the people movers

With Precision And Sustenance, The People Movers Celebrate Their 5th Anniversary

Five years goes by fast. Creative Director Kate Ladenheim and her contemporary dance company The People Movers haven't wasted a moment of it. The company's crisp and precise aesthetic was on display earlier this month as they celebrated their fifth anniversary at The Gowanus Loft. Both elegant and earthy, the dancers and their supporters gathered … Continue reading With Precision And Sustenance, The People Movers Celebrate Their 5th Anniversary

Liinu Grönlund's 'It Could Have Been'

Exhibition Review: Liinu Grönlund: ‘It Could Have Been’ at Open Source Gallery

Visiting the Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street near 6th Avenue) can be disorienting the first time. Unless you've been there before, it's hard to recognize it as a gallery at all. There are no big windows or signs -- only two large wooden garage doors painted with a mural that reads: "Spread/Love." The mural is … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Liinu Grönlund: ‘It Could Have Been’ at Open Source Gallery

Kentile-Prospect Park

BREAKING: Iconic Kentile Floors Sign Will Rise Above Prospect Park In Striking Community Collaborative

After a marathon 37-hour meeting which took place between the Gowanus Alliance and Prospect Park Alliance, the two organizations held a press conference this morning at The Boathouse on the Lullwater of the Lake in Prospect Park to announce their surprising collaborative. Flanked by Gowanus and Park Slope residents alike, Gowanus Alliance President Paul Basile … Continue reading BREAKING: Iconic Kentile Floors Sign Will Rise Above Prospect Park In Striking Community Collaborative

books are magic

New Indie Bookstore To Magically Appear On Smith Street This Spring

The smooth wooden shelves have been installed, bordered by warm, exposed brick walls at the mostly empty space of the forthcoming Books Are Magic! at 225 Smith Street (corner of Butler Street) in Cobble Hill. On this early Spring morning, the cool air blends with construction sounds from the inside of a future independent bookstore to create … Continue reading New Indie Bookstore To Magically Appear On Smith Street This Spring

Katie Ha Ha Ha

Katie Ha Ha Ha And Band Want You To Go Bananas At ShapeShifter Lab On March 5

ShapeShifter Lab in Gowanus is known for featuring talents from a variety of music genres. And those talents come from all over the world. But there's something a bit more special when our local musicians come to play live. On Sunday, March 5, families will flock to ShapeShifter (18 Whitwell Place, between 1st and Carroll … Continue reading Katie Ha Ha Ha And Band Want You To Go Bananas At ShapeShifter Lab On March 5

RESIST sign

Powerful ‘RESIST’ Sign Illuminates Gowanus Building For Straphangers And Neighbors Alike

6 simple letters. 6 simple windows. 7 simple words. Volumes of complexity. When it comes to the minds and technical acumen of photographer Ashton Worthington and curator/producer/visual artist George Del Barrio, nothing should come as much of a surprise anymore. Walk along 9th Street just east of the Gowanus Canal at night, and you'll see a crisp, … Continue reading Powerful ‘RESIST’ Sign Illuminates Gowanus Building For Straphangers And Neighbors Alike

Irondale Ensemble

With Arts Under Siege In The Age Of Trump, Irondale Ensemble Resists

President Donald Trump is seriously considering putting nine domestic spending programs on the chopping block in the name of budget cuts, including The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corporation, AmeriCorps, and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities. Coming off a successful remounting of their impressive play 1599, Irondale Ensemble has … Continue reading With Arts Under Siege In The Age Of Trump, Irondale Ensemble Resists