East Harlem Artpark

East Harlem Artpark information

New York City , USA
Sylvan Pl & E 120th St
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Mayor Bloomberg has been a great supporter of the Public Art Fund, as well as the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Percent for Art, initiated in 1982 by then-mayor Edward Koch, requiring that 1% of the city’s budget for construction projects be spent on integrating art into the design or architecture of new facilities. Since its inception there have been more than 220 such projects at public schools, libraries, parks and police stations, and projects have included Valerie Jaudon’s brick-and-granite mosaic at Manhattan’s police headquarters, Jorge Luis Rodriguez’ bright-orange steel flower in the East Harlem Artpark , and a Holocaust Memorial (State Supreme Court, 25th St at Madison Ave) by Harriet Feigenbaum.