At the end of the month, we presented a letter and policy brief to Mayor-Elect de Blasio, new and continuing City Council Members and the Transition Team. We look forward ...
New York City’s recent capital investment of $50 million dollars in the Culture Shed mega project begs the question – how would a $50 million dollar capital investment in the culture and wellbeing of New York City’s diverse neighborhoods look? This investment in our city’s neighborhood cultural hubs and small arts organizations would provide space […]
In the coming months, Urban Omnibus will visit St. George on Staten Island, and the Bronx’s Hunts Point. Here, in the second article of the series, Mercedes Kraus explores the cultural history of Fort Greene, Brooklyn http://urbanomnibus.net/2013/04/naturally-occurring-cultural-districts-fort-greene-brooklyn/ Photo: Cumbe Grand Opening Dance Class | Photo by Josh Gilbert, courtesy of Cumbe Dance
“Urban Omnibus has partnered with the NOCD Working Group to look more deeply into just a few of New York’s NOCDs. Over the next several months, we will publish four original articles that illuminate the specific constellations of social forces, strategies, organizations, and individuals that make Corona, Fort Greene, St. George, and Hunts Point emblematic, […]
• • • Check out this El Barrio Today Arts Cluster walking tour–organized by El Museo del Barrio, NOCD-NY and Municipal Art Society–which occurred over the summer. From your desktop, you can witness some of the assets that express East Harlem’s cultural identity. Now get out and explore them for yourself! •
FABnyc exemplified the use of Construction Zones, Scaffolding & Vacant Lots as a canvas for arts practice on East 4th Street for SPACING OUT: A Forum on the Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space. Click through a slide show of their presentation below.
“Pa’lante Place” is an original stage presentation based on the traditional Three Kings story….with a fantastical twist! With an original story, dynamic choreography and incredible puppetry and set design, this show will be fun for the whole family. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 Free, 2 shows. 1pm (doors open 12p) or 5pm (doors open 4p) Grand […]
1PM – Uncover the history of one of New York City’s oldest, most bustling neighborhoods with educator Michael Robison of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA). Along the way, explore how everyday buildings, public and commercial spaces, and the street life of the neighborhood have changed with the times. Visit sites like Heinrich Doyer’s […]