A new temporary art project, called John Street Pasture will open in Dumbo on John Street (at the location of the 1 John Street condo project) will open on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 12-6pm. The pasture will be open from 12-6pm, Wednesday to Sunday through mid-summer.
“The lot at 1 John Street has been vacant for as long as Andrea Reynosa can remember. Having looked out upon the empty space’s crumbling asphalt and weedy patches from her DUMBO loft for decades, the artist/farmer is helping bring life to the space. In collaboration with the site’s developer, Alloy, the urban farmers at Brooklyn Grange, Smack Mellon and Brooklyn Bridge Park, Reynosa is activating the space through a temporary art installation that brings together soil and plants to explore and celebrate land use, sustainable agriculture and a City in transition.”
John Street Pasture is a temporary living earthwork that celebrates green space, agriculture, and the transitional nature of urban land. This cover crop of crimson clover will bloom into a lush field of reds and greens all while creating a nutrient rich resource of nitrogenized soil for the now under-construction John Street section of Brooklyn Bridge Park.
John Street Pasture can be accessed by subway, bicycle, or car. Take the A/C to High Street, the 2/3 to Clark Street or the F to York Street and the Pasture is at the northernmost edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park, at the corner of John Street and Pearl Street along the water. Limited street parking and private parking lots are also available in the vicinity.
A Comet “Lands” in Brooklyn – A spacecraft named “Rosetta” will rendezvous with the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, having traveled 3.7 billion miles from Earth. “Rosetta,” launched in 2004, will attempt a first-ever landing on the comet in November. Scientists hope data from the Rosetta will reveal the true anatomy and atmospheric tendencies of comet life and perhaps even the origins of water on Earth (see more from Mashable). Join the World Science Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park to see a dynamic installation of a scale replica of the comet.
Stargazing from Brooklyn Bridge Park – Get out your telescope (or come borrow one of ours) for a night of urban stargazing and live music as we celebrate the dance of the planets. Learn even more about the universe at our Star Chat, where some of the world’s best astronomers, physicists, and scientists will discuss hunting for life, landing crafts on Mars, and discovering planets trillions and trillions of miles away.
Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
Address: Pier 1 (Old Fulton and Furman Street) Brooklyn, NY 11201
For a full list of World Science Featival events, go here.
(Proposed: Image courtesy of Mary B Dierickx Historic Preservation Consulting)
(Current: Image courtesy of Google Maps)
The Brooklyn Community Board 2 has noted that a Landmarks Preservation Commission Certificate of Appropriateness Applications has been filed to construct a new one-story building at 20 Old Fulton Street (Fulton Ferry Historic District).
No word yet on whether the proposed building will be residential or commercial/retail.
(Image courtesy of Mary B Dierickx Historic Preservation Consulting)
BKC is offering their 5 Dollar Friday series, a collection of accessible, no-frills photography classes each Friday for only $5. They offer topics like Capturing Motion (capture the motions of Dumbo) and Dealing With Low Light (so you can take the low light photos at Superfine), these classes are a bargain. Five Dollar Friday classes begin at 4:30 and end at 6:00 pm.
51 Jay Street (current 3rd floor) to be converted to apartments
[UPDATE]: Slate Property Group and Adam America announced the “introduction of 51 Jay Street to the Dumbo community: a collection of 74 condominium homes, including six penthouses and a unique townhouse, set in a thoughtfully converted warehouse. Each residence designed, crafted and polished to a breathtaking standard by ODA Architecture. With a 24-hour concierge, children’s playroom, fitness room, rooftop fireplace, sundeck and much more, 51 Jay is truly a development that has it all.” (Please reference PDF of the press release.)
ODA-Architecture is redesigning 51 Jay Street (aka 201 Water Street), the three story former manufacturing building which sold for $45million in May 2013, according to BuzzBuzzHome. ODA posted renderings on their site (and has since requested to take down the images), and showed that the conversion will add a two story penthouse with private terraces on top. The six story building will have 85-90 74 apartments (74 condominium homes, including six penthouses and a townhouse) and expected to sell condos for up to $1,500 per square foot (according to an article from The Real Deal).