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Walk On By: A gallery crawl near Downtown Brooklyn

Everybody loves pub crawls. A gallery crawl can be a good thing, too.

Booze breaks can be part of it, if that makes the art more entertaining for you. Or there's always brunch to brighten the day.

With so many artsy areas in Brooklyn to choose from, we decided, for starters, last Saturday to stick with spots that are strolling distance from Downtown B'KLYN.


Adam Youch Fans: Saturday is MCA Day in Brooklyn

Two years after his death, fans of Beastie Boys co-founder Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch will be paying tribute to his artistic legacy and celebrating his life on Saturday with a party in Gowanus.

“Grab your favorite Beastie shirt, lace up the shelltoes, head to Littlefield and get ready to spread some Gratitude,” organizers say. The party will feature break-dancers, art exhibits and live musical performances from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Littlefield Performance and Art space.


Cuas pitches Grand Street to its biggest win of the year

Having homered once already that day, Juan Rodriguez stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in the top of the fifth to try to extend Telecomm's 4-3 lead when Grand Street Campus made the decision to remove starting pitcher Emanuel Castellano from the game.

With the wind blowing hard and the rain increasing, Grand Street manager Steve Martinez went with his best pitcher with the game on the line — the 6-foot-2 senior Alexander Cuas.


BAM presents ‘Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation’

Paying homage to the roots and political relevance of the South Bronx-born hip-hop movement, BAM will present a one-night-only performance on Friday, May 9, titled “Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation.” 


Mayor de Blasio calls on SUNY to ditch BHP, open negotiations with additional bidders for LICH in Brooklyn

Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday afternoon lobbed a bomb onto the ongoing negotiations over the ownership of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn.


Up on the Roof: Obama administration gives props to Whole Foods' Gowanus greenhouse

Greed is good? No – green is good.

An Obama Administration official came to Gowanus Wednesday to shine a spotlight on the new Whole Foods Market, praising its environmentally-conscious “green” energy-saving strategies and its rooftop greenhouse where lettuce and tomatoes are grown – then transported by elevator to the produce section.


Storm swirls around LICH bidder in Brooklyn, days before May 5 deadline

The group negotiating to take over Brooklyn’s embattled Long Island College Hospital (LICH) from the State University of New York may have won the bidding war, but now they find themselves embroiled in a war of public perception.


Art is long, and time is fleeting: Industrial Bushwick's murals

For an industrial area, it's got a lot of eye candy – thanks to the Bushwick Collective.

The group, spearheaded by Joseph Ficalora, whose family owns a neighborhood steel plant, finds blank walls for artists to paint on in the industrial part of Bushwick where Breeze has his outdoor sculpture studio.


Gone Baby Gone: Metropolitan Avenue artists' studios will Be razed for apartments

Here today, gone tomorrow.

The East Williamsburg artists' studios where Breeze and John Clement worked are set for demolition, and apartment buildings will take their place, city Buildings Department filings indicate.

An LLC that has Anthony Gurino of Tahoe Development as a member filed plans for two apartment buildings, each four stories high with seven units, at 878 and 880 Metropolitan Ave. The city agency has approved an application to demolish the latter building.


Take it outside: Sculptor builds open-air studio in Bushwick

Ah, the great outdoors … is a great place for an art studio in pricey Brooklyn, as least as far as rents are concerned.

A sculptor named Breeze is shaping up 40-foot shipping containers to serve as a welding shop and office for his new open-air studio – which otherwise is a vacant lot he's renting at 430 Johnson Ave. in Bushwick.



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