Health, Education & the Arts (H.E.ARTS) Center

Funded by a $40,000 grant from the New York Foundation, we are working alongside a team of experts in the areas of architecture, engineering, community planning and economic planning to conduct an in-depth feasibility study for the acquisition and conversion of the old Lincoln Detox building (which is 75% complete!) This historic facility – borne out of the courageous activism of the Black Panthers and Young Lords – now sits vacant in the heart of Mott Haven and stands to house more than a dozen community organizations working in the areas of health, education and the arts (H.E.ARTS).  The feasibility study will be an important tool to advance the work, which has already included three community visioning sessions, two report backs, a street festival, multiple meetings with city agencies and representatives, completion of a structural engineering report and collaboration on design charrettes with the Spitzer School of Architecture.  See more info here. If you are interested in getting involved with this effort, let us know.

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