Red Hook Slide Show

 

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The ball fields at Red Hook Park offer residents a reprieve from the manufacturing plants and public housing that define this Brooklyn neighborhood.

 

 

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As the steam from Hispanic street vendors streaks the horizon, families, friends and neighbors enjoy the day watching and playing soccer.

 

 

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Despite lackluster facilities, such as this makeshift soccer goal and dirt field, the games go on.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Street vendors prepare traditional meals and snacks on simple structures that garner admirers from throughout the city.

 

 

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Jonathan Whitcher bites into grilled corn from a vendor on the corner of Clinton and Bay streets.

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