While plans for a 760,000-square-foot tower appear to be on hold, the MetroTech BID is taking steps to improve the streetscape in the area. The BID has partnered with East Williamsburg art gallery Ad Hoc Art to organize art installations in the 12 empty storefronts on Willoughby Street between Duffield on Bridge Streets. Featured artists include Logan Hicks, Morning Breath, Michael de Feo, Dennis McNett, Gaia, Cannonball Press and CYCLE. The opening reception in on July 10th. When we rode by this morning several of the art works were up in the windows; the combo of security gates and the reflection of the morning light made it hard to get a good photo though; there are some better images on the gallery's website.
Closing Bell: Storefront Art on Willoughby Street
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