Hi Hart Beat. It’s a stormy night here in Brooklyn and I desperately hope that this rain cools down the temperatures before Carolyn and I head to the beach this weekend… Anyway, a couple days ago I came across this fascinating article about a New Yorker who chronicled his heartbreaking love story in a series of Yelp reviews.
The author behind the story, Chase Compton, tells a riveting tale of romance, courtship and heartbreak by leaving different episodes of his story at different places around the city. Each episode is written in the review space for popular restaurants and landmarks in lower Manhattan (like Tompkins Squire Park, Cafe Mogador and the Brooklyn Bridge.) The first part of the story takes place down the street from where I live in Greenpoint and, as a New Yorker, I found reading the story somewhat eerie. The way that Chase describes falling in love in this intimate, loud, public and intoxicating city is unbelievable accurate. I couldn’t stop reading his story and I thought you might enjoy it too Hart Beat. For the full list of reviews you can find Chase’s Yelp account here.