January 2010

"I am honored to be named Chair of the Senate Committee on Social Services. As I take on this new challenge, I look forward to continuing the vision that Senator Velmanette Montgomery and I have established for the Committee over the past year: offering support to those who need it most, in immediate crisis and through the long term. In this economy, New Yorkers are struggling more than ever. We must protect the safety net, and invest in jobs, families, and long-term skills, while making our state government more efficient, effective, and accountable. These goals are particularly vital as we make do with increasingly limited resources

DCKT Contemporary is pleased to present Zoe Crosher’s The Unraveling of Michelle duBois, a reconsidered archive culled from crates, boxes and albums consisting of endless flirtatious smiles, tourist shots, cheesecake mementos and suggestive poses in every film type and size.

On Hudson Street between Houston and Clarkson, right across the street from JJ Walker Field, there is a city-owned lot where construction was recently completed on a shaft connecting to a new water pipe. More than ten years ago, when the project was planned, the Department of Environmental Protection promised to make the lot available for a new park upon completion of work. Because this is such a large space, it is a very unusual opportunity to increase park space.

Undergrowth is a collection of work inspired by gardens. Perhaps a childhood garden. Trees, flowers, grass, perhaps a well and the occasional ….snail. It is a strange show in that the imagery ranges from the genuine and vibrant landscapes of Gretchen Kraus and Stephen Paul to the stuff of nightmares...


Luckily for many of us and our kids, sitting “too” close to the TV isn’t known to cause any human health issues. This myth prevails because back in the 1960s General Electric sold some new-fangled color TV sets that emitted excessive amounts of radiation—as much as 100,000 times more than federal health officials considered safe. GE quickly recalled and repaired the faulty TVs, but the stigma lingers to this day.


In an effort to leave a smaller carbon footprint, release information more efficiently and in response to budget cuts (of course) Brooklyn Community Board 6 is releasing an e-newsletter entitled “The Sixth Sense.”