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 Fanton has since been replaced by Robert L. Gallucci—who was born in Brooklyn.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.
A new minor neighborhood controversy to consider: the new “Bike Friendly Business District” effort, which has seen more than 60 business owners along Atlantic Ave. going out of their way to entice cyclists to get off their bikes and spend a little local money via discounts and other incentives. Seems pretty straightforward and unimpeachable, no? […]
Maps. They’re everywhere. And usually, they serve to prove the things that we already know, or, at least, the things that we think we know. And so then we really know these things. Because they’re on a map. And maps tell the truth. We think. We think we know that. But so, crime. Where is […]
Apple, long-planning to open a store in Brooklyn, is said now to be checking out two specific locations for its first Kings County outlet, Racked reports—the options pitting Williamsburg against Fort Greene. The first is 247 Bedford Avenue, on the corner of N. 3rd Street, in what used to be a bagel store (RIP The […]