4. There Was an Art Exhibit in an Abandoned Grand Concourse Hotel

The Concourse Plaza Hotel was built from 1922 to 1923, but began experiencing financial difficulties in 1957. Subsequently, the hotel was converted into a home for destitute families and later a senior citizen’s residence. In 2015, the No Longer Empty Curatorial Lab (NLE) held an art show in the abandoned Concourse Plaza Hotel. The show, was called NLE Lab: Intersecting Imaginaries, and featured art that captured the spirit of the Bronx through times of change.

One photo series showcased Bronx shops and their owners, while other exhibits depicted themes of domestic violence, sexuality and queer culture.