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BrooklynBornThis blog started in my head when I listened in the 90's to friends who feared Brooklyn and newcomers who blogged about BK as if it barely existed before they arrived. Brooklyn as Tabula Rasa. My blog satisfies my need to hear and air feelings of B'klyn from the people whose life experience was born here. Also I hope to provide balance to some of the revisionist historical musings I've seen how Brooklyn and her residents used to be, we're still here. If we can all live as best possible while appreciating the past and neighbors we've inherited that would be great too.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July 2009 NYC style

WhoooHahh! Fourth of July Weekend!!!
Afro Punk Skate Park 09 - 138

July 4th 2009, NYC

Weather BEAUTIFUL!! Friends everywhere, and I saw art; Smack Mellon, Culture; Favela Rising @ Bam Cinemas, Fireworks (boo Macy's, y'mean ya couldn't stick one barge of fireworks in the East River, really?!?) found that Pratt Campus is indeed temporarily closed (even to alumni) and saw more BMXers Skaters, AfroPunk rockers, plus the subsequent teenaged girls who love them, than you could grind a board to.

What I missed: 1st Sat @ Bklyn Museum, The Nathan's Coney Island Hotdog eating contest, the Park Delicatessen Skate Jam,The Int'l African Street Fair.

Here's some more pics, hope your weekend continues greatly, I have a roasted corn and Corona to finish at a bar near you (Brooklyn). Peace!!

July 4th 2009, NYC

Afro Punk Skate Park 09 - 137

July 4th 2009, NYC

Afro Punk Skate Park 09 - 94

July 4th 2009, NYC

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July 4th 2009, NYC

July 4th 2009, NYC

July 4th 2009, NYC

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(photos by B'klynBorn©2009)