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Atlantic Antic does it again! • Brooklyn Paper

Atlantic Antic does it again!

Leslie Russell, from Boerum Hill, enjoys a cup of beer while strolling along Atlantic Avenue during Sunday’s annual Atlantic Antic.
Photo by Tom Callan

The Atlantic Antic showed why it’s a New York institution on Sunday by setting up shop on a mile-long stretch with 500 vendor booths, and welcoming a deluge of late-summer visitors with three things on their minds: food, fun and festivity.

They 37th annual epic street festival — between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue — didn’t disappoint.

Ample, awesome grub preserved the borough’s reputation as foodie central by highlighting a wealth of street-fair yummies — our mouths turned leaky just thinking of the funnel cake, sausage sandwiches, and roasted corn, washed down by Sixpoint Atlantic Amber Ale and other thirst-quenching brews! Area vendors Colonie, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and La Mancha were among those who did Brooklyn proud.

There was more va-va-va-vroom going your way, courtesy of the New York Transit Museum, which put visitors in the driver’s seat by showing them how to drive the Tunnel Wrecker, operate the Patcher and even make repairs on the subway’s sizzling third rail.

The bebop and bonhomie was booming, too.

Music junkies got a free fix at 10 live performance stages, while an entire block devoted itself to kid-friendly activities, among them, pony rides, storytelling and face-painting.

“Atlantic Avenue was transformed into a sea of entertainment offering something for everyone,” said a spokesperson.

Affirmative on that one!

Thousands of people turned out for the Atlantic Antic, which was held along Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue.
Photo by Tom Callan

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