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As a follow up to the previous post, “Graffiti Art Wall Murals: Boo Ya! What’s Good Bushwick?” this reporter would like to highlight examples of more unconventional, less predictable looking graffiti art that is in a league above the childish marker and spray painted tags that are a blight on the city. If the Redi Mix Cement Factory is the main attraction, the outdoor museum, then the parking lot down the street, off the corner of Harrison Place and Porter Avenue, is the adjunct gallery, and the immediate area is scattered with the work of graffiti artist with, shall I say, a more painterly approach. What stands out in this setting is the site specific-ness of the paintings in relation to the buildings and facades that serve as their canvases.
Famous Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara should have stopped off to see the graffiti art wall murals in Bushwick Brooklyn before he was arrested in New York City for making graffiti and possession of graffiti instruments on a city subway platform. The artist, whose paintings and sculptures sell for over a million dollars, was caught drawing a smiley face with an indelible marker; Nara, in town for an exhibition of his work at Marianne Boesky Gallery, spent twenty-four hours in police custody.
Cool events in Brooklyn from Dec 9 to Dec 13, 2009.
After a 4-year break, VH1 Divas is back. NYPost catches up with Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson and more of pop music’s most talented female artists.
Farming is not just for the countryside anymore. Find out what city dwellers are doing to turn their rooftops into useable space.
The arrest of Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, the Brooklyn resident charged last month with acting as a “matchmaker” for buyers and sellers of human organs, spotlights the issue of live donor organ trafficking in the United States. It also raises a question: How could Rosenbaum ply his trade for as long as a decade, according to statements in the criminal complaint filed against him, without being caught?
The Atlantic Yards development project in Brooklyn was set to include housing, offices and a basketball arena. But the recession has forced the project to scale back. Sally Herships for the Marketplace reports that could be a good thing.
Tom Llamas breaks down ring of corruption in New Jersey.
Help clean up the Gowanus Canal this summer! On May 30, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 19 and October 19 volunteers are invited to join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy in an attempt to clean up the Canal.
The garbage and trash in Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge has become a real problem. Is it due to budget cuts and not enough trucks to empty waste baskets or are the residents themselves to blame? The opinions differ, but everyone agrees that something needs to be done.
The locals can’t take the dirty streets anymore, The Brooklyn Paper reports. “It’s a disaster — the avenues are filthy and they have to be cleaned up,” said state Sen. Marty Golden (R-Bay Ridge), who told residents at a town hall meeting last Monday that he was shocked by the soiled state of Fifth Avenue.