In New York City, thousands are calling for the removal of Christopher Columbus statues, which can be found in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn.
The once omnipotent commissioner leaves his post after a stormy six-year tenure at the commission. The city provided no specific reason for his abrupt resignation.
The rivalry between the political opponents was cemented after Cuomo announced he would bypass the mayor and fund the polarizing Mother Cabrini statue with state money.
On August 1, 2019, the de Blasio administration launched its “Create NYC Action Plan” to celebrate the progress they have made since launching New York City’s first Cultural Plan in 2017. But how much progress has really been made?
As part of its 10-year plan to close Rikers Island, the administration is planning new prisons with renovated design, but the proposal has been met with fierce disapproval from local residents and activists.
Officials have decided that only one statue will be moved: that of Dr. J. Marion Sims, a 19th-century gynecologist who experimented on female slaves without their consent.
The Mayor’s Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers has launched a seven-question survey asking for public feedback about potentially hateful monuments.
The new rules would help maintain rent-regulated loft spaces, some 30% of which have disappeared in the last 15 years.
When Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled the plan on Wednesday, he made clear that cultural institutions will need to diversify their staff and programming if they want funding.
In a letter sent through his lawyer, Arturo Di Modica claims that the new statue violates the Visual Artists Rights Act and illegally commercializes his own sculpture.
In a deal on the fiscal year 2016 budget struck late Monday night, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced an extra $39 million for the city’s libraries.
In his State of the City speech today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to build 1,500 new affordable live/work units for artists over the next decade.