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Williamburg Waterfront's old Domino Sugar Factory in plans to be converted to a mixed

Williamburg Waterfront’s old iconic Domino Sugar Factory is going to be transformed into a mixed use Residential and Commercial Property at the foot of the Williamburg’s Bridge. The working model is on display at the American Institute of Architecture Center at LaGuardia Place, NY. Rafael Vinoly, the master planner and architect, introduced his project at the Center April 22, 2010.  Transforming it from a decaying waterfront eyesore to an important residential architectural development for New Yorkers is an important step for the Brooklyn Waterfront and  for Williamsburg and  how it relates to the Manhattan side of the East River. What a beautiful civic structure to behold from Manhattan.

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

Preview of the New Domino Development seen from Manhattan at night

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The Model of "New Domino" at the AIA

The new glass and brick Structures surround the centerpiece of the old Factory, historicaly perserved by blending old and new.

The new glass and brick buildings surround the centerpiece of the old Factory, historicaly perserved by blending old and new.

South of the Williamsburg Bridge, Dumbo lies between the Brooklyn Bridge and ......

South of the Williamsburg Bridge, Dumbo lies between the Brooklyn Bridge and ......

to the Manhattan Bridge....a on a windy day with a shaky camera...

to the Manhattan Bridge....a on a windy day with a shaky camera...

The Brooklyn’s design scene is booming and BKLYN DESIGNS™, New York’s premier exhibition of designers of contemporary furnishings and home accessories made and/or designed in Brooklyn, gave thousands of visitors the opportunity to be at the pulse of the borough’s cutting-edge design scene.  BKLYN DESIGNS attendees got a first look at new work from over 45 of the borough’s best designers including 10 never-before-seen exhibitors launching at the show.  The three-day show, which took place May 7-9 at St Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO.  The full rundown of events and activities can be found at www.bklyndesigns.com/events.

Furniture Designer Palo Samko's Fantastical Sculpture Contraptions

Furniture Designer Palo Samko's Fantastical Sculptural Contraptions....www.palosamko.com

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo

Brooklyn Designs Fair, Dumbo......

GardenSpiritsNY loves Brooklyn!

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At The Jackie Onassis Reservoir Sunday Morning

At The Jackie Onassis Reservoir Sunday Morning

The Guggenheim unScaffolded

The Guggenheim unScaffolded Early Sunday Morning

The Trend is Portable Store-Trucks, Why not Art?

The Trend is Portable Store-Trucks, Why not Art? Art-To-Go!

How About The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street?

How About Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street?

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

 Scenes from The Affordable Art Fair at 7 W 34th Street

Fantastic Art of all styles and Persusions..... Art is Alive and Well!

Public Reading All of Emily's Words in Three Days

A Public Reading All of Emily's Words in Three Days at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

A Garden Path in a Simulation of Emily's Actual Garden

A Garden Path in a Simulation of Emily's Actual Garden

Her Home's Facade Overlooks the Path

Her Home's Facade Overlooks the Path

Inspiration is Flower

Inspiration is a Flower

Poetry is placed everywhere on NYBG's grounds

Poetry is placed everywhere on NYBG's grounds

And on Small Displays next to the Flowers in the Conservatory Exhibit

And on small displays amidst the flowers in the Conservatory's Exhibit

More Reading in the Garden.....

More Reading in the Garden.....

Emily Dickinson's House Facade.....in this Beautful House and Garden Tour!

Emily Dickinson's House Facade.....in this Beautful House and Garden Tour!

Her Garden Inspired Emily's Words which in turn Inspires Art.... Here's my spring flower bouquet... delphiniums, peonies....Here's to Emily Dickinson

Her Garden Inspired Emily's Words which in turn Inspires Art.... Here's my spring flower bouquet... delphiniums, peonies....Here's to Emily Dickinson!

The Exhibit “Emily Dickinson’s Garden: The Poetry of Flowers” is on display from April 30 – June 13, 2010 and highlights the connections between her life and poems revealing her love of gardens and flowers. The Conservatory has a “Poetry Walk” with a Reinterpretation of her own garden to enjoy and reflect on….. and poems to read!

Wisteria at The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum

Wisteria at The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum

WISTERIA as old as the Cooper-Hewitt Mansion?

WISTERIA as old as the Cooper-Hewitt Mansion? as Beautiful!

Grand Alley of Great Cherry Blossom Trees at the Conservatory Garden

Grand Alley of Great Cherry Blossom Trees at the Conservatory Garden

Grand Alley of Great Cherry Blossom Trees

Grand Alley of Great Cherry Blossom Trees

Grand Alley of Great Cherry Blossom Trees

Grand Alley of Great Cherry Blossom Trees and their Calligraphic Trunks

Great Cherry Blossom Trees and their Calligraphic branches

Great Cherry Blossom Trees and their Calligraphic branches

Great Cherry Blossom Trees and their Calligraphic branches

Great Cherry Blossom Trees and their Calligraphic branches

Children, Music and Birdsong

Children, Music and Birdsong

Children, Music and Birdsong

Children, Music and Birdsong

Children, Music and Birdsong

Children, Music and Birdsong

 The wrought iron gate's Gargoyles fiercely guard the beauty.

The wrought iron gate's Gargoyles fiercely guard the beauty within.

The Wrought Iron Gate's Gargoyles fiercely guard the beauty within.

Fierce Wrought Iron Gate's Gargoyles guard the beauty within.

Amazing Gates Announce the Grand Garden Pleasures Awaiting Within....

Amazing Gates Announce the Grand Garden Pleasures Awaiting Within....

Weeping Cherries a Memory of last week are gone!

Weeping Cherries a Memory of last week are gone!

Lois' Watercolor of Central Park Blossoms

White Cherry Blossom Canopies Shade Ivy Cover

Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir Blossoms

Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir Blossoms

Lois' Oil Pastel-72ndst Pilgrim's Memorial Statue-Central Park Blossoms

Lois' Pastel/Watercolor- East 72ndst Pilgrim's Memorial Statue-Central Park Blossoms

Everywhere one looks is a Feel-Good Moment!  I’m having a Field Day taking photos and painting. Next post will be the Conservatory Garden (104th ST and Fifth Ave.) which is at its peak…. just a few days more left…. the petals are falling ….. also….. See Beautiful  trees in Central Park opposite the Frick Collection at 69th St. and Fifth Ave…… Just take a walk anywhere and Feel Good!

The Backlit Cherries Reflecting in th Brooklyn Botanical Garden's Japanese Garden's Pond are mircaclous.

The Backlit Cherries Reflecting in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden's Japanese Garden's Pond are miraculous.

Reflections of Sun Gleams

Reflections of Sun Gleams

Layers of Weeping Cherry Branches

Layers of Weeping Cherry Branches

BBG Weeping Cherries

BBG Weeping Cherries

Cascading Branches

Cascading Branches

BBG The Gate

BBG The Gate in the Pond in Early Spring

Early Weeping Cherry Framing the Pond

Early Weeping Cherry Framing the Pond

Poetry

Poetry

Late Day Backlighting

Late Day Backlighting on BBG Weeping Cherries

Like a Japanese Prink.....Hiroshige Perhaps!

Like a Japanese Print.....Hiroshige Perhaps! ....Fashion Perfection!