by Murrye Bernard Assoc. AIA LEED AP
The NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in cooperation with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), announced that Hope Community, Inc., and the Dumbo Improvement District have been selected as lead organizations for Promoting Arts Clusters, a marketing campaign and tourism incentive program designed to attract visitors and increase the revenues of arts and cultural attractions throughout the city. NYCEDC will provide a grant of $25,000 to each organization. Hope Community, Inc. will partner with El Museo del Barrio and Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone on “El Barrio Today Arts Cluster,” and the Dumbo Improvement District will work with local groups to form “Discover DUMBO :: See the Other Side.” The two organizations were selected out of 14 proposals submitted from neighborhoods across all five boroughs.