Some two dozen performers took over the building’s public garden on June 14 to protest President Trump’s plan to eliminate the NEA.
About 400 people descended upon City Hall today for a “Rally to Save the Arts,” demanding that Trump fully fund the very agencies he wants to completely cut.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Long Island City yesterday to protest the almost complete absence of unionized workers at the 5Pointz redevelopment site — despite a promise by the project’s developer that he would only employ union workers for the job.
Queens Library Director Thomas Galante out-earns nearly all senior public officials in New York City, including the mayor and the head of the public transit system, the New York Daily News has reported.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s “tale of two cities” mantra doesn’t just apply to voters. New York’s iconic arts institutions have done well for themselves under the Bloomberg administration as smaller groups and individual artists say they have struggled.
Tomorrow afternoon, a number of New York City Council members will be holding a public hearing to decide on the scope of the proposed cultural plan first announced by City Council Members Stephen Levin and Jimmy Van Bramer in August.
In a statement released earlier this week, New York City Council members Stephen Levin and Jimmy Van Bramer announced their proposal for a referendum to improve cultural spending, a “bill requiring the city to have a cultural plan.” By carrying out extensive assessments throughout the five boroughs, Levin and Van Bramer hope that this information could be used to better direct the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) initiatives and bring them in line with community priorities.