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Artists Talk Real Estate Tomorrow at Starr Space

by Paddy Johnson on June 18, 2013
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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. Let’s do something about this.

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Jules de Balincourt Issues Call to Arms Against Bushwick Gentrification

by Paddy Johnson and Whitney Kimball on June 9, 2013
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Tired of being flushed out of their studios and homes, this time, artists have decided to fight for their stake in Bushwick.

Artists William Powhida and Jules de Balincourt—both all-too-familiar with Brooklyn developers—have been stoking the flames over Facebook and Twitter this week, to a whirlwind of response. They’re proposing the collective purchase of studio building, a project similar to that of Chicago based artist Theaster Gates. Gates, has been gathering multi source funding to buy and repurpose buildings, using a combination of non-profit funding and private investment. Given the trends in Soho, Chelsea, the Lower East Side, and Williamsburg, artists need feasible plans like Gates’ to maintain and build enclaves in New York.

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Bushwick Open Studios, 2012: Tidings from a New Frontier

by Paddy Johnson on June 7, 2012
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What do the results of navigating over 500 Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) look like? We don’t know—we didn’t attempt to see half that many galleries. Still, we were able to produce a few highlights from the work we saw. What we liked, what we sort of liked, and WTF, after the jump.

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Bushwick Basel Participants Report: BOS a Success

by Paddy Johnson on June 5, 2012
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At 1,500 bucks, Bushwick Basel might have the smallest operating budget of any art fair we’ve been to, but it drew some of the largest crowds at this weekend’s Bushwick Open Studios. Debuting at artist and fair organizer Jules de Balincourt’s Starr Space, the fair attracted 11 galleries from around the neighborhood. It was, by many accounts, a success.

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