Let’s make sure New York keeps our artists communities: New York, now Brooklyn, is losing it’s artistic, authentic flavor due to property costs that are driving artists, authentic stores, etc, out of town. Arnold Lehman, of the Brooklyn Museum, expresses concern about maintaining residences for artists in areas, (now Brooklyn) that have become too expensive for them to live and work in. Dumbo (as expensive as Tribeca now) to Williamsburg to Bushwick to Red Hook have all sky-rocketed in cost, potentially driving artists out. To sustain New York as the cultural capital of the world, to keep the city’s vitality and maintain our position as the cultural capital of the world, New York the City needs to be committed to artists, and to have a housing formula that enables artists to be here.
Read the entire article at The Huffington Post.