gentrification

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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Post image for Graffiti Artists Sue 5Pointz Developer for Whitewashing Their Murals

Nine artists are suing Jerry Wolkoff, the owner of the 5Pointz site in Long Island City, Queens, for destroying their murals when his company G&M Realty had the building whitewashed in November 2013.

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Post image for How Arts in Bushwick Has Stayed on Mission in a Rapidly Changing Neighborhood

The tenth edition of Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is just a month away, and it’s hard to believe how much has changed in the Brooklyn neighborhood since 2006.

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Post image for South Street Seaport, Manhattan’s Oldest Intact Neighborhood, Faces Uncertain Future

Cut through by the rumbling FDR Drive and shadowed on one side by the towering skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan, the South Street Seaport is still surprisingly transporting to New York City’s maritime past.

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Post image for Painting Four Decades of Change in the East Village

New Works and the Avenue A Cut-Out Theatre, Anton van Dalen’s first solo show in eight years, charts the shifting landscape of New York City. Populated with imaginative characters, the artist’s latest work vividly documents the forces of gentrification and change.

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Post image for NYC Will Build 1,500 New Affordable Artists’ Studios by 2025

In his State of the City speech today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to build 1,500 new affordable live/work units for artists over the next decade.

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Post image for Street Artist Sues Developer for Using His Mural to Sell Condos

The street artist Craig Anthony Miller is suing the real estate developer Toll Brothers for using a mural he painted in Dumbo, Brooklyn, to market a nearby condo development.

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Post image for Brooklyn’s Own Briar Patch: A Funk Opera Takes On Gentrification

Gentrification has been the subject of countless plays and performances in New York, but the number of productions taking it on seems to have increased dramatically in recent years.

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Post image for Will Galapagos’s Move to Detroit Be a Blessing or a Curse?

I grew up in the Metro Detroit area as a dancer and performer who, inevitably it seems, ended up in Brooklyn a few days after graduating college. Is it time to turn around?

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5Pointz mid-demolition

The owner of 5Pointz, the former artists’ studio complex and graffiti center in Queens that is currently being demolished, is trying to trademark the name “5Pointz” in order to market the apartments that will be built on the lot.

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