Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A mural inside the footprint offers a simple statement: "home"

DDDB points to a new mural at 38 6th Avenue, a former industrial building turned residence that would be demolished for the Barclays Center arena.

And who are the residents? Alexa is Alexa Williams, an artist who lives in the building. sandwiched between Freddy's Bar & Backroom (to the south) and the Spalding Building, used by Forest City Ratner for offices and to house the Community Liaison Office, to the north.

The owner of 38 Sixth Avenue is a firm controlled by her father, Peter Williams Enterprises, the lead petitioner in the pending case asking that the Empire State Development Corporation be compelled to issue a new Determination & Findings to pursue eminent domain. A hearing is scheduled for May 12.

Sean is Sean Ilnseher, a location manager for television shows.

That wall may soon gain additional words and markings. According to DDDB:
There are paint markers at Freddy's Bar and Backroom for others to add thoughts, names, or whatever else as illustrated
From Dossier Journal

Katherine Krause writes, in Home at the Atlantic Yards:
Alexa Williams and Sean Ilnesher are among the last people left who have been trying to stay in their house, despite the mail not being delivered, cameras being placed on their property and their electric being shut off. To illustrate why they want to stay in their building, which will soon be turned into a parking lot, they painted a mural this weekend with simply the word “home.” The video after the jump is a sweet and up-lifting documentation of a sad moment for both them and for Brooklyn.

Untitled from katherinekrause on Vimeo.

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