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Around Town: Sunset Park Library Celebrates Sesame Street

Big Bird flirts with Pat Nixon

How do you get to Sesame Street?

For those of you still pondering this existential question, the Sunset Park Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library can help. The branch this Saturday will hold a “Sesame Street” themed family event from 12-3:30pm. It will feature crafts, bilingual storytelling and a screening of Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. (Fun fact. Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland is the only item to vanish from the collection of the Bibliob├║s this year. Hot item, you know).

Saturday’s event is part of a larger Brooklyn Public Library exhibition on Sesame Street celebrating “40 years of life of the street.” Thug life, Big Bird style.

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Wang Bing’s Projection Sheds Light on Bush Terminal’s Industrial History

A still from Wang Bing's Crude Oil

Chinese documentarian Wang Bing made a name for himself with Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks, the nine hour chronicle of the demise of an industrial district in northeast China. Crude Oil, which follows a 14-hour workday of crude-oil extraction the Gobi desert of Inner Mongolia, runs 14.

From November 4-8, Light Industry, an alternative art space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is screening Crude Oil in its entirety each day from 9am until 11pm. Continue reading

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A Star is Born in Sunset Park

The Rolls Royce wasn’t Sunset Park’s only star-studded moment on Sunday. Locals gathered around the see the action when a team started rolling on what appeared to be a music video. This crew hasn’t made a name for themselves yet, but it drew a crowd in the minutes before the sun went down. Check out a clip. Be warned, it’s PG-13.

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