Hall dwells specifically at the intersection of Art and Policy, his work aiming to touch people in the everyday. That is so cliché that it hurts as I strip the meaning of that universality down to a feel-good thing to say. I don't mean it that way.
It was 1 p.m. on a Saturday in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. Six friends gathered at an outdoor bar near Battery Park. Our goal for that day was simple: have a drink each borough of the city.
Taking a trip to the Middle East for authentic kebabs or to brush up on your rusty Arabic could cost thousands. Thankfully, with its many different diverse neighborhoods, New York has an easily accessible and inexpensive alternative.
LIC's industrial buildings were repurposed for studio space in the 1970s and 1980s, giving the neighborhood an artistic reputation. The P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center dates to 1976 and is now aligned with the Museum of Modern Art.