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Postcards from Atlantic Antic, Brooklyn’s grand street fair

Stroll along with us past 36 scenes from the 2018 edition of Brooklyn's kaleidoscopic feast for the senses

September 24, 2018 The Bridge
Handmade West African baskets imported by Agowa, which attests that "your basket is hand woven by very patient, industrious and gifted women." Photos by Lesley Alderman and Steve Koepp

While this year’s edition of Atlantic Antic took place on Sunday under a cool mist—compared with last year’s record 91-degree sunshine—nothing could dampen the exuberant festival’s overstimulating spirit. Brooklyn’s biggest street fair, marking its 44th anniversary, buzzed with the beat of a music festival, thanks to this year’s theme, “The Pulse of Brooklyn.”

Hundreds of vendors lined the 1.1-mile instant emporium, while thousands of fair-goers danced in the street, sampled heaping helpings of cosmopolitan cuisine, and even took advantage of free health check-ups. The Bridge was there, exploring from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, to bring you this gallery.

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