The drawings in this gallery were executed between 1991 and 1996 when I lived at 64 Havemeyer Street and later 277 Driggs Avenue in Brooklyn.  The people portrayed are both drawn from imagination and memory, and from photographs I took in and around McCarren Park.  When I first moved to Northside in 1983, most of the neighborhood appeared as it might have in the 1950s.  It was not  unusual to meet older people who had lived their entire lives in the area.  There were still remnants of heavy industry, and the Eastern District Terminal on Kent Avenue had only recently ceased to be an active port.  The L train was nearly deserted late at night: during the morning rush hour, there were perhaps 30 people on the platform at Bedford Avenue.
       
     
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 The drawings in this gallery were executed between 1991 and 1996 when I lived at 64 Havemeyer Street and later 277 Driggs Avenue in Brooklyn.  The people portrayed are both drawn from imagination and memory, and from photographs I took in and around McCarren Park.  When I first moved to Northside in 1983, most of the neighborhood appeared as it might have in the 1950s.  It was not  unusual to meet older people who had lived their entire lives in the area.  There were still remnants of heavy industry, and the Eastern District Terminal on Kent Avenue had only recently ceased to be an active port.  The L train was nearly deserted late at night: during the morning rush hour, there were perhaps 30 people on the platform at Bedford Avenue.
       
     

The drawings in this gallery were executed between 1991 and 1996 when I lived at 64 Havemeyer Street and later 277 Driggs Avenue in Brooklyn.  The people portrayed are both drawn from imagination and memory, and from photographs I took in and around McCarren Park.  When I first moved to Northside in 1983, most of the neighborhood appeared as it might have in the 1950s.  It was not  unusual to meet older people who had lived their entire lives in the area.  There were still remnants of heavy industry, and the Eastern District Terminal on Kent Avenue had only recently ceased to be an active port.  The L train was nearly deserted late at night: during the morning rush hour, there were perhaps 30 people on the platform at Bedford Avenue.

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