Brooklyn swept the Municipal Art Society’s annual design awards last week, bagging seven of the nine honors. Kings County’s domination is no fluke, according to an architecture professor.
“Brooklyn is the new global ground zero for creativity and innovation,” said Frank Mruk, associate dean at the New York Institute of Technology’s school of architecture and design. “It has become a culture unto itself.”
“[The borough] signifies a hip, modern, trending urban culture. Its influence is everywhere from art, architecture, fashion, design and innovation,” Mruk said. “The future of urbanity makes itself visible first and foremost in Brooklyn.”