Goings-on in and around Sunset Park.
The St. Michael's dome (?) is the most recognizable part of Sunset Park. And it looks familiar even in black and white.
Can anyone name the subtle change to St. Michael's well-known iconic spire? I'll give you a hint - four of "something" were removed and never replaced.
during the first Earth Day, two friends of mine got pulled in by local precinct cops for using Parks Department supplied paint to draw a very artistic raised clench fist on the inner wall of the flag circle surface. we were trying to get the park renamed "people's park" so that folks would recognize the Sunset Park wasn't just the park, but the neighborhood that surrounded it. we felt, that to unite the community we had to end the confusion of the name of our neighborhood. at the time sunset was known most popularly as Bay Ridge, followed by South Brooklyn, then Gowanus, Bush Terminal. No one called it Park Slope or Borough Park. I had to go to the precinct - then at 43rd & 4th and demand the release of the young painters.
I remember when those were taken down. I liked it better with them. Now it looks naked, and even more - well, toy-like.
Four of what were taken down?
There were four mini-spires surrounding the main one on St. Michael's.
I think they were on the verge of collapse and needed to be rebuilt. The parish could not afford to have them rebuilt. As a matter of fact, they have even closed the grammar school due to lack of funds.
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