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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...
Reel Brooklyn is a monthly column chronicling the definitive history of Brooklyn on-screen, one film—and neighborhood—at a time. They finally adapted Hubert Selby Jr.'s 1964 cult classic Last Exit to Brooklyn in 1989, after the nostalgia for the 1950s that began with George Lucas's American Graffiti became calcified into dinosaur bone dust with the Reagan administration, and it still took a German production to make it happen. Selby's notoriously foul, working-class portrait of 1952 Sunset...
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...
Hillary's fat and still has emails, a Filipino fisherman found a 75-pound pearl and then kept it hidden under his bed for ten years, and policemen in France are forcing women to take their clothes off. A standard week, all things considered. Planning to stay inside and click about it? Boring. Get out. Here are all the art things you should do and see this week instead of slurping fifteen mezcalitas and slamming four pounds of guac with your girlfriends. OUCHI GALLERY: OVERFITTING Curator Yujia...

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