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Hell hath no fury like a math nerd scorned. That is the lesson being learned by Bensonhurst resident Paul Ingrisano, an artist and entrepreneur who trademarked the 3,000-year-old mathematical symbol π. – pi, followed by a period – as the logo for his apparel brand. Ingrisano, 26, filed paperwork in January staking claim to the symbol, which graces…

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Takeshi Yamada, a taxidermist and one of Coney Island’s more interesting local artists, is getting a huge spotlight as he is set to star in AMC’s new competitive taxidermy show, Immortalized. Chances are you were as confused reading those sentences as I was writing them, but yes, competitive taxidermy is apparently a thing. Well, if…

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Bensonhurst (or Gravesend)-born creative legend, Maurice Sendak passed away earlier this year. The art and literary world were abuzz with recollections of Sendak’s humility and great talent. One such writer, albeit unintentionally, went a step further. Celia Blue Johnson and her young family were looking to escape a lead paint-filled apartment in Park Slope and moved…

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Jennifer Maravillas of San Francisco has come to New York to continue her creative cartography quest. The artist has already achieved critical acclaim in a variety of arts-based publications, like Juxtapoz and Design Milk for her industrious efforts. She’s mostly made maps and illustrations inspired by her home turf, but now she’s ready to tackle…

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See the image above? It could be Maurice Sendak’s first-ever published illustration, a block print created to run alongside the touching personal essay of a friend in their Lafayette High School yearbook. That same year, Sendak, a Bensonhurst native, also illustrated a textbook titled Atomics for the Millions by Dr. Maxwell Leigh Eidinoff. It’s hard to know which…

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Loren Kantor lived in Brooklyn and growing up, Bensonhurst native son Sandy Koufax was his hero. It was that apotheosis of the famous Dodgers pitcher in Kantor’s childhood home that led him to make a woodcut print of Koufax. “I never saw him pitch, I was too young. But my dad would talk about him…

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Some impious individuals desecrated several statues on the monastic grounds of Bay Ridge’s Visitation Academy [8902 Ridge Blvd] on Wednesday night. The Christian religious images, which were positioned to appear in prayer around a figure of the Virgin Mary, had been knocked off their bases. The vandals also decapitated a statue of a lamb. Two…

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