Massive Eviction at 475 Kent
I have friends who'd lived in the building at 475 Kent in Brooklyn for years. This past Monday the Fire Department came and kicked everyone out. What a disaster. It is a huge building with 200 + artists living there. I don't fully understand what transpired but I just know it's a drag. That was a really, really, great community.
475 Kent is a microcosm of New York City's cultural and economic activity with creative professionals generating an estimated $15 million in annual revenue. The vibrant community of 200 working artists - photographers, architects, writers, musicians, sculptors, filmmakers, designers, painters, printmakers, etc. is under attack.