By Idil Abshir Rob Pettit is probably the only person in the world who owns five thousand dead cell phones, and for him, they work just fine. Pettit, a Ditmas Park resident, is an artist who has been making art installations out of dead cell phones since 2006. In his Park Slope studio, dead phones […]
By Cambrey N Thomas I got off the elevator on the 5th floor at 55 Washington St. in Dumbo and followed the sandwich board signs to the Etsy Labs. A few turns down a winding hallway later and I was signing in for “Craft Night: Make a Zombie with Diana Schoenbrun.” Visitors to the labs […]
David Gallaher and Steve Ellis create comic books in Ellis’s home studio in Brooklyn. But more important than where they are made is where they will end up—not in a neighborhood comic book store, but directly onto the iPhone or iPad.
By Ceylan Yeginsu As I turned the corner from Bedford Avenue onto North 8th Street and glimpsed the giant chalk sign that read ‘Brooklyn Winery,’ I started to picture plush ripe grapes and giant wooden barrels of crimson wine. What I didn’t imagine was what it takes to get from the former to the latter. […]
By Joe Proudman Ray Cross is just setting up as I walk into the Loom. He quickly slips his blue ink-stained apron over his head. He’s wearing a black shirt with a blue design he printed years ago. He is a tall young guy and thin, with brown hair that is covered by a green […]
by Mariya Karimjee The woman at the rectory told me that the Golden Age Club met every Wednesday for a few at the St Athanasius Catholic School auditorium. I expected a gathering of 15 or 25 people. The room was packed when I walked in. The noise bounced off the wall and echoed around the […]