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    Bridging the Divide is a year-long, five-borough, public art exhibition consisting of 50 art installations that amplify the stories, cultures, talents, and histories of New York City's 400,000 public housing residents.

Mayor Adams gathers with women leaders on the steps of City Hall with 3 flags.

    Elena del Rivero’s installation consists of large flags resembling stained dish towels, reflecting the artist’s commentary on the complex and shifting roles of women through history.

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    With a record investment from Mayor Eric Adams and the City Council - along with new, far-reaching equity reforms - this year's CDF awarded the most funding to the largest-ever number of cultural organizations in agency history.

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    Read the latest news from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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