As a sharp ending to the last few soap-operatic months, the Healing Arts Initiative in Queens has closed, and will serve as an example of how not to manage nonprofits as the investigation continues.

"An arts charity whose executive director was attacked with lye after she began investigating missing money shut down suddenly on Wednesday.

"The charity, Healing Arts Initiative, based in Queens, provided arts performances and workshops for more than 350,000 disabled, poor and older New Yorkers annually. Its board said on Wednesday that Healing Arts was months behind on rent and other payments and that it expected to declare bankruptcy.

"Founded in 1969, the organization had been in turmoil for months."--Andy Newman, The New York Times