When the market crashed in 2009, many buildings became vacant; in that emptiness artists began to put their art, drawing beauty over the emptiness.
"No Longer Empty is a nonprofit arts group that seeks out empty and underutilized spaces for art installations throughout New York City. But it does more than transform empty storefronts into temporary exhibition space. All its projects relate to the building's history and its neighborhood.
"The group's holistic approach also involves community participation and discussion months before it comes up with a theme for its site-specific exhibitions." --Ula Ilnyntzky, Associated Press via ABC News