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Abandoned Trolleys in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Did you know that in 1930, 1,800 trolleys served Brooklyn alone? Photographer Christoffer Delsinger (who discovered the double rainbow Bushwick airplane!) went to check out the abandoned trolleys in Red Hook, a remnant of a more recent past than you might imagine.
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Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A neighborhood infinitely more nuanced than its namesake, Sunset Park repeatedly defies expectation. Once hailed as the "New Williamsburg," Sunset Park residents have fought to keep industry in as a means to keep gentrification out. A widely diverse area where the term "minority" is misleading, upwards of 75% of the population is Hispanic or Chinese, with a rich history of Irish, Polish and Norwegian immigration dating back to the 1800s.
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Summer Streets arrives all 5 boroughs of NYC

In a dramatic reappropriation of urban space for public use, Times Square was closed off to cars earlier this summer. Less well known is that Summer Streets are already in place all over the five-boroughs this summer, thanks to the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and that a section of 34th street will have a pedestrian-only zone when the next bus rapid transit (BRT) phase is installed.
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Mini Golf in Bushwick!

The Putting Lot is a nine-hole miniature golf course designed by teams of architects, urban designers and artists on a vacant lot in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The Putting Lot explores the possibility of an alternate use for these empty spaces”¦with an emphasis on community space. The result is a public art/urban infill/fun summer experiment!
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