Architecture / New York

Vertical Urban Factory Exhibition Opens at Industry City Gallery

If you didn’t know there was a Food Hall inside Industry City, the sprawling warehouse turned creative and small manufacturing space in Sunset Park, this is your chance to go and check out the latest iteration of Vertical Urban Factory. The exhibition, curated by Nina Rappaport, first launched at The Skyscarper Museum in 2011. Since then it …

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Architecture / New York

Daily What?! A Mosque in an Old Movie Theater in Sunset Park

Source: Ya Khwaja Garib Nawaz.

We’re used to the once-sacred becoming commercialized (Christmas in America, anyone?), but occasionally, roles are reversed. The commercial has become holy in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park district, where a former movie theater was repurposed as a Turkish mosque.

Berkshire Theater, once standing on 8th Avenue, opened in 1926. Its design was …

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Architecture / Arts & Culture

Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A neighborhood infinitely more nuanced than its namesake, Sunset Park repeatedly defies expectation. Once hailed as the “New Williamsburg,” Sunset Park residents have fought to keep industry in as a means to keep gentrification out. A widely diverse area where the term “minority” is misleading, upwards of 75% of the population is Hispanic or Chinese, with a rich history of Irish, Polish and Norwegian immigration dating back to the 1800s.

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