Post image for New Gowanus Landlord Kicks Dozens of Artists Out of Their Studios

It’s two weeks before Gowanus Open Studios, an annual celebration of the artistic community in one of Brooklyn’s foremost industrial neighborhoods. But instead of putting the finishing touches on paintings, many artists with Gowanus studios are busy scouring real estate listings.

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Post image for Wes Anderson–Inspired Crochet Mural Sparks Anarchist Protest in Bushwick

A Wes Anderson-inspired crochet mural that appeared on a residential wall bordering the Bushwick Flea — and was hastily removed last week after sparking controversy — has come to represent “the systemic brutality of gentrification,” according to Brooklyn anarchists.

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Post image for Photos of Brooklyn’s Waterfront Show a Century of Change

The Brooklyn waterfront is radically changing.

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Post image for Artist Will Remove Bushwick Crochet Mural that Sparked Community Protest

A 15-foot-tall crocheted mural that appeared, unauthorized, on the side of a private Bushwick residence and has since stirred debate about gentrification and street art is coming down today.

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A Mobile Stoop that Builds Community

by Claire Voon on September 9, 2015

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WASHINGTON, DC — This week, artist Margo Elsayd will push a wooden stoop on wheels around Washington, DC, inviting passersby to sit on it and share stories of all sorts with anyone willing to lend an ear.

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Post image for Why the Small Business Jobs Survival Act Is Good for Artists

Last month, the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), which would provide New York City commercial lease holders — including artists — with greater renewal negotiation rights and housing stability, received four new co-sponsors. That means the SBJSA needs only three more votes to meet the 26 needed for passage.

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Post image for In the Bronx, a Pop-up Art Show Is a Lightning Rod for Fear of Gentrification

There weren’t many protesters — just seven — but they were loud.

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Post image for Report Finds New York City’s Creative Sector Is Thriving, for Now

In a trend piece two months ago that caused much snickering on the internet, the New York Times wrote that creative New Yorkers are peacing out and heading west to Los Angeles, which the article heralded as a “bohemian paradise.”

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Post image for In Bushwick, Street Art Comes with a Copious Side of Advertising Billboards

The latest additions to the Bushwick Collective, the street art project founded and curated by Joe Ficalora around the intersection of Troutman Street and St Nicholas Avenue in Brooklyn, are a number of big, garish billboards.

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Post image for A Crucial First Step to Bringing Artists Together to Stay in New York

Life in New York is shaped by relationship to property.

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