Monthly Archives: December 2010

Need Art? Call The Mural Kings

Bio, an artist from the Bronx, is one of five graffiti gurus who make up Tat’s Cru, Inc., or Top Artistic Talents, a company of street artists-turned-professional muralists. Known as “The Mural Kings,” these innovators of urban advertising have been … Continue reading

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Carroll Gardens’ Historic District Dilemmnas

Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens stands at a crossroads for preservation. The neighborhood houses a historic district that encompasses two complete blocks, but some residents want a bigger one. Others would prefer not to expand that one or designate a new one … Continue reading

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Books, Bands, and Burlesque Dancing

Catherynne M. Valente read from her new novel, The Habitation of the Blessed, at the basements floor of Brooklyn’s WORD Bookstore. But what was unique about this event – even for the author – was that it incorporated dancing and … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Last Volunteer Fire Fighters Strengthen Community

Take the Coney Island bound Q subway line to Kings Highway, transfer to the B31 bus and eventually you will arrive in the small and isolated beach community of Gerritsen Beach. In the heart of this community exists the last … Continue reading

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Copts Rally For Peace At United Nations

Police shot dead two young Coptic men and arrested 156 Copts who were protesting for the right to build a new church in Giza, Egypt on November 24. Continue reading

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Post Re-do – Queen of All Saints

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Three-Quarters Homeless: A Rally Against Transitional Houses in Brooklyn

Tenants and community activists joined together in front of 42 and 44 Christopher Avenue in Brownsville, the site of two “three-quarter houses.” These houses present themselves as transitional program housing for the formerly homeless, recovering addicts and formerly incarcerated people. … Continue reading

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NYC’s Newest Mobile Billboards

From Times Square’s bright lights illuminating massive billboards, to advertisements on taxicabs, buses and subways, New York City’s canvas has long been plastered with colorful money-making propaganda.  Just when every empty lamp post and brick wall seemed filled to capacity with posters … Continue reading

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Is Spider-Man the Musical Up for a Windfall?

As Julie Taymor’s screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s Tempests receives unflattering reviews from the USA Today and Rolling Stone, her other project, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, continues to be in the news despite not having opened yet. For the past … Continue reading

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Saint Lucy – Saint Patrick – A Reason to Believe

Along with 177 Catholic Churches in Brooklyn and Queens, two of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s largest churches just emerged from a year of financial scrutiny. Bishop Nicholas Dimarzio launched an initiative to shore up the stability of Catholic churches … Continue reading

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