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Street Renaissance Antics on Atlantic Avenue

3:09 PM EDT on September 18, 2006

Yesterday was the Atlantic Antic, the annual, day-long festival along Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue, in its 32nd year now. What a beautiful day. You'd be hard-pressed to find a place where as diverse a range of people and activities are brought together in such a natural and comfortable way:

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This is what Atlantic  Avenue looked like on Sunday.


This is what Atlantic Avenue looks like on a "normal" day...

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A police officer holds back a handful of cars for throngs of people to cross the street.

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Traffic doesn't belly dance!

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Businesses and institutions along the avenue showcased themselves and connected to passersby.

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There were experiments with alternative forms of transportation.

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And on Monday it's back to work.

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