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Patrick Gallahue

Brooklyn Sweatshops

This past August, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, who represents Williamsburg and Sunset Park, cut her Banana Republic credit card to pieces in protest against that retailer’s alleged reliance on sweatshop labor, Standing outside the retail store she reportedly shouted, “Shame on you… we will hold you accountable!”

Sunset Park: The Next Times Square?

All is quiet on 2nd Avenue in Sunset Park except for the sounds of drifting traffic. Barely a sign of humanity exists amidst the industrial sprawl, and the rare pedestrian is quick-footed in passing.


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2023

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