Colin Cathcart, Urban Planning Fellow
Nina Rappaport, Journalism Fellow
David Reinfurt, Graphic Design Fellow
Chelsea Mauldin, (former) Deputy Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Trust for Public Space
must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of the creative and
manufacturing sectors, this ground-breaking book defines Long Island City's
hybrid character as a springboard for neighborhood development.
illustrated and graphically inventive, Long
Island City: Connecting the Arts outlines specific signage, information,
transportation, and outreach strategies that can be used by arts organizations,
businesses, and community members—in Long Island City and elsewhere—to promote
and develop a compelling mix of art and industry.
strengthen Long Island City’s identity as a unique destination for the arts,
the Design Trust for Public Space undertook the Connecting the Arts project in partnership with the Long Island City
Cultural Alliance, a consortium of the area’s cultural groups. A rich
understanding of the area’s history, as well as current development plans,
provide the basis for pioneering strategies to connect the arts with Long
the Fellow team developed a strategy that uses Long Island City's industrial history as a
cultural asset and outlines branding concepts to strengthen the area's identity
as an arts destination. Specific recommendations employ unconventional urban
planning tools, such as web- or telecom-based wayfinding, underused public
transportation such as bicycle sharing, and identity strategies that exploit
Long Island City's landscape of signage.
1: The Arts and Long Island City
Part 2: Urban Development in Long Island City
Part 3: Strategies for Connecting the Arts
Part 4: Conclusions
Date: May 2006
Size: 7.5" x 11"
Printed by: Print Craft, Inc.
Design by: Claudia Brandenburg, Language Arts