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