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After the initial panic subsided, Cathy Sanacore knew exactly what she had to do. Since last fall, Sanacore has made weekly trips to a side room to Yo-Burger on Riverdale Avenue. Not because she’s hungry, but because every Tuesday afternoon, Sanacore would gather as many children as she could, helping them use paints to create their best approximations of Leonardo da Vinci. more
In 1974, with no end in sight to the Cold War, the Soviet government erected a 19-story structure in North Riverdale which best reflected what Americans considered to be the “backward” mentality of the Russians: They built the massive structure from the top down. A fence was built. Cameras were installed. more
At first glance, some of the paintings looked like reasonable approximations of their source material. Others looked like they were forged in the fever pitch of a dreamlike trance. The painters were children. The source material was a drawing of Leonardo da Vinci’s oft-ballyhooed painting, the Mona Lisa. The setting was Yo-Burger. more
They did it again. With the air starting to cool down, and the leaves on trees beginning to turn, members from the Kiwanis Club of Riverdale pulled out the brushes and the paint, setting children loose onto businesses on Johnson and Riverdale avenues to get storefront windows ready for Halloween. more
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