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Issue 28: Things Done Changed

Issue 28: Things Done Changed

With the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival kicking off today, we revisit classic images of Red Hook taken by legendary street photographer Jamel Shabazz.

The 2013 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival kicks off today and it’s got us reminiscing about our BK roots. We may have moved on from the borough that birthed Biggie, but our heart remains there. In honor of the festival, which extends to Saturday with events across Brooklyn, we revisit photographer Jamel Shabazz’s Issue 28 spread of life in 80s Red Hook. The title, “Things Done Changed,” seems more appropriate now than ever.

Guy answering phone in a barber shop

Legendary Street photographer Jamel Shabazz takes it back to early ’80s Red Hook.

Girl drinking from a hydrant

Dogs piss on hydrants

Red Hook Jame Shabazz people posing

As you can see, Preston has a big Dick Tracy behind him.

Red Hook bicycle kids

Look ma, no shoelaces!

Red Hook graffiti

Who likes short shorts?

The Ching-A-Ling gang

The Ching-A-Ling gang always flipped it up.

Guys holding leather jackets in Red Hook.

One of these hats is not like the other. One of hese hats doesn’t have a brother.