It was the 1990s and no one really cared about the filthy Gowanus Canal. I had begun photographing the canal as a project in between my day job of professional sporting events, presidents and disasters. Then I met Buddy Scotto.
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The nineteenth anniversary of 9/11 ended at dawn as the Tribute in Light faded into a new day. This year’s tribute had even more meaning for many of the people who stood outside to view it.
The former home of Alex Figliolia Water & Sewer, the 65,000-square-foot industrial building disappeared without a trace. Since 2016, the patch of graffiti on a warehouse by the Carroll Street Bridge on the bank of the Gowanus Canal welcomed visitors with the tagline ‘Welcome to Venice’ with the signature “Love Jerko.” But just like the Canal itself, it became a victim of gentrification.
Jane Walentas, who passed away July 5, 2020, brought millions of memories to people worldwide when she restored “Jane’s Carousel” and, along with her husband, David, gifted the majestic glass house in Brooklyn Bridge park as its new residence. She will be missed.
Governors Island will reopen for the season on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, with ferries traveling from Manhattan and Brooklyn’s Atlantic Basin in Red Hook. Governors Island ferries are always free for NYCHA residents, Kids 12 and under, Seniors 65 and over, Anyone with an IDNYC, Current and former military servicemembers, and Governors Island Members.
Imagine enjoying all the cultural bells and whistles of the Borscht Belt – without driving all the way to the Catskills. The mountain vibe rings loud and clear at the new Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, a high-end senior-living destination set to open this summer.
The 27th Annual Red Hook Fest will be LIVESTREAMED on Saturday, June 27th at 2:00 PM via RedHookFest.com featuring powerful performances by The Resistance Revival Chorus, Illustrious Blacks, Taína Asili, and Martha Redbone, with special tributes to Red Hook’s young artists and local coronavirus relief efforts.
Brooklyn and New York City will forever be changed by Covid-19. Photographs and story from Saturday, May 30, 2020, by Mark D Phillips
The Brooklyn Historical Society is actively collecting material related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which is impacting daily life in ways no one could predict. The organization is asking for all of our help. The goal is to document and preserve the collective experiences of our community during the crisis, […]
BRIC announces the cancellation of the annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival for 2020. The outdoor concerts draw over 200,000 people to the Prospect Park Bandshell. This year’s season was to on June 9 with Brittany Howard, frontwoman and guitarist for the chart-topping, GRAMMY Award-winning band Alabama Shakes.