As I’m sure everyone has been noticing, real estate prices in Bushwick have been rising, turn of the century cocktail bars have proliferating, and the artisanal cheese industry gaining steam.
I love cheese and all, but I also like being able to afford my rent. And fancy cheese and artist live work spaces do not seem to go hand in hand, (at least not for very long). If artists want to keep their studios where they are, we need to respond now.
So why not invest some of your time on creating a game plan to do so. That can start this Wednesday at Jules de Balincourt’s Starr Space (108 Starr Street, 7pm). The artist, in collaboration with William Powhida, Lynn Sullivan, and myself, will be holding a meeting in which we’ll be asking all of you to help plot the ways we can buy property in Brooklyn. We want your ideas.
RSVP here. Let’s get this thing started.