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Urban American plans to showcase art by former soldiers throughout Brooklyn

Getting milit-art! Landlord to decorate with pics by veterans

By Danielle Furfaro - Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com
Photo-realism: Urban American executive James Eisenberg holds up a veteran’s photograph in front of the building where it would be installed. Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Photo-realism: Urban American executive James Eisenberg holds up a veteran’s photograph in front of the building where it would be installed. Photo by Stefano Giovannini

A real estate company is decorating its buildings with art by former soldiers.

Urban American, which owns 19 buildings in Brooklyn and 90 across New York City, is launching a program called Reticle to highlight art by veterans. First stop for what it hopes is a proliferation of art across the borough are the walls of a lobby on N. Fifth Street in Williamsburg.

“There are so many amazing artists in the military community, and we want to highlight that,” said James Eisenberg, co-owner of Urban American.

Eisenberg hung photos, including a collage by Afghanistan war veteran Peter Meijer on Thursday, where they will welcome building tenants as well as curious passersby.

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