YOUME LANDOWNE met ANTHONY HORTON four years ago while waiting on a subway platform. She was a multimedia artist based in Crown Heights, he an artist living in the subway tunnels beneath the city. The two talked extensively about life and art, and eventually Anthony invited Youme into the tunnels to help her understand what..
Month: September 2008 - page 2
THE DUMBO IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT’S NEW LEADER, KATE KERRIGAN, works with big spaces. During the next several months, into early next year, she will be working with Department of Transportation Commissioner JANETTE SADIK-KHAN to reconnect two halves of DUMBO, which for the last 17 years have been divided by a blocked Manhattan Bridge underpass. Specifically, the..
TWENTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD BROOKLYNITE JULIE NOTWICZ has been performing for years as a stand-up comedian, and before that as a songstress, but never has she combined her talents into one act as she has been invited to do by the owner of the Broadway Comedy Club. Quite the compliment! On Friday, Sept. 12, Notwicz will star in..
BROOKLYN-BORN POET RIKA LESSER is well known in the realm of Swedish and German literary translation, and has to her name a nearly year-by-year record of grants, prizes and awards for her work. She has written and translated continuously over the course of several decades, although, as she says with a laugh, “When your job..
THERE MUST BE SOMETHING ABOUT the water in Brooklyn Heights (and no, we’re not talking about the river water “blowback” coming from the waterfalls). This is a story about the vitality of two Heights residents, both veterans of World War II who are nearly 90, and their inspiring encounter on a tennis court at the..
JUSTIN BILICKI of Greenpoint has been named America’s “Science Idol” after winning the Union of Concerned Scientists’ editorial cartoon contest, meant to draw attention to the growing problem of political interference in federal government science. “It has become increasingly difficult to trust anything or anyone associated with power,” said Bilicki. “If you can simplify social..