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Eliza Phillips on Jane's Carousel in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in building before move to the waterfront. ©Mark D Phillips

A Tribute to Jane Walentas

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.

THE BROOKLYN-DRIVE IN AT THE BROOKLYN ARMY TERMINAL!

THE BROOKLYN-DRIVE IN COMES TO SUNSET PARK

What could be better than a drive in movie on a pier with gorgeous views of the water and lower Manhattan? Rooftop Films’ one-of-a-kind urban drive in experience is located at the end of the scenic pier at Brooklyn Army Terminal, stretching out 1,200 feet into the Bay. Ticket prices start at $40 per car with up to five people.

Fotografiska New York will reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Fotografiska reopens with new guidelines

Fotografiska New York will reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, pending Phase Four of New York City’s reopening plan. Beginning with the public opening on the 29th, Fotografiska will be operating on a reduced schedule and will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 9pm, and closed Monday and Tuesday for cleaning and private tours.

Governors Island will reopen for the season on Wednesday, July 15, 2020!

Governors Island Reopening

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.

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Live Everywhere

This year, the beloved BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! festival will be transformed into a virtual multi-platform destination designed to bring the spirit of the outdoor concert series to your home featuring Common, Yemi Alade, Questlove, and Michelle Buteau as host.

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks 2016 fill the sky above the city like a Van Gogh painting from Brooklyn Bridge Park. ©Mark D Phillips

Happy Fourth of July 2020

Fourth of July 2020 is coming to a close and it has been a very different one. Watched Hamilton and reminisced about Fourth of July’s past. It caused me to go through some of my library and look at images I have shot on the fourth.

As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — SDO — has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. Compiling one photo every hour, the movie condenses a decade of the Sun into 61 minutes.

A decade of the Sun

As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory — SDO — has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. Compiling one photo every hour, the movie condenses a decade of the Sun into 61 minutes.

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks 2016 fill the sky above the city like a Van Gogh painting from Brooklyn Bridge Park. ©Mark D Phillips

BOOM!!! BAM!! SPLAT! Macy’s Fireworks COVID-style

The Macy’s annual July 4th fireworks display 2020 has been drastically changed, unrecognizable from last year’s event, in which mondo rockets went off from the Brooklyn Bridge. Replacing the single spectacle in the age of COVID-19, a series of five, unannounced, five-minute shows are due to go off without warning in each of the five boroughs.

The view atop the new Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, a high-end senior-living destination set to open this summer.

Borscht Belt Brooklyn

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.