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EAST HARLEM — Joseph McGinley traded a needle for a paint brush.
McGinley, who has gone three months without using heroin, credits part of his ongoing recovery to art. His first project was turning a photo of his son Brendan into metal buttons.
“My girlfriend loved it,” said McGinley, 24. “She was ecstatic when she saw them. She was very happy that I actually took the time to put that together.”
His next project will be a painted portrait of Brendan.
“She’s going to go nuts,” he said, flashing a smile that