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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.

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.

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, […]

9/11 Diptych is twenty years of New York 9/11 history with two images by Mark D Phillips – “Satan in the Smoke” and “The Hand of God” – printed on 11″ x 14″ aluminum, made to hang floating on the wall.

Satan in the Smoke, 20 Years After

Satan in the Smoke was one of the first electronic viral images. Sent over email before social media, the image appeared in millions of inboxes across the country. My website crashed from the million hits it received. The image was vilified as fake by major news organizations, I had to […]

Jupiter and Saturn in conjunction with the Chapel at Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT.

Jupiter and Saturn rule the sky

Sky lovers, rejoice! This holiday season, the heavens have bestowed an extraordinary gift: the two largest planets in our solar system – Jupiter and Saturn – have come within kissing distance for the first time since the Middle Ages, forming what looks like a bright, double star. This rare and […]