Cumbo, who was appointed commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs by Mayor Eric Adams, has a background in the arts, and a history of controversial statements.
Despite an ongoing legal challenge, New York City is going ahead with a plan for artwork at a new park that will feature messages of social justice, not the statuary some had sought.
The Department of Cultural Affairs is awarding $51.4 million in grants to more than 1,000 nonprofit arts and cultural groups that are seeking to rebound from the pandemic.
Their office-tower studios could not be less bohemian, but the artists in residence at a law firm’s offices in California say the spaces spur creativity nonetheless.
A slice of Brooklyn that was home to one of the largest free Black communities in pre-Civil War America sought the promise of steady financial help from the city.
The National Weather Service suggested that snow accumulations in New York City could end up on the low end of the initial forecasts of eight to 12 inches.