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 Fanton has since been replaced by Robert L. Gallucci—who was born in Brooklyn.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.
Just on the heels of news that construction is underway on the new iteration of beloved Coney Island roller coaster The Thunderbolt, we also get news that we’re one step closer to living out our dream of playing in a urine-tained wave pool while gazing out at actual, urine-tainted ocean waves. In other words, Coney […]
Lest anyone get too excited about the new De Blasio-run era of New York real estate or think that Bloomberg’s proverbial “Russian Billionaires” are a thing of the past, a friendly reminder that ultra-wealthy foreign investors are still here, and still driving up prices (as of November, they accounted for around 70 percent of all […]
To mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee, this year the Pew Research Center is conducting a series of studies examining the past, present, and future of the Internet. Dad jokes are expected to be a constant. Released by the center today, the report imagines what digital life […]