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Fort Greene »

Artist Fears Proposed Building Will Block 'Great Wall of Brooklyn' Mural

The building is proposed for an empty lot next to the "Great Wall of Brooklyn" mural in Fort Greene.

Long Island City »

Your Art Can Be Displayed in Court Square Park in $10K Contest

The Parks Department will accept proposals for the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award until March 22.


DUMBO Arts Festival Canceled After 18-Year Run

Organizers chose to cancel the event because it outgrew the neighborhood and got away from its mission.

Civic Center »

Giant Orange Sculptures Heading to Foley Square

The abstract artwork will be installed in Thomas Paine Park this spring for a temporary exhibit.

Sunnyside »

WATCH: 'Keep Calm' Art Piece Goes Up on Sunnyside Billboard

It is the seventh work from the group 14x48, which uses the city's empty billboards for public art.

Garment District »

Massive Bird Sculptures Will Tower Over Broadway Until Spring

The installation aims to spark debate about humanity's impact on nature, artists say. 

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

Wild Animal Mural Near Prospect Park Needs Protective Coating, Artist Says

Local muralist Kwenci Jones is soliciting $4,000 from residents to restore the public artwork.

East Village »

'Mosaic Man' Lampposts May Be Included in Astor Place Redesign

Community Boards 2 and 3 will hear plans that incorporate lampposts decorated by artist Jim Power.

Hunts Point »

Artists Design Markers for The Bronx's Culture Trail

Community members have eight choices to pick from.

Concourse »

Storefronts by Yankee Stadium Now Boast All-Star Lineup of Baseball Murals

The neighborhood has nine murals of famous ballplayers up, and at least one more is on the way.

Flatiron »

Shimmering Metal Canopy to Hover Over Madison Square Park

A 500-foot-long canopy of metal discs is coming to Madison Square Park in April 2015.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Resident Captures the History of El Barrio Through Its Murals

Marina Ortiz spent ten years photographing the neighborhood's murals. 

Greenwich Village »

Climb Into Bed With Whispering Actresses in Hudson River Park

A performance art installation with seven actresses lying on seven white beds is coming to Pier 45.

Hudson Heights »

187th Street Steps Slated for Art Project Commemorating Revolutionary War

The design, known as a "road tattoo," will be installed in the next few weeks.

Greenwich Village »

Statue Knocking Artist Who Killed Dog Appears at 14th Street Subway Station

The statue appears to be a reference to artist Tom Otterness' controversial past.