The city closed the doors on the Beaux Arts-style old Bronx Borough Courthouse in 1977, and although it was saved from demolition because of its landmark status, not much has been going on inside this stunning structure except for some looting.
However, No Longer Empty (NLE) is hosting an art show in the building. "When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out" occupies three floors and include the works of 26 artists and site-specific works commissioned by No Longer Empty.
The title of the exhibition references a quote by Beat generation poet William S. Burroughs and features paintings, sculptures, videos and works of mixed media.
While you're there see if you can imagine this landmark in its glory days with granite floors, lavish stairways, and bronze doors. It's so nice to see some life breathed back into this building!
When: Until July 19, Thursday–Sunday, 1–7 pm Closed July 4 and 5 in observance of Independence Day weekend.
Where: 878 Brook Ave (at East 161 St and Third Ave)
Directions: 2 or 5 train to 3 Ave-149 St, walk northeast on Third Ave, left onto Brook Ave.