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steveskeylimepie 6:00 am view from the office, not too shabby. Open today 11-7 and slinging fresh baked KLP. Bring a blanket and park yourself at Valentino Park. #redhook #keylimepie #authentic #freshsqueezed #parksandrecreation #imhungry 35min

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brooklynquirky "You make me ache in all the best ways" #RedHook #Brooklyn #art #nyc 4h

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ihurtnyc Once again I found you walking in through the out stairs #perfecttiming #brooklyn #true #redhook #mypast #imiss #boogymons 4h

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andymints Yay, new Pumpkin Beer to try!!!! The name was catchy and the bottle was awesome, with a headless Jack-o-lantern guy and the dead tree!!! So cool. It's a dark ale with pumpkin spices and maple syrup. YUMM!!! #me #relaxing #postworkbeer #pumpkin #pumpkinbeer #pumpkinale #redhook #fall #pumpkinporter #outofyourgourdpumpkinporter #seasonal #yummy #delicious #ilovepumpkin @redhook_brewery you guys did good!!! 5h

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thedhoon The good people at #redhook want me to know that my choice of #beer over gym was a good, successful one, and I appreciate that. 5h

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iambeingnate I brought my Couchsurfers along for the night owl lap swim.
Kristina, in the middle, is into swimming. Her friends Bastian and Felix, not so much. They hung out on the pool deck while Kristina and I did laps. She has way better technique than I do.
Strangers in the background is a distracting element in a shot, but significant in context of this moment. Taking the photo, we all noticed the kids eating (NYC distributes food for kids under 19 at city pools in the summer) on the steps. And that all the people sitting on the steps were black.

The surfers are German, which they're aware of. All four of us are also white. Walking through 90%+ non-white Bed-Stuy, it's obvious. Folks notice. That's something the surfers said they hadn't really felt before.
I do the best I can to explain the USA to the foreigners who crash at my place. Today it meant talking on the why and how of feeling white and the history of housing policies and segregated neighborhoods and the residual effects. We traveled through Brooklyn from Bed Stuy to Red Hook on the way to the pool from my apartment. There was plenty to observe and discuss along the way.

German surfers I've hosted have all been attuned to group dynamics and power disparities and consequences, articulate and candid in discussing them.
The Red Hook pool, situated near public housing, is filled with black people by day. They're the residents of this neighborhood. However, they're just standing around and splashing in the water, not swimming. Of those doing the swimming laps at night, almost all are white. Like us. There's just one regular there who's black. Why there aren't more black lap swimmers is also a residual effect of history.
Brentin Mock addresses theories on why in a worth-Googling article from 2014. You can find it just by typing, and I apologize in advance for my own banality that led me to find this phrase, "black people swimming" into your search bar.
#couchsurfing #brooklyn #deepwater #swimming #redhook #murica ##
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pizzamoto Largest surface ever sauced with a #graykunz spoon! Finishing up our resto with a classic Cape Cod cottage spattered floor alla the master: Bill Crockett. #benjaminmoore #redhook #nycpizza #pizzamoto #mileycyrus #yolo 7h
  •   josephdalton You better clean that spoon.. 7h
  •   josephdalton But seriously those colors look great! 6h
  •   pizzamoto @josephdalton no I was going to say that I left the paint on it and wadded it up in foil just like our brushes! Oh lawrd...hilarious!! 6h

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apoteka77 Seaside living. #redhook 7h

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ajohnsonnyc I miss my old hood. #redhook #brooklyn 8h

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