Monthly Archives: June 2011

Smith Street Stage Brings Macbeth

Hills & Gardens
By Trudy Whitman

“Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me, from the crown to the toe, topfull of direst cruelty!”

These words are spoken by one of the most notorious villainesses in English literature — Lady Macbeth. And when, through her formidable power of persuasion, she convinces her reluctant husband to kill the King of Scotland so that he, Macbeth, may sit on the throne with her by his side, the ensuing bloodbath drives the lady mad.

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Summer Plans for Local Parks

Hills & Gardens
By Trudy Whitman

Hills & Gardens — the Summer Fun in Local Parks Edition! The beginning of June is when the hum of what awaits us in the parks and gardens of Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, and Carroll Gardens begins to morph into serious buzz. We’ll begin in Cobble Hill:

If you’ve been to the free Concerts in Cobble Hill Park at Verandah Place and Clinton Street over the past few summers, you know that the eclectic music mix — rock, soul, bluegrass, swing, classical, etc. — attracts everyone from bootie-bopping toddlers to wheelchair-bound residents of the Cobble Hill Health Center on Henry Street. Some worried that when neighbor Rudy Kamuf put down his directorial baton after many years of yeoman service, there would be no volunteers to take up that baton.

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Times Covers Tobacco Warehouse Saga

Brooklyn Broadside
By Dennis Holt
Senior Editor

on Friday, June 3, turned its editorial attention and creative use of photography on the almost mysterious saga of the future of the Tobacco Warehouse as part of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The planned re-use of the shell of the building has been held up by a lawsuit on a technicality of the legal process that was used to include transfer of the warehouse and the much larger Empire Stores to the new park. That case is still pending.

Observers of park planning will remember that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation called for a Request for Proposals for re-use ideas for the warehouse which has no roof. A series of public meetings were held and the decision was made on a 99 year lease to let the St. Ann’s Warehouse renovate and re-use the building.

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