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Made In Brooklyn: The Shoemaker

In this edition of the Made In Brooklyn series, we take a step back to much simpler times where shops specializing in handcrafted goods lined neighborhood streets. One such spot was the F & C Shoe Rebuilding shop that resides in Bensonhurst and has been opened since 1945. The story follows the life of Frank Catalfumo — a man at 91 years old — who still works five days a week making and fixing shoes together with his son — a generational tradition that Frank himself followed since joining the shop upon his own father’s request. Titled ‘The Shoemaker,’ the video is one look into the heritage of craftsmanship that adds to the the series’ archive; a collection of such stories directed and filmed by Dustin Cohen.

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