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David Seiter, principal and design director of landscape architecture firm Future Green, describes Red Hook's ecological origins, his latest projects, and the importance of planning for resiliency as oceans rise. Why did you choose Red Hook for your offices? We’re drawn to the quiet of Red Hook, the quality of the light and the amount of sky.  We love the openness and the sense of being surrounded by an overgrown urban nature. While we’ve always gravitated...
When it comes to year end lists, few folk albums stand a chance. Between the world-altering power of a hip-hop/soul/jazz fusion record like Kendrick Lamar's, the star-making ascent of Grimes with Art Angels, or even Adele's fourth quarter record breaking feat 25, where will we find room for quietly strummed acoustic guitar and shivery harmonies? Here. We will find room here, on a list devoted specifically to the genre. This year was jam-packed with...
Adele's 25 dropped on Friday and people are definitely buying it like crazy. It will probably be a record-breaking album, even if it left me a little cold. That's one of the obnoxious things about enormous pop artists who overshadow everyone else--a lot of really talented people are hanging out in that shadow, waiting for their chance to shine. So, now that the thing is actually out, let's shift gears and take a look...
Knopf released Chicago-born, San Francisco-bred and Brooklyn-based author Jennifer Egan’s fifth book, A Visit from the Goon Squad, in June 2010; ten months later, the collection of generation-spanning, style-hopscotching vignettes was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Egan lives in Fort Greene with her husband, the theater director David Herskovits, and their two sons. What’s your favorite book about Brooklyn? Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem. I read it before I moved here, but I think...

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