“Snorting Copper” had been painted over and boarded up. Now, the man who rediscovered it says he will keep the restored work where the public can see it.
Several dilapidated or abandoned buildings from a bygone era are being repurposed to accommodate cultural events or provide a home to emerging artists.
The transportation hub serving about 650,000 daily passengers desperately needs an overhaul. So far, the New York governor’s plans don’t begin to address the problems.
The Rhode Island city is shedding its industrial image as “the bucket,” and has embraced the arts as a tool for redevelopment.
The Tony-winning Broadway producer will oversee theater, food and fashion projects at the Westfield malls.
The cultural center, which took root on what was then a decidedly scrappy Rivington Street 36 years ago, is moving out to make way for construction of a new home.