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New Mural for Barclays Center; The Future of Staten Island

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PROSPECT HEIGHTS?One of the many sponsored entrances of the Barclays Center is getting a bit fancier tomorrow. A 70-long-foot mural titled "Diary of Brooklyn" is being unveiled tomorrow in the EmblemHealth Entrance on Dean Street. José Parlá created the artwork which is done in the colors of the Barclays logo and meant to "capture the energy and vitality of the borough." It was inspired by James Agee's book "Brooklyn Is," which is about the author's "personal experiences of living in Brooklyn, watching Barclays Center being built, and the continued transformation of the borough." [CurbedWire Inbox; artist's website]

STATEN ISLAND?The Museum of the City of New York is hosting a panel of urban planners who will be discussing how the coastal communities of Staten Island can and should rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. Most panelists are intimately familiar with the Island: William J. Fritz, College of Staten Island President, is working with colleagues on a plan to protect the Island from future storms; Steve Grillo is an urban planner at the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation; Tom Jost, an urban strategist, has worked on Freshkills Park; and Ronald Shiffman, a professor of Planning and the Environment at the Pratt Institute. The event is the first in a post-Sandy series that MCNY has planned. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]

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