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Urban Parks: From Dumping Grounds to Centers of Energy

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 07.08.2016 | New York
Charles A. Birnbaum

A major initiative by New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver cogently explored at the recent and fascinating Parks Without Borders Summit...

Martin Creed Will Illuminate Brooklyn Bridge Park

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 05.01.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

"His art confronts us with things we think we already know -- inviting us to look at them afresh."

In My Mind's Eye vs. Real Life: The Brooklyn Kite Festival

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.20.2016 | Comedy
A.J. Condeelis

Well, I am here. And it is not what I expected. I blame the illustrated black and white graphic images of kites static in the sky and all getting along, all equal and giving each other space- all different in sizes and shapes and probably colors- but that was left to the mind's eye.

Top 5 Public Art Installations to See This Summer

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 07.20.2016 | Arts

"Please Touch the Art" is an interactive exhibition consisting of three works scattered throughout the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Appearing Rooms is a single site work.

NYC's Waterfront Being Developed for the Best?

Toni Haber | Posted 06.19.2016 | New York
Toni Haber

Despite the possible drawback of blocked views from residential development, community activists in the Bronx are calling for a waterfront park of their own now that the High Bridge, which connects Manhattan to the Bronx through a pedestrian and biker bridge, has reopened.

The New Riot Grrrls: Sleigh Bells and Haim Live in Levi's

Hellin Kay | Posted 10.05.2014 | New York
Hellin Kay

I love to see girls rock out. I'm calling this the summer of my midlife crisis. Yes, that's happening.

2013's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In surveying the year in landscape architecture, "aptness," a word favored by the great Modernist landscape architect Dan Kiley seems, well, appropria...

Prospect Park: Olmsted & Vaux's Brooklyn Masterpiece: Book Excerpt

Adrian Benepe | Posted 10.23.2013 | New York
Adrian Benepe

I didn't grow up in Prospect Park. My neighborhood park was Riverside, and Central Park was where I sometimes went on weekends as a child. Prospect Park was, to me, a mythical land in distant Brooklyn, across the East River and reachable only by a long trip on the subway.

A Digital Family Shoebox of Summer Memories....

Alex McCord | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Alex McCord

This summer, instead of letting the kids overdose on laptop gaming during their down time, my husband and I are going to DO THINGS with our children.

Dance+the Holidays: Three Things to Do This Weekend

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 12.13.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

This weekend is the perfect time to take a break, grab a friend, and get relaxed, inspired, and refreshed by some good art. Here are three ideas pared with off-the-beaten-path opportunities to see something new.

PHOTOS: Dumbo Arts Festival 2012 Preview

Posted 09.10.2012 | New York

If the crisp, cool air hasn't already got you excited for the upcoming fall season, here's a preview of one of New York's most exciting events, the 16...

Art on the Beach (PHOTOS)

Randall Bourscheidt | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
Randall Bourscheidt

Thanks to some visionary, public-minded women, New York is being treated to some stunning art in unexpected places this summer. The work is completely contemporary, but the idea has a little history.

PHOTOS: NYC's One-Eyed, Possibly Rabid Raccoon

Posted 07.13.2012 | New York

Are rabid raccoons back and wreaking havoc on the city? After Central Park saw a brief spike in rabid raccoon sightings in 2009, one New Yorker (@...

Will This New $40 Million Fieldhouse Ruin Brooklyn Heights?

Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

The Post makes an interesting point. The city's tabloid postulates that the coming of a proposed $40 million fieldhouse to an already burgeoning n...

Brand New Swimming Pool Coming To Brooklyn Bridge Park

Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting a brand new swimming pool this summer. Nope, it's not the floating pool we got so excited about back in June, but pret...

'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Racist? Group Wants To Cancel BK Screening

Posted 09.12.2011 | New York

"Breakfast At Tiffany's", the 1961 Audrey Hepburn classic film based on the novel by Truman Capote, is scheduled for an outdoor screening at Brooklyn ...

WATCH: Meatopia's Savory New Trailer

Posted 08.29.2011 | New York

Meatopia, the self-proclaimed "Woodstock of Edible Animals" is coming to Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 23 at 5:30PM (you can buy tickets here...

St. Ann's Warehouse Faces Homelessness

Posted 08.06.2011 | New York

St. Ann's Warehouse, the esteemed Brooklyn theater whose unique space has attracted acting troupes from across the world, may be homeless by next year...

Smoking Ban In NY Parks, Beaches, Plazas Starts Monday

Posted 07.18.2011 | New York

New York's smoking ban in public parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas goes into effect this Monday and it's doubtful the city's smokers will give the ...

WATCH: Marriage Proposal Accidentally Caught By Time-Lapse Videographer

Posted 06.28.2011 | New York

We like this video a lot. For starters, the sheer serendipity of a time-lapse videographer capturing a marriage proposal is, well, adorable. The now b...

NYC Weekend Event Guide (4/22-24)

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.21.2011 | New York

Passover! Easter! Earth Day! NBA playoffs! NHL playoffs! Music! Theater! Warm weather! How will you ever decide what to do?! Here's a little guide to ...

Parents Burned Up Over Hot Steel Playground Attraction | By Elizabeth Hays | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Welcome to Brooklyn's hottest new playground. Parents are fuming about the new playground in Brooklyn Bridge Park, which features metal climbing do...

Brooklyn Bridge Park Slightly Open | ANDY NEWMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Most of it is not even built yet. How it will ultimately be paid for remains a mystery. But after more than 20 years on umpteen drawing boards and on...