Monday, July 19, 2010



by Shawn Brooks


In the mist of a city wide heatwave, an inferno was setting the streets ablaze in Brownsville Brooklyn. The young and the old all came out to soak up the sun, the water and, and the rhythmic vibes of the 2nd part of the 2nd annual Pitkin Summer Plazas celebrating the Brownsville Community and its merchants that align the Pitkin ave strip. If you weren't playing Bingo for prizes, you prolly were either riding one of the free scooters or rented a free bike from Bike and Roll of NYC. Maybe you were just enjoying the sweet sounds of Gospel harmonizing from the New Life Seven Day Adventist Praise Team or grooving to the sounds of Central America coming from the WAGAYUI BAND out of Gautemala. A good time was had by all no matter what you came for. The storm approached(approaching storm band) as the kids splished and splashed in the outdoor pool and sprinklers.

If you walked further down the strip you would have seen childrens face covered with mask they just made under the Arts & Craft tent. Or you might've even seen little kids walking up to you offering you a neighborly smile and a friendly hello with the newly made sock puppet. If you missed out on all of that, don't kick your self just yet. because you'll have one more opportunity to celebrate with us Saturday July 24th same time, same place.. dont be late and dont forget the camera! see you there!

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