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Astoria nonprofit Big Reuse will close after 12 years due to rising rents – QNS.com

Big Reuse employees picking up construction materials slated to be thrown away.

“Salvage warehouses should be increasing, not decreasing with what we know about climate change and knowing that building materials make up the largest portion of our material waste,” she said.She said that the company is “really proud of the work we’re doing” and made great strides in terms of diverting waste from landfills and encouraging Queens residents to channel their “inner sustainable-ist.”

Source: Astoria nonprofit Big Reuse will close after 12 years due to rising rents – QNS.com

Vacant Long Island City Bank Taken Over By Site-Specific Art – Adaptive Reuse – Curbed NY

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For 25 years, the neo-Gothic Bank of Manhattan Building in Long Island City has remained empty. But now the 14-story architectural beauty will see new life with a site-specific art exhibit in the bank’s vaults and clock tower. Arts group No Longer Empty commissioned 26 artists to create work that speaks to the modern day iterations of currency, value, and exchange for the show, called “How Much Do I Owe You?”. The show will include large scale sculptures, immersive and participatory installations, film, sound, and more. It opens Wednesday, Dec. 12, and will be on view through March 13.

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via Vacant Long Island City Bank Taken Over By Site-Specific Art – Adaptive Reuse – Curbed NY.