When Jon Morris looked up after arriving in New York from Kentucky four years ago, he could not see stars. He felt disconnected from the rhythms of nature. So Morris decided to make his own stars in the Hudson River and share them with New Yorkers.
On the decaying wooden stumps of Pier 49, off Bank St., 150 solar-powered LEDs shine in white and blue, perched inches above the water. “Reflect the Stars” is an interactive public art project conceived by Morris, creative director for Windmill Factory, which organizes art events with corporations and nonprofits to bring attention to social and environmental issues.
Ramona Richardson and Mensa Smith are looking for a few good young men.
The boys competitive step team for Brooklyn Technical High School, in Fort Greene, is down to six boys after most of the team graduated last year, and only three of those have any experience in competing.