Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Red Hook, Brooklyn

Searching for my first New York apartment, I discovered Red Hook. I could barely afford anything on my editorial assistant salary — an apartment in Chelsea had the bathroom in the kitchen, and even Park Slope was beyond my means … Continue reading

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Consider the Pineapple

When Anne Q. McKeown and I arrive at her Brooklyn high rise, with a sweeping view of the eastern part of the borough, artist Emna Zghal offers us something to drink: coffee, tea, or would we like something Tunisian? Definitely … Continue reading

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Debunking the Artist Myth

In the opening scene of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” we see a poet, a musician and a philosopher with an artist in his spacious, window-illuminated garret, burning a manuscript for warmth and spending the rent money on libation and carousing. Although … Continue reading

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Shades of My Mother in the Basement

I have written about Aylin Green before, and am a fan of her work, so I feel bad about getting around to this blog post on the last day of her exhibit Lovers and Other Strangers at the Fleetwing Gallery … Continue reading

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For the Love of a Bridge

You’ve heard me spout off before about my love for the Brooklyn Bridge (see post). Now you can see a play about the Roebling family, those engineering geniuses who changed the way we live. Actors’ NET of Bucks County launches … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Teacher

An Arts Council of Princeton Faculty Spotlight exhibition featuring paintings by Cheryl Gross will open  Oct. 1 with a reception  from 5 – 7 p.m. Cheryl Gross is a painter, illustrator, writer and filmmaker /Flash animator. Born and raised in … Continue reading

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Some of my Favorite People

I was so excited to get the press release announcing the jurors for this year’s Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibit, because some of them are my favorite people: Mel Leipzig, Kate Somers and Jonathan Shahn (the others might be favorite people … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

Last weekend, my son Everett and I went to Brooklyn to shoot the bridge. My father, who lives in Florida, wanted a picture of his favorite marvel of engineering and Everett came up with the brilliant idea of going there … Continue reading

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Urban Realist

It’s hard to believe I only discovered the artist Virginia Snedeker in 2006, when I wrote about her exhibit at Morven. Since then, I’ve come to know her brother, Dick Snedeker, very well. Ms. Snedeker’s work can be seen at … Continue reading

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Cutters and Paper Confetti

You still have until March 13 to see Eva Mantell’s work at the Considine and Hamill Galleries at Stuart Country Day School in Princeton. Titled Artists, Educators and Alchemists, the theme for the show is using recycled materials. (I’ve already … Continue reading

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