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Red Hook Athletic Field closed for Lead pollution in 2014, finally reopening with a politician-studded, back-slapping event that sort of turned my stomach. ©Mark D Phillips

Maybe a Lead-free Zone?

So all the politicians came to celebrate the opening and the cleanup of the Red Hook Fields closed in 2014 due to Lead contamination. The reality was that all our children were playing on fields where they found that the top six inches of ballfields 5-8 were so highly contaminated that they could not stay open.

Fotografiska New York is presenting a major retrospective, Memoria, which includes 77 photographs arranged in narrative sequences including many of James Nachtwey’s most prominent bodies of work.

James Nachtwey Memoria

Fotografiska New York is presenting a major retrospective, Memoria, which includes 77 photographs arranged in narrative sequences including many of James Nachtwey’s most prominent bodies of work.

Brooklyn Utopias: Along the Canal consists of an indoor exhibition at The Old Stone House (OSH) and two public outdoor art exhibitions of artwork printed on banners hung on the fences surrounding J.J. Byrne Playground and Coffey Park. ©Mark D Phillips

Brooklyn Utopias: Along the Canal

Brooklyn Utopias: Along the Canal consists of an indoor exhibition at The Old Stone House (OSH) and two public outdoor art exhibitions of artwork printed on banners hung on the fences surrounding J.J. Byrne Playground and Coffey Park.

Jay Cochrane skywalks on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Canada, in 2002. The first skywalk in over a hundred years went from the pinnacle of the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel to the Casino Niagara Tower at a height of 40 stories, with Niagara Falls as the backdrop. "Skywalk at Niagara" was the highest skywalk ever completed in Niagara Falls. PHOTO BY MARK D. PHILLIPS

Skywalk at Niagara, 20th Anniversary

Beginning May 21, 2002, we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Jay’s first skywalk in Niagara Falls, Canada. It began a “Decade of Skywalks” with his final walk on September 17, 2012.

Smokey sunset on July 22, 2021, in Gowanus, Brooklyn, silhouettes the Statue of Liberty. ©Mark D Phillips

Pictures of the Year

My absolute favorite PICTURE of the YEAR is Freedom’s Fire, an image that came about because of arriving in Brooklyn and seeing the smoke filled view from our ninth floor condo looking to the Statue of Liberty and New Jersey in the west.

The Max Original AND JUST LIKE THAT…, the new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series “Sex and the City,” follows “Carrie” (Sarah Jessica Parker), “Miranda” (Cynthia Nixon) and “Charlotte” (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.

And Just Like That….There is NO sex in the city

“And Just Like That …” the new, 10-part series from the creators and three-fourths of the actresses who headline the trailblazing HBO TV show “Sex and The City,” is a putrid slog into the gals’ fifth decade of life in which there exists little sex, too much Botox and enough cringe-worthy awkwardness to fill the entire city of New York.

Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Raphael Madonna-$6.99, 1985. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, 156 1/4 × 116 in. (396.9 × 294.6 cm). The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., 1998.1.358. © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Warhol comes to Brooklyn

He was more than just soup cans. The deep influence of his roots is plain in Andy Warhol:Revelation, a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, that marries the Warhol we know with the one hiding in plain sight. The show examines no less than the concepts of life and death, […]