Cultural Tourism & Neighborhood Exploration
With each exhibition, No Longer Empty's Neighborhood Initiatives team researches the immediate neighborhood to promote unique gems and seize opportunities to impact the urban environment. Comprised of architects, planners, interior architects and public policy analysts, we are focused on amplifying the intersection between art and the urban environment.
From Our Most Recent Exhibition...
- Explore LIC with our tailored map "Made in LIC" that reveals neighborhood gems in the mixed-use landscape. Available here
- Understand the neighborhood with the urban scavenger hunt and walking tours that explains LIC's industrial past. Done in collaboration with openhousenewyork and urban vertical factory.
- Ride a Bicycle. Get inspired and involved by the bicycle art project, We Bike, that shows the pride and the diversity of people bicycling in Queens. Posters are set up to not only liven the street scape!
- Post-Exhibition Programming. After our exhibition, we have kept the doors open at the Clock Tower in LIC with other cultural organizations such as LIC Arts Open, Uni Project, The Hologram Art Center and more.
- Bronx Arts Alliance a consortium of 17 cultural anchors.
- Neighborhood Maps and Tours for past exhibitions
- Boogie Down Rides: Bike the Bronx Initiative
- Re-Store Design - Revitalizing Commercial Corridors with local Business Improvement District
- Urban Site Assessment Lab- Lab for Urban Planning students
- Art in Empty Spaces Program - Working with local organizations and Community Boards to scale up NLE's public art model
While we are temporarily in the neighborhood, No Longer Empty's Neighborhood Initiatives seek to work with community stakeholders, in how we can provide small scale interventions and in which existing resources can be leveraged to strengthen a neighborhood's corridor.
For instance, we aim to draw attention to a neighborhood’s history, identity and cultural assets to a greater audience by providing our visitors curated cultural maps and thematic tours to encourage new knowledge and exploration of the surrounding area. As a way to stimulate small-scale tourism, this map offers discounts to participating businesses. Must present map to receive discounts. Map available at the information desk.
We see things holistically and that one business' failure is a loss to the community at large. Likewise, one person’s cultural success is a success for the community. Through creative community strategies and services for various stakeholders, revitalization leads to improved quality of life.
To learn more about ongoing initiatives, projects, creative partnerships, or simply get involved contact firstname.lastname@example.org