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Long Island City »

Controversy Over Pink Sculpture Spurs Effort to Change Public Art Program

Jimmy Van Bramer introduced a bill Tuesday that would require more public input for publicly-funded art.

Washington Heights »

City Breaks Ground On Washington Heights Pedestrian Plaza

The Plaza de Las Americas at 175th Street and Broadway will be transformed into a town square. 

Long Island City »

30-Foot 'Living Pyramid' of Flowers to Rise from Queens Waterfront

The installation, by artist Agnes Denes, will go up in Socrates Sculpture Park this spring.

Fort George »

City Seeking Artists to Paint Murals for 'Creepy' 191st Street Tunnel

The DOT is looking for five artists to paint murals as part of an ongoing effort to improve the space.

Clinton Hill »

Mural of a Young Biggie Could Adorn Key Food Where He Worked as a Kid

Danielle Mastrion plans to paint a mural of Biggie Smalls as a kid growing up in the neighhborhood.

Battery Park City »

Swirling Skirt Sculptures With Singing Soundtrack to Hover Downtown

"Soft Spin" will be on display in Brookfield Place's Winter Garden from March 26 through April 24.

West Village »

Artist Jenny Holzer to Design AIDS Memorial in West Village

Jenny Holzer will inscribe Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" at the memorial near St. Vincent's Hospital.

Gowanus »

DOT Unveils 'Lush' Public Art on Gritty Gowanus Median

"Greenery," a metal sculpture, was installed at Fourth and Prospect avenues.

TriBeCa »

Giant 'Head of Goliath' Sculpture Coming to Tribeca Park

Nicolas Holiber's sculpture, made of recycled materials, will be on display starting this spring.

Bed-Stuy »

Artist Wants You to 'Take Michelle Obama to Work'

Aisha Cousins created Michelle Obama dolls to spark dialogue about balancing women's careers and dreams.

Washington Heights »

'Shipwreck' Sculpture Set to Beach in Washington Heights

Montserrat Daubon's pieces will be installed at 155th Street and Riverside Drive.

Gowanus »

Public Art Wanted to Bring 'Creative Vibe' to Gowanus Streets

Arts Gowanus, City Councilman Brad Lander and the Old Stone House are accepting public art proposals.

Flatiron »

Glimmering 'Crystal Balls' Filled With Junk to Light Up Madison Square Park

The park's latest art installation features 18 illuminated glass globes raised on fiberglass pedestals.

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.