FROM THE EDITOR
Photos by Susan De Vries.
It’s been said that a magazine is like a dinner party. In this issue, creatives
bump elbows with visionaries.
We speak with the new director of the Weeksville Heritage Center about
the inspiring Crown Heights institution’s future and its renewed focus on
art and community. “Really, if we look at the history of Weeksville, it’s
uniquely situated to address the issues we’re dealing with right now—race,
equity, social justice,” says Raymond Codrington, an anthropologist and
arts administrator who joined the center as president and chief executive
officer in April.
In Ditmas Park, interior designer Keita Turner orchestrates a fresh and
lively house for a couple just launching a family. In all her projects, she
aims for nothing less than to “uplift the spirit.”
Also in this issue, Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen charts how
Eastern Parkway unexpectedly became a panorama of grand apartment
buildings at a time when the apartment house was coming into its own.
Today, the thoroughfare Frederick Law Olmsted designed remains an
elegant and bucolic approach to Prospect Park.