As Arts Gowanus organized a rally for artists displaced from 94 9th Street and adjacent, connected buildings earlier this month, some 350 artists and local businesses were preparing for Gowanus Open Studios (GOS)
Jerome Avenue Workers Project, an exhibition featuring work by photographers from the Bronx Photo League (a project of the Bronx Documentary Center), sees gentrification through a personal lens.
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.
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.
The Brooklyn waterfront is radically changing.
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.
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.
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.
There weren’t many protesters — just seven — but they were loud.
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.”
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.
Life in New York is shaped by relationship to property.