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Jorit Agoch, an Italian muralist currently at work in Brooklyn, primarily paints the human face. For Jorit, who goes by his first name in public, the face is the most telling part about human beings, because he feels it's the most direct indication of someone's emotion. This interest in the varied incarnations of the human countenance has prompted him to craft candid portraits all the way from the rural stretches of Cuba to right here in New...
Illustrator Steven Weinberg is a Brooklyn expat living in the Catskills, but something about brownstone architecture left a lasting impression, even as the scenery around him suddenly became very different. Speaking about brownstones, he writes in an email, "I just love their endless uniqueness. Even on the same block, if you look closely, you can see that maybe a certain homeowner wanted triangular crests over the windows, or scalloped details here, or god forbid they added...
How did you honor the 18th anniversary of death of Brooklyn's own Christopher George Latore Wallace, a.k.a the Notorious B.I.G.? (it was on Monday, but you can probably still pour one out for him if you forgot.) The Clinton Hill Key Foods, where the rapper worked as a bag boy when he was young, is celebrating by planning a mural of Biggie Smalls to adorn the wall of their supermarket. Artist Danielle Mastrion, whose other...
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...