LONG ISLAND CITY — Staff of the art organization No Longer Empty were busy Monday putting the finishing touches on its latest exhibit, slated to open this week, in which they transformed the long-vacant Bank of Manhattan building in Long Island City into three floors of art projects.
The show, “How Much Do I Owe You?” opens Wednesday and will run for three months. It features a a series of works themed around money and finance, taking a cue from the exhibit space. The former bank building, a neighborhood landmark recognizable by its clock tower, has been vacant for decades.
The building’s makeover includes a large mosaic collage along the wall of the lobby made from discarded scratch off tickets from the art collaboration Ghost of a Dream. In the bank’s lower level, a video installation from artist Orit Ben-Shitrit plays on loop, projected inside a former vault.