Garry Waller
Garry Waller

Featuring: Alexis Lambrou, The Bindery NYC, Cassandra Giraldo, Diane Hu, Garry Waller, Jasmin Chang, Joe Curry, Jonathan Cortizo, Kristine Tsui, Rachel Ann Martin and Stephen P. Mucci

The goal of this project is to celebrate the everyday heroes of New York City, neighborhood by neighborhood. These residents have taken it upon themselves to organize for good in their neighborhoods.

We pair each hero with a local photographer who takes their portrait. These portraits are displayed in the hero’s neighborhood and will be accompanied by writing about the subject’s heroism.

The project aims to:

— Highlight great stories that are taking place in each neighborhood
— Inspire and encourage viewers to take ownership of their communities
— Give witness to the diverse leaders of each neighborhood and unify them together as heroes

By publicly sharing the stories of people who have advocated for their neighborhoods for decades, we hope to spark ideas of how new residents can become ‘owners’ and not just ‘renters’ of their own communities. We hope to cross-pollinate and strengthen the good work of each hero by showcasing a diverse roster of role models. We hope this will also provide the audience with a variety of entry points to engage in the good work happening in their neighborhoods.


  • Trellis


    Trellis is a community development non-profit that helps neighborhoods address injustice together — creating and managing for collective impact, and building collaboration around common vision, shared resources, and purposeful action.

  • Nice Think

    Nice Think

    Nice Think is your friendly multi-platform, multi-medium, multi-need creative studio. We have the brain of an agency, the hands of a production company and the heart of a friend.

  • Liberty City

    Liberty City

    Liberty City is a non-profit organization building positive, restorative relationships to help individuals overcome challenging circumstances in New York City and beyond.

Community Heroes, NYC

 archive : 2016

Featuring: Various Artists

Presented by: Trellis, Nice Think, Liberty City
  • Trellis
  • Nice Think
  • Liberty City


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