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Gateway Center and The Brooklyn Arts Council announce commissioned artist and new Gateway Artwalk

Abby Goldstein created eleven panels to hang along the center’s walkway, now formally known as Gateway ArtWalk.

Gateway Center, developed by Related Companies and one of the preeminent shopping destinations in New York City, today announced it has commissioned artist Abby Goldstein to create a series of art installations titled “Ebb and Flow” at the Gateway Center in Brooklyn, which was installed last week. Related, along with the Brooklyn Arts Council, sought an artist to create a two-dimensional work that would complement the surrounding space and establish congruency between the North and South sides of the more than one-million-square-foot shopping and dining complex and add to Related’s commitment to art and culture across the portfolio of developments.

“We are thrilled to have such a talented artist coming to the Gateway Center,” said Avi Kollenscher, senior vice president at Related Companies. “Art and culture have always played an integral role in all of our developments. Abby’s work comprises eleven panels, which will hang in the walkway at Gateway Center connecting the North and South sides, to bring the space together, adding a beautiful art component to the dynamic complex and incorporating a compelling visual display to the overall destination. It is sure to delight and engage visitors for years to come.”

“It is so gratifying to collaborate with organizations like Related Companies and the Gateway Center that recognize the role public art can have in improving and enhancing our communities,” said Charlotte A. Cohen, executive director of Brooklyn Arts Council. “We look forward to seeing how the community responds to Abby's installation, and to even more public artworks from Brooklyn-based artists in the years to come.”

The newly commissioned artist for Gateway ArtWalk, Abby Goldstein, said, “The location, natural ecosystem and changing geography surrounding Gateway Center are the inspiration for my exhibit. The proximity to the ocean, marshland and the Gateway National Recreation Area is a distinctive feature adjacent to this site. The eleven panels in this installation refer to the ebb and flow of tides along the Spring Creek shoreline.”

Gateway Center is located off the Belt Parkway near Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY and includes retailers such as Nordstrom Rack, Marshalls, Target and Pier 1 Imports. At more than one million square feet, The North side of the shopping center is home to a beautiful garden area curated in partnership with Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, and the South side has a small garden area adjacent to the new Gateway ArtWalk.

The complex is LEED Silver-certified and the second phase was completed in 2014, bringing an entirely new shopping and dining destination to Brooklyn. Related’s commission of artist Abby Goldstein is yet another example of their continued commitment to art and culture throughout their portfolio of residential, retail and mixed-use developments.

Vessel at Hudson Yards, an interactive design piece meant to be explored by the public in 2019, will bring a new monumental landmark to New York City for visitors and residents to enjoy; The Shops at Columbus Circle in the Time Warner Center in New York City boasts large Fernando Botero bronze-coated sculptures that amaze shoppers and visitors; the Blanchard Building, part of a two-building commercial and retail community in Long Island City, houses work by local artists with deep connections to Long Island City; High Line Nine, Related’s newly announced series of gallery spaces on Manhattan’s West Side, will comprise a unique collection of artwork across a multitude of galleries; CityPlace in West Palm Beach is a culmination of art and culture, complete with a series of ever-changing art exhibits including CultureLab and the Rosemary Road Tattoo; and each residential building owned by Related boasts art in different forms across the lobbies and amenities spaces, including handcrafted sculptures, hanging artwork and meticulous design by world-class artists and architects. Art plays an integral role in Related’s commitment to bringing the best elements of art and culture to its residents and visitors alike.

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About Related:
Related Companies is the most prominent privately-owned real estate firm in the United States. Formed over 40 years ago, Related is a fully-integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, marketing and sales. Headquartered in New York City, Related has offices and major developments in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, South Florida, Washington, D.C., Abu Dhabi and London, and boasts a team of over 3,500 professionals. With over $50 billion in assets owned or under development including the 28-acre Hudson Yards neighborhood development on Manhattan’s West Side, Related was recently named to Fast Company Magazine’s list of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World. For more information about Related, please visit www.related.com.

About Brooklyn Arts Council:
Brooklyn Arts Council is the borough’s leading nonprofit organization supporting artists and cultural groups in all disciplines. We reach hundreds of thousands of artists and audience members each year through music, dance, film and visual arts programs, web-based directories and communities, arts education, urban folk arts initiatives, grants, training programs and art services. For more information about the Brooklyn Arts Council, please visit www.brooklynartscouncil.org.

About Gateway Center:
Gateway Center, located off the Belt Parkway, near Coney Island, has been a staple in the East New York, Brooklyn community since 2002, and is home to more than one million square feet of shopping and dining destinations. The shopping center comprises 5 national restaurants chains and 48 national specialty retail shops, including JC Penney, The Home Depot, Target, BJ’s, Nordstrom Rack, DSW, Burlington Coat Factory, PC Richards, Michaels and TJ Maxx. Gateway Center also includes one of the largest ShopRite national supermarkets in the east coast and a full service branch of Bank of America. With over 10 million diversified visitors a year, it serves as a primary shopping destination for Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island residents. The North side of the shopping center is home to a beautiful garden area curated in partnership with Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, and the South side houses a small garden area adjacent to the new Gateway ArtWalk. The complex is LEED Silver-certified and the second phase was completed in 2014, bringing an entirely new shopping and dining destination to Brooklyn. For more information about Gateway Center, please visit www.gatewaycentermall.com

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