To mark the second anniversary of the death of Avonte Oquendo, an autistic teenager who disappeared from Riverview High School in Long Island City, family members and friends will hold a March for Safety in his honor.
The display will feature roughly 50 sculptures by 30 artists, including Noguchi, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Janine Antoni, former Guggenheim Fellow Mel Bochner, and National Endowment for the Arts grantee Dove Bradshaw.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras and Speaker of the City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito gathered on Thursday at the Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside to announce the allocation of $3.2 million to expand funding to art groups in immigrant communities across the five boroughs.
Subway perverts may now think twice before performing their lewd acts after a new law was enacted on Friday to punish offenders who grind up against women and/or masturbate in crowded trains, buses or subways.
Elected officials gathered under the Robert F. Kennedy (Triborough) Bridge last week to announce the allocation of $1 million to build an official dog park in the neighborhood. The park, which is currently a basketball court, will be located at Hoyt Avenue North between 23rd and 24th streets.