arthur-wood-angel

Prominent subjects of the Brooklyn-based music documentary Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, Arthur Wood and the Broken Angel house where he and his wife Cynthia (now deceased) resided for over thirty-four years, have been at the center of long legal battle with the city of New York that has ended with Wood being forced to vacate the premises and abandon the place he has lovingly restored and resided in for decades. After a 2006 fire, the building was declared unsafe. That ruling led to a series of arrests and a contentious foreclosure battle that have ended with an order to evict Wood. While Wood is left homeless, he is at least still standing. It is unclear whether the building will be so fortunate. An online fundraising campaign in 2012 did not raise enough to have it turned into a museum. There is a party tonight outside of Arthur and Cynthia Wood’s massive sculpture of a home to raise funds for Arthur’s legal fees and relocation. Stroll over to Quincy and Downing if you are in Brooklyn tonight and support. Scroll down for details.

Block Party Details:
March 15, 2013
Broken Angel Block Party
4-8:00 PM
4-8 Downing Street

Benefit After Party
8PM – 1:00 AM
85 S. Oxford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Not in Brooklyn tonight? Donate Here

Spotted at Gothamist

Comments