Lowercase’s NYC-made Sunglasses

After founding the Lowercase sunglasses brand in 2014, Gerard Masci and Brian Vallario dedicated time to procuring the machinery and design knowledge necessary to construct acetate frames in their hometown of NYC. While the hinges are German and the lenses are Carl Zeiss glass, the brand turns acetate sourced from Japan and Italy into the first sunglasses made in NYC in decades. Over 30 steps—many …

Creative Time + Pedro Reyes’ “Doomocracy” at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

A politically-themed haunted house across the epic space in Sunset Park

For anyone unfamiliar with the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, statistics help paint a clear picture. Built back in 1917, it’s over 95 acres of land, warehouses, cargo and docks in South Brooklyn. There are similarities here to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which has been playing host to art galas, performance pieces and product releases for years now. Public art powerhouse (and non-profit) Creative …