Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Authorities temporarily shut seven ball fields in Red Hook amid findings of elevated lead levels in the soil. Meanwhile, an adjacent track remains open.
The fields, which ordinarily draw throngs of baseball and soccer players, were built on a site that housed smelting companies from the 1920s to the 1940s. Environmental officials, who are working on a plan to decontaminate the parkland, plan to hold a public meeting on the issue this summer.
Monday, May 2nd, 2016
More than 300 Greenpoint-based artists invited the public to Greenpoint Open Studios, to see works in photography, paintings, design, sculptures and video. Visitors had the rare opportunity to engage with the artists, see them at work, and mingle with other art fans.
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Alfred G. Evans is in his fifties, on disability, and lives with his mother in public housing. Evans spends his days picking up everyday objects from around his neighborhood to create mini golf courses, right next to the entrance to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.