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The annual Bay Ridge Storefront Art Walk, acronymically known as Bay Ridge SAW, not only invites artists to propose very particular sorts of public art projects, but also manages to provide funds to help them realize their often installation-tending works, which they ultimately conceive in accordance with the settings of the small businesses with which they're partnered. Now in its seventh iteration, SAW has matured in significant ways from one year to the next,...
  A few weeks ago I posted an informatively entertaining—I don’t think I’d be the only one to describe it thusly—and collaboratively crafted roundup of NYC art in 2015, “The Dear Readers Edition.” After it went live, some of the contributors mentioned that many other shows came to mind that they might have included, and a number of others wanted to add their two cents. All that led to this piece, “Back to Forward,” ...
Going vegan might be a hipster cliché, but meat-eating actually feels like a bigger part of today’s dominant counterculture. Hipster iconography has always been rooted in nostalgia for, and ironic reclamation of, signifiers of 70s suburbia—the white flight world their parents created, from which they’d eventually escape to return to the cities: mustaches, Pabst, big glasses, big hair, etc. Along with these motifs comes meat—backyard barbecues and roasts on the dinner table. The socially...
Bay Ridge has a lot of bars. But until recently it didn’t have an attractive wine bar that serves locally sourced foods: chocolate from the Mast Bros., sweets from Brooklyn Treat Shoppe, cheese from Stinky Brooklyn, provisions from D. Coluccio & Sons, and beers from Sixpoint. Until, that is, artist (and Brooklyn native) John Avelluto and gallerist Steve Weintraub teamed up to open The Owl’s Head. “The difference has been our atmosphere,” Avelluto tells...

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