Friday, September 25, 2015


Off-Off Broadway Play Explores Windsor Terrace Gentrification (DNAinfo)
As a teen growing up in Windsor Terrace, Pat Fenton watched more than 1,200 families move out of the neighborhood to make way for the construction of the Prospect Expressway.
Today that piece of history seems as lost as the 400 houses that were bulldozed to build the Robert Moses-designed expressway, but Fenton has brought it back to life in his play "Stoopdreamer." 
The play, now showing at the Cell Theater in Chelsea, centers on three characters reminiscing over drinks at — where else? — the 82-year-old neighborhood bar Farrell's. 
"It's about the displacement of people and the sheer destruction," Fenton said. "The other part is about the change going on there now, the gentrification."

And non-Brooklyn related, three other fall plays to consider:
Playing now, through October 18:  Fondly, Colette Richland, by Sibyl Kempson, at the New York Theater Workshop.  Created & performed by Elevator Repair Service
Also at NYTW, from November 18 to December 27: Lazarus, by David Bowie & Enda Walsh, directed by Ivo van Hove
And at Playwrights Horizons, from October 16 to November 29: Hir, by Taylor Mac, directed by Niegel Smith

Back to the borough, & a sordid situation at 17th & Sixth: Human Poop Dumpers Menace Brooklyn Block (DNAinfo)

Coming in November at the Brooklyn Museum -  Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland 
This exhibition charts shifts in artistic styles and national moods through approximately 140 objects. Included are paintings of the Coney Island shore in the 1870s by William Merritt Chase and John Henry Twachtman; modernist depictions of the amusement park by Joseph Stella; Depression-era scenes of cheap thrills by Reginald Marsh; photographs by Walker Evans, Diane Arbus, Weegee, and Bruce Davidson; Coney Island carousel animals and sideshow ephemera; and contemporary works by Daze and Swoon.

No Pathmarks here - Six Brooklyn Destination Grocery Stores: Which Has the Best Prices? (Brownstoner)
And yes, with or without irony, kale is on the list of products.

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