Monday, March 26, 2018


'Women Who Walked Ahead' at Green-Wood Cemetery (Brooklyn Eagle)
The cemetery will host a special trolley tour on March 31 called “Women Who Walked Ahead” and will visit the graves, both marked and unmarked, of the forgotten women who hold notable places in New York City’s history.
The tour will feature women pioneers in science, arts and activism who led inspiring lives, according to the tour’s leader Allison Meier. Despite their influence, many of these women’s stories may not be found in history books.

Rendering Revealed For New Development Replacing Historic 4th Ave Church (Bklyner)
The Church of the Redeemer stood at the site for 150 years until it closed in 2010 when its owner, the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, decided it was too pricey to repair the deteriorating structure. The Church was purchased by the Jackson Group for $20 million in 2014 and demolished in 2016.
Adam America Real Estate purchased the site from the Jackson Group for $36 million in 2017. YIMBY estimates units will be priced at approximately $1M to $3M for units measuring about 1,000 square feet.

She-Weld, a Woman-Owned Metal Shop, Reopens in Red Hook After Original Location Flooded by  Sandy (NY1)
A woman-owned welding studio in Brooklyn teaches its students all about metalwork.
Marsha Tratten doesn't only teach classes at She-Weld, but also creates sculptures, kitchen accessories, and trashcans used on some of the streets of Red Hook.
This studio is a new location for She-Weld, after their previous location was flooded during Hurricane Sandy.
"We're really excited to have this new place," said owner Marsha Trattner. "We're doing workshops, we're doing school visual arts classes, we're making commission work, so it's a really full service."
Classes at She-Weld are open to anyone, with or without experience.

Call for Proposals: Urban Wild Writer Residency (Urban Omnibus)
Urban Omnibus announces a new opportunity for an Urban Wild Writer in partnership with NYC Parks and the Freshkills Park Alliance. Thoreau explored wilderness in earshot of a commuter train and walking distance from his mother’s house. Rachel Carson plumbed the biodiversity of suburbia. We seek a writer to explore and interpret the contemporary urban landscape where highways meet gas wells, herons, and kayakers.

Left in the Dark: How the MTA Is Failing to Keep Up With New York City’s Changing Economy (Office of NYC City Comptroller Scott Stringer)
Nurses and home health aides. Bank tellers and baristas. Shopkeepers and cashiers. Security guards and janitors. Waiters and cooks. Concierges and tour guides. Barbers and tailors. Musicians and actors. Ushers and ticket takers. Freight and dock workers.
For many of New York’s service sector workers, the traditional Monday-to-Friday, 9-to-5 work week holds little bearing.  While others are just rolling out of bed, they are opening up shops, loading and unloading goods, staffing front desks, or caring for patients. Later in the evenings—long after others have gone home—they are locking up stores and restaurants, vacuuming and dishwashing, and finishing up in the dressing room.

Ann Lovett: Death of a ‘strong, kick-ass girl’(Irish Times)
“I remember being outside the church when the hearse arrived . . . I remember when they were taking the coffin out of the hearse, there was a collective gasp . . . Usually at a removal, you’d hear a mumble of people talking. But apart from that gasp, there was silence. What could anyone say?”
Nuala Ledwith, who lived three miles outside Granard, Co Longford, at the time, is talking about the removal of Ann Lovett and her stillborn son to St Mary’s Church in Granard on Thursday, February 2nd, 1984. Two days previously, Ann Lovett had died after giving birth in the grotto adjoining St Mary’s. She was 15. The repercussions of her death continue to resonate powerfully in Irish society, more than three decades later.

A Walk Through Time In Spitalfields Market (Spitalfields Life)
In Adam Tuck’s composites, the people in the present inhabit the same space as those of the past, making occasional surreal visual connections as if they sense each others presence or as if the monochrome images were memories fading from sight. For the most part – according to the logic of these images – the market workers are too absorbed in their work to be concerned with time travellers from the future, while many of the shoppers and office workers cast their eyes around aimlessly, unaware of the spectres from the past that surround them. Yet most telling are comparisons in demeanour, which speak of self-possession and purpose – and, in this comparison, those in the past are seen to inhabit the place while those in the present are merely passing through.

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