Monday, October 09, 2006

A Taste of Old Brooklyn in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill Procession

We just happened upon the "Italian Apostolate of the Diocese of Brooklyn Annual Mass and Procession" in Cobble Hill yesterday, and found hundreds of people parading up Henry Street and, then, back down Court Street. There was a band in the lead and, then, the marchers, praying and singing. Everything was in Italian and, if you look at the video, you'll notice that most of the people in the procession were elderly, which may or may not say something about the parishes from which everyone came. In any case, it was a surprising and wonderful taste of Old Italian Brooklyn, before hipsters and million dollar real estate deals. Enjoy the photo above, or click on this link or the embed below for a short video of the procession.

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