The ball fields at Red Hook Park offer residents a reprieve from the manufacturing plants and public housing that define this Brooklyn neighborhood.
As the steam from Hispanic street vendors streaks the horizon, families, friends and neighbors enjoy the day watching and playing soccer.
Despite lackluster facilities, such as this makeshift soccer goal and dirt field, the games go on.
Cultures blend on the field and off as the fusion of Spanish and English can appear in the language and sports, as well as in the food.
Street vendors prepare traditional meals and snacks on simple structures that garner admirers from throughout the city.
Jonathan Whitcher bites into grilled corn from a vendor on the corner of Clinton and Bay streets.