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SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN

Small business owners, a baker and a community activist share what makes Sunset Park, a vibrant immigrant community, so special. 

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CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN

Longtime residents – a barber, fishmonger, educator & activist – share their love for this diverse and resilient Brooklyn neighborhood.

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Mini #13: THE GIGLIO FEAST

Every July since 1903, the streets of Williamsburg are home to the Giglio Feast; a rare constant in this rapidly evolving Brooklyn neighborhood. Sonny Mangone grew up with the Feast and explains what it takes to make a 4-ton statue ‘dance.’

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WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN

From Giglio Feast to Three Kings Parade to legendary art opening, Williamsburg’s Italian, Puerto Rican & creative residents tell the evolution of this hipster hood.

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Mini #8: JOE CHIRICO, CARROLL GARDENS

Joe Chirico’s mother, Marietta, opened a dry goods store to supplement the family income during the Great Depression. Today Joe is in his 90s and is still selling socks, underwear and cobbler aprons at the Carroll Gardens storefront.