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East New York has been the topic of a great deal of debate recently—will the blighted, crime-ridden neighborhood be the next real estate hot spot? What kind of impact will the de Blasio administration's rezoning project have on the area? Could this be the city's last chance to get it right with affordable housing? Will they succeed? But in speaking with Catherine Green, Founder and Executive Director of Arts East New York—an organization that supports...
Everyone in New York knows that the Brooklyn Academy of Music is a treasure. Now the United States government has officially recognized BAM's cultural significance, awarding it with a 2013 National Medal of Arts—the highest honor specifically given for achievement in the arts in the country, given annually to those who are "deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in the United...
In what can only be described as some of the best news we've heard today: MOMA PS 1, one of our favorite spots in Long Island City, is bringing an arts festival to Fort Tilden this summer and everyone's invited. According to Gothamist, on June 29, the museum will bring an all-out fest featuring "arts and crafts, film screenings, kayaking, baseball games, and more" to the Sandy-ravaged beach, which finally reopened a few weeks ago. Following...
It's hard out here in Brooklyn. Every day, we're bamboozled with a dizzying array of pop-up shops and vintage stores, ephemeral, hidden worlds that seem to promise so much, only we never hear about them until after the fact, it seems. Where's a style-conscious Kings County taxpayer to score some one-of-a-kind duds and a comical cross stitch? This is what we're here for. On Friday, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Thrift Disco is popping-up shop...