Eyes on the Street: Summer Space Revisited

Photo: Jeff Prant

Jeff Prant sent in this photo from last Sunday’s Summer Space, which just wrapped another season, on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights.

Click here for Jeff’s photos from the first day of the inaugural Summer Space, back in the summer of 2008.

Were we ever so young?

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