Dedicated to creating beauty and changing lives, the Alpha Workshops is the nation’s only non-profit organization providing creative HIV-positive individuals with industry-specific training and employment in the decorative arts.
It was founded in 1995 in the Chelsea area of Manhattan and modeled on the famed Omega Workshops, the Weiner Werkstatte, the Bauhaus, and the American Arts and Crafts movement.
In 2005 the artisans of The Alpha Workshops were hired to work on the restoration of the Prince George Hotel Ballroom. Originally built in 1912, the room was the grand lounge of the exclusive hotel, located around the corner from the famous Madison Square Garden and in close proximity to The Ladies Mile, New York’s […]
It’s hard to believe—what with winter blizzard Jonas just behind us East Coasters—but the 2016 Summer Olympics & Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro are only a few months away. So, in the spirit of warming up to the occasion, we’re taking a look at former Olympic grounds.