NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Voted to Designate Angel Guardian Home in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn as an Individual Landmark

 

 

 

Angel Guardian Home, 6301 12th Avenue, Brooklyn. Image courtesy NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to designate the main building of the Angel Guardian Home as an Individual Landmark. The enthusiastic vote registered 16 in favor with zero opposition, along with 71 letters in favor. This architecturally distinctive building serves as a reminder of the important role played by religious social service organizations in Brooklyn’s early 20th century history. This would be the first landmark in this area.

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NYC Parks Asks Brooklynites to Help Reimagine Five Parks

 

 

Jackie Robinson Park. Photo credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

NYC Parks Asks Brooklynites to help reimagine five parks in the Borough. Community members can register and participate virtually through registration starting today. Along the way, check out images of Parks improvements already completed.

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New Installation at Prospect Park Bandshell by Collaborative Duo, Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine

 

 

 

BRIC and Prospect Park Alliance new art installation. Image courtesy David Andrako

A new art installation landed at the Prospect Park Bandshell this month, created by the collaborative duo, Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine. Titled, Inspired By “What Is Left,” the text-based installation quotes the late poet Lucille Cliftonand offers the Brooklyn community a message of resilience and perseverance.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates Its First Historic District in East Flatbush ~ The East 25th Street Historic District

 

 

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New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held  a public hearing on the proposed East 25th Street Historic District in Flatbush, Brooklyn and this week, voted to designate this historic district in East Flatbush. The new historically designated district is a cohesive group of 56 Renaissance Revival style row houses built by a single developer, the Henry Meyer Building Company, between 1909 and 1912. Located on East 25th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D, this is the first historic district in East Flatbush.

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Bound Up Together: On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment at Smack Mellon

 

 

Image: Stephanie J. Woods, When the Hunted Become the Hunters (still), 2020, moving audio photograph, 07:39 min. Courtesy of the artist.

Bound up Together: On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment was organized in the months leading up to the 2020 presidential election, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and as Black Lives Matter protests erupted around the world. The exhibition centers on the achievements that granted some women the right to vote and the pervasive and enduring intersections of racism, sexism and misogyny that disfigure American culture and society.

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NYC Parks Celebrates Early Completion of a Section of the Shore Road Bike Path

 

 

 

NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

NYC Parks is celebrating the early completion of a $575,000 transformation of the Shore Road bicycle path in Brooklyn. The approximately 2100 ft span of fresh pavement was finished four months ahead of schedule and was funded by City Council Member Justin Brannan. Continue reading “NYC Parks Celebrates Early Completion of a Section of the Shore Road Bike Path”

World’s Biggest Bounce New York Visit Postponed until 2021

 

 

 

All images courtesy The Big Bounce America

COVID-19 Update ~ Originally schedule for July, 2020 in Brooklyn, The Big Bounce has been postponed until July 24 – August 8, 2021.

The Big Bounce America, home of the Guinness Certified ‘World’s Biggest Bounce House,’ will be going coast-to-coast inflating in 44 cities across the country, and rolling into the Big Apple ~ over 13,000 square feet of it ~ for two weekends, beginning July 18th!

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The Chronicles of New York City ~ Artist JR @ Domino Park in Williamsburg

 

 

 

photo: AFineLyne

In the Summer of 2018, do you remember seeing a fifty-three-foot long trailer tuck (the mobile studio) in your neighborhood? The trailer truck spent a month driving through all five boroughs, checking out numerous locations, taking photographs of people from all walks of life who wished to participate in French-artist, JR’s project, The Chronicles of New York, which coincides with his current retrospective, JR: Chronicles, at Brooklyn Museum of Art.

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Beyond the Walls ~ Conversations with the National Black Theatre at Apple Williamsburg ~ January 31, 2020

 

 

Image via National Black Theatre

As part of the Today at Apple series, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) and Apple Williamsburg offer an evening of conversation and exploration with artists including Jillian WalkerMakeba RaineyJaimee Todd and Jonathan McCrory discussing the use of the arts, tech and indigenous practices to create visual representations of black womanhood and continue the rich legacy of the Black arts community. A panel discussion with the artists will be followed by an live demonstration with Todd showcasing her creative process in the Procreate painting app and her use of layering, color and other techniques to create abstract portraits. Attendees will then have a chance to gain hands-on experience with Procreate by using iPads and Apple Pencil to interact with Todd’s work and create and share their own art as well on the Apple store’s brilliant 4K video wall.

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NYC Parks + Green-Wood Experts to Preserve Old Gravesend Cemetery

 

 

 

Image via findagrave.com added by BKGeni 2008

NYC Parks Citywide Monuments Conservation Program (CMCP) conservators and summer apprentices, collaborating with Green-Wood Cemetery experts, will be resetting and restoring weathered and toppled gravestones at Old Gravesend Cemetery,

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Industry City Brooklyn ~ Open Studios May 18-19

 

 

 

EverGreene Architectura Arts – Studio.

One of New York City’s largest artist enclaves is opening its doors to the public May 18-19, 2019. Industry City Open Studios offers the public a behind-the-scenes look into the customized creative spaces of Industry City’s many artists, makers, and manufacturers. The annual event, now in its sixth year, gives visitors a rare opportunity to access the artists’ studios as well as meet with the artists and experience the process of their work being produced firsthand.

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Bonnie Collura + Rachelle Mozman Solano Bring Thoughtful & Colorful Exhibits to Smack Mellon

 

 

 

“Bonnie Collura,, Prince, 2019, installation view. Image courtesy of Smack Mellon. Photo by Etienne Frossard.

Smack Mellon currently has two thoughtful and colorful solo exhibitions running concurrently ~ Bonnie Collura, Prince and Rachelle Mozman Solano, Metamorphosis of Failure. Smack Mellon.

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Artist Mark di Suvero installation ‘Paintbrush’ arrives on the Pratt Brooklyn Campus Library

 

 

 

Mark di Suvero new installation at Pratt’s Brooklyn campus. Image credit: Katherine Brown via pratt.edu

Drawn from inspiration from the work of French artist, Henri Matisse, sculptor Mark di Suvero began working on a series of new sculptures ~ one of them, Paintbrush, recently installed on the Pratt Brooklyn campus in front of the main entrance to the library. Paintbrush is a temporary installation, on loan from the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery.

Ziemia Arrives in McGolrick Park, Brooklyn

 

 

3′ diameter ceramic orb atop a native plant garden in McGolrick Park, along Russel St. between Nassau Ave and Driggs Ave. Image via ziemia.nyc

Ziemia is an art installation that sits in a garden filled with native plants in Msgr. McGolrick Park, Brooklyn.  Translated from Polish, Ziemia means ‘Earth” ~ and the beautiful story behind its creation is told below.

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Hot Summer Nights! Free Outdoor Concert Series

 

 

Image courtesy of Hot Summer Nights!

Every Saturday evening from July 7 to July 28th, the Kingsborough Lighthouse Bandshell will be swinging under the stars with the free concert series, On Stage At Kingsborough.

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Prospect Park’s Flatbush Ave Perimeter Getting a New Look

 

 

 

Rendering of new Flatbush Ave entrance to Prospect Park. Image courtesy prospectpark.org

Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks are breaking ground on a restoration of the Flatbush Avenue perimeter, and unveil a design for the new entrances.

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Brooklyn Museum to Exhibit the Maezawa $110.5 Million ‘Basquiat’

Jean Michel-Basquiat, Untitled (1982). Courtesy of Sotheby’s New York. Image via news.artnet.com

“Billionaire Japanese collector Yusaku Maezawa has revealed that the Brooklyn Museum will be the first stop on a world tour of his blockbuster Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, which he bought for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s last spring. The work will be the subject of a show titled “One Basquiat,” which will run from January 26 to March 11.”

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Life in a Shipping Container ~ a Williamsburg Home

 

 

 

All images via dezeen.com

A few years ago, Summer Streets placed a shipping container on Park Avenue near 42nd Street, and created a swimming pool and cabana area, enjoyed by the public.  Over the years, we’ve seen several creative uses for the sturdy, steel constructs. But this Williamsburg home, created from shipping containers, really caught our eye and imagination, creating terraces and privacy at every level.

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Tyrone Mitchell: Dreams, Discourse & Speculation. A Selection of Works at Atelier212 Gallery in Brooklyn

 

 

Image via Tyrone Mitchell, Sculptor on Facebook

“Tyrone Mitchell: Dreams, Discourse & Speculation. A Selection of Works” at Atelier212 Gallery, Brooklyn for a limited engagement

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Katie Mertz: The Brooklyn Glyphs at 80 Flatbush

 

 

 

The two buildings that make up 80 Flatbush.  Photo taken November 7, 2017

The Controversial project at 80 Flatbush received approval from the City Planning Commission, and demolition of the entire building will commence in the summer of 2019.

In the meantime, Brooklyn-born artist, Katie Merz was commissioned to create her signature glyphs across the entire facade at 80 Flatbush in 2017.  #BrooklynGlyphs in images we will remember.

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Brooklyn Photographs at BRIC

 

 

Sergio Purell, courtesy of the artist and ARt3 Gallery, Brooklyn via bricartsmedia.org

Eleven photographers come together to celebrate Brooklyn from the late 1960s to present day. Walk through a childhood in Williamsburg in the 1960s, Halloween in the 1970s, and Bushwick street life in the 1980s. Turning a page, the exhibit will also address gentrifying landscapes, examining the importance of photography as documentation, and reflecting on the continuous changes in these neighborhoods.

September 7 to October 29, 2017

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