Atlantics Yards on Stage

 Drawing inspiration from interviews conducted around the Atlantic Yards footprint, Brooklyn at Eye Level is a take on the Atlantic Yards story through theater, dance and music. The Civilians Theater Company will be performing the show at the Brooklyn Lyceum this week. I got to sit in on an early rehearsal to shoot it, and […]

Atlantic Yards: What’s missing from this picture?

  Below is a wider view of Ratner’s latest work on Dean Street and Sixth Avenue. The two buildings on the far left are now gone.

A New View on Atlantic Yards

  Forest City Ratner has completed the demolition of the Ward Bakery, so through the gap on Dean Street there is now a clear view to Atlantic Avenue and beyond.

Brooklyn Sky: Reduction

  Looks like another condo has gone up since I was last on the roof. This is in the direction of 4th Avenue.

Street Corner

  223 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, on the corner with Butler Street.

The Future of Coney Island

  Visitors looked a little lost outside the gates of Astroland today, peering through the fence and taking pictures under the entrance sign. I also noticed the banners (which also feature in the Coney Island Development Corporation newsletter), designed to “showcase iconic neighborhood landmarks.” The baseball banner, for example, hangs next to where all the batting […]

Last Day of Astroland: Afternoon Edition

  It is a beautiful afternoon down at Coney Island for the last day of Astroland. I highly recommend a last minute visit if you have the chance — I am about to jump on the Q train to head back down there.

Astroland, Coney Island: Last Weekend Ever

  In a statement released yesterday, the owner of Astroland, Carol Hill Albert, confirmed that this weekend would be the last for the amusement park. Claiming months of attempted negotiations with “no answer” responses from the developer that owns the site, Thor Equities, Albert says that time has run out. Astroland will be open this […]

Brit Photographers Get Intimidated Too

  There’s an interesting article in the Torygraph about photographers in the UK being harassed by all manner of security personnel. In April 2006, I took the above picture of the 2012 Olympic construction, which is now policed — overzealously, it would seem — by the Orwellian-sounding Olympic Delivery Authority. My old home town of […]

Around Atlantic Yards: Corner of Vanderbilt and Atlantic

 Above is the popular car wash on the North side of Atlantic Avenue, and below is a view looking west through the development footprint.