Swale, a floating food forest created by a Brooklyn artist, debuted at Concrete Plant Park a year ago and returned in early July, transported by tugboat from Brooklyn at the end of June.
A new mural by Hunts Point-based artist collective Tats Cru was unveiled over the Simpson Street entrance of Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, depicting a Puerto Rican comic book superheroine known as La Borinqueña.
The focus of photographer Sarah Blesener’s photo essay soon became not just about 15-year-old Chavi Leon, her original subject, but expanded to include the lives of six Mott Haven teenagers who became each other’s family of choice and who, like any other group of kids their age, experienced the ever-changing symptoms of adolescence.
The 14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission, which was established by state law, will run programs celebrating the accomplishments of women’s suffrage through 2020. But LEAP’s focus is rooted a little deeper.