Hundreds of residents of Waterloo estate have installed colorful lights in their windows to call attention to government plans to raze and redevelop the area.
After Another Artists’ Enclave in Williamsburg Is Sold, Tenants Live in Uncertainty
475 Kent’s charmingly ramshackle conditions fostered a close-knit community of artists — until they were notified that the building had been sold.
The Heroes and Villains of New York’s Changing Cityscape
There once was a time when the resistance movements of New York pushed back against the regimenting, state-sponsored programs known as “urban renewal.”
Artists and Activists Fight to Improve New York City’s Loft Law
With the next deadline to apply for legal loft status looming, a rally will be held to demand better protections for loft tenants.
Jersey City Residents Decry Offensive Murals Commissioned by the City [UPDATED]
A new petition demands a proper vetting process for murals and claims a number of them have failed to properly engage with the local history and community.
In a Fight for the Soul of Milan, Artist-Occupiers Face Off Against Developers and City Council
For the past five years, the group Macao has run a thriving, radical arts center out of a former slaughterhouse in Milan. Now the city council wants to evict them.
Bagels, Burgers, and the Branding of Bushwick
Taking cash from McDonald’s to send artists to Europe to paint billboards, then leveraging those billboards to market the brand seems like a win to a businessman, less so to the artists.
How to Draw a (Picket) Line: Activists Protest Event at Boyle Heights Gallery
A meeting of the Artists’ Political Action Network failed to take into account its location in a neighborhood that’s been mired in gentrification controversy for quite some time.
A DIY Space Is Forced to Close in Denver Amid the Post-Ghost Ship Crackdown
Residents of Rhinoceropolis, a seminal art space and DIY music venue, were kicked out of the warehouse complex last month over “serious fire code violations.”
After the Ghost Ship Tragedy, Bay Area Artists Fear Crackdown on DIY Spaces
The deadly fire at the Oakland art space earlier this month has brought intensified scrutiny to live-work warehouse complexes, many of which are illegal or not up to code.
Boyle Heights Activists Question LAPD’s Hate Crime Charge
After the words “Fuck White Art” were anonymously spray-painted on the roll-up gate of Nicodim Gallery, the LAPD said it would treat the act of vandalism as a hate crime.
Exhibition in Former Hospital Puts Both Art and Gentrification on Display
Human Condition features work by 80 artists spread over three floors of the former Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, which is planned for conversion into condos.