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Against the Run

New York City may be the “city that never sleeps,” but it is definitely a city that runs on its clocks. Rush hour, closing time, first-second-third shifts: everyone has a schedule, and time is always rushing by. The city is … Continue reading

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No Longer Empty: An NYC Transformation

New York City, a place with a high percentage of abandoned structures, is getting a colorful facelift in some areas. No Longer Empty, a local nonprofit, is turning neglected buildings and storefronts into art installations and exhibits—and what’s more, the … Continue reading

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More Theatrical Offerings Across the Bridge in Brooklyn

Lately, it may seem like all I’ve been writing about are the fantastic theater happenings taking place all around New York City. It’s probably because there have been so many – the International Fringe Festival wrapped up at the end … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Museum Go: Deadline Friday – Register NOW

If you’re a Brooklyn artist and you  haven’t heard about GO: a community-curated open studio project facilitated by the Brooklyn Museum, you should absolutely register right now. GO offers artists a chance to have their work featured in a Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Tesfaye Tessema at StudioNYCHA: Making a Difference in His Community

Since posting on the Developing Lives program a couple weeks back, I’ve been a regular visitor to the StudioNYCHA site, and just the other day I noticed a new page on a particular artist that I’d like to bring attention … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project at the Brooklyn Art Library

While the New York Times may not be my preferred source for community arts fodder, I am so grateful for this recent article on a totally awesome project in Brooklyn (that I can’t believe I didn’t know about!). A Home … Continue reading

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Public art makes use of abandoned spaces

As crowded as New York is, there still exists a plethora of uninhabited and abandoned spaces here, from buildings to vacant lots. With a little initiative and a lot of tenacity, various citizens and organizations have turned these neglected spaces … Continue reading

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Public art by BroLab

I’m loving the work that BroLab is doing around the city! I first heard about this artist collective through the Bronx River Arts Center when they participated in the “Shifting Communities” exhibition series with their “Thrust of Sorrows” catapult, a … Continue reading

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StudioNYCHA shows NYCHA residents going the distance

Forget American Idol! Residents from New York City Housing Development showed star power times ten in their stunning performances for NYCHA’s 42nd Annual Talent Show Competition on April 21st, 2012. Taking the stage in the Miccio Community Center at Red … Continue reading

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Urban Art Program brings local art to NYC streets

I was initially going to write about BroLab today, but decided to wait until after their newest public art installment is officially unveiled on the 26th. In the interim, it seemed like a good time to discuss the Urban Art … Continue reading

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