Times Herald-Record: January 24, 2013

PEOPLE POUR OUT WISHES FOR EMPTY LIBERTY BUILDING

Akira is the president and editor and wife Ellie the publisher of Green Door Magazine, a Sullivan County-based journal dedicated to responsible living in the Catskills and Hudson Valley.

The Ohisos say the project extends the magazine's mission, to get people thinking about their community and making positive changes.

But they also say they did it because they live in the village and don't want to drive or walk past boring blank boards for the next several months.

"There is some type of psychological impact to walking past vacant stores every day," Ellie said. She said people grow apathetic and tend to get used to seeing closed buildings.

"Art," she said, "has a way of making a psychological impact for the positive."

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