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Photo by Benjamin Sutton for Hyperallergic

Banksy is at it again. Last Friday, we highlighted the 70-foot mural on the Houston Bowery Wall depicting the Turkish artist Zehra Dogan’s unjust prison sentence. Now the elusive street artist is taking credit for two murals on a derelict site slated for redevelopment in Midwood, Brooklyn, reports Hyperallergic.

One of the murals depicts a man in a suit and hard hat (most likely a real estate developer), cracking a whip that looks like a stock market up arrow, over a group of children and adults desperate to get away. Coincidence or not, Trump has properties in nearby Coney Island. The mural is classic Banksy commentary on the evils and influence of capitalism.

Details on the second piece

Brooklyn, Celebrities, History, People

1584 East 9th Street, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Midwood Brooklyn

Though news this week has been focused on President Obama choosing Merrick Garland as the next Supreme Court justice, it’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg who’s been grabbing headlines for most of the recent past. And as Brownstoner recently pointed out, “the Notorious RBG, as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known to her fans, shares a home borough with the original Notorious title holder — the late rapper Biggie Smalls, aka the Notorious B.I.G.”

Learn all about RBG’s Brooklyn roots


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