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This interview is part of our FRESHMakers series, a collaboration with Arizona-born, Brooklyn-based photographer Guerin Blask. For this project, Blask took portraits of New Yorkers he finds inspiring: ”I wanted to capture the faces behind the work I so admire. Each of these entrepreneurs has had a major impact on my daily life over the past decade, and I feel honored to have been given the opportunity to photograph each of them in his or her element.” Artist David...
The worst part about cars is the aesthetics of their necessary infrastructure, and no bit of automobile architecture is uglier than the highway. In Brooklyn, we've got a hideous doozy: the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, a brutish elevation connecting boroughs. Thankfully, Brooklyn residents have for decades tried to brighten this blight with art, above and below, so that both those unfortunate enough to drive over it and those more unfortunate to pass beneath it can have...
We here at Northside Media Group, the company behind The L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Northside Festival, SummerScreen and a lot of other great things, need your (or one of your artsy friends') help!  A couple of weeks ago, we announced that we're looking for a muralist to paint a disturbingly white wall in our lobby. Well, the May 12 deadline for submission is fast approaching, so we thought we'd give one last reminder to anyone...
A sure sign that we've hit peak branding/integrated marketing/activation/whatever it is people are calling these things: a user posted an outraged missive on the Brooklyn reddit today about a Williamsburg Buff Monster mural that's been covered up, writing, "I walked by this mural every single day on N. 12th and Berry and now it's an ad. I can't believe the owners did this." Which is legit enough—it was a cool-looking mural!—except for the fact,...