Carnival vibe in the air, but Brooklyn’s West Indian Day Parade is canceled

What’s Labor Day in Brooklyn without oxtails, roti, sugar cane and coconuts, says Evelyn Cooper, a Trinidadian native who sells the popular fare every year at the New York Caribbean Carnival Parade.

And just because this year’s parade is canceled — again — over coronavirus concerns, don’t expect Cooper to stay at home with her specialties.

“We’re not happy about it at all,” Cooper, 72, said Thursday. “But people are still going to come out.”

What’s Labor Day in Brooklyn without oxtails, roti, sugar cane and coconuts, says Evelyn Cooper, a Trinidadian native who sells the popular fare every year at the New York Caribbean Carnival Parade.

And just because this year’s parade is canceled — again — over coronavirus concerns, don’t expect Cooper to […]

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