The Day: Labor Day Photos, Dancing and Top Summer Stories

Pink and purple clouds dip light up the New York City skyline in this shot from Clinton Hill. (Photo by Francisco Daum)
Pink and purple clouds light up the New York City skyline in this shot from Clinton Hill. (Photo by Francisco Daum)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

We hope your Labor Day was fun in the nabe. We spied a festive “Brooklyn is Awesome” icon in The Brooklyn Paper to commemorate Labor Day weekend, but what we really want to see is how you celebrated. Whether you had some backyard barbecue fun, got out for a walk, or just relaxed with your pets at home, share a shot with us in The Nabe’s Flickr group.

  • One thing you may have been doing this weekend is dancing, thanks to the 46th annual West Indian Day Parade festivities in Brooklyn. Thousands of people flocked to Eastern Parkway in elaborate costumes, sequined dance suits and heavy make-up, hoping to impress those who came to watch the march, the New York Daily News reported. Check out the post for lots of photos of the costumed parade participants and onlookers.
  • Although there are technically still a few weeks of summer left, many of us use the Labor Day weekend to signal the beginning of the end of the season. Fort Greene Patch used the holiday weekend to pick its top four stories of the summer; including the upcoming New York City mayoral election, the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, a judicial ruling on the controversial stop-and-frisk, and a roster-changing trade for the Brooklyn Nets. What do you think was the most important news of the summer, locals? Let us know in the comments.
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