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The 60,000-square foot DeKalb Market Hall purposely devoted a majority of its headquarters to up-and-coming, Brooklyn-born purveyors. Yet there’s no denying their marquee vendors’ entrenched, Lower East Side cred: that would be the 129-year-old Katz’s, which has peddled pastrami on the corner of E. Houston since 1888. But to hear owner Jake Dell tell it, the deli’s once-in-a-century expansion could only have happened in Brooklyn. And certainly, even the staunchest borough advocates wouldn’t dream of engaging...
(All photos by Paul D'Agostino.) As many other recent year-end roundups of all sorts have similarly stated, the year 2016 will be recollected for quite some time for a great many reasons, and perhaps primarily thanks to its all-too-well-played role as temporal host to so many things that profoundly sucked. A number of beloved celebrities passed away well before what would've seemed 'their time,' which made many people sad, because for some reason so many of...
The new exhibition season in NYC is not yet a week old, but it's fair to say that it's already, in a quantitative sense, well underway. That is, there were just enough gallery openings last week to note without exaggeration that there are now hundreds of new exhibits for you to see all around town. Sounds daunting, right? And wonderful as well? A welcome thrust of activity? True, true and true. Also, it's just the start. Plenty...
A weekly compendium of mostly Brooklyn-based art things. BRENNAN & GRIFFIN: WORM TURNS ATMOSPHERE — HEATHER GUERTIN Worm Turns Atmosphere is Heather Guertin's second solo show with Brennan & Griffin, but her first in their new Lower East Side location (Mary Weatherford marked their first show in Red Hook, in a former metal castings warehouse). Guertin's egg-y paintings are large, luscious, and mesmerizing: the paintings morph, as the title suggests, from human face to uneasy ellipse. Opening: September 7 6:00PM...

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