Above is the rendering, courtesy of Community Board Two, of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s proposed wall for temporary art in the empty lot at 31 Lafayette Avenue, right across from the Howard Gilman Opera House. The wall will host a display of murals that will change over time. According to Community Board Two minutes, BAM was interested in the idea of street and gallery art merging in this space. Brooklyn-based artist KAWS will put up the first mural and BAM will continue to host artwork from emerging Brooklyn artists, although they’d also be open to featuring work from a well-known international artist. More bike racks designed by David Byrne will be installed in front of the art wall. Byrne also designed the racks outside the opera house. CB2′s Cultural Affairs Committee recommended that the Public Design Commission push the proposal forward. The full board will vote on the matter on February 13th. The temporary art wall seems like a cool idea we haven’t seen anywhere else in the borough and a non-intrusive way to make use of an empty lot.
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Next weekend, the third annual Brooklyn Zine Fest returns to the Brooklyn Historical Society with panels and a wide variety of publishers, artists and writers selling their wares. Panels will discuss topics like queer and trans zine writers, zine collecting and publishing zines anonymously. And over 150 zine enthusiasts will be selling self-published magazines on everything […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row house Address: 245 Front Street Cross Streets: Bridge and Gold Streets Neighborhood: Vinegar Hill Year Built: 1852-55 Architectural Style: Greek Revival Architect: Unknown. Landmarked: Yes, part of Vinegar Hill HD (1997) The story: Like stumbling upon Brigadoon, Vinegar Hill is hidden from most people’s view, tucked away […]
A convention center is planning to open at 79 Franklin Street in Greenpoint later this year, possibly in October, according to DNAinfo. Currently under construction, the Brooklyn Expo Center will have 28,000 square feet of space for exhibitions and meetings. There will also be a cafeteria and parking. A reader who lives nearby said it looks […]
Although obviously in need of work to turn it into living space, this has got to be one of the coolest properties for sale we’ve ever seen. There’s tons of curb appeal (or will be, pending a fresh paint job), beamed ceilings, arched windows and doors, diagonal floors and three skylights in this seemingly untouched […]