auctions. The flowers are sold to buyers all over the world, more than 75% of the flowers and plants sold at the auction are exported.

Keukenhof, the world’s largest flower garden (32 hectares) is located between the two towns of Hillegom and Lisse south of Haarlem. The park attracts 800.000 people during the open hours of eight weeks each year and it is one of the most photographed sights in the world. For the season of 2003, 7 million bulbs have been planted making the flower season something very special to look forward to.

In 1949 the then mayor of Lisse, Mr. W.J.H. Lambooy, together with ten leading bulb-growers came up with the idea of a permanent annual open-air flower exhibition. They found the ideal site for this in the Keukenhof Estate, a former part of the enormous estate belonging to the castle of Slot Teylingen. The Countess of Holland, Jacoba van Beieren lived here in the 15th century and she used part of her estate as a herb and vegetable garden. Here, every day, the countess personally gathered the fresh ingredients for her kitchen. This has given Keukenhof its present name, which literally means Kitchen Garden. The garden and landscape architects ‘Zocher & Son’ were commissioned to develop the park in 1840. They were well-known for their talents after designing the Vondelpark in Amsterdam. Some things has been added since the area became a flower garden but the original design can still be seen in the area surrounding the Beukenlaan, in the majestic trees and the pond. The first year 236.000 people visited the exhibition. Famous people who have visited the garden are the US Presidents Eisenhower and Clinton and Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. Keukenhof also had the honour of providing the decor for the first public appearance of Princess Maxima, who at the time was still the fiancee of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander.

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