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Picturing Sunset Park: Winter Afternoon

View from Sunset Park, Brooklyn at 4:30pm on Monday, January 18, 2010.

Looking at Bush Terminal from Sunset Park, Brooklyn. January 18, 2010 at about 4:30 pm.

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Sunset Park Stills Takes Up the Tradition

Chaos of the Everyday, originally uploaded by josephx.

Sunset Park Stills, a local photo blog that has been going for a few months now, has done right by a neighborhood tradition.

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Picturing Sunset Park(ing): Evan Sklar Sees Cars

Sunset Park(ing). Who doesn’t love a clever pun?

Evan Sklar, the photographer who did the great series in Sunset Park a few weeks ago, doesn’t mind him one. In his most recent blogpost, dubbed “Sunset Parked”, he returned to focus on the neighborhood’s well-wheeled set.

The subject is apt. The colorful characters in the neighborhood like this plumbing truck (?!) certainly merit a double take.

You wouldn’t know to look at these bright subjects, but parking brings out the fierceness in local residents. I’ve mentioned commuter vans raising the ire of some, but locals who live on the east side of Fifth Avenue get heated about parking in general. Orange cones and garbage cans double as parking-spot holders. More than one argument has broken out over prime curbside real-estate. Parking problems stemming from street sweeping policies in the neighborhood also get car-owners riled up (more on that soon).

Do you know of a Sunset Park ride that missed its 15 minutes? Send a picture to sunsetparkchron@gmail.com.

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Picturing Sunset Park: After Sunset by Photographer Evan Sklar

Video Arcade, 2009. By Evan Sklar.

Brooklyn-based photographer Evan Sklar went shooting in Sunset Park this weekend, and caught this video-arcade patron doing the same.

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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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Picturing Sunset Park: American Legion Post 965

American Legion Post 965 was founded by veterans of World War I. Over the years, the Fourth Avenue building played host to $5 spaghetti dinners and $15 a plate charity fundraisers. In September, the remaining Legionnaires rented the space out to the Chen family, who opened up a 99 cent store in the former hall.

American Legion Post 965 was founded by a group of World War I veterans who saved for several years to buy the building on Fourth Avenue.20091105_legion_01_cropped_sm

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Picturing Sunset Park: Graphically

Picture 3 The windows at a school on 36th Street shone bright against the dark sky. The city turned back its clocks last week,  and night now falls before schools have closed up shop.

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