Crown Heights, Brooklyn doubles as both a home to a vibrant Afro-Carribean immigrant tradition and as the birthplace of the messianic faction of Lubavitch hassidism.
Over the years, the Crown has seen its fair share of racial tension but race relations are steadily improving in the neighborhood.
Eastern Parkway, the area's main thoroughfare used to seperate the black hats from the black folks, but now it brings people together as a shared celebration point for festivals from Carnival to Kapporos.
In this 5 min investo-doc-u-spirtualmentary the Indelible Gang takes you inside one of the most fascinating neighborhoods in the US, as we attempt to shed some light on a mysterious and often misunderstood sect of Judaism. If you've spent a summer in NYC or Los Angeles, you've no doubt seen and wondered about the folks running around in
big black hats and overcoats - what makes them so cool on such a hot day in such a heated world? If it made you think when you saw them under the bright sun, you might break your brain when you see them in the 'hood at night swinging live chickens over their heads. Oh yes all
that and more is in store for you, dedicated viewer - It's time to gather round and see how the Crown gets down.
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