4th Of July Wrap Up

July 5, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 




As you can see the lack of fireworks on the East River did nothing whatsoever to dampen the festivities here in North Brooklyn. If anything, things were much more lively than usual. During my brief sojourn to points Green and beyond I spied a number of block parties, a fist fight on Bedford Avenue and a rather large fire on Kent Avenue (Anyone out there know what that was about? There were fire trucks FOR BLOCKS*). But the highlight or nadir (this is contingent on one’s musical tastes) of the evening was to be found on my journey home: a spontaneous Michael Jackson dance-a-thon was in effect on Franklin Street.

Speaking as someone who was not and is not a fan of the King of Pop even I have to confess: it was pretty impressive.

Miss Heather

*Mystery solved! See the comments for the 411. Otherwise I fixed the dead link regarding the fist fight on Bedford Avenue. Was in a hurry to get out of the house this morning!


5 Comments on 4th Of July Wrap Up

  1. kayluhb on Sun, 5th Jul 2009 9:40 am
  2. kgregory on Sun, 5th Jul 2009 10:44 am
  3. there some info. on the fire here: http://www.brooklyn11211.com/

  4. kgregory on Sun, 5th Jul 2009 10:45 am
  5. or, without the typo: there’s information on the Williamsburg fire here: http://www.brooklyn11211.com/

  6. mikki on Sun, 5th Jul 2009 11:53 am
  7. The fire was on Wythe and North 9th–it’s covered on the NAG blog

    (hope that works, havent done html on this site before)

  8. bleibtreu on Sun, 5th Jul 2009 2:46 pm
  9. You probably already have this by now, but the fire was at Rosenwach Tanks at N 9th and Wythe.


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