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Music blasting, people playing double-dutch, and groups sitting on brownstone stoops enjoying glasses of lemonade. Despite some attendees being fully decked out in Michael Jackson-inspired costumes, Spike Lee’s 6th annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson block party was a Bed-Stuy event, through and through.
The party was located on Stuyvesant Avenue between Quincy and Lexington, also known as “Do the Right Thing Way.” The street was named for the iconic film Lee shot on that same block, and was inaugurated last year. For Lee, whose filmography is heavily-tinted with the colors of Bed-Stuy, the block party was a kind of homecoming. For the citizens of Bed-Stuy, it was a Saturday celebration for the ages.