Feature in Patch: Meet The ‘Community Heroes’ To Be Featured In Fort Greene Park

A tenant organizer, a kung fu instructor and four other “community heroes” will have their portraits on display starting this July.

FORT GREENE, BROOKLYN — A new kind of public art installation has taken hold in Fort Greene and will return for its second year next month, featuring six new “community heroes” that have made a difference in their neighborhood.

The Community Heroes project, started last summer, honors residents with portraits of them taken by local photographers and featured in Fort Greene and Commodore Barry Park. So far, it has told the stories of 37 Brooklynites and will return to honor another six in July.

Its goal is to not only bring attention to the stories of locals doing good, but to inspire newer residents how to become “owners” and not just “renters” of the neighborhood, one of the project’s leaders Zac Martin said.


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