LABOR DAY CARNIVAL PARADE - BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Crown Heights, for the most part a lower middle-class residential area, lies on both sides of the ridge of Eastern Parkway. The section was known as Crow Hill until 1916, when Crown Street was cut through.
—New York City Guide (WPA, 1939)
Each year on Labor Day a joyful, proud, wild, raucous, swirl of dancing, music and color winds its way through my neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Beginning at 11am, the route follows Eastern Parkway from Schenectady Avenue to Grand Army Plaza. Organized by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, the “Labor Day Carnival Parade” has become the largest cultural festival in the country, drawing millions of people — both participants and spectators. Some of the countries represented include Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, among others.
In the 1920s, immigrants from Trinidad and other Caribbean islands with a carnival tradition began celebrating carnival in private indoor spaces in Harlem — like the Savoy, Renaissance and Audubon Ballrooms — due to the cold weather of February, the traditional pre-Lenten period. In the mid-1940s, Trinidadian Jesse Waddle organized a Labor Day street festival on 7th Avenue in Harlem, starting at 110th St. The parade permit for Harlem was revoked in 1964, but five years later a committee headed by Carlos Lezama, which eventually became the West Indian-American Day Carnival Association, obtained permission to parade on Eastern Parkway, where it remains today.
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Gotta re-blog for my BK posse!
Heyyyy can somebody put Tony’s head on his body …. It is messy Monday 😀
My Lord, David is actually smiling. Finding this pic musta been like finding a needle in a haystack. The man acted like he couldn’t stand her half of the time
which is why Tony was able to swoop in and take her from him.
Boom to that comment.
LOOOL to all. I think lovepollution may be able to grant the wish of the OP.
To all of the what has been striked through: A-men!! A real man knew what he wanted and still has it and has good DNA with it.
It seems like she loved him more than he loved her. Almost all pics she’s glowing and he’s acting like he smell something stink. It’s nice she found someone who constantly professes his love and admiration.
Every single one
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