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Making Buildings Work: the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center (GMDC) is a non-profit industrial developer that over the past twenty years has rehabilitated six North Brooklyn buildings and made more than 750,000 square feet of space available to small manufacturers, artisans and artists. Check out an interview with Urban Omnibus here.

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COAHSI’s Culture Lounge

Thanks to a lead gift from Borough President James P. Molinaro, Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Islans (COAHSI) has slated the opening of a 2,500 square-foot Culture Lounge at the St. George Ferry Terminal by September 2012.  It will act as a “point of entry,” a meeting place and arts presentation space, […]

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Practice: First Steps

To gain traction in its first year, NOCD-NY’s practice committee is focusing on the idea of space.  The committee will… Collect and share case studies of arts and cultural uses of vacant and/or underutilized space Distill learning lessons and best practices from these case studies Develop recommendations that can make these uses more feasible, accessible, […]

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