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The Definitive Stay in New York Reading List

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on June 26, 2015
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If you’re heading out to “Stay in New York,” Art F City’s affordable workspace conference, there’s no better time than now to catch up on the issues: artists kicked out of studios, community-building legislation, and whether artists can afford real-estate in New York. Not going? We’ve compiled a lengthy guide on the state of affordable workspace in New York City, with articles from Art F City and other online publications, professional and academic studies, and books to get you started on knowing the current state of affordable studio space in New York City. Some of these resources you may be familiar with. Others have been made publicly available here for the first time.

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With New York Affordable Housing Laws Set to Expire, Students and Residents Rally

by Paul Brown on May 29, 2015
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“We don’t have time to be fractured in our response to gentrification,” said Rachel LaForest of the Right to the City Alliance in the opening remarks. “We need more than solidarity, we need strategy-building and action.’’

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Tenant Protestors Describe Brutal Landlord Harassment

by Whitney Kimball on March 5, 2014
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Outside a landlords-only symposium on Tuesday morning, protesters described a hellish legal limbo where tenant harassment runs rampant.

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The Plot Thickens: A Personal Account of Industry City’s Bid to Take Over Sunset Park

by Erik Gonzalez on October 21, 2013
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As many of you in the art community know, there is a mega-show in Sunset Park opening to the common public. The show, titled “Come Together: Surviving Sandy,” presents itself as evidence of the resiliency of the New York’s artists and their communal solidarity in the face of Hurricane Sandy.

This presentation is insidiously disingenuous.

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Industry City Forces Artists to Move Out of Sunset Park Studios by the End of Month

by Corinna Kirsch on April 11, 2013
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Continuing the Sunset Park saga brought up by Paddy Johnson earlier this week, we learn the real reason why rents are going up and artists are getting kicked to the curb.

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