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For a fleeting moment this morning, I woke up with my mind completely blank—the sun shining through my window blinds and the sounds of New York City leaking through my walls. Then, as a reflex, checking my iPhone and logging into Twitter, it all came rushing back: the jarring turmoil that the new presidential administration is bringing to our country at a rapid-fire pace. We’ve been attempting to track it here at Brooklyn Magazine, but, really, it’s...
Keep seeing, keep looking! This is a weekly, mostly Brooklyn-based compendium of art happenings. FORTNIGHT INSTITUTE: DICKS — EXHIBITION & DISCUSSION It's a good time to consider the dick. Look at a lot of them—trapped in rock, sketched, oiled, bent, squashed, hard, soft and more—at Fortnight Institute's show, featuring eight artists (one of them male). Tonight, six of those women (Elizabeth Berdann, Mira Schor, Aurel Schmidt, Aura Rosenberg, and Betty Tompkins) will discuss the dick. RSVP required. Discussion: 6:00PM — 8:00PM Wednesday, November...
On Tuesday the Stop Mass Incarceration Network organized a protest in New York City (one that turned violent on the Brooklyn Bridge), as well as several more across the nation calling for an end to police violence. Carl Dix, co-founder of the organization along with Cornel West, said that "what it came down to is that the declaration for the movement that’s calling for an end to police being given a green light to...
New York City Councilman @CMReynoso34 arrested protesting the closure of Williamsburg daycares and senior center pic.twitter.com/L9xwEvbbFf — Patrick Kearns (@PkearnsBQE) March 24, 2015 On Tuesday hundreds of Williamsburg residents along with City Council Member Antonio Reynoso and North Brooklyn's Democratic District Leader Nick Rizzo participated in a public protest to help put a stop to the possible closure of two community centers. According to Reynoso's Facebook post calling on people to join in the sit-in, where...