Created by Ryan Conarro & Celeste Staton
CORNERSTONE STORIES is an invitation to experience the grounds of New York City Housing Authority's Atlantic Terminal Houses, as well as the larger neighborhood of Fort Greene, through the histories and memories of three residents who've lived here since the very beginning in 1976: Thealma Fraser, Marie Livingston, and Jesse Westry. The Atlantic Terminal Tenants Association dubs these residents "cornerstones" - foundations of the building and the community.
This project is supported by the Performance Project at University Settlement Artist in Residence Program; Atlantic Terminal Tenants' Association; and Atlantic Terminal Community Center. CORNERSTONE STORIES was made in partnership with Brooklyn's Future Historical Society, of which Celeste and Ryan are both founding members. (To experience the 5-minute audio postcard they created in 2019 for the historic Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church, please click here.)