Scale is a blade that cuts in two directions: Big often signifies importance, especially in an environment where space is at a premium. Conversely, we all know that “Good Things Come in Small Packages.”
Co-curators Leslie Heller and Deborah Brown have organized this year’s sculpture exhibit on the grounds of the historic Onderdonk House in Ridgewood/Bushwick.
At b. conte, Luisa Caldwell’s fruit sticker “mosaics” and exploding florals are displayed on rescued materials, and lined up like an architectural frieze above a rack of summer dresses that I could not help rifling through. At b. conte boutique through May 23 (167 North 9th St., Williamsburg).
A screeching violin can warn us that our favorite actress is in danger; a tapping drum can mimic the hoof beats of a trotting horse, and a sliding horn can tell us when to laugh when Buster Keaton braves death again. On Sunday, May 13, the Nitehawk cinema carried on a musical tradition, screening the F. W. Murnau’s 1927 film “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans,” and featured Morricone Youth live, accompanying film.
If there ever will be a distinct Brooklyn sound, it just played last weekend in one big blast. From May 3rd through May 5th the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) hosted over 35 local bands in its first-ever music festival titled Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.
Please be safe and cautious on your bicycle. While the city and the NYPD may not be eager to help you, there are bicycle advocacy groups like Transportation Alternatives (TransAlt.org), BikeBlogNYC.com, BikeNewYork.com, and BikeSafeNYC.com that can be excellent resources for New York City cyclists.
Even after The Deluge, they kept coming. Tourism in New York City has never been more robust after 9/11. Back in 2002, while some tourists canceled their visits, there were more than enough curiosity seekers to take their place.