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Due to recent demolition work, part of the S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse’s facade is gone now. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Demolition of historic S.W. Bowne building resumes, angering activists

June 24 | Lore Croghan

Demolition has started up again at the S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse, a historic Red Hook industrial building that activists have been trying to save. After a hiatus of more than two months because of a Stop Work Order issued by the city Buildings Department, a demolition crew is back on the job at the 1880s […]

Lehigh Valley Barge #79 is a Red Hook waterfront icon. Photo by Frank Zimmerman

Meet the juggler who brought a barge museum to Red Hook

June 17 | Lore Croghan

Meet the clown who saved Lehigh Valley Barge #79 and turned it into a floating museum. When I say clown, I don’t mean he’s a fool. I mean he was a professional juggler who studied at Jacques Lecoq’s school for physical theater in Paris. The legendary Lecoq gave him the name Apollo, but Brooklyn knows […]

Beam Center fellows and lunchtime passersby cranked two giant flipbooks and admired the animations during FlipNYC’s grand opening in DUMBO on Thursday. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Cranking the world’s largest flipbooks in DUMBO

June 11 | Mary Frost

The lunchtime crowd in DUMBO took turns cranking two giant, solar-powered flipbooks installed at DUMBO’s Pearl Street Triangle on Thursday. As the pages flipped, the individual drawings merged into an animated image, delighting participants. The whimsical mechanisms, called FlipNYC, were put together by high school-aged youth fellows at Beam Center, who worked with younger kids […]

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