Category Archives: NYCHA

The Bronx Plays Host to an Unexpected Monument

This summer, New York City’s Bronx neighborhood will be home to an enormous structure made from plywood, plexiglass, and copious amounts of beige packing tape.  It’s not a tree house, or a giant hand-constructed fort, but rather, an art site … Continue reading

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We the People Tells Real NYCHA Resident Stories

Earlier this month, Manhattan District Attorney Vance and NYC Police Commissioner Kelly announced that more than sixty members of gangs had been indicted, pulling dangerous people off the streets and out of public housing. “This is a huge step forward … Continue reading

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The Lost Murals of Williamsburg

By Devon Johnson, Contributing Writer Devon Johnson is a new contributing writer for Community Arts NYC.  Devon grew up in Brooklyn in NYCHA’s Marcy Development, and is one of our New York based writers. Check out his introductory post here. Long-Term … Continue reading

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History of the Apollo Theater

The Apollo has perhaps had the greatest influence on pop culture in our country as compared to other entertainment venues. “For blacks it was the most important cultural institution—not just the greatest black theatre, but a special place to come … Continue reading

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NYCHA Announces 43rd Annual Talent Show

Earlier this month, Studio NYCHA announced that auditions for the 43rd annual talent show would run from February 7th until March 7th. After more than four decades, the NYCHA Talent Show Competition has grown to be one of the most … Continue reading

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TysonHall/Ka-son Reeves I Am Black Art Exhibition

By Devon Johnson, Contributing Writer Devon Johnson is a new contributing writer for Community Arts NYC.  Devon grew up in Brooklyn in NYCHA’s Marcy Development, and is one of our New York based writers. Check out his introductory post here. Tyson … Continue reading

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Time 2 Shine Talent Showcase

This February, NYCHA residents all over New York can participate in the Hip Hop Summit Youth Council’s (HHSYC) “Time 2 Shine” talent showcase. The HHSYC is seeking gifted NYCHA residents that want to get involved in the entertainment industry. By … Continue reading

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