The artist Ellie Balk has partnered with the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP) to bring a music landscape underneath the BQE. Called “Soundwaves,” the mural will be painted on the large wall on Park Avenue under the BQE, near Steuben Street in Clinton Hill. The artist collaborated with over 10 pianists who live close to the BQE, by drawing the distance between their hands as they play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. These “sound waves” will be layered to create an orchestra of lines, reflecting a landscape. Says Balk: “Residents living near this stretch of highway are confronted by the continuous cycle of the sound of bustling traffic. This mural will allow residents to see something beautiful and bright and to be inspired to hear the sounds of the highway in a new way.” Residents and local groups (ages eight and up) are invited to participate in the process by painting with the artist over a 3-week period, beginning on September 16th. If you are interested in volunteering, sign up here.
A tipster tells us work has started up again at the long-dormant warehouse conversion at 53 Bridge Street in Dumbo. The latest alteration permits indicate the developer has scrapped residential plans. The developer of the long-troubled project was ordered to take down an unsightly and unstable six-story addition back in 2010, designed by disgraced architect Scarano. The architect of record is […]
For its latest “Living In” column, the New York Times took a look at what it is like to live in Carroll Gardens, from the neighborhood’s Italian roots to today’s expensive brownstones and condo developments. The number of Italian Americans living there declined from 52 percent in 1980 to 22 percent in 2012, as the median […]
Halstead is opening an office in Bed Stuy at 316 Stuyvesant Avenue, the company told us. The former Bed Stuy team of Evans & Nye — Ban Leow, Morgan Munsey and Donna Myrie — will work out of the space. Halstead executive director of sales in Brooklyn, Trish Martin, will oversee the office, said DNAinfo, which […]
Last week an LLC called Buffalo Avenue Realty Associates picked up St. Mary’s Hospital at 170 Buffalo Avenue in the Weeksville neighborhood of Crown Heights. The large private Catholic institution closed in 2005. Surprisingly, it will not be converted into rentals or condos. The new owner has already leased the building to Prospect Park Nursing Home of 1455 […]
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