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106 GREEN—TOO MANY MORNINGS: SHAWN POWELL Shawn Powell wrote a screenplay to accompany the paintings in his solo show. (I wonder about painters and movies; are painters jealous, sometimes?) It begins: "Black screen (soothing sound of waves advancing and retreating from the shore)" then this text appears in black and white: "She found herself alone by the sea." The woman Powell writes about, and paints, lives on a surreal island. Worms and mannequin heads populate the beach, but it's...
When you live in the type of place where even your own home is usually occupied with at least one other person (seriously, though, is there any other city where it’s common for people in their 30s to have roommates that are not their romantic partners?), “being alone” is usually a state of mind more than it is a state of being. However, there are a few places in Brooklyn where you can actually...
No. 1 Dead Horse Bay Brooklyn's Best Secret Beach Tucked away amid the marshy coastline of southeastern Brooklyn, Dead Horse Bay is one of the borough’s best kept secrets. Assuming, of course, that you like your secrets to be somewhat dark and disturbing. The small beach is now part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, but it was once the site of horse-rendering plants, fish oil factories, and garbage incinerators. From the 1850s to about 1920, the marshland...

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