Akiko Ichikawa
DeKalb Avenue at Fort Greene Place on the edge of the park

Saturday May 30, 2020 7:43 am







The burned helmets and ash are from this NYPD van.

An account in the Cut of the previous night. Another take from Decolonize This Place.

Footage from just 4 blocks south earlier in the day

Sunday May 31, 7:33 pm













More about the book offered

Monday June 1, 5:55 pm












This title by a local professor is an L.A. Times bestseller and is available at discount here.

Wednesday June 3, 6:00 pm

Thursday June 4, 11:51 am












I left the tulips.


Saturday June 6, 10:49 am 

Sunday June 7, 2:42 pm








Wednesday June 10, 7:44 am 
Sunday June 14, 9:18 am

Monday June 15, 8:15 am







The palm leaves are from Emily Anadu, who initially helped clear the rubble and maintained the installation with help of a white friend most mornings around this time.

Thursday June 18, 1:59 pm
Monday June 22, 7:45 am
Thursday June 25, 9:06 am
Monday June 29, 7:55 am

Friday July 3, 8:38 am











FX and the New York Times, as part of their new series, are producing a documentary on Breonna Taylor directed by Yoruba Richen. As of 2023, it is available to watch for Times subscribers here.

Sunday July 5, 8:13 am
Wednesday July 8, 10:46 am

Saturday July 11, 7:30 am

After some rain.

Monday July 13, 10:12 am
Thursday July 16, 11:00 am

Sunday July 19, 7:24 am







A pineapple has made an appearance.



Tuesday July 21, 6:20 am









Click on the image to view the site from the other direction.






Friday July 24, 1:01 pm

After the rain.











The painting on the far left is of Rayshard Brooks killed by an Atlanta police officer 6 weeks prior.

Saturday July 25, 9:34 am












The Covid-safe access to the B38 bus usually stops only a few feet away from the top of the installation.

Sunday July 26, 12:21 pm


The birthday of Chicagoan Emmitt Till was the day before. 

In 2022 researchers found an unserved 1955 arrest warrant for Carolyn Bryant along with her then-husband Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam on the charge of  kidnapping. A grand jury considered it as well as a manslaughter charge but declined to indict the only survivor, and Bryant died in her home in Westlake, Louisiana on April 25, 2023.


Tuesday July 28, 7:33 am












Wednesday July 29, 9:15 am












Saturday August 1, 7:22 pm












Monday August 3, 7:19 pm












Friday August 7, 1:11 pm












Tuesday August 11, 7:28 pm






I contributed the ice plants by the portraits











Wednesday August 12, 5:51 pm






... and the wild sweet williams by the candles in the back on this day.











Sunday August 16, 5:11 pm

















Tuesday August 25, 8:07 am








The morning after protests over the police shooting of James Blake. Click on the image to view the area in front of the traffic cone more closely. 





Thursday August 27, 4:44 pm











Read the article by Sam Levin published today about the far right infiltrating police forces across the U.S. Then click on the photo to look up close at one of the pot of rose mosses to console yourself.


Saturday August 29, 10:43 am

After the rain.









To view some impromptu artwork about 100 feet away in the park that appeared today (and was taken down within a week), click on the image.





Monday August 31, 7:26 am
















Thursday September 3, 5:24 pm










More ice plants from me, the day after the press conference in Rochester revealing the circumstances around the death of Daniel Prude in March.




Saturday September 5, 8:02 am







Click on the image for a better view of the chalk text immediately to the  left.








Monday September 7, 4:55 pm











To get a closer look at some of the local chestnuts and burrs that have started to drop that were added by me, click on the image.





Saturday September 12, 8:06 am
















Sunday September 13, 11:10 am








A march the night before that started in this area and ended in a vigil in McCarren Park for activist lawyer Sarah Pitts was met with police aggression.






Wednesday September 16, 11:32 am







The day after the City of Louisville announced its $12 million settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor. Sign the petition by one of her lawyers to push for accountability from the officers involved in the March shooting.





Saturday September 19, 9:17 am












Thursday September 24, 12:11 am









The day after the first night of protests over the grand jury verdict in the Taylor case charging no one directly in her shooting death. Someone had lit the candle which I had contributed 9 days prior: Click on the image to view.



Monday September 28, 9:06 am













Thursday October 1, 10:52 am







The day a scene is to be filmed (touch image) for an episode of Ghost, the offshoot of the Starz hit series Power.









Thursday October 1, 7:31 pm







Our installation was not to be featured. The production went into the park to film a drug deal scene: Click on the image at left. 





Tuesday October 6, 7:09 pm







The George Floyd mural in Minneapolis outside Cup Foods, where he was killed, is vandalized a second time.









Saturday October 10, 10:02 am

















Wednesday October 14, 10:06 am

















Saturday October 17, 9:51 am
















Wednesday October 21, 10:17 am













Saturday October 24, 8:24 am

















Wednesday October 28, 3:14 pm














Saturday October 31, 9:07 am

















Thursday November 5, 1:51 pm

















Tuesday November 10, 9:39 am















Saturday November 14, 9:09 am















Thursday November 19, 11:27 am
















Saturday November 21, 9:49 am







Click on the image to see the site as I first found it this morning.








Tuesday November 24, 9:47 am












Sunday November 29, 1:11 pm















Thursday December 3, 10:30 am













Sunday December 6, 9:09 am







Click here to get a closer view of the books I left. Touch the image to see the site as I first found it in the morning.




Wednesday December 9, 9:22 am





One book was taken. The new L.A. district attorney, who oversees the largest jail system in the United States, announces the end of cash bail, the death penalty, and trying minors as adults two days prior.

Click on the image to see this site as I first found it.





Sunday December 13, 10:11 am



The second book was gone by Saturday. 










Wednesday December 16, 2:34 pm






My neighbor Maryellis has covered over the ashes in anticipation for snow tonight. Emily Anadu later announces that she has stored everything with the help of a white friend.







Saturday December 19, 11:23 am



There was nothing visible through the snow. 











Thursday December 24, 8:41 am








Click on the image to see the site without the lower cone.








Thursday January 1, 2021 11:37 am

















Monday January 18, 3:02 pm











Tuesday February 2, 3:57 pm
















Saturday February 27, 5:32 pm




Two days hence the AP reports that the Fulton County D.A. had petitioned for the trial judge to appoint a new prosecutor for the Rashard Brooks case or authorize her office to hire a replacement.





Monday March 22, 2021 3:20 pm










(c) Akiko Ichikawa 2020-23