Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Crossing, the latest development within the mixed-use development project Pacific Park in Prospect Heights by The Brodsky Organization and Greenland USA, will now feature artwork from eight artists, all of whom are BIPOC and either live or work in the borough.
Located at 18 Sixth Ave., the 51-story residential building offers 858 new units of mixed-income housing, 258 of which are set aside for affordable housing, ranging from studios to one- to three-bedroom apartments. Retail space occupies the building’s ground floor. Leasing for market-rate units and the affordable housing lottery launched last month.
The new artwork is another perk among Brooklyn Crossing’s suite of amenities, access to public transportation, culinary scene and local cultural institutions. The Brodsky Organization worked with The Art Committee, a small woman-owned business, to help identify the artists and artwork.
The goal was to invest in works from local and diverse artists, putting money back into the pockets of small galleries and artists from the neighborhood. The works displayed differ from current European art typically seen in the community at public venues like the Barclays Center, and reflect the Black and brown roots of the people that originally lived in the area, giving residents a history lesson and a variety of interesting pieces to view from paintings to smashed glass to photography.
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