Photo by myself in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
In the summer, there are block parties in Brooklyn.
Signs are posted along the sidewalk the night before, so that people move their cars the next day. Then the street is closed off to traffic and a hydrant opened, to spray water for people to cool off.
People haul their barbecues and picnic tables into street. Someone turns on a boom box. Kids run around with squirt guns.
And there you have it, a block party. You have to get permission with the city, beforehand. Entire families hang out in front of their buildings in lawn chairs and enjoy the summer.
Above, Rupert and a couple of his buddies enjoy the water. A little dog friend was just out of frame to the right. It was very hot and sunny, Saturday.
A moment of contemplation. Rupert's little friend faced west, toward the setting sun.
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