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This Saturday, a Fruit and Vegetable Stand in Queens Offers Up Art

The stand. (Photo by Paul Branca)

On his way to teach at LaGuardia Community College some weekday mornings, the painter Paul Branca likes to pick up bananas or apples at a little fruit and vegetable stand on Queens Boulevard between 32nd Place and 33rd Street in Long Island City. Walking by on a Saturday morning, though, he noticed it was empty. The vendors only worked during the week. “It’s this funny, green, handmade wooden structure,” he said approvingly. “It looks like art already.” And so a plan was born. Read More