Saw this on WNYC News:
NEW YORK, NY June 29, 2009 —An arts organization that's been serving the Lower East Side out of a dilapidated tenement for nearly 30 years, is on its way to building a brand new community center, thanks to a grant from the city.
ABC No Rio offers the community access to their 'zine library, silk screening shop, and other collaborative arts and outreach programs. and it says the $1.65 million grant will allow it to nurture a new generation of artists.
Executive Director Steven Englander says ABC No Rio applied to the city for funding three times, retooling their request each time, before succeeding.
Way to go, Steven.