Through the end of the month, an exhibition at Williamsburg’s City Reliquary community museum highlights the city’s long and dynamic relationship with trash.
The recent news in The Brooklyn Paper that the Bay Ridge soda shoppe called Hinsch’s has shuttered reminded us of a very cool link a friend sent us a few months back to a site called Project Neon. Hinsch’s was known as much for its neon signage at Fifth Avenue and 86th Street as its scoops of ice cream, which were still served old-school style in tiny metal trays. It’s one of the many city places cataloged by Brooklyn photographer Kirsten Hively on her Tumblr and Flickr sites.
The weekends-only, not-for-profit gallery, which opened in 2006, curates a motley collection that wouldn’t find a home anywhere else.