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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.

Red Hook Fest Livestream will include powerful performances by The Illustrious Blacks, Taína Asili, Martha Redbone, The Resistance Revival Chorus, and Kyle Marshall

Red Hook Fest Livestream

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.

New York City on May 30, 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, shoppers at the Brooklyn Heights Farmers Market are greeted with a new reality and new rules. ©Mark D Phillips

New York Covid City

Brooklyn and New York City will forever be changed by Covid-19. Photographs and story from Saturday, May 30, 2020, by Mark D Phillips

Anna Schwartz, Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier, Red Hook, April 2020; BHS COVID-19 collection, 2020.003; Brooklyn Historical Society.

COVID-19 Project documents our new Brooklyn reality

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, […]

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:33 p.m. EDT May 27, from Launch Complex 39A in Florida

NASA returns to Manned Launches

The launch on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 4:32pm, marks NASA’s first manned mission from the Space Coast of Florida since the Space Shuttle Atlantis returned to earth on August 31, 2011.