Some walked a mile through Bushwick’s industrial underbelly before crossing the Brooklyn-Queens border into Maspeth. Others exited outer borough taxis whose drivers looked hopelessly lost. Both groups converged at a gated three acre gravel lot tended by impeccably suited security guards. Their common destination: A 50,000 square foot factory made famous for building door frames in the 1950s. Within the hour nearly 1000 of them would fill this colossus of brick, steel and timber frame architecture. They hadn’t come for an emergency union meeting or an illegal warehouse rave. They had come to hear a lecture series. Continue reading
Can you keep a secret? The Lost Lectures will be in New York City next Friday, April 25th. No, The Lost Lectures isn’t the Indiana Jones film that George Lucas left on the cutting room floor. It’s an emergent series of cutting edge speakers, performances, interactive demos and art installations. Originally from London, The Lost Lectures’s have partnered with Hyperallergic for its New York City debut. Continue reading
If there is one place in the world to save during the apocalypse it’s Coney Island, Brooklyn. I know it’s corny to say, but it’s so real. Real New York. Real Brooklyn. Real characters. Real hot dogs! It’s where my father taught me how to take pictures, where I learned to muster the guts to walk right up to anyone, no matter how crazy they look, and ask for a portrait. Plus the Cyclone is there!
I wrote an article and photo essay of my adventures with a Coney Island artist named Africasso during Go Brooklyn for Hyperallergic, which is an outstanding Brooklyn based art blog.
I also made this quick video to share with Greenpointers readers and dedicated it to my dad. Enjoy!