Flutist and International Contemporary Ensemble founder Claire Chase received a MacArthur Fellowship yesterday, the prestigious “genius grant” that gives its recipients $100,000 a year for five years, no strings attached. Chase is only the latest Brooklynite to receive the honor. “There’s something very simpatico with MacArthur Fellows and the arts in Brooklyn,” then-MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton told the Daily News in 2007. “It’s a wonderful part of the city and country.” Fanton has since been replaced by Robert L. Gallucci—who was born in Brooklyn.
The following is a list of MacArthur fellows who live(d) in Brooklyn, work(ed) in Brooklyn, were born in Brooklyn, or who moved to Brooklyn.
Brooklyn may have launched a million trend pieces over the past decade (and become home to the best neighborhood ever for millenials), but you know what it’s also home to? Manhattan’s trash. Lots of it. In fact, Williamsburg and Greenpoint have the highest concentration of garbage dumps of anywhere in the city, per data from […]
Last year, Forbes published an article about coffee consumption in the U.S. and shared the not-so-new news that we here in New York City are crazy about the stuff, spending three times more on coffee than the rest of the nation. So, just imagine how many coffee cups we dispose of everyday. The number is probably […]
Right after news of several disturbing recent shootings in Bushwick, another to add to the list: the Daily News reports that a 14-year-old allegedly shot a 15-year-old outside of a Foot Locker this weekend in a dispute over line cutting. Both were waiting early in the morning for the release of the new Kanye West-designed […]