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Valuing the Intersection Between Arts, Culture, and Community: An Exchange of Research and Practice

On September 12, 2013 NOCD-NY convened “Valuing the intersection between arts, culture, and community: An exchange of research and practice.” The exchange brought together members of the NOCD-NY working group and our allies with leading researchers including: Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Studies and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Maria Rosario-Jackson, Senior […]

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Policy Brief: A Vision of Arts and Culture as Essential and Integral to a More Just and Equitable City

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 to upcoming conversations.

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Culture at the Table

If you aren’t at the table… – Talking Transition Tent Tuesday, November 19, 5-6pm Canal and Sixth Avenue, NYC – Join NOCD-NY (Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York) to discuss how arts and culture play an integral role in a just and equitable city. We will share recommendations for how the new mayor and city […]

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Full series! Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space

Check out the full set of reports from NOCD-NY’s Innovative Cultural Uses of Urban Space profile series.  Initial drafts provided conversation points for and were advanced by a Spacing Out forum, attending by an expanded set of allies, that was held in the summer of 2012.  Click to view and download the reports.  Be on […]

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What would it look like if NYC Invested $50 million in support of its communities?

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 […]

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From the Neighborhood Up: A Citywide Forum on Culture and Community

Thanks to the participants and partners of From the Neighborhood Up: A Citywide Forum on Culture and Community for making it such as success. The priorities we generated on May 30 are shaping and refining NOCD-NY’s policy recommendations, which we will share more broadly, including at The Future of Education, Arts and Culture in New York City: A […]

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Corona Plaza: An Urban Omnibus Profile

“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, […]

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Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space

“Where are the spaces in which we act as a community? Who governs them? Who decides on their design? Their use? And should we blur the controls, the boundaries, the authority, and the thresholds between public and private space, between streets and sidewalks?” – Michael Kimmelman – - – - – - Celebrate the release […]

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New NYC Initiatives for Small Businesses

Small businesses in NYC are about to get a boost. The City Council, in partnership with Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayors Steel and Holloway, and the NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, will be unveiling new programs in the coming year aimed at creating a more favorable regulatory environment for small businesses and facilitating permit […]

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City Council Hearing May 11!

Friday, May 11th, the City Council Arts & Small Business Committees will be holding a joint hearing, which will include testimony on Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts.We hope you can join us at 10am in the 16th Floor Committee Room at 250 Broadway, in Manhattan. It will be important to have as many people as possible there. […]

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