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June 14, 2012

Car Stripping in Brooklyn, 1980's

After moving to the south side of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1988, James Cathcart became interested in observing, documenting and working with the process of ‘car stripping’. In the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, Williamsburg was a convenient neighborhood for the dismantling of stolen cars and the resale of used car parts. His observation of car stripping and disposal in Williamsburg continued through the mid nineties — when the neighborhood began changing rapidly.



  1. You can't get any spare parts from those cars. The Bronx really had been full of unused cars, probably long island used cars get much better price now than before.

  2. Used car dealerships carry cars from many different manufacturers, while new car dealerships are generally franchises associated with only one manufacturer. Click here to read more about used Porsche Dealer



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