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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Graffiti, in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Graffiti, Brooklyn
Photo by myself on Van Brunt Street, in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

A derelict house stood in Red Hook, Brooklyn, covered in graffiti. On the front door someone had written 'There is no justice in Amerikkka. RIP Trayvon.'

From what I can tell, Red Hook is a racially diverse neighborhood. Some people have lived there a long time, but there are some newer apartment buildings and converted artist lofts.

Red Hook is located on the water, and so suffered extensive flooding during Hurricane Sandy, last October. One major drawback with the neighborhood is that it lacks a convenient subway station.

Though the Trayvon Martin shooting took place in Florida, 'stop and frisk' (where police are allowed to frisk people on the street because of whatever suspicion) is now being heatedly discussed in the news here in New York.

Just Monday, the stop and frisk routine of the NYPD was ruled unconstitutional. The City plans to appeal.

Related posts: Graffiti, Williamsburg, Random Graffiti, on Second Avenue, and Written on the Walls, in Nolita and East Harlem.

4 comments:

s.c said...

Yes somebody has to draw a line. The new york discussion about holding on and search people was also a big discussion in the dutch newspapers.

Andy said...

It's a sad looking scene. With so many people living on the streets this building is going to waste.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I just saw Colin Quinn's Unconstitutional show in the village & I hope someone promotes it for an HBO special or something like that. I thought Quinn's message was a very profound one in that he talked about what it means to be an American and how there is something in all of us that unites us as human beings in this country. Since so many pundits would like us to believe otherwise, it was refreshing to hear a more positive take about who we are as Americans in a humorous way.

RedPat said...

What a sad sight!