Local Development Corporation of East New York

Industry & Art
Artistic Discipline: Film/Video
Category: Local Arts Support
Grant Year: 2020
Location: East New York

The Local Development Corporation of East New York (LDCENY) strives to grow business, change lives, and strengthen communities.They carry out this mission with a variety of programs in economic development. East New York is experiencing a transformation with the advent of recent rezoning. LDCENY’s ensures the lives of the residents and businesses improve alongside densification. To this point, they promote “intensification” through the arts and improvement of the physical landscape of East Brooklyn.

The LDCENY will execute its latest mural project with several partners, including East Brooklyn Business Improvement District (EBBID), Universe City, and Legion Lighting. The residents in East Brooklyn -- primarily East New York, Brownsville, and Canarsie -- benefit from the mural and art reception. The work will to improve ENY’s physical landscape by beautifying a cement wall located in a physically blighted community. The reception will provide LDCENY with a platform to educate the local community on the use of fluorescent lighting in artwork (here, it is a tribute to the memory of Dan Flavin). Upon its completion, the mural will be visible from the MTA’s L subway line.