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Although I've lived in Astoria, Queens, for twelve years and worked in nearby Long Island City for a few years, I'd never been to Brooklyn Grange until earlier this month. Although the name points to that hipper borough to the south, the Grange's first rooftop farm is located in Queens, specifically on Northern Boulevard, a car-oriented thoroughfare that leads to and from the Queensboro Bridge. I work on Northern Boulevard and frequent the coffee shop in the base of the building where the Grange has its one-acre farm. Faced with a cold- or allergy-related sore throat that wouldn't go away, I headed to the Grange on one of its open Saturdays in June to buy some honey – what turned out to be the most delicious honey I've ever eaten.

[Photos from my visit to the Brooklyn Grange]

Hiding and Seeking at MoMA PS1

Dream the Combine's 2018 YAP-winning Hide & Seek opened today at MoMA PS1. I work a few blocks away, so I went there at lunch to see what it's like and take some photos.

Here's a slideshow from my Flickr album:
Hide & Seek

And here's a video, necessary given the way the mirrored planes move and create some awesome effects:

Today's archidose #1005

Here is a photo of Frank Gehry's LUMA Arles under construction in Arles, France. (Photo: Jacqueline Poggi)

See also Today's archidose #915 from August 2016.

An aerial rendering (screenshots via of what the completed project, which also consists of five industrial buildings being restored by Selldorf Architects, will look like:

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Hunters Point South Park Phase 2

I'm still catching up on things after the AIA Conference on Architecture last week and a walking tour over the weekend. The latter, of Brooklyn Bridge Park, led me to take the East River Ferry home. On the ride I noticed the second phase of Hunters Point South Park was open, so I hopped off the ferry and took a few photos of the park designed by ARUP, Thomas Balsley, and Weiss/Manfredi.

Storefront's Empty Bookshelves

I'm still swamped with the AIA Conference on Architecture being in town this week, so here's something to tide people over until I'm able to post about it or something else. Here are some photos from the opening of Architecture Books – Yet to be Written at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. Exhibition design is by Abruzzo Bodziak Architects and Pentagram.

'Architecture Books' Opens at Storefront

In September last year I attended the Storefront for Art and Architecture's Architecture Books / Yet to be Written / 1982-2017-2052 at the Cooper Union. The five-hour-long event marked the beginning stages of Storefront's New York Architecture Book Fair, which takes place this week and consists of numerous components, such as Book Salons, a Bookstore Network, and an exhibition in Storefront's distinctive space. The last, called Architecture Books – Yet to be Written opens tomorrow evening and runs until late August. Details are below.

Description from the Storefront website:
April 19th Exhibition Opening:
6 – 7 pm: Press and Members Preview
7 – 9 pm: Public Opening

As part of the first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents Architecture Books – Yet to be Written, an exhibition that invites us to reflect upon the cultural contribution of architecture through the medium of the book from 1982 to today. With an archaeological and projective twist, the installation seeks to celebrate and evaluate both the existing and the missing volumes of a history still in the writing.